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Three past prime ministers and prominent Liberal fundraisers were named.
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"It was a situation that was not well handled by a succession of governments."
Since announcing this proposal former Ms. Leitch's opposing leadership candidates, interim Conservative Party leader Rona Ambrose and former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney have all condemned the policy. If we subscribe to Trudeau Sr's idea that there is no such thing as a model Canadian, that a society that emphasizes uniformity creates intolerance and hate how can we classify anything as "anti-Canadian"?
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"The problem is the gross underfunding by the federal government."
It seemed like everyone in Ottawa knew Mike Robinson far better than I did. And yet, like everyone else, I had been touched by his healthy and warm personality in ways that were unusual in that city. His greatest gift to us all, important or, like me, less so, is the sense of goodness and fairness he left us in a world where cut and thrust are essential tools of the trade. He was good in every way that we could possibly imagine that word.
"They should leave the reserves without a decent education?"
June 6 is the date on which the ban on medical assistance in dying will be formally lifted in Canada.
"We are a generous people when we rise to an occasion of which we are aware."
He also congratulated Trudeau for his actions to rebuild the government's relationship with First Nations communities.
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"The fact is, with 60 million people now displaced worldwide, the UN's humanitarian agencies are almost as starved for international support as are the people they are trying to help."
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Here's the thing: social change is not an easy process. It takes effort, stubbornness and the ability to persevere in spite of all obstacles and opposition. Once achieved, social change and any newfound rights and freedoms should never be taken for granted, yet they often are.
Caught up in its contradictions, the NDP hopes nobody will notice. There is the Sherbrooke Declaration NDP, which promises a condition-free right to opt out for the Government of Quebec. And then there is the centralist NDP, which unilaterally sets its childcare plan according to a rigid model incompatible with the contemporary practice of Canadian federalism.
Canada does not follow the U.S. in spending astronomical amounts of funds to develop and purchase weapons and use them in wars. Our health care expense is way lower than that of the U.S. The U.S. spends about 17 per cent of its GDP on health care, whereas the Canada medical share is around 11 per cent. So where has the Canadian government's money gone?
To put it in a local context: the B.C. government is providing unprecedented tax breaks to what is effectively a foreign Crown corporation, where the prime minister is suspected of siphoning off US$700 million from one of its other Crown corporations to his personal bank accounts. Doesn't inspire confidence.
Paul Martin is accusing the Harper government of underfunding aboriginal schools and depriving First Nations children of any real chance of success.
"A strong and dominant national feeling is not a luxury in Canada, it is a necessity."
The federal government is failing the country's aboriginal people with a budget that has "virtually nothing" in it for native Canadians, says former Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin. Describing the...
TORONTO - Former prime minister Paul Martin said a "remarkable" pilot program for reading and writing at two First Nations' elementary schools should be rolled out across Canada.On Tuesday, Martin ann...
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OTTAWA - Four former prime ministers and several retired Supreme Court members are among almost two dozen prominent Canadians calling for stronger security oversight.Their statement, published Thursda...
Despite these negative views on the Dalai Lama coming from a more assertive China (now reportedly the world's largest economy and our second largest trading partner) Canada has provided considerable support to the Dalai Lama and issues of concern to him.
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Ontario lives in the political radical middle and is more moderate -- in principle, ideas and people -- than assumed. Kathleen Wynne understood that more than either the PCs under Hudak or the ONDP under Horwath.
VANCOUVER - Former Liberal prime minister Paul Martin has joined those who have criticized the Harper government's controversial reforms to First Nations education.The education of First Nations child...
OTTAWA - Two former Liberal defence ministers have told a Conservative-dominated Senate committee that Canada should participate in the contentious U.S. ballistic missile defence program.Bill Graham,...
TORONTO — Ontario's political leaders appear to be summoning their federal reserves to help fight the June 12 election campaign. Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and former Liberal prime minister...
TORONTO - Former prime minister Paul Martin, who once called payroll taxes a "cancer" on the economy, joined Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on Wednesday to advocate for a provincial pension plan that...
TORONTO - Former prime minister Jean Chretien was celebrated Tuesday as a political leader of courage, passion and vision — with some of the highest praise coming from his erstwhile partisan rivals.Th...
STANDOFF, Alta. - An aboriginal youth business program is coming to the Blood reserve in southern Alberta.The program at Kainai High School will be open to students in Grades 11 and 12 and aims to pro...
OTTAWA - Old partisan and leadership rivals are putting aside their differences to pay tribute to Jean Chretien at a star-studded event organizers hope heralds a new era of civility in politics in gen...
OTTAWA - Former prime minister Paul Martin will be in Alberta on Tuesday to unveil a new entrepreneurship program for aboriginal youth.Martin will be at the Blood Reserve near Calgary along with Chief...
If Canadians knew the truth about the dismal on-reserve education systems, they’d fight for equality. Paul Martin is convinced of that. He has been fighting for aboriginal economic development before,...
Wait a minute. Aren't we forgetting someone? Three of Stephen Harper's predecessors — Brian Mulroney, Jean Chretien and Kim Campbell — joined the prime minister for an 18-hour flight to South Africa...