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Jim Carr's Remarks About Using Military At Kinder Morgan Protests Were 'Reckless': NDP

(14) Comments | Posted December 2, 2016 | 2:29 PM

New Democrats are sounding the alarm after the natural resources minister suggested the Canadian military could quash protests over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, if they become unlawful.

Jim Carr reportedly made the remarks to a group of Alberta business leaders Thursday, two days after the federal government...

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Maryam Monsef Tries To Use Math Formula To Mock Electoral Reform Committee

(95) Comments | Posted December 1, 2016 | 8:11 PM

The minister of democratic institutions attempted to use a mathematical formula to deride months of work by the special all-party committee she tasked with studying electoral reform.

Maryam Monsef sparked outrage from opposition MPs in question period Thursday when she charged that the group did not get the job done...

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Maxime Bernier Lands Endorsement Of Tony Clement For Conservative Leader

(11) Comments | Posted December 1, 2016 | 9:25 AM

Conservative leadership hopeful Maxime Bernier has landed the endorsement of former rival Tony Clement.

The pair of former cabinet ministers made the announcement official at a press conference in Ottawa Thursday morning after Clement first shared the news on Twitter.

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Ambrose Tells Trudeau To 'Just Say No' To Giving CBC $400M In Additional Funding

(100) Comments | Posted November 30, 2016 | 5:33 PM

Federal Conservatives are urging the Liberal government not to give the CBC/Radio Canada more than $400 million in additional annual funding so that the public broadcaster can go ad-free.

Interim Tory Leader Rona Ambrose rose in question period Wednesday to bemoan the request CBC made this week to Canadian Heritage.

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Charlie Angus: Canadians Will Rise Above 'Politics Of Fear' In Trump Era

(2) Comments | Posted November 29, 2016 | 5:57 PM

A possible contender for the federal NDP leadership has issued a call to action for Canadians worried about division at home in the era of Donald Trump.

Charlie Angus rose in the House of Commons Tuesday to say Trump’s election win earlier this month — after a campaign built around...

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Joe Biden's Coming To Canada To Meet With Trudeau, Premiers

(30) Comments | Posted November 29, 2016 | 1:53 PM

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is coming to Ottawa next week for an official visit.

The Prime Minister’s Office announced Tuesday that Biden will be in the capital on Dec. 8 and 9 to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Biden will also be feted at a dinner in his...

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Nathan Cullen: Maryam Monsef Becoming 'The Voice Of No' On Electoral Reform

(22) Comments | Posted November 28, 2016 | 6:18 PM

An NDP critic says the all-party committee poised to recommend changes to Canada’s voting system has been thrown under the bus by the very minister in charge of the file.

Nathan Cullen rose in question period Monday to call out Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef for raising new questions about...

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Trudeau Won't Attend Fidel Castro's Funeral: PMO

(300) Comments | Posted November 28, 2016 | 12:57 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not attend the funeral of former Cuban president Fidel Castro, his office confirms.

Governor General David Johnston will instead represent Canada at a commemoration for Castro in Havana on Tuesday. Johnston said in a release that he was making the trip “at the...

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Trudeau's Response To Same-Sex Marriage Question In Liberia Wasn't Good Enough: NDP

(174) Comments | Posted November 25, 2016 | 2:14 PM

New Democrats are questioning Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s commitment to defending LGBTQ rights abroad after his response to a question about same-sex marriage in an African nation where gay activity is criminalized.

At a press conference with Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Thursday, Trudeau was asked to address...

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Liberals Defend Controversial Fundraisers By Saying Rivals Did Them, Too

(37) Comments | Posted November 24, 2016 | 5:41 PM

Liberals facing a barrage of questions over their fundraising practices now appear to be retorting that their rivals are no better.

For weeks, government ministers have defended so-called “cash-for-access” fundraisers featuring top players such as Finance Minister Bill Morneau and even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The government has...

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Tory Leadership Contender Kellie Leitch Says CBC Needs To Be 'Dismantled'

(132) Comments | Posted November 24, 2016 | 2:26 PM

Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch is pledging to scrap the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, if elected prime minister.

Leitch made the announcement in a release Thursday, one day after leadership rival Maxime Bernier outlined his plan to “refocus” the mandate of the public broadcaster.

“The CBC doesn’t...

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Rona Ambrose: PM's Response To Judge's Decision Makes It Harder For Sexual Assault Victims

(40) Comments | Posted November 23, 2016 | 6:04 PM

The interim Conservative leader says the prime minister’s “staggering” reaction to a judge’s sentencing decision makes it harder for assaulted women to step forward.

Rona Ambrose made the charge in question period Wednesday, one day after she highlighted how an Ontario Superior Court justice struck down a mandatory...

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Maxime Bernier: CBC Needs 'Focused' Mandate, Should Get Out Of Advertising Market

(19) Comments | Posted November 23, 2016 | 3:06 PM

A Conservative leadership candidate who has built his campaign on libertarian principles says he wants to “refocus” the mandate of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), but isn’t calling for its privatization.

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier, who has already called for the privatization of Canada Post and the country’s...

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Trudeau Pressed To Keep Mandatory Sentence For Sexual Interference

(13) Comments | Posted November 22, 2016 | 6:44 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has accused Conservatives of trying to make a "political football" out of an Ontario judge’s sentencing decision in a case involving the sexual interference of a minor.

Interim Tory leader Rona Ambrose noted in question period Tuesday that an Ontario Superior Court justice struck down a...

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Michelle Rempel: Transgender Rights Bill Is About Compassion

(11) Comments | Posted November 18, 2016 | 5:31 PM

A Conservative MP has made an impassioned case for supporting the Liberal government’s transgender rights bill and expressed regret for voting against a similar piece of legislation three years ago.

Calgary’s Michelle Rempel, who was one of 38 Tory MPs to support Bill C-16 in second reading last...

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Rona Ambrose: Trudeau Loves 'Hanging Out With Billionaires' Like Trump

(32) Comments | Posted November 16, 2016 | 12:08 PM

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose threw a backhanded compliment at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he deals with the new reality of American president-elect Donald Trump.

“Prime Minister Trudeau loves hanging out with billionaires,” Ambrose told her caucus Wednesday. “This could work out.”

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John McCallum: Liberals Aware Of Risks Behind Scrapping Mexican Visa Restrictions

(7) Comments | Posted November 15, 2016 | 5:54 PM

Canada’s immigration minister says he knows there are risks involved with lifting the visa requirement for Mexican visitors early next month but maintains the benefits are worth it.

John McCallum faced questions in the House of Commons Tuesday over testimony a senior official from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada delivered...

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Rona Ambrose: Liberals Must Scrap Carbon Tax Plan, Push Keystone Because Of Trump

(82) Comments | Posted November 14, 2016 | 5:32 PM

Conservatives are pushing the Liberal government to abandon plans for a national carbon tax and forcefully advocate for the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline now that Americans have elected Donald Trump.

In the first question period since Trump’s stunning victory last week, interim Tory Leader Rona Ambrose painted the...

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Trump's Victory Is Upsetting To Most Canadians, Raises Concerns About Canada-U.S. Relations: Poll

(41) Comments | Posted November 11, 2016 | 2:05 PM

Most Canadians are stunned and upset by the election of Donald Trump to the American presidency, and believe Canada-U.S. relations will suffer as a result, a new poll suggests.

The Angus Reid Institute released numbers Friday showing that nearly two-thirds of Canadians are unhappy with the U.S. election...

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Kevin O'Leary Calls Trudeau 'The Wrong Guy' To Deal With Trump

(432) Comments | Posted November 11, 2016 | 9:45 AM

Kevin O’Leary is sounding the alarm over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan for a national carbon price and apparent willingness to re-open the North American Free Trade Agreement now that Donald Trump is headed to the White House.

The reality TV star and chairman of O’Leary Funds, who has mused...

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