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Why Did the Liberals Vote For Bill C-13 After Fiercely Opposing It?

Like an overwhelming number of Canadians, you said -- publicly -- that you didn't want to grant telecom providers immunity for handing over our sensitive private information to government without a warrant. But then at the last minute something changed. You voted for the Bill in Parliament, and I don't mind telling you that was a huge disappointment. I also can't help but detect a hint of shame in the blog post that you wrote explaining why you turned around and supported the Bill after speaking out so vociferously against it.
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Liberal MP Wants CSEC Power Shift

OTTAWA - A private member's bill sponsored by the Liberal defence critic would bolster oversight of Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency by transferring some ministerial powers to the courts.Joyce...
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No CF-18 Replacement Contract Until 2018

OTTAWA - A contract to replace Canada's aging fleet of jet fighters won't be finalized until at least 2018.The Harper government has released its long-anticipated defence acquisition guide, which is m...
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'This Agency Is Out Of Control'

A B.C. MP is calling for an independent review of the activities of Canada's electronic spy agency, after CBC News revealed this week that the agency conducted an experiment tracking internet use...
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A Virtual Shoo-In

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau is vowing to usher in a generational shift in Canadian politics — younger, more hopeful, less negative — after winning the federal Liberal leadership by a landslide Sunday.And...
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Cast Your Ballots

TORONTO - Liberals have begun casting ballots to choose a leader they hope will guide them out of the political wilderness.Voting began shortly after the six leadership contenders made their final sal...
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The Day's Biggest Winners..

The six remaining Liberal leadership contenders made their final pitches to Grits today and said goodbye to outgoing, interim leader, Bob Rae. The event featured 25-minute speeches from front-runner J...
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Sparks Fly At Liberal Debate

MONTREAL - Green party Leader Elizabeth May set the cat among the political pigeons at the final Liberal leadership debate Saturday.Sparks flew over the issue of electoral co-operation, which vaulted...
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How Murray Is Like Stéphane Dion

In many ways, Joyce Murray resembles a former Liberal leadership aspirant, Stéphane Dion, with her sustainable society policy reminiscent of Dion's "green shift," her French as shaky as his English an...
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Why Didn't Marc Garneau Take His Own Advice?

It was Marc Garneau who was recently saying, "we cannot wait until after the leadership race is over to find out what we signed up for." These comments were, of course, pointed squarely at Garneau's leading opponent in the Grit's leadership race, Justin Trudeau. But what do we do when our father-figure departs from his own wisdom?
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Tweaking Their Image For The Big Show

OTTAWA - When Delilah cut off Samson's flowing mane in the Bible story, it was all downhill from there.Justin Trudeau is banking the reverse will be true for him, that a decidedly more conservative lo...
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Liberal Long Shot Deserted

OTTAWA - Long-shot contender David Bertschi has been deserted by his campaign team as the Liberal leadership race heads down the home stretch.The Ottawa lawyer insists he's still a candidate and will...