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CBC.ca
End of Iran sanctions holds opportunity for business — and 'delicate dance' for TrudeauPrime Minister Justin Trudeau's sweeping sanctions relief for Iran will be a bo
End of Iran sanctions holds opportunity for business — and 'delicate dance' for Trudeau
CBC.ca / Posted an hour ago
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's sweeping sanctions relief for Iran will be a boon for Canadian businesses, but thawing relations between the two countries is not without risks for the Liberal government, say experts. Stéphane Dion, Canada's foreign... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Spanish vessel arrives to fill Canada’s naval supply ship gap on east coastWhen the Royal Canadian Navy’s East Coast fleet goes to sea for exercises later
Spanish vessel arrives to fill Canada’s naval supply ship gap on east coast
The Globe and Mail / Posted 16 hours ago
When the Royal Canadian Navy’s East Coast fleet goes to sea for exercises later this month, it will be accompanied by a Spanish navy supply vessel. SPS Patino sailed into Halifax harbour on Friday to fill the hole left last year when the last of the... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Opinion: Brownlee well aware of need to tread carefullyBut this week in the foreign affairs and defence select committee he was only p
Opinion: Brownlee well aware of need to tread carefully
Otago Daily Times / Posted 19 hours ago
But this week in the foreign affairs and defence select committee he was only partially well-informed. He suggested Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee was in a job he did not like and never wanted and that was the reason Mr Brownlee had given the New... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Audrey Young: Brownlee has Defence Force in his sightsIt was essential for Defence and Brownlee to recover from the rough start and b
Audrey Young: Brownlee has Defence Force in his sights
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 19 hours ago
It was essential for Defence and Brownlee to recover from the rough start and by all accounts they have. Photo / Jason Oxenham As a former Defence Minister, Phil Goff is usually well informed and worth listening to when he is talking on military... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Canada will seek a United Nations security council seat, Trudeau saysOTTAWA -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is going to look at securin
Canada will seek a United Nations security council seat, Trudeau says
Calgary Sun / Posted yesterday
OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is going to look at securing a seat on the UN Security Council as vacancies come up. His comments come after a meeting today with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Trudeau says seeking a seat on... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Liberal war strategy is reasonableThe Liberal government has come under heavy political fire over its decision to
Liberal war strategy is reasonable
Brandon Sun / Posted yesterday
The Liberal government has come under heavy political fire over its decision to adjust Canada’s military role against Islamic State, particularly the withdrawal of six CF-18s that have been hitting targets in Iraq and Syria. The partisan sniping,... Read more
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CTV News
Climate, refugees and peacekeeping on agenda for Trudeau and UN chief meetingOTTAWA - Climate change, refugees and peacekeeping are among the topics up for
Climate, refugees and peacekeeping on agenda for Trudeau and UN chief meeting
CTV News / Posted 2 days ago
OTTAWA - Climate change, refugees and peacekeeping are among the topics up for discussion as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets in Ottawa today with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The meeting is part of Trudeau's efforts to have Canada work more... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Liberals' radical immigration changesWhenever I hear that the new federal Liberal government is preparing to undo a
Liberals' radical immigration changes
Calgary Sun / Posted 3 days ago
Whenever I hear that the new federal Liberal government is preparing to undo a policy or law put in place by its Tory predecessors under Stephen Harper, I remember Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s boast on the day he and his cabinet were sworn in.... Read more
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CTV News
Canada can't say 'yes' to all allied requests in ISIS fight: DionOTTAWA -- Canada will have to say no to some of the requests that its allies ar
Canada can't say 'yes' to all allied requests in ISIS fight: Dion
CTV News / Posted 4 days ago
OTTAWA -- Canada will have to say no to some of the requests that its allies are making in the fight against Islamic extremists, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said Thursday. But the minister wouldn't say if some coalition members have asked... Read more
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CTV News
A chronological look at Canada's involvement in the fight against ISISOTTAWA -- Here is a timeline of Canada's involvement in the fight against the m
A chronological look at Canada's involvement in the fight against ISIS
CTV News / Posted 4 days ago
OTTAWA -- Here is a timeline of Canada's involvement in the fight against the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIL or ISIS: Aug. 7, 2014 --United States President Barack Obama authorizes targeted military... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Creating wealth is good for the environmentThe environment issue has come a long way since Rachel Carson published “Silent
Creating wealth is good for the environment
Calgary Sun / Posted 5 days ago
The environment issue has come a long way since Rachel Carson published “Silent Spring” in 1962 or when Canada’s Maurice Strong catalyzed the first Earth Day in 1970. Both events inspired me to study ecology and have a career dedicated to... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Trudeau & Co. brought a lot of hot air to CalgaryIn my continuing series on politicians — or as I like to think of them, tapewor
Trudeau & Co. brought a lot of hot air to Calgary
Calgary Sun / Posted 5 days ago
In my continuing series on politicians — or as I like to think of them, tapeworms that talk — I suspect after the PM’s Alberta visit, some of you might need a Politician-to-English translation. Fortunately for you, I speak fluent tapeworm. With an... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Mr. Tomato, TV and hecklers : A week on the HillBefore the Oct. 19 election, he was known in his riding as Mr. Tomato. But as o
Mr. Tomato, TV and hecklers : A week on the Hill
Calgary Sun / Posted 6 days ago
Before the Oct. 19 election, he was known in his riding as Mr. Tomato. But as of last week, Pat Finnigan is now Mr. Chairman -- chairman of the Commons agriculture standing committee. As a result, he will be expected to be one of the champions for... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Albertans skeptical of TrudeauLiberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau loves to pontificate about how his govern
Albertans skeptical of Trudeau
Calgary Sun / Posted 7 days ago
Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau loves to pontificate about how his government intends to respect the regulatory process when it comes to new pipelines from Western oil fields to refineries and ports on the East and West Coasts. More... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Don't rush infrastructure spendingAn uncontroversial principle of governance is treating public dollars with resp
Don't rush infrastructure spending
Calgary Sun / Posted 7 days ago
An uncontroversial principle of governance is treating public dollars with respect: whatever a government’s spending priorities, it should always seek to get the best value on behalf of all taxpayers. This process can take time, since assessing the... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Canada officially eases sanctions against IranOTTAWA -- Canada has formally dropped many of the sanctions it imposed on Iran
Canada officially eases sanctions against Iran
Calgary Sun / Posted 7 days ago
OTTAWA -- Canada has formally dropped many of the sanctions it imposed on Iran over that country's nuclear ambitions. The changes implemented today include an end to a broad ban on financial services, imports and exports. Foreign Affairs Minister... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Ban Ki-moon to visit Ottawa as Trudeau stresses closer ties with UNThe Prime Minister’s Office says UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will visit Ot
Ban Ki-moon to visit Ottawa as Trudeau stresses closer ties with UN
The Globe and Mail / Posted 7 days ago
The Prime Minister’s Office says UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will visit Ottawa and Montreal next week. He and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are scheduled to discuss a number of topics, including climate change and the Syrian refugee... Read more
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Terrace Standard
Don't spend money just for the sake of itAn uncontroversial principle of governance is treating public dollars with resp
Don't spend money just for the sake of it
Terrace Standard / Posted 7 days ago
An uncontroversial principle of governance is treating public dollars with respect: whatever a government’s spending priorities, it should always seek to get the best value on behalf of all taxpayers. This process can take time, since assessing the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
The Saudi arms deal: Why it’s a big dealSaudi Arabia’s King Salman Prime Minister Stephen Harper tours the General Dyna
The Saudi arms deal: Why it’s a big deal
The Globe and Mail / Posted 8 days ago
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Prime Minister Stephen Harper tours the General Dynamics Land Systems in 2014. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo Dave Chidley/THE CANADIAN PRESS Graphic: Murat Yukselir/The Globe and Mail Photo illustration: The Globe and... Read more
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Calgary Sun
As criticism mounts, PM Justin Trudeau defends pipeline stance, blasts HarperOn the final day of his peacekeeping mission to Alberta, Prime Minister Trudeau
As criticism mounts, PM Justin Trudeau defends pipeline stance, blasts Harper
Calgary Sun / Posted 8 days ago
On the final day of his peacekeeping mission to Alberta, Prime Minister Trudeau has clearly had enough of those kicking sand in his face. He’s had it with those saying all he’s been about is bafflegabbing his way around the tough questions. The... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Rona Ambrose counsels Tory MPs on balancing the House and their homeJust after being elected federal Conservative Party interim leader, Rona Ambros
Rona Ambrose counsels Tory MPs on balancing the House and their home
The Globe and Mail / Posted 8 days ago
Just after being elected federal Conservative Party interim leader, Rona Ambrose addressed the 33 new MPs in her caucus, warning them not to “underestimate the impact of this job on your relationship.” She knew firsthand the challenges of balancing a... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Tactic used to reject residential-school claims goes against apology: AFN chiefThe head of Canada’s largest indigenous organization says the government acted
Tactic used to reject residential-school claims goes against apology: AFN chief
The Globe and Mail / Posted 8 days ago
The head of Canada’s largest indigenous organization says the government acted counter to its own apology for the treatment of children at Indian residential schools when it used a technical argument to deny compensation to many of those who were... Read more
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Welland Tribune
Moving vans needed to deliver gov't paperworkOTTAWA -- At least two of the companies bidding to provide Canada's long-delaye
Moving vans needed to deliver gov't paperwork
Welland Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
OTTAWA -- At least two of the companies bidding to provide Canada's long-delayed, new fixed-wing search planes had to rent moving vans to submit the tonnes of paperwork required by the bureaucrats evaluating the project. Critics and analysts say... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
Moving vans needed to deliver gov't paperworkOTTAWA -- At least two of the companies bidding to provide Canada's long-delaye
Moving vans needed to deliver gov't paperwork
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 9 days ago
OTTAWA -- At least two of the companies bidding to provide Canada's long-delayed, new fixed-wing search planes had to rent moving vans to submit the tonnes of paperwork required by the bureaucrats evaluating the project. Critics and analysts say... Read more
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Northumberland Today
Moving vans needed to deliver gov't paperworkOTTAWA -- At least two of the companies bidding to provide Canada's long-delaye
Moving vans needed to deliver gov't paperwork
Northumberland Today / Posted 9 days ago
OTTAWA -- At least two of the companies bidding to provide Canada's long-delayed, new fixed-wing search planes had to rent moving vans to submit the tonnes of paperwork required by the bureaucrats evaluating the project. Critics and analysts say... Read more
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Simcoe Reformer
Moving vans needed to deliver gov't paperworkOTTAWA -- At least two of the companies bidding to provide Canada's long-delaye
Moving vans needed to deliver gov't paperwork
Simcoe Reformer / Posted 9 days ago
OTTAWA -- At least two of the companies bidding to provide Canada's long-delayed, new fixed-wing search planes had to rent moving vans to submit the tonnes of paperwork required by the bureaucrats evaluating the project. Critics and analysts say... Read more
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Fort McMurray Today
Moving vans needed to deliver gov't paperworkOTTAWA -- At least two of the companies bidding to provide Canada's long-delaye
Moving vans needed to deliver gov't paperwork
Fort McMurray Today / Posted 9 days ago
OTTAWA -- At least two of the companies bidding to provide Canada's long-delayed, new fixed-wing search planes had to rent moving vans to submit the tonnes of paperwork required by the bureaucrats evaluating the project. Critics and analysts say... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Goodale promises all views considered in creating new MP security panelOTTAWA — The Trudeau government appears to have picked the Liberal MPs who will
Goodale promises all views considered in creating new MP security panel
Calgary Sun / Posted 9 days ago
OTTAWA — The Trudeau government appears to have picked the Liberal MPs who will play a key role in shaping a powerful new committee of parliamentarians that will oversee the activities of more than a dozen federal security agencies. But as the... Read more
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Sarnia Observer
Moving vans needed to deliver gov't paperworkOTTAWA -- At least two of the companies bidding to provide Canada's long-delaye
Moving vans needed to deliver gov't paperwork
Sarnia Observer / Posted 9 days ago
OTTAWA -- At least two of the companies bidding to provide Canada's long-delayed, new fixed-wing search planes had to rent moving vans to submit the tonnes of paperwork required by the bureaucrats evaluating the project. Critics and analysts say... Read more
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Woodstock Sentinel-Review
Moving vans needed to deliver gov't paperworkOTTAWA -- At least two of the companies bidding to provide Canada's long-delaye
Moving vans needed to deliver gov't paperwork
Woodstock Sentinel-Review / Posted 9 days ago
OTTAWA -- At least two of the companies bidding to provide Canada's long-delayed, new fixed-wing search planes had to rent moving vans to submit the tonnes of paperwork required by the bureaucrats evaluating the project. Critics and analysts say... Read more
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Chatham Daily News
Moving vans needed to deliver gov't paperworkOTTAWA -- At least two of the companies bidding to provide Canada's long-delaye
Moving vans needed to deliver gov't paperwork
Chatham Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
OTTAWA -- At least two of the companies bidding to provide Canada's long-delayed, new fixed-wing search planes had to rent moving vans to submit the tonnes of paperwork required by the bureaucrats evaluating the project. Critics and analysts say... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Bids for new military search planes needed moving vans to be deliveredAt least two of the companies bidding to provide Canada’s long-delayed, new fix
Bids for new military search planes needed moving vans to be delivered
The Globe and Mail / Posted 9 days ago
At least two of the companies bidding to provide Canada’s long-delayed, new fixed-wing search planes had to rent moving vans to submit the tonnes of paperwork required by the bureaucrats evaluating the project. Critics and analysts say it’s a sign... Read more
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Salmon Arm Observer
Salmon tally ‘disturbing’The numbers tell a tragic story. The return of late-run Adams River sockeye wa
Salmon tally ‘disturbing’
Salmon Arm Observer / Posted 9 days ago
The numbers tell a tragic story. The return of late-run Adams River sockeye was only six per cent of its cycle average. And spawning success for the Adams River sockeye population was just under 66 per cent, the third lowest on record, reported... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Chasing credit ratings is a poor fiscal plan Photo: The financial crisis showed that you shouldn't always trust a strong c
Chasing credit ratings is a poor fiscal plan
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 10 days ago
Photo: The financial crisis showed that you shouldn't always trust a strong credit rating. If the Government decides to take the path of austerity, Scott Morrison and Malcolm Turnbull will need to come... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
MPs, here’s some advice to resurrect Parliament’s reputationGerald Caplan is an Africa scholar, a former New Democratic Party national dire
MPs, here’s some advice to resurrect Parliament’s reputation
The Globe and Mail / Posted 11 days ago
Gerald Caplan is an Africa scholar, a former New Democratic Party national director and a regular panelist on CBC’s Power & Politics. Parliament’s back, and while we can say that it’s an advance on the late, unlamented Harper years, it’s hardly... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Money for military equipment tens of billions short of need, Senate hearsA Senate committee has been told there is a shortfall of tens of billions of do
Money for military equipment tens of billions short of need, Senate hears
The Globe and Mail / Posted 11 days ago
A Senate committee has been told there is a shortfall of tens of billions of dollars between funding that’s been set aside for military equipment and the actual price tag for what the military says it needs. Defence analyst Dave Perry of the... Read more
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Toronto Star
Canada ‘tens of billions’ short of necessary defence spending, Senate toldThe dysfunctional military procurement system was a bane to the former Harper g
Canada ‘tens of billions’ short of necessary defence spending, Senate told
Toronto Star / Posted 11 days ago
The dysfunctional military procurement system was a bane to the former Harper government, but despite reforms implemented two years ago, roughly 63 per cent of the projects listed in the federal government’s defence acquisition guide are late and... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Ottawa looks to settle Newfoundland and Labrador residential schools suitIn what lawyers for former students called a “surprise development,” the federa
Ottawa looks to settle Newfoundland and Labrador residential schools suit
The Globe and Mail / Posted 11 days ago
In what lawyers for former students called a “surprise development,” the federal government has agreed to talks toward settling a lawsuit alleging abuse and cultural losses at residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. About 1,200 aboriginal... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
More than $200-million tagged for veterans not spent last yearVeterans Affairs underspent its budget by $200-million last year, raising quest
More than $200-million tagged for veterans not spent last year
The Globe and Mail / Posted 12 days ago
Veterans Affairs underspent its budget by $200-million last year, raising questions about the Liberal government’s plan to pump even more cash into a system that seems perpetually unable to get money out the door. The figures are contained in the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Ottawa pushes military deals with Kuwait despite UN concernsThe Canadian government is busy promoting Canada’s defence industry in Kuwait e
Ottawa pushes military deals with Kuwait despite UN concerns
The Globe and Mail / Posted 12 days ago
The Canadian government is busy promoting Canada’s defence industry in Kuwait even as a United Nations report accuses a Saudi-led coalition, which includes Kuwait, of “widespread and systematic” bombing of civilians in Yemen. Ottawa’s efforts to... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Canada’s ‘leading’ Cuba expert on how to do business in HavanaWhen Mark Entwistle was Canada’s ambassador to Cuba in the mid-1990s, a knock o
Canada’s ‘leading’ Cuba expert on how to do business in Havana
The Globe and Mail / Posted 12 days ago
When Mark Entwistle was Canada’s ambassador to Cuba in the mid-1990s, a knock on the door of his Havana residence might mean Fidel Castro was dropping by for a chat. “He had a house that was maybe half a kilometre up from the official residence of... Read more
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Toronto Star
More than $200M unspent in veterans budget last yearThe Conservatives, while they were in power, were accused by the Liberals and N
More than $200M unspent in veterans budget last year
Toronto Star / Posted 12 days ago
The Conservatives, while they were in power, were accused by the Liberals and New Democrats of deliberately under-spending at the same department — to the tune of $1.13 billion over seven years — in an attempt to balance the budget on the backs on... Read more
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Surrey Leader
Surrey urged not to repeat Canada Line P3 mistakeBurnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan says Surrey must avoid repeating the costly mistak
Surrey urged not to repeat Canada Line P3 mistake
Surrey Leader / Posted 14 days ago
Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan says Surrey must avoid repeating the costly mistakes made when the Canada Line was built as a P3 partnership now that the city is clamouring to build new light rail lines. Corrigan has been pushing TransLink to disclose... Read more
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BC Local News
Surrey urged not to repeat Canada Line P3 mistakeBurnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan says Surrey must avoid repeating the costly mistak
Surrey urged not to repeat Canada Line P3 mistake
BC Local News / Posted 14 days ago
Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan says Surrey must avoid repeating the costly mistakes made when the Canada Line was built as a P3 partnership now that the city is clamouring to build new light rail lines. Corrigan has been pushing TransLink to disclose... Read more
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Cloverdale Reporter
Surrey urged not to repeat Canada Line P3 mistakeBurnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan says Surrey must avoid repeating the costly mistak
Surrey urged not to repeat Canada Line P3 mistake
Cloverdale Reporter / Posted 14 days ago
Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan says Surrey must avoid repeating the costly mistakes made when the Canada Line was built as a P3 partnership now that the city is clamouring to build new light rail lines. Corrigan has been pushing TransLink to disclose... Read more
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Peace Arch News
Surrey urged not to repeat Canada Line P3 mistakeBurnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan says Surrey must avoid repeating the costly mistak
Surrey urged not to repeat Canada Line P3 mistake
Peace Arch News / Posted 14 days ago
Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan says Surrey must avoid repeating the costly mistakes made when the Canada Line was built as a P3 partnership now that the city is clamouring to build new light rail lines. Corrigan has been pushing TransLink to disclose... Read more
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Langley Times
Surrey urged not to repeat Canada Line P3 mistakeBurnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan says Surrey must avoid repeating the costly mistak
Surrey urged not to repeat Canada Line P3 mistake
Langley Times / Posted 14 days ago
Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan says Surrey must avoid repeating the costly mistakes made when the Canada Line was built as a P3 partnership now that the city is clamouring to build new light rail lines. Corrigan has been pushing TransLink to disclose... Read more
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Maple Ridge News
Surrey urged not to repeat Canada Line P3 mistakeBurnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan says Surrey must avoid repeating the costly mistak
Surrey urged not to repeat Canada Line P3 mistake
Maple Ridge News / Posted 14 days ago
Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan says Surrey must avoid repeating the costly mistakes made when the Canada Line was built as a P3 partnership now that the city is clamouring to build new light rail lines. Corrigan has been pushing TransLink to disclose... Read more
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Hamilton News
No more reason to withhold U.S. Steel dealMaybe it's true that there is nothing dramatic in the secret deal between the H
No more reason to withhold U.S. Steel deal
Hamilton News / Posted 14 days ago
Maybe it's true that there is nothing dramatic in the secret deal between the Harper government and U.S. Steel. But that doesn't change the fact that it should be public so workers and others playing the high stakes game around the company's Canadian... Read more
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The Tyee
'Scared' and Spied On Under Harper, Why Child Advocate Didn't Give UpCindy Blackstock: 'It's our job as adults to stand up for kids.' Fresh from vi
'Scared' and Spied On Under Harper, Why Child Advocate Didn't Give Up
The Tyee / Posted 15 days ago
Cindy Blackstock: 'It's our job as adults to stand up for kids.' Fresh from victory at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, Cindy Blackstock said she persisted with her landmark child welfare case for nine years because, "It's our job as adults to... Read more
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