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Owen Sound Sun Times
More Liberals repay expense claimsdefended the payments as having followed all the rules of a decades-old relocat
More Liberals repay expense claims
Owen Sound Sun Times / Posted 10 hours ago
defended the payments as having followed all the rules of a decades-old relocation policy that was last updated by the Harper government in 2011. But on Thursday he instructed Treasury Board to come up with a new — and presumably less generous... Read more
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Owen Sound Sun Times
Taxpayers paid $1.1M to relocate staffersquestions on the videos were put on the order paper by Conservative MP Pierre P
Taxpayers paid $1.1M to relocate staffers
Owen Sound Sun Times / Posted 10 hours ago
questions on the videos were put on the order paper by Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre. As a minister in the previous Harper government, Poilievre faced criticism for making public servants work overtime to film what the opposition termed... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Feds show some love for VC funding program; could a sequel be in the works?middle class thrive. With the Liberals showing much eagerness in their first y
Feds show some love for VC funding program; could a sequel be in the works?
The Globe and Mail / Posted 15 hours ago
middle class thrive. With the Liberals showing much eagerness in their first year in power to dismantle the legacy of the Harper government, this sounds like one plank they plan to keep for their own as an initiative to grow prosperity in Canada.... Read more
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CBC.ca
'A program for another era': Liberals could nix Canada Savings Bond sales in next budgetto run the program each year. Morneau has in his hands a report from accountin
'A program for another era': Liberals could nix Canada Savings Bond sales in next budget
CBC.ca / Posted 2 days ago
to run the program each year. Morneau has in his hands a report from accounting firm KPMG, commissioned by the previous Harper government, which recommends Ottawa pull the plug. "There are currently no valid economic reasons to justify this... Read more
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Aljazeera
Canada: Trudeau's global brand is a hot commodityIt's believed that Canada might harbour about two-dozen Chinese nationals wante
Canada: Trudeau's global brand is a hot commodity
Aljazeera / Posted 2 days ago
It's believed that Canada might harbour about two-dozen Chinese nationals wanted mostly for alleged economic crimes. The Harper government, which had much chillier relations with China, was reluctant to open the door to returning people to a... Read more
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CTV News
More Liberals repay expense claims, following lead of PM's aidesdefended the payments as having followed all the rules of a decades-old relocat
More Liberals repay expense claims, following lead of PM's aides
CTV News / Posted 4 days ago
defended the payments as having followed all the rules of a decades-old relocation policy that was last updated by the Harper government in 2011. But on Thursday he instructed Treasury Board to come up with a new -- and presumably less generous... Read more
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Calgary Sun
More Liberals repay expense claims, following lead of PM’s aidesdefended the payments as having followed all the rules of a decades-old relocat
More Liberals repay expense claims, following lead of PM’s aides
Calgary Sun / Posted 5 days ago
defended the payments as having followed all the rules of a decades-old relocation policy that was last updated by the Harper government in 2011. But on Thursday he instructed Treasury Board to come up with a new — and presumably less generous... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
An insider’s guide to understanding Quebecthe Constitution. The fizzling of the separatist threat, the relative self-suff
An insider’s guide to understanding Quebec
The Globe and Mail / Posted 5 days ago
the Constitution. The fizzling of the separatist threat, the relative self-sufficiency of Quebec, and a Western-oriented Harper government helped usher in a period of “benign neglect” between the province and its partners in confederation, he... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Inside out: The decline of parole and the fundamentals of Canada’s penal systemyears he had been in and out of federal prisons. It was 2013, the height of the
Inside out: The decline of parole and the fundamentals of Canada’s penal system
The Globe and Mail / Posted 5 days ago
years he had been in and out of federal prisons. It was 2013, the height of the tough-on-crime, war-on-drugs years of the Harper government. And Mr. David’s escape required the permission of the federal authorities. He yearned to go to college;... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Liberals try to turn tables on Tories over excessive moving expensesa total of $65,000. Trudeau initially defended his aides as having followed al
Liberals try to turn tables on Tories over excessive moving expenses
The Globe and Mail / Posted 5 days ago
a total of $65,000. Trudeau initially defended his aides as having followed all the rules of a decades-old relocation policy that was last updated by the Harper government in 2011; he has since instructed Treasury Board to come up with a new pol... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Two new supervised injection sites in Vancouver face legal wallConservative government, is widely seen by critics as a deliberate effort to cu
Two new supervised injection sites in Vancouver face legal wall
The Globe and Mail / Posted 6 days ago
Conservative government, is widely seen by critics as a deliberate effort to curb all supervised consumption sites. The Harper government had introduced it after fighting Insite, Vancouver’s supervised injection site, all the way to Supreme... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Justin Trudeau defends extradition treaty talks with Chinathat are important to the Chinese government.” Mr. Garratt had been jailed for
Justin Trudeau defends extradition treaty talks with China
The Globe and Mail / Posted 6 days ago
that are important to the Chinese government.” Mr. Garratt had been jailed for two years on suspicion of spying and the Harper government had failed to obtain his release, even after a 2014 visit to China by the Conservative prime minister. In... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Trudeau adopts Harper’s climate targetsfloor has now become the Liberal ceiling in an interview with Evan Solomon on C
Trudeau adopts Harper’s climate targets
Calgary Sun / Posted 7 days ago
floor has now become the Liberal ceiling in an interview with Evan Solomon on CTV’s Question Period, McKenna blamed the Harper government for doing nothing to implement its targets for the 10 years it was in power, describing them as “fake.” In... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
Liberals should tighten rules against tortureWhen it came to light in 2012 that the Harper government had instructed Canada’
Liberals should tighten rules against torture
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 7 days ago
When it came to light in 2012 that the Harper government had instructed Canada’s spy agency that it would be appropriate, under certain circumstances, to use information obtained through torture, the Liberals were among the many who expressed... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
Ottawa should match rhetoric with action on fixng relations with indigenous peopleWithout action to match, the progressive political symbols that provided such n
Ottawa should match rhetoric with action on fixng relations with indigenous people
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 7 days ago
Without action to match, the progressive political symbols that provided such needed relief after a decade of mean-spirited Harper government will be worse than inadequate. Nowhere is this truer or more crucial than on the issue the government has... Read more
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The Tyee
Crash of ‘The Mechanic’: Oil Sands Flogger Bruce Carson Found Guiltyaddition to the CSEE conviction, Ontario Justice Kehoe also found Carson guilty
Crash of ‘The Mechanic’: Oil Sands Flogger Bruce Carson Found Guilty
The Tyee / Posted 7 days ago
addition to the CSEE conviction, Ontario Justice Kehoe also found Carson guilty on two counts of lobbying members of the Harper government while serving as a paid co-chair of the Energy Policy Institute of Canada (EPIC). The convictions add to... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Ministers, PMO staffers get $1.1M in expenses for relocating to Ottawaquestions on the videos were put on the order paper by Conservative MP Pierre P
Ministers, PMO staffers get $1.1M in expenses for relocating to Ottawa
Calgary Sun / Posted 7 days ago
questions on the videos were put on the order paper by Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre. As a minister in the previous Harper government, Poilievre faced criticism for making public servants work overtime to film what the opposition termed... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
Is the honeymoon period over?1981, has resigned, claiming the Liberals are compromising the agency’s indepen
Is the honeymoon period over?
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
1981, has resigned, claiming the Liberals are compromising the agency’s independence. He is quoted as saying while the Harper government “significantly compromised” the agency’s independence, he can’t support Liberal initiatives which... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Bernier’s fiscally conservative dream scenariowill love it, obviously, because it brings down their taxes. The corporate tax
Bernier’s fiscally conservative dream scenario
Calgary Sun / Posted 8 days ago
will love it, obviously, because it brings down their taxes. The corporate tax was 22% until the Stephen Harper government brought it down to 15% in 2012. Bernier proposes a further drop down to 10%. Average taxpayers and critics... Read more
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CBC.ca
Northern Gateway will not appeal Federal Court decision on pipelineto meet their constitutional legal obligations to meaningfully consult with Fir
Northern Gateway will not appeal Federal Court decision on pipeline
CBC.ca / Posted 8 days ago
to meet their constitutional legal obligations to meaningfully consult with First Nations and Metis." The former Harper government gave the go-ahead to the Northern Gateway project after a National Energy Board joint review panel gave its... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Tory MPs take aim at Liberals’ carbon price planleader Tom Mulcair criticized the government’s reluctance to set a more ambitio
Tory MPs take aim at Liberals’ carbon price plan
The Globe and Mail / Posted 9 days ago
leader Tom Mulcair criticized the government’s reluctance to set a more ambitious target than the one adopted by the former Harper government, which pledged Canada would reduce GHG emissions by 30 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030. “Does the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Parliament is back, and the Liberals have some big decisions to makethe carbon price will have to increase substantially over time, to meet the car
Parliament is back, and the Liberals have some big decisions to make
The Globe and Mail / Posted 10 days ago
the carbon price will have to increase substantially over time, to meet the carbon-reduction targets established by the Harper government, which are now the Trudeau government’s targets as well. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is already howling... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Tory bill leaves international students in distresswilling to stay and make Canada their home once they graduate. Unfortunately,
Tory bill leaves international students in distress
Brandon Sun / Posted 11 days ago
willing to stay and make Canada their home once they graduate. Unfortunately, after an immigration overhaul by the Stephen Harper government in January 2015, it is very difficult for international students to become permanent residents.... Read more
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CBC.ca
Conservative leadership race gathers more steam in HalifaxParliaments before that, as one of the deputy speakers going back to 2006) he d
Conservative leadership race gathers more steam in Halifax
CBC.ca / Posted 13 days ago
Parliaments before that, as one of the deputy speakers going back to 2006) he doesn't carry heavy policy baggage from the Harper government years. On the flip side, he lacks the cabinet experience and exposure other candidates bring. Unlike some,... Read more
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Simcoe Reformer
Bicentennial buoys war re-enactorsanniversary year. Re-enactors were surprised and pleased with Ottawa and its le
Bicentennial buoys war re-enactors
Simcoe Reformer / Posted 15 days ago
anniversary year. Re-enactors were surprised and pleased with Ottawa and its level of financial support. “I think the Harper government did a good job,” said David Westhouse of London, who played a British officer during this weekend’s... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
Tim Armstrong: Trudeau’s real achievement in Chinain Shanghai, as usual, was great optics. But his real achievement was his decis
Tim Armstrong: Trudeau’s real achievement in China
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 15 days ago
in Shanghai, as usual, was great optics. But his real achievement was his decision — long and unjustifiably delayed by the Harper government — to join the China-sponsored Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Let’s look at the context in... Read more
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Calgary Sun
'Life is too short to be pissed off all the time': Dawson College marks 10th anniversary of shootinghas faltered. In Canada, the long-gun registry set up after the Polytechnique
'Life is too short to be pissed off all the time': Dawson College marks 10th anniversary of shooting
Calgary Sun / Posted 15 days ago
has faltered. In Canada, the long-gun registry set up after the Polytechnique massacre in 1989 was abolished by the Harper government — with all records, including those from Quebec, ordered destroyed by the Supreme Court in March 2015. In... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Liberals plan no House vote on peacekeeping deploymentand 70 posted to a non-UN multinational peacekeeping operation in the Sinai Pen
Liberals plan no House vote on peacekeeping deployment
The Globe and Mail / Posted 20 days ago
and 70 posted to a non-UN multinational peacekeeping operation in the Sinai Peninsula. The Liberals accused the former Harper government of turning its back on peacekeeping. Asked why Canada is only pledging 600 for peacekeeping when in the... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
Canada’s everyday science researchers still starved for funds: Paul Wellsannounced CFREF in his 2014 budget. This tidbit should elicit a wry chuckle fr
Canada’s everyday science researchers still starved for funds: Paul Wells
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 21 days ago
announced CFREF in his 2014 budget. This tidbit should elicit a wry chuckle from anyone who’s used to hearing the Harper government dismissed as a bunch of knuckle-dragging backwoodsmen at war with the Enlightenment. There was indeed a lot... Read more
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The Tyee
The National Energy Board Is a Mess, Shut It Downto: The NEB’s dated obsession with hydrocarbons is burned into its institution
The National Energy Board Is a Mess, Shut It Down
The Tyee / Posted 21 days ago
to: The NEB’s dated obsession with hydrocarbons is burned into its institutional DNA. It was torqued tighter by the Harper government, which freed it to dismiss natural security concerns, avoid the dissenting public and say “yes” even faster... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
On foreign policy, Canada is avoiding the tough human rights questionsdying to deal as much as possible. Mr. Trudeau has now had an entire week in Ch
On foreign policy, Canada is avoiding the tough human rights questions
The Globe and Mail / Posted 22 days ago
dying to deal as much as possible. Mr. Trudeau has now had an entire week in China tying himself in knots, exactly as the Harper government did. But human rights, China and the Trudeaus are a curious tag team. Somewhat awkwardly, Justin T’s daddy... Read more
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CTV News
Liberals open to lowering threshold to foreign investors to spur Chinese investment in oilsandsties, the Liberals are sending a strong signal that they are open to rolling ba
Liberals open to lowering threshold to foreign investors to spur Chinese investment in oilsands
CTV News / Posted 24 days ago
ties, the Liberals are sending a strong signal that they are open to rolling back the thresholds on foreign investment the Harper government set up in 2014. "It’s something we would consider amongst a number of different things," David Lametti,... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Q&A with Brandon-Souris MP Larry Maguireelected, you don’t just do it because, well, we were elected as a government in
Q&A with Brandon-Souris MP Larry Maguire
Brandon Sun / Posted 25 days ago
elected, you don’t just do it because, well, we were elected as a government in the last election. MG —I note, that the Harper government came in and changed the Wheat Board monopoly based on the idea that they were elected and had the mandate... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Pro proportional representationawards 100% power to parties that receive less than a majority of votes. The cu
Pro proportional representation
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 26 days ago
awards 100% power to parties that receive less than a majority of votes. The current Liberal government, and the preceding Harper government, both gained 100% power when the FPTP system awarded them 54% of seats with only 39% of the... Read more
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The Sudbury Star
Letter: Sudbury MPP missing in actionMPP Glenn Thibeault is an unfortunate one for the North. As an NDP Member of P
Letter: Sudbury MPP missing in action
The Sudbury Star / Posted 27 days ago
MPP Glenn Thibeault is an unfortunate one for the North. As an NDP Member of Parliament, Thibeault constantly decried the Harper government on energy issues. He concentrated on gas prices. To that end, he even started a website for Sudburians to... Read more
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CTV News
Prime Minister Trudeau in China for first official visittwo countries, Chinese ambassador Luo Zhaohui said in an interview last week.
Prime Minister Trudeau in China for first official visit
CTV News / Posted 29 days ago
two countries, Chinese ambassador Luo Zhaohui said in an interview last week. Canada's relationship with China under the Harper government was at times inconsistent, many experts say. Historically, Luo acknowledged China has had warmer... Read more
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CTV News
Trudeau in China for first official visittwo countries, Chinese ambassador Luo Zhaohui said in an interview last week.
Trudeau in China for first official visit
CTV News / Posted 29 days ago
two countries, Chinese ambassador Luo Zhaohui said in an interview last week. Canada's relationship with China under the Harper government was at times inconsistent, many experts say. Historically, Luo acknowledged China has had warmer... Read more
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CTV News
Trudeau arrives in China for first official visittwo countries, Chinese ambassador Luo Zhaohui said in an interview last week.
Trudeau arrives in China for first official visit
CTV News / Posted 29 days ago
two countries, Chinese ambassador Luo Zhaohui said in an interview last week. Canada's relationship with China under the Harper government was at times inconsistent, many experts say. Historically, Luo acknowledged China has had warmer... Read more
55 related stories
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CBC.ca
Trudeau goes where one Trudeau has gone beforetwo countries, Chinese ambassador Luo Zhaohui said in an interview last week.
Trudeau goes where one Trudeau has gone before
CBC.ca / Posted 30 days ago
two countries, Chinese ambassador Luo Zhaohui said in an interview last week. Canada's relationship with China under the Harper government was at times inconsistent, many experts say. Historically, Luo acknowledged China has had warmer... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
The health minister made an honest mistake. Let’s move ona hazardous substance under the Rotterdam Convention.” This is a very big deal
The health minister made an honest mistake. Let’s move on
The Globe and Mail / Posted 30 days ago
a hazardous substance under the Rotterdam Convention.” This is a very big deal after a decade of irresponsibility by the Harper government (including its well-known doctor, Kellie Leitch), and I, too, happily congratulate Dr. Philpott for living... Read more
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CTV News
China seeks to ease human rights worries amid 'new opportunity' with Trudeaubut noted that sometimes the "pace and priorities" were "quite different." Can
China seeks to ease human rights worries amid 'new opportunity' with Trudeau
CTV News / Posted a month ago
but noted that sometimes the "pace and priorities" were "quite different." Canada's relationship with China under the Harper government was at times inconsistent, many experts say. Historically, Luo acknowledged China has had warmer... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Praise for Harper upon resignationboss enjoys life with his "wonderful family" away from the spotlight and enjoys
Praise for Harper upon resignation
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 1 months ago
boss enjoys life with his "wonderful family" away from the spotlight and enjoys his next project. Brown, who served in the Harper government as a Barrie MP, thanked Harper for not only his years of public service, but in particular his support for... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Praise for Harper upon resignationboss enjoys life with his "wonderful family" away from the spotlight and enjoys
Praise for Harper upon resignation
Barrie Examiner / Posted 1 months ago
boss enjoys life with his "wonderful family" away from the spotlight and enjoys his next project. Brown, who served in the Harper government as a Barrie MP, thanked Harper for not only his years of public service, but in particular his support for... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
How Harper created a more conservative Canadastill limits the power of Elections Canada to investigate fraud. The oppositio
How Harper created a more conservative Canada
The Globe and Mail / Posted 1 months ago
still limits the power of Elections Canada to investigate fraud. The opposition parties, having voted in 2011 to find the Harper government in contempt of Parliament, promise better. But even if elected, neither would be likely to deliver. Justin... Read more
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Campbell River Mirror
Scientists are back in the Liberals’ regimeThe dictatorial edict of censorship from the Harper government that prevented s
Scientists are back in the Liberals’ regime
Campbell River Mirror / Posted 1 months ago
The dictatorial edict of censorship from the Harper government that prevented scientists from communicating freely with the public was lifted within hours of the new Trudeau government taking office. No one was more relieved than Kristi Miller, the... Read more

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