It was their first meeting since the violence began.
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Nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's Rakhine state since August.
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It's shocking that he took something as complex as a broken health-care system and twisted it into a story complete with a bad guy and a motive in less than 140 characters. Flippant statements let people - important people like those in government - ignore the danger. And then, they don't have to fix it.
Manners are increasingly taking a back seat and it shows. What stuns me is how completely oblivious people are to their own lack of manners in a given situation, but how quick they are to point out ill-mannered others. Time to take an etiquette selfie. You might be aghast at what you see.
June 6 is the date on which the ban on medical assistance in dying will be formally lifted in Canada.
Bob Rae was caught on video sticking two fingers in his mouth, pretending to gag.
On leadership and trade issues, specifically.
The city councillor's chief of staff released a statement late Thursday saying Ford's family was by the politician's side in hospital.
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"I didn't always agree with Pierre Trudeau but he was a great man. I can't say the same about Tom Mulcair."
“Please join me in supporting a real local candidate, a good Liberal, and come vote for Marco at the nomination on Sunday,” Bob Rae said.
As the government's anti-terrorism bill is set to enhance the powers of the national spy agency, a former member of the independent body that watches over the Canadian Security Intelligence Servi...
We've seen this script before. Higher spending. Tax increases. Persistent deficits. Growing debt. Warnings from credit rating agencies. A government unwilling to make the tough choices to turn things around. That's the Ontario of the 1980s and early 1990s. It's also where the province finds itself today.
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Bob Rae and Kathleen Wynne are hardly the only (former and current) politicians to engage in storytelling. Politicians of every partisan stripe do the same thing. But while stories are useful and guide us in a variety of beneficial ways, the rational side of human nature should revisit tales now and then, especially political ones. That leads to better, smarter government. Ontario is no exception.
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Lakehead University economics prof Livio Di Matteo has put out a very interesting graph breaking down job growth in Ontario by governing party, and, um, one of these things is not like the other: Ouc...
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According to one theory, whose origins I've long forgotten, the business of voting has undergone an evolutionary transmogrification. In earlier times, citizens voted for the candidates they liked the most. Soon, a cynicism having seeped into the civic fabric, they began to vote for the candidates they disliked the least. And now? People vote against the crooks and liars that they hate the most. The problem with this theory is that it presumes a golden age, and no experienced person could reasonably indulge a notion like that.
More and more, it's appearing the provincial New Democrats simply possess no real base beyond the narrow confines of what we might call "NDP World" -- militant union bosses, anti-everything eco-extremists, dogmatic staffers of the inner-city charity-industrial complex and out-of-touch professors in fringe faculties.
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MONTREAL - Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois scoffed Friday at her main opponent's plan to get Quebec's distinctiveness recognized by the rest of Canada.Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard said if h...
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Ontario’s mining minister says Ring of Fire negotiations are “productive and encouraging,” despite a series of setbacks including the exit of the biggest player, the federal government’s lack of commi...
Tragedy has struck Neskantaga First Nation again, less than a year after a series of suicides and suicide attempts forced a state of emergency. The son of Chief Peter Moonias — 29-year-old Dwayne Mo...
Former interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Bob Rae is calling for a national strategy on suicide. While Rae is undoubtedly moved by sadness, he has failed to do his homework. What we do not need is another committee wasting scarce resources to study what is already known. We do need better access for people so that they can get the treatment that they need.
Why is Bob Rae using a "back of the bus" analogy to defend his million-dollar mansion club? Does he realize that a number of Torontonians, and a number of voters, are indeed outsiders when it comes to this level of wealth and privilege? Borrowing the cloak of the less-fortunate to feign victimhood is too much to bear.
What went wrong for the NDP? In the aftermath of their stunning 2009 win, their popularity dramatically slipped. The NDP became the first government in Nova Scotia, in 131 years, to not win a second term, being relegated to third place in the Nova Scotia Legislature.
Staking Claim is a multi-part series exploring the proposed Ring of Fire mining development in Ontario and how the First Nations communities are preparing for economic activity and the environmental a...
TORONTO - Former Liberal leader Bob Rae says natural resource projects such as Ontario's massive Ring of Fire aren't a "magic bullet" to eliminate poverty in remote aboriginal communities.Rae told a c...
Who would have thought that the extreme right wing Tea Party-led US Congress would a pull a "Bob Rae", and in effect impose "Rae Days" on 800,00 federal employees in Washington? Washington, in 2013, is not much different than Ontario in the early 1990s.
TORONTO - The New Democrats and Liberals will elect their candidates for the upcoming byelection in a downtown Toronto riding Sunday, setting the stage for an epic battle in the next general election....
The vacancy in Toronto Centre started a countdown for a permanent answer on the elephant in the room question. Would we return to active duty in elected life? In 2013 the only energy I can muster for politics is to help push and shove my leader forward. Forward to rid our country of a government that has a very different view of Canada than mine. I won't be a candidate now. I won't be contesting a riding in the 2015 general election or any other. I will, as always, be an active Liberal volunteer and I look forward to knocking on doors in Toronto Centre whenever the by election comes.
VANCOUVER - Former Liberal MP Bob Rae has been appointed chairman of the board of the British Columbia-based FN (PTP) Group Limited Partnership, or FNLP.The FNLP is a limited partnership of 15 First N...
Jennifer Hollett, a former MuchMusic VJ and CBC journalist, has announced she'll seek the NDP nomination in Toronto Centre. She'll formally enter the race next Wednesday and will hold a launch event...
A few weeks after stepping down as the Liberal MP for Toronto Centre, Bob Rae has accepted a teaching position at the University of Toronto. The university released a statement on Thursday that said...
Bob Rae resigned from Parliament last week, and in doing so concluded a 35-year political career that achieved so obviously little, yet has been so slavishly celebrated, it's hard to read the coverage without feeling pranked.
Bob Rae, the Liberal MP and former interim leader of the party, will resign his Toronto Centre seat. An emotional Rae, 64, told his Liberal colleagues of his decision at Wednesday's party caucus meeti...