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The Sudbury Star
Sudbury column: Carbon fee and dividend bestis also facing a significant gap between emissions reductions from the inadequa
Sudbury column: Carbon fee and dividend best
The Sudbury Star / Posted an hour ago
is also facing a significant gap between emissions reductions from the inadequate climate policies they inherited from the Harper government and what is actually needed to reduce emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. As well, the... Read more
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CBC.ca
Opposition says Liberals dropped the ball on Phoenix pay system, demand emergency meetingLiberal colleagues continue to display a lack of concern for the issue." Prime
Opposition says Liberals dropped the ball on Phoenix pay system, demand emergency meeting
CBC.ca / Posted an hour ago
Liberal colleagues continue to display a lack of concern for the issue." Prime Minister Justin Trudeau blamed the former Harper government for problems with Phoenix in an interview with CBC News. Treasury Board President Scott Brison has also... Read more
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CTV News
U.S. war dodgers urge Trudeau to let them stay; decry inaction on promisesthey could not in good conscience fight in Iraq, she said, should be welcome to
U.S. war dodgers urge Trudeau to let them stay; decry inaction on promises
CTV News / Posted 3 days ago
they could not in good conscience fight in Iraq, she said, should be welcome to stay. "Each week that goes by adds on to the 10 years of uncertainty and undue hardship that the Harper government inflicted on U.S. war resisters," Robi... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
Give the parliamentary budget watchdog sharper teethhas argued before, these changes are necessary and overdue. The question is wh
Give the parliamentary budget watchdog sharper teeth
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 4 days ago
has argued before, these changes are necessary and overdue. The question is whether the Liberals have the conviction the Harper government lacked, especially knowing that strengthening the PBO will inevitably carry a political cost. After all,... Read more
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CBC.ca
'This is an unacceptable situation': Trudeau responds to Phoenix pay problemsweek's words from Scott Brison, president of the Treasury Board, who told CBC N
'This is an unacceptable situation': Trudeau responds to Phoenix pay problems
CBC.ca / Posted 5 days ago
week's words from Scott Brison, president of the Treasury Board, who told CBC News the Liberals "inherited a mess from the Harper government," who "let the system deteriorate." A part of the Liberal election platform in 2015 was centred on... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Liberals to allow self-nominations for Supreme Court vacancyof Nova Scotia, which takes effect on Sept. 1. The moves are partly a response
Liberals to allow self-nominations for Supreme Court vacancy
The Globe and Mail / Posted 5 days ago
of Nova Scotia, which takes effect on Sept. 1. The moves are partly a response to the Nadon affair under the Stephen Harper government, in which the Supreme Court declared in an unprecedented ruling that Mr. Harper’s 2013 appointee, Justice... Read more
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St. Catharines Standard
Something Fishy going on at Showboat Festivalthe premise that politics is a farce, which we all know," she says. "We wanted
Something Fishy going on at Showboat Festival
St. Catharines Standard / Posted 5 days ago
the premise that politics is a farce, which we all know," she says. "We wanted to poke holes with what was going on in the Harper government at the time. All the 'untruths' that get spoken in terms of lobbying for whatever. A lot of cloaks and... Read more
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Niagara Falls Review
Something Fishy going on at Showboat Festivalthe premise that politics is a farce, which we all know," she says. "We wanted
Something Fishy going on at Showboat Festival
Niagara Falls Review / Posted 5 days ago
the premise that politics is a farce, which we all know," she says. "We wanted to poke holes with what was going on in the Harper government at the time. All the 'untruths' that get spoken in terms of lobbying for whatever. A lot of cloaks and... Read more
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Welland Tribune
Something Fishy going on at Showboat Festivalthe premise that politics is a farce, which we all know," she says. "We wanted
Something Fishy going on at Showboat Festival
Welland Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
the premise that politics is a farce, which we all know," she says. "We wanted to poke holes with what was going on in the Harper government at the time. All the 'untruths' that get spoken in terms of lobbying for whatever. A lot of cloaks and... Read more
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CTV News
Liberals replace Tory political appointments in major diplomatic shuffleCanada's foreign service. Almost all are career public servants, with three of
Liberals replace Tory political appointments in major diplomatic shuffle
CTV News / Posted 6 days ago
Canada's foreign service. Almost all are career public servants, with three of them replacing political appointees of the Harper government in the United Kingdom, Iraq and Israel. Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion announced the appointment... Read more
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Calgary Sun
26 new ambassadors, high commissioners appointedCanada's foreign service. Almost all are career public servants, with three of
26 new ambassadors, high commissioners appointed
Calgary Sun / Posted 6 days ago
Canada's foreign service. Almost all are career public servants, with three of them replacing political appointees of the Harper government in the United Kingdom, Iraq and Israel. Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion announced the appointment... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Stéphane Dion replaces more than two dozen Tory-appointed ambassadorsof Canada’s foreign service. All are career public servants, and three of them
Stéphane Dion replaces more than two dozen Tory-appointed ambassadors
The Globe and Mail / Posted 6 days ago
of Canada’s foreign service. All are career public servants, and three of them are replacing political appointees of the Harper government in the United Kingdom, Iraq and the Israel. Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion announced the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Letter claims info on nuclear risks withheld from safety commissionersorganizations and does consulting work. “We’ve seen the CNSC become a cheerlea
Letter claims info on nuclear risks withheld from safety commissioners
The Globe and Mail / Posted 6 days ago
organizations and does consulting work. “We’ve seen the CNSC become a cheerleader for the nuclear industry since the Harper government fired former CNSC president Linda Keen,” said Shawn-Patrick Stensil, a senior energy analyst with... Read more
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The Tyee
Ottawa Approves Controversial Chemical for Ocean Oil Spillsthe power of oil and gas lobbyists in Ottawa. He says the new regulations are
Ottawa Approves Controversial Chemical for Ocean Oil Spills
The Tyee / Posted 7 days ago
the power of oil and gas lobbyists in Ottawa. He says the new regulations are a direct result of Bill C-22, passed by the Harper government in 2015 to expedite the export of bitumen by tankers to foreign markets and supported by industry. The... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Calgary Liberal MP Kent Hehr the latest non-conservative to slam Alberta PC leadership hopeful Jason KenneyTrudeau confirmed the ring road dollars were a go. Hehr says Kenney was going
Calgary Liberal MP Kent Hehr the latest non-conservative to slam Alberta PC leadership hopeful Jason Kenney
Calgary Sun / Posted 8 days ago
Trudeau confirmed the ring road dollars were a go. Hehr says Kenney was going all over the country when he was in the Harper government, playing a big part in the Conservative machine trying to win elections. "Let's face it. Jason Kenney did... Read more
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The Sault Star
Rail line still needs action: MILLSof 14.14 billion Canadian dollars. That's $14,140,000,000, for those of you who
Rail line still needs action: MILLS
The Sault Star / Posted 8 days ago
of 14.14 billion Canadian dollars. That's $14,140,000,000, for those of you who like zeroes. A couple of years ago the Harper government effectively rang the death knell on passenger rail service in this part of Northern Ontario by cancelling a... Read more
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Calgary Sun
The killing of Taliyah Marsman and her mom overshadows another day of politicsbut one time when politics had the old spark. A newshound asked Trudeau about
The killing of Taliyah Marsman and her mom overshadows another day of politics
Calgary Sun / Posted 9 days ago
but one time when politics had the old spark. A newshound asked Trudeau about pipelines. Trudeau went after the previous Harper government. "After 10 years of a government that for all its rhetoric, for all the inflated, bombastic, blowhard... Read more
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Hamilton News
July 15: Smug progressives hit back, leave Gore Park alone and other letters to the editorproduced a degree of pleasure (smugness) was the replacement of the long form c
July 15: Smug progressives hit back, leave Gore Park alone and other letters to the editor
Hamilton News / Posted 10 days ago
produced a degree of pleasure (smugness) was the replacement of the long form census to the short form, in 2011 by the Harper government, which as a political party had long since given up the Progressive part of their identity. Conservatives... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
Business owners air concerns about rising costsAssociation, lamented the apparent loss of measured, economic policies that he
Business owners air concerns about rising costs
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 10 days ago
Association, lamented the apparent loss of measured, economic policies that he considered a hallmark of the former Stephen Harper government. "The previous government had a great track record for being pragmatic," he said. "Now it's stopped and... Read more
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CTV News
Four major trade unions back Energy East pipeline, citing jobshe said, is "build it and we'll see what happens." The irony that major trade
Four major trade unions back Energy East pipeline, citing jobs
CTV News / Posted 10 days ago
he said, is "build it and we'll see what happens." The irony that major trade unions -- a movement vilified by the former Harper government -- are now advocating for major resource infrastructure that was a top priority of the federal... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Cindy Blackstock, Canada’s ‘relentless moral voice’ for First Nations equalitybelieve Cindy Blackstock represents so much of what’s good about Canada,” he sa
Cindy Blackstock, Canada’s ‘relentless moral voice’ for First Nations equality
The Globe and Mail / Posted 10 days ago
believe Cindy Blackstock represents so much of what’s good about Canada,” he said. “The fact that she took on the Harper government on a very simple point and that is that First Nations children are entitled to the same level of care as... Read more
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CBC.ca
Federal government's payroll troubles hit hard for student workersissues. "This is a terrible situation for Canadian public servants. Our govern
Federal government's payroll troubles hit hard for student workers
CBC.ca / Posted 11 days ago
issues. "This is a terrible situation for Canadian public servants. Our government inherited a mess from the Harper government. The Harper government let the system deteriorate," Brison said.Bureaucratic BS: union The union... Read more
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The Tyee
Sunny Ways or Gloomy Days? Checking in on Liberal Promisesan answer back within three weeks, that’s not happening lately.” The relations
Sunny Ways or Gloomy Days? Checking in on Liberal Promises
The Tyee / Posted 11 days ago
an answer back within three weeks, that’s not happening lately.” The relationship between some military veterans and the Harper government was adversarial and resulted in Ottawa facing off in court arguing Canada doesn’t have a “sacred... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Canada will use UN to knock Iran on human rightsa lawyer since her arrest. Second, the Trudeau government has vowed to re-star
Canada will use UN to knock Iran on human rights
Calgary Sun / Posted 13 days ago
a lawyer since her arrest. Second, the Trudeau government has vowed to re-start diplomatic relations with Iran that the Harper government broke off in 2012. "Preliminary discussions" with Iran are already underway. Chantal Gagnon, Dion's press... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Asbestos is a matter of life and death. Why aren’t the Liberals taking action?on CBC’s Power & Politics. “My experience with the current government is worse
Asbestos is a matter of life and death. Why aren’t the Liberals taking action?
The Globe and Mail / Posted 13 days ago
on CBC’s Power & Politics. “My experience with the current government is worse than what I experienced with the former Harper government.” Now this isn’t the kind of statement the honeymooning Trudeau government is used to, especially not from... Read more
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CBC.ca
Canadian scholar Homa Hoodfar is charged in Iran. Will she be traded?course, Canada's relations with Iran are in poor shape. After the sacking of th
Canadian scholar Homa Hoodfar is charged in Iran. Will she be traded?
CBC.ca / Posted 13 days ago
course, Canada's relations with Iran are in poor shape. After the sacking of the British Embassy in Tehran, the Harper government shut down the Canadian Embassy in 2012. Now, Canada relies on allies to represent its interests. "We are... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Veteran cabinet minister, MP Tony Clement expected to seek Tory leadershipgovernment of Mike Harris before becoming a versatile cabinet minister over the
Veteran cabinet minister, MP Tony Clement expected to seek Tory leadership
Calgary Sun / Posted 13 days ago
government of Mike Harris before becoming a versatile cabinet minister over the nine-and-a-half years of the Stephen Harper government in Ottawa. In government, the gregarious 55-year-old most recently served as Treasury Board president... Read more
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The Tyee
Credit Unions Do Good Work, So Why Is BC Hobbling Them?of credit unions to obtain equity financing in the capital markets, a tool freq
Credit Unions Do Good Work, So Why Is BC Hobbling Them?
The Tyee / Posted 14 days ago
of credit unions to obtain equity financing in the capital markets, a tool frequently employed by the banks. In 2013, the Harper government lost track of that logic and began a phaseout of that special status, which will be completed in 2017. The... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Drug firms refused to contribute to fund for thalidomide survivorsto contribute to a medical assistance fund within Ottawa’s $180-million thalido
Drug firms refused to contribute to fund for thalidomide survivors
The Globe and Mail / Posted 14 days ago
to contribute to a medical assistance fund within Ottawa’s $180-million thalidomide support package, announced by the Harper government last year. The assistance fund is aimed at helping survivors with urgent needs such as installing lifts in... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Did Canada fight for Mohamed Fahmy?said on Twitter last week the diplomats were right. Fahmy, when I spoke to him
Did Canada fight for Mohamed Fahmy?
Calgary Sun / Posted 14 days ago
said on Twitter last week the diplomats were right. Fahmy, when I spoke to him last week, stands by his assessment of the Harper government and believes the prime minister should have been more public about his case and publicly called out... Read more
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CBC.ca
In their own words: public servants offer inside look at payroll messgetting paid fully. Don't blame the current Liberal Government for this situat
In their own words: public servants offer inside look at payroll mess
CBC.ca / Posted 18 days ago
getting paid fully. Don't blame the current Liberal Government for this situation. Phoenix arose from the ashes of a Harper Government to die at the feet of the Liberal Government. Under Harper, our Public Service was demoralized,... Read more
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CBC.ca
Canada deepening ties with Ukraine with trade, defence dealsdeal with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko later in the trip. A preliminary
Canada deepening ties with Ukraine with trade, defence deals
CBC.ca / Posted 18 days ago
deal with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko later in the trip. A preliminary agreement was negotiated last year by the Harper government, but it's now being formalized. Once that is done it will have to be approved by the parliaments of both... Read more
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CBC.ca
Is Canada's 'capability gap' military or political?: Terry Milewskithings up. The fighter gap And jet fighters? Of course, that's the zombie deb
Is Canada's 'capability gap' military or political?: Terry Milewski
CBC.ca / Posted 18 days ago
things up. The fighter gap And jet fighters? Of course, that's the zombie debate: it just won't die. After tormenting the Harper government for years, it's lumbering into view all over again. Here, too, there's an urgent "capability gap,"... Read more
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CBC.ca
Province's longest-serving female chief to get Order of Manitobaabout our women … We need to be respected." Even as the Canadian conversation
Province's longest-serving female chief to get Order of Manitoba
CBC.ca / Posted 18 days ago
about our women … We need to be respected." Even as the Canadian conversation started, Kennedy was silenced — under the Harper government, the chief said she was cut off by Conservative members of Parliament while presenting on the topic in... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Fahmy: Canada needs a law for Canadians jailed overseassociology professor at Montreal's Concordia University, who was arrested in Teh
Fahmy: Canada needs a law for Canadians jailed overseas
Calgary Sun / Posted 19 days ago
sociology professor at Montreal's Concordia University, who was arrested in Tehran on June 6 and remains in jail. Canada is in the process of re-establishing diplomatic relations with Iran that were broken off by the Stephen Harper g... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Trudeau must live up to his pledge to deal with asbestosthe hope countries will then refuse to import, export or use them. It was Ms. R
Trudeau must live up to his pledge to deal with asbestos
The Globe and Mail / Posted 19 days ago
the hope countries will then refuse to import, export or use them. It was Ms. Ruff who alerted Canadians in 2011 that the Harper government, alone in the developed world, refused to allow chrysotile asbestos fibres to be added to the... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Canada did all it could to free Fahmy, papers proveduring the federal election campaign, Fahmy, standing next to NDP Leader Thomas
Canada did all it could to free Fahmy, papers prove
Calgary Sun / Posted 19 days ago
during the federal election campaign, Fahmy, standing next to NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair in Toronto, was critical of the Harper government's handling of his case. "While you here citizens in Canada and around the world clearly understood the... Read more
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BC Local News
Black Press Exclusive: Postal worker opens uphad offered us, that we had voted ‘no’ on.” On April 29 of this year, the Supr
Black Press Exclusive: Postal worker opens up
BC Local News / Posted 20 days ago
had offered us, that we had voted ‘no’ on.” On April 29 of this year, the Supreme Court of Ontario ruled that the former Harper government violated postal workers’ rights, guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In his ruling,... Read more
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Comox Valley Record
Black Press Exclusive: Postal worker opens uphad offered us, that we had voted ‘no’ on.” On April 29 of this year, the Supr
Black Press Exclusive: Postal worker opens up
Comox Valley Record / Posted 20 days ago
had offered us, that we had voted ‘no’ on.” On April 29 of this year, the Supreme Court of Ontario ruled that the former Harper government violated postal workers’ rights, guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In his ruling,... Read more
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CBC.ca
Religious group told by Revenue Canada it can't 'work for justice' spends $38K to fight auditstill in the process." Many charities targeted by CRA's political activity aud
Religious group told by Revenue Canada it can't 'work for justice' spends $38K to fight audit
CBC.ca / Posted 22 days ago
still in the process." Many charities targeted by CRA's political activity audit program, begun in 2012 under the Stephen Harper government, had expected relief from the Liberals, who campaigned on a promise to set charities "free from political... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Did you also celebrate Multiculturalism Day?about a hotline to report “barbaric cultural practices” like female genital mut
Did you also celebrate Multiculturalism Day?
Calgary Sun / Posted 22 days ago
about a hotline to report “barbaric cultural practices” like female genital mutilation was so intense that you’d think the Harper government was handing out the scalpels. Who, even five years ago, would have conceived that these would be... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Climate of delusionfollowing in his mentor’s footsteps. Having railed against the greenhouse gas
Climate of delusion
Calgary Sun / Posted 22 days ago
following in his mentor’s footsteps. Having railed against the greenhouse gas emission targets of the previous Stephen Harper government as inadequate, he’s now adopted them. Having promised to implement a national carbon pricing scheme,... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Scrapping Mexican visa a mistakeCitizenship and Immigration Canada released an audit evaluating the refugee and
Scrapping Mexican visa a mistake
Calgary Sun / Posted 23 days ago
Citizenship and Immigration Canada released an audit evaluating the refugee and asylum reforms introduced by the Stephen Harper government. Despite criticism from Liberals — they’ve already scrapped these reforms — the non-partisan civil... Read more
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The Tyee
Northern Gateway Decision a Huge Victory for First Nations' Rightsin thinking First Nations would just accept their decisions? I am sure it was
Northern Gateway Decision a Huge Victory for First Nations' Rights
The Tyee / Posted 24 days ago
in thinking First Nations would just accept their decisions? I am sure it was all or some of these things. It was a Harper government decision that is now in the hands of the Trudeau government to fix. While First Nations celebrate, the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
A feminist force in politics, Nancy Ruth prepares her Senate swan songjust so annoyed with the government.” That was in 2009. The move was controver
A feminist force in politics, Nancy Ruth prepares her Senate swan song
The Globe and Mail / Posted 24 days ago
just so annoyed with the government.” That was in 2009. The move was controversial, attracting negative publicity for the Harper government of which Nancy Ruth was a member. She describes herself as a Red Tory, and ran unsuccessfully both... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Court Ruling Shuts Door on Enbridge's Northern Gateway Pipelinethe federal cabinet alone had the power to assess whether the environmental ass
Court Ruling Shuts Door on Enbridge's Northern Gateway Pipeline
CommonDreams.org / Posted 24 days ago
the federal cabinet alone had the power to assess whether the environmental assessment was adequate, a change made by the Harper government. “First Nations, local communities, and environmental interests said ‘no’ to Enbridge 12 years ago when it... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Obama calls out Canada on defence spending in House of Commons speechremarks on defence that stood out for he was, in essence, calling out both Trud
Obama calls out Canada on defence spending in House of Commons speech
Calgary Sun / Posted 25 days ago
remarks on defence that stood out for he was, in essence, calling out both Trudeau’s government and its predecessor, the Harper government, for failing to live up to its NATO commitments on defence spending. "The world needs more Canada. NATO... Read more
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Calgary Sun
If postal workers strike, would people even care?Canada Post locked out the workers that businesses began lobbying the Tory gove
If postal workers strike, would people even care?
Calgary Sun / Posted 25 days ago
Canada Post locked out the workers that businesses began lobbying the Tory government to pass back-to-work legislation. The Harper government shouldn’t have bothered. The union wants more sick days for its members and it wants to keep their rich... Read more
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The Register
The problem with Canada? The price of broadband is too damn highwho know that Openmedia exists, and is strongly disliked by the Canadian public
The problem with Canada? The price of broadband is too damn high
The Register / Posted 26 days ago
who know that Openmedia exists, and is strongly disliked by the Canadian public as a whole. A product of the previous Harper government, the Liberal party under now-prime-minister Trudeau voted in favour of Bill C-51. Trudeau did not let his... Read more
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The Sudbury Star
Rona Ambrose to visit Sudbury July 4house on Maley Drive in Garson. Ambrose was named interim leader to replace St
Rona Ambrose to visit Sudbury July 4
The Sudbury Star / Posted 26 days ago
house on Maley Drive in Garson. Ambrose was named interim leader to replace Stephen Harper after the Conservatives lost the federal election in 2015. She was first elected as MP in 2004 and held a number of cabinet positions in the Harper governme... Read more
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