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Peter MacKay Blasts Trudeau's 'Neglect' Of Atlantic Canadians In National Post Column

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2016 | 1:37 PM

A former Conservative cabinet minister says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has "spit" in the eye of Atlantic Canadians by not guaranteeing the next Supreme Court justice will hail from the region.

In a column published Wednesday in the National Post, Peter MacKay — a former Nova Scotia MP...

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Trudeau: Gord Downie's 'Touching' Words Echoed Across Country

(7) Comments | Posted August 22, 2016 | 5:19 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Gord Downie's call to fix the federal government's relationship with Canada's indigenous people is one he hears "echoed" across Canada.

From a concert-stage in Kingston, Ont. Saturday night, with millions of Canadians watching what may be The Tragically Hip's last performance, the lead singer of...

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Trudeau Lauds Black Lives Matter, Indigenous Activists In Interview With Ben Mulroney

(57) Comments | Posted August 22, 2016 | 2:06 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he commends Black Lives Matter and indigenous activists for pushing his government on issues of discrimination in the justice system.

In a wide-ranging interview that aired Monday on CTV's "Your Morning," host Ben Mulroney asked the prime minister about the over-representation...

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Kathleen Wynne's Liberals Trailing Tories In Ontario, Poll Suggests

(144) Comments | Posted August 19, 2016 | 2:48 PM

Kathleen Wynne's days as Ontario premier could be numbered, a new poll suggests.

A Forum Research survey released Wednesday paints something of a grim picture for Wynne and her long-serving Liberals, but also shows that Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown remains a mystery to many voters.

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Charlie Angus: Jane Philpott's Limo Tab Shows 'Disconnect' On Indigenous Health Travel

(36) Comments | Posted August 18, 2016 | 5:41 PM

An NDP member of Parliament who represents indigenous people in remote communities says Health Minister Jane Philpott's $1,700 limo bill reveals a troubling "disconnect" in her department.

Charlie Angus told The Huffington Post Canada Wednesday he was surprised Philpott's "whopping" tab, racked up in one day, was approved...

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Liberals Won't Confirm If Looming Africa Mission Will Face Debate, Vote In Parliament

(0) Comments | Posted August 16, 2016 | 3:48 PM

Liberals won't confirm if a House of Commons debate and vote will be held before they commit Canadian troops to Africa for what's expected to be a lengthy mission.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced Monday that the federal government will soon unveil Canada's expanded contribution to United Nations...

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Shirtless Mark Critch Photobombs Justin Trudeau In Newfoundland

(46) Comments | Posted August 15, 2016 | 1:03 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau now knows what it's like to be on the other side of a shirtless photobomb.

Mark Critch, star of CBC's "This Hour Has 22 Minutes," pulled off the feat in St. John's, Newfoundland Monday. The comedian shared a photo of the "accidental" interruption to Twitter.

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Donald Trump Presidency A Very Concerning Notion For Canadians: Poll

(41) Comments | Posted August 10, 2016 | 4:24 PM

Almost four-in-five Canadians are troubled by the idea of Donald Trump becoming the next United States president, a new poll suggests.

According to numbers from Insights West released on Tuesday, 79 per cent of Canadians say they are "very" or "moderately" concerned about the possibility the wildly-controversial Republican...

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Tories Use Shirtless Trudeau Photo To Criticize PM's Vacation Amid Job Losses

(322) Comments | Posted August 10, 2016 | 12:11 PM

Conservatives showcased a blurry picture of a bare-chested Justin Trudeau this week to criticize the prime minister's family vacation amid worrying job numbers, but were reportedly ordered to pull it down.

The Conservative Party launched a page on its website highlighting that 31,200 net jobs were shed in...

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Peter Kent: Liberals Wasted Money On Conference Promoting 'Hate Speech And Intolerance'

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2016 | 3:26 PM

Conservatives are demanding to know why Canadian tax dollars were used to sponsor a forum they say is "being used to promote anti-Semitism."

Tory foreign affairs critic Peter Kent released a statement Tuesday after the National Post revealed that the World Social Forum, to be held in Montreal this week,...

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Viewers Confused After Trump Appears To Make Lewd Slip During Big Speech

(192) Comments | Posted August 8, 2016 | 3:18 PM

Donald Trump's attempt to reset his presidential campaign with a serious economic speech has spurred more mockery after another strange moment.

In an address to the Detroit Economic Club Monday, read from a teleprompter and interrupted 14 times by protesters, Trump appeared to say his plan would bring...

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Lisa Raitt: Liberals Treating Atlantic Canada Like 'Backwater Place'

(138) Comments | Posted August 4, 2016 | 5:22 PM

A possible contender for the Conservative leadership says Liberals are treating Atlantic Canada like a "backwater place" by not guaranteeing that the next Supreme Court justice will be from the region.

And Tory MP Lisa Raitt — who was raised in Sydney, Nova Scotia but represents the Ontario riding of...

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Cathy McLeod: Tories Back MMIW Inquiry 'As Long As' There Are Results, Costs Under Control

(59) Comments | Posted August 3, 2016 | 1:49 PM

Conservatives have reaffirmed their support for a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, with certain conditions.

Throughout its years in government, the party of former prime minister Stephen Harper consistently rejected calls for a national inquiry into the phenomenon.

In November, interim Tory leader Rona Ambrose

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New Supreme Court Appointment Process Shows Atlantic Canadian Liberals 'Failed': Tories

(76) Comments | Posted August 2, 2016 | 4:11 PM

The so-called "red tide" that swept across Atlantic Canada in the last federal election has not convinced Prime Minister Justin Trudeau the next Supreme Court justice must hail from that region.

Liberals unveiled a new, independent advisory board Tuesday that will change how top court justices are appointed....

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Cheri DiNovo Quits NDP Leadership Race Amid Health Troubles

(21) Comments | Posted August 2, 2016 | 11:29 AM

The only declared candidate for the federal NDP leadership is dropping out because of health concerns.

Ontario MPP Cheri DiNovo announced in a statement Tuesday that she has suffered two small strokes in recent weeks. After consulting with her family and staff, she has decided to withdraw from the race...

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Newspapers Criticized For Running Photos Of Bill Clinton After Hillary Made History

(21) Comments | Posted July 27, 2016 | 4:23 PM

Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday when she became the first woman nominated to lead a major American party into a presidential election. By any standard, that's front-page news.

But several major U.S. newspapers ran the story with photos of a man on page A1 — Clinton's husband...

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'Brilliant' Stephane Dion Should Testify Before Electoral Reform Committee, Tories Say

(104) Comments | Posted July 27, 2016 | 12:56 PM

It seems Conservatives are suddenly very interested in the views of Stephane Dion, a man the party deemed "not a leader" not so long ago.

On Tuesday, Tory MPs on the special committee studying changes to Canada's electoral system pushed to have the foreign affairs minister appear before...

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Most Canadians Say A Gay Prime Minister Is Likely Within 10 Years: Abacus Data Poll

(147) Comments | Posted July 26, 2016 | 1:41 PM

A majority of Canadians believe it's likely a gay prime minister will be in charge within the next decade, a new poll suggests.

Abacus Data recently asked respondents to weigh in on the probability of a number of possible scenarios in the next 10 or 20 years, including...

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Canadians Say Men Have Easier Path To High Political Offices Than Women, Poll Suggests

(5) Comments | Posted July 25, 2016 | 4:28 PM

Canadians believe it's easier for men to get elected to high political offices, even though they see women as equally strong leaders, a new poll suggests.

The Angus Reid Institute released the numbers Monday as Democrat Hillary Clinton prepares to become the first woman to capture a major...

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Doug Black, 'Elected' Alberta Senator, Quits Tory Caucus To Sit As Independent

(16) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 1:12 PM

One of the few Canadian senators to have been "elected" to the Upper Chamber under a party banner now says he can be better serve the Senate by sitting as an independent.

Alberta Sen. Doug Black, who was appointed in January 2013 by former prime minister Stephen Harper, announced in...

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