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Trudeau's Hypocrisy On Pot Pardons Is Ruining Lives

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada Politics
Joshua Ostroff

If Trudeau says something shouldn't be criminal in a year, then people shouldn't be getting criminal records for it now - especially when most of those people are folks who don't enjoy his family's privileges of being white and wealthy. A criminal record traps people in the country and traps them in poverty. Almost every job does background checks, even volunteer organizations. It deeply impacts lives and when that record is due to nonviolent pot possession, it amounts to cruel and usual punishment.

Canada Should Stand Up For The Persecuted Rohingya Of Myanmar

Ujjal Dosanjh | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Politics
Ujjal Dosanjh

Entire Rohingya villages have been destroyed. Fleeing the violence in Myanmar, thousands of the Rohingya have taken refuge in neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia and Thailand; thousands more have died fleeing, many drowning in overcrowded boats.

Malala Yousafzai To Officially Receive Honorary Canadian Citizenship

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Politics

The ceremony had been delayed by the 2014 Parliament Hill attack.

Why Fewer Canadians Are Using Tobacco

Yaël Ossowski | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Living
Yaël Ossowski

Despite the millions in proposed new spending for getting Canadians unhooked off tobacco, fewer Canadians are lighting up. Looking at the numbers, it seems that even without a heavy handed government, fewer Canadians are using tobacco every year. So what changed?

Althia Raj

Youth Program With Ties To Trudeau Receives Last-Minute Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Politics

Katimavik just received funds to develop an "indigenous youth in transition" program.

Marijuana The Only Illicit Drug Gov't Will Legalize: Trudeau

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Politics

The PM said legalizing marijuana will take money away from gangs.

Trump Gives Trudeau A Shout-Out In His 1st Congress Speech

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada Politics

He mentioned a joint project they recently launched together.

Trudeau Has Overseen Over 56,000 Pot Possession Arrests

Dana Larsen | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

Since Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister, I estimate that there have been over 56,000 "police reported incidents" of cannabis possession in Canada. Note that these are not cases where people are being arrested for a more serious crime, and the police also find a joint in their pocket. These are "federal statute incidents reported by police, by most serious offence." So in all these "incidents," cannabis possession was the most serious "crime" being committed.

PM Writes Letter To Apologize For Answering English Question In French

CP | Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Politics

"I would like to express my sincere regrets."

Trudeau: Canada's Commitment To NATO About More Than Money

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Politics

"There are many ways of evaluating one's contribution to NATO."

Althia Raj

Months Of Talks, Bonding Led To Successful Trudeau-Trump Meeting

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada Politics

“I think this was one of the more scripted summits in recent history."

6 Human Rights Issues Trudeau Must Discuss With Trump

Alex Neve | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Alex Neve

The high level of cooperation between Canada and the United States over many decades has deeply intertwined our two countries and preserving Canada's long-held partnership with the United States will no doubt be at the top of Prime Minister Trudeau's to-do list in Washington. But he must be clear in sharing the message that mutual observance and commitment to upholding human rights must be at the very centre of the special bond between Canada and the United States. Worryingly, President Trump has so far given much reason to believe that regard for human rights is not high on his own to-do list.

Trudeau Can't Afford To Stay Quiet On Trump's New World Disorder

Warren Kinsella | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada
Warren Kinsella

Ottawa's Trump strategy, to date, has been to render itself very, very tiny - so tiny that Trump does not see us. Their approach has been analogous to Justin Trudeau taking the longer route home, so that the bully Trump does not beat him up and steal his lunch money.

Canada Is Juggling A Hot Potato

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

Mr. Trudeau must choose between the anti-pipeline provinces like Quebec and British Columbia, and the interests of Alberta; between the oil industry magnates and the citizen opposition; between the oil economy with its short term goals and our international commitments for the reduction of greenhouse gases.

Our Leaders' Silence In The Face Of Trump Is Complicity

Warren Kinsella | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada Politics
Warren Kinsella

Overwhelmingly, most decent Liberal and Conservative politicians are appalled by Trump. They are disgusted and shocked. In private, they will certainly tell you that. But in public? They say, and have said, precisely nothing.

'Why Did Your Dad Give Everyone In Western Canada The Middle Finger?'

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Politics

It became known as the "Salmon Arm Salute."

Sask. Oil Spill A Reminder To Be 'Mindful' Of Environment: PM

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Alberta

The pipeline belongs to Calgary-based Tundra Energy Marketing Ltd.

Mulcair Urges Trudeau To Push Back At Trump's Keystone Decision

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada Politics

The NDP leader asked Trudeau how the project aligns with Liberal climate change goals.

PM Grilled For Answering Anglophone's Mental Health Question In French

CP | Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada Politics

A woman who asked Trudeau a question about mental health said she "felt disrespected.''

Notley Claps Back At PM's Claim That Oilsands Will Be Phased Out

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Alberta

The Alberta premier did it without actually naming Trudeau.

How Much Common Ground Will Trump And Trudeau's Cabinets Share?

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Politics

Same jobs, different views.

Trudeau Should Shuffle His PMO, Too

Ujjal Dosanjh | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Politics
Ujjal Dosanjh

Trudeau's inner circle/PMO is mainly responsible for the mess he faces. His PMO team requires strengthening, whether by addition or subtraction. It certainly needs overhauling substantially, if not fully.

PM: 'I Look Forward' To Watchdog's Questions On Controversial Trip

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Politics

Trudeau and his family spent the holiday at the Aga Khan's private retreat.

Tory MP Calls Cabinet Shuffle A Distraction From PM's 'Outlandish Holidays'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Politics

The prime minister made some key changes 10 days before Donald Trump's inauguration.

Canada Is Great Because We Don't Brag About Being Great

Angelina Chapin | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Angelina Chapin

For a country that's historically been known as a wallflower, the attention is long overdue. But we shouldn't become "braggadocious" and let our national ego inflate. In short: We shouldn't become American. Canada has become so popular internationally precisely because of its humility.