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Trudeau Congratulates Trump, But Also Reminds Him Of 'Integrated Economies'

(26) Comments | Posted January 20, 2017 | 1:53 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau highlighted the “integrated economies” of the United States and Canada and the importance of trade in his statement marking the inauguration of Donald Trump Friday.

Meanwhile, the Trump administration has already made clear that it will seek to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement...

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As Trump Takes Office, Americans Still Sees Canada As Top Ally: Poll

(6) Comments | Posted January 19, 2017 | 4:50 PM

As the world braces for the unpredictable reality of President Donald Trump, a new poll suggests Americans still see Canada as their top global ally.

It’s a much different picture for the United States’ neighbour to the south.

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Kevin O'Leary Says All Those Things He Said On TV 'Don't Mean Anything'

(233) Comments | Posted January 18, 2017 | 1:52 PM

The newest contender for the Conservative leadership says the words that helped make him famous “don’t mean anything.”

Celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary, perhaps best known as a TV commentator and judge on CBC's “Dragon’s Den” and ABC’s “Shark Tank,” confirmed Wednesday that he is running to replace Stephen Harper

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Students Ask Trudeau For Selfie, Then Press Him On Indigenous Rights

(24) Comments | Posted January 17, 2017 | 3:37 PM

A pair of Dalhousie University students made the most of an encounter with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week by pressing him to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Trudeau is currently on a cross-country tour, chatting with Canadians in town hall meetings and...

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Trudeau's Oilsands 'Phase Out' Remark Not So Different From Harper: PMO

(37) Comments | Posted January 16, 2017 | 1:52 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s spokesman is suggesting his boss was echoing the sentiments of his predecessor when he said Canada would “phase out” Alberta’s oilsands.

Trudeau sparked some controversy Friday when he made clear at a town hall meeting in Peterborough, Ont. that resources wouldn’t be extracted from...

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Trump Cabinet Picks: How Much Common Ground Will They Share With Canada's Cabinet?

(13) Comments | Posted January 13, 2017 | 4:49 PM

She was sanctioned by Russian President Vladimir Putin. He was awarded Putin’s Order of Friendship.

She wrote a book on the “rise of the global super-rich.” He made hundreds of millions of dollars in the oil industry.

The contrasts between new Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Secretary of...

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Trudeau Asked To Justify Federal Price On Carbon By Tearful Grandmother

(201) Comments | Posted January 13, 2017 | 4:10 PM

A tearful Ontario grandmother feeling crushed by the cost of her hydro bill asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a town hall Friday to justify putting a federal price on carbon.

The woman, identified by CBC News as Kathy Katula of Buckhorn, Ont., sparked applause by sharing her...

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'Anti-Elite' Kellie Leitch Reportedly Reminds Young Critic About All The Letters At End Of Her Name

(90) Comments | Posted January 13, 2017 | 2:49 PM

A Conservative leadership candidate who has built her campaign around bashing “elites” reportedly reminded a young Tory questioning her policies that there's a reason she has all kinds of letters attached to her name.

Kellie Leitch, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, also made it clear online Friday that she's proud of...

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Trudeau Says He Used The Aga Khan's Private Helicopter, Raising Possible Ethics Questions

(84) Comments | Posted January 12, 2017 | 4:19 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he used the private helicopter of the Aga Khan during his holiday trip to the Bahamas — travel that could well represent a violation of the Conflict of Interest Act.

Speaking to reporters in Kingston, Ont. as part of a cross-country tour, Trudeau was again...

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Andrew Scheer Scores Endorsement Of 4 Quebec MPs Ahead Of French Debate

(13) Comments | Posted January 12, 2017 | 12:21 PM

A Conservative leadership contender from Saskatchewan has scored the endorsement of four Quebec MPs days ahead of a major French language debate.

Andrew Scheer said Thursday that he has won the support of MPs Alain Rayes, Pierre Paul-Hus, Luc Berthold, and Sylvie Boucher. The endorsements are potentially significant because there...

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Brad Trost Claims Cabinet Shuffle About Replacing 'Less Photogenic' MPs

(59) Comments | Posted January 11, 2017 | 1:22 PM

A Conservative leadership candidate is claiming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau replaced two veteran Liberals in his cabinet because they weren’t “photogenic” enough.

Saskatchewan MP Brad Trost took to Facebook Tuesday to fundraise off of Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle, which saw Stephane Dion replaced as foreign affairs minister by Chrystia...

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Trudeau Cabinet Shuffle: Fresh Faces Ahmed Hussen, François-Philippe Champagne, Karina Gould Promoted

(10) Comments | Posted January 10, 2017 | 2:39 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed three fresh faces to his cabinet, as two veteran Liberals transition out of his inner circle.

On Tuesday, Trudeau unveiled replacements for Stephane Dion at foreign affairs and John McCallum at immigration. Both longtime MPs are over 60 years old, and served in previous...

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Erin O'Toole Says He Won't Personally Attack Fellow Tory Leadership Contenders

(10) Comments | Posted January 9, 2017 | 12:58 PM

A Conservative leadership candidate is publicly pledging not to personally attack his rivals, even while conceding the strategy could cost him headlines.

Erin O’Toole made the commitment in a release Monday that called for Tories to stay united in what he hopes will be a contest of ideas.

“This is...

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Andrew Scheer: Ethics Watchdog Should Probe Trudeau's Vacation On The Aga Khan's Island

(100) Comments | Posted January 9, 2017 | 11:32 AM

A Conservative leadership hopeful has asked the ethics watchdog to investigate Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s vacation to the private Bahamian island of a religious leader — whose non-profit organization has received millions of Canadian tax dollars.

In a letter to Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson Sunday, Andrew Scheer called...

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Lisa Raitt Blasts Kevin O'Leary, Kellie Leitch For 'Irresponsible,' Trump-Like Politics

(86) Comments | Posted January 4, 2017 | 10:41 AM

Conservative leadership contender Lisa Raitt says the “negative, irresponsible politics” of rival Kellie Leitch and likely candidate Kevin O’Leary will doom Tory hopes of winning government in 2019.

The veteran Ontario MP blasted both Leitch and O’Leary at a press conference in Ottawa Wednesday. She also announced a new website...

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Andrew Scheer: It's Time For Kevin O'Leary To 'Fish Or Cut Bait'

(30) Comments | Posted January 3, 2017 | 12:05 PM

A Conservative leadership candidate is accusing Kevin O’Leary of hiding on the sidelines to avoid a French-language debate this month.

“If Kevin wants to run, it’s time to fish or cut bait,” Andrew Scheer said in a release Tuesday urging O’Leary to quit stalling and formally get in...

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From Chrystia Freeland To Maryam Monsef, Pundits Weigh In On Trudeau's Cabinet Ministers

(33) Comments | Posted December 29, 2016 | 8:32 PM

A panel of former political strategists has singled out International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland as one of the top performing Liberal cabinet ministers last year, but gave some low marks to Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was highlighted as both his government’s biggest asset and...

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Canadian Politics Was More Than Just Yelling In 2016

(8) Comments | Posted December 15, 2016 | 6:14 PM

Everyone knows there’s a lot of yelling in the House of Commons. Plenty of insults and obfuscation to go around, too.

But there are also moments of humour, camaraderie, and grace that perhaps aren’t seen enough amid the cut and thrust.

In 2016, members of Parliament rose from their seats...

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Trudeau Comfortable With Minimum Age Of 18 To Buy Legal Pot

(40) Comments | Posted December 15, 2016 | 2:59 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thinks Canadians old enough to drink alcohol are old enough to smoke marijuana legally.

Trudeau made the point at a press conference in Ottawa Thursday, days after a federal task force on marijuana legalization recommended the national minimum age to buy recreational marijuana be...

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Rodger Cuzner's 2016 Christmas Poem Takes Swipes At Leitch, O'Leary

(12) Comments | Posted December 14, 2016 | 6:24 PM

If you come at Rodger Cuzner, you best not miss.

In what has become a holiday tradition richer than rum and egg nog, the veteran Liberal MP rose in question period Wednesday to deliver his annual political re-write of “Twas The Night Before Christmas.”

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