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Trudeau says he could not support proportional representation (PR), the system that would best ensure the popular vote is accurately reflected in the House of Commons. He claims PR would allow extremists to hold the balance of power in Ottawa. This is simply fear-mongering, unworthy of a prime minister.
The building is named after Hector-Louis Langevin, a father of Confederation who expressed strong support for establishing Canada's residential school program.
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A National Defence spokesman says the total includes the actual cost of catering and delivering multiple meals on each round trip, as well as related costs.
Martine Ouellet called it "a direct insult'' to the Quebec nation and its heritage.
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"The NDP, when we form government on Oct. 19, will not be bound by this secret government that Mr. Harper has been negotiating."
NDP leader Thomas Mulcair is already taking measurements for new drapes in the Prime Minister's Office, but he might have a more pressing matter to deal with: whether he should even be allowed to contest this fall's election.
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Emails in the Prime Minister's Office are at risk of disappearing forever, and need to be better monitored to prevent staff from improperly deleting them. That's the conclusion of a 16-month probe by...
Dr. Warren Bell, a British Columbia GP, addressed the Joint Review Panel hearings on the Enbridge pipeline on January 28, 2013. Bell, who has training in psychology, said the toxic Enbridge controversy is a symptom of "structural pathology" at the heart of Canada's government.
Between NDP MPs not paying their income taxes and members of the federal Conservative caucus being accused of defrauding taxpayers through false spending claims, neither party has the moral authority to determine whether Justin Trudeau acted inappropriately in being compensated for speeches he was being asked to deliver that were outside his mandate as an MP. At its core the vitriol and stunning rhetoric regarding this issue has little to do with Trudeau's actions and far more to do with the fear of what Justin Trudeau at the helm of the Liberal Party of Canada could do to the government and official opposition.
Tim Knight writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada. Some things I don't understand: What happened to that absolutely essential element of political participatory de...
Stars singer Torquil Campbell and Andrew MacDougall, the Director of Communications for the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) got into another war of words Saturday night in an exchange that referred to S...
Ministers, their staff and individual MPs often find it almost impossible to get PMO to move away from a position or talking point that they have adopted. The micro-management style worked initially because in 2006 most staff and ministers were new at what they were doing. Micro-management and message control also worked because of the minority situation the government found itself in. Majority rule has changed that dynamic. All in all, there are Interesting times ahead if you sit on the backbenches of the government side.
OTTAWA - The prime minister's office is praising the work of a senior RCMP officer who was recently disciplined for workplace bullying inside of Stephen Harper's security detail.An internal memo sent...
OTTAWA - Several hundred of the prime minister's civil service staff donned full combat gear, pretended to visit an Afghan village, and sucked on name tags using straws in a zany day of games meant to...
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has named columnist Angelo Persichilli as his new director of communications. Persichilli starts work next week, where he'll set communications strategy for the Prime Mi...