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Trudeau To Speak At 'Women In The World Summit' In New York City

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2017 | 12:32 PM

Just weeks after making headlines on Broadway, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will return to New York City to discuss gender equity and women's rights at a summit that includes Hillary Clinton.

Trudeau announced Tuesday that he will participate in the Women in the World Summit on April 6,...

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Kevin O'Leary Appears 'Confused' About Notwithstanding Clause, Expert Says

(126) Comments | Posted March 27, 2017 | 12:29 PM

Conservative leadership hopeful Kevin O’Leary does not appear to understand how the notwithstanding clause in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms works, a constitutional expert says.

Emmett Macfarlane, a professor of political science at the University of Waterloo, sounded the alarm over O’Leary’s musings about using the controversial legislative tool...

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Bill Morneau Says Lifelong Pensions For Veterans Not Taken 'Off The List Of Things To Do'

(12) Comments | Posted March 24, 2017 | 6:04 PM

Canada’s finance minister maintains the signature promise Liberals made to injured veterans in the last election is still on the table, despite two straight federal budgets that saw that pledge go unfulfilled.

Liberals were the only party to promise in the 2015 election to...

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Kathleen Wynne's Job Approval Rating Is Just 12 Per Cent, Poll Suggests

(63) Comments | Posted March 24, 2017 | 7:09 AM

Spring’s season of renewal is starting on a sour note for Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne with a new poll suggesting her job approval rating has sunk to just 12 per cent.

The Angus Reid Institute, which tests approval ratings of provincial leaders each quarter, released numbers Friday showing...

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M-103: Anti-Islamophobia Motion Easily Passes House Of Commons

(90) Comments | Posted March 23, 2017 | 4:01 PM

A non-binding motion condemning Islamophobia and all forms of religious discrimination has easily passed the House of Commons.

M-103, tabled by Liberal backbencher Iqra Khalid in December, passed by a vote of 201-91 Thursday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was not in the House to vote.

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Trudeau Responds To Tory-NDP Tag Team By Asking Them To Think Of The Kids

(79) Comments | Posted March 22, 2017 | 3:54 PM

In a united front, Conservatives and New Democrats demanded to know what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would have done if Stephen Harper proposed to change Parliament the way that Liberals are now considering.

And in an extremely rowdy question period Wednesday, Trudeau responded by asking his colleagues to think of...

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M-103: Tories Force Recorded Vote On Anti-Islamophobia Motion

(37) Comments | Posted March 22, 2017 | 12:38 PM

Conservatives have demanded a recorded vote on a non-binding motion condemning Islamophobia which has sparked deep divisions among members of Parliament.

At least five Tory MPs rose from their seats after the final debate on M-103 Tuesday evening, the minimum number needed to ensure a recorded vote set...

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Tories Slam $127K Tab For Trudeau's Trip To Aga Khan's Private Bahamas Island

(94) Comments | Posted March 21, 2017 | 5:23 PM

Conservatives are criticizing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the $127,000 bill left for taxpayers after his recent family vacation to the Aga Khan’s private island in the Bahamas.

Tory MP Blaine Calkins rose in question period Tuesday to respond to documents tabled in Parliament, at the request of his colleagues,...

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Andrew Saxton Says Tory Leadership Bid About Protecting The 'Canadian Dream'

(6) Comments | Posted March 21, 2017 | 1:53 PM

The job that most prepared Andrew Saxton for politics involved bringing people food. And, as it turns out, booze for The Beach Boys.

It makes sense then that the Conservative leadership hopeful strikes an easy rapport with the server at Montecito Restaurant in downtown Toronto who’s just informed him there...

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Seamus O'Regan's Moving St. Patrick Day Speech Makes Point About Anti-Immigrant 'Vitriol'

(28) Comments | Posted March 16, 2017 | 5:37 PM

St. Patrick’s Day is a time to reflect on the good that can happen when Canadians open their hearts to those seeking refuge, a Liberal MP says.

It’s a message that Seamus O’Regan believes some Irish Canadians have forgotten.

O’Regan, the MP for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl, rose in the...

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Rick Peterson 'Ain't Flipping Around' When He Says He'll Win Tory Leadership

(18) Comments | Posted March 14, 2017 | 5:20 PM

Rick Peterson pronounces the words filet mignon the way they are meant to sound.

It’s late afternoon on a Monday in early March and the Conservative leadership hopeful is hungry.

“We’re on Vancouver time right now,” he says with a hearty laugh while sitting down at the Houston Avenue...

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Wynn's Law: Tory Bail Reform Bill Passes 2nd Reading With Help From 27 Liberal MPs

(7) Comments | Posted March 9, 2017 | 10:57 AM

A bail reform bill named in honour of an Alberta RCMP officer killed in the line of duty is one step closer to becoming a law after 27 Liberal MPs joined with opposition members to vote in its favour.

S-217 — better known as “Wynn’s Law” — passed...

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Ed Fast Welcomed Back To House Months After Suffering Stroke

(35) Comments | Posted March 7, 2017 | 5:00 PM

Veteran Conservative MP Ed Fast received a standing ovation in the House of Commons Tuesday before he even had a chance to speak.

Fast, the Tories’ environment critic and former international trade critic, suffered a stroke at his home in Abbotsford, B.C. in December.

A popular and...

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Maxime Bernier Criticized For Using 'Red Pill' Meme Popular Among Anti-Feminists

(33) Comments | Posted March 7, 2017 | 7:54 AM

A Conservative leadership contender has sparked a strange controversy on social media by using a meme that has been adopted by anti-feminists.

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier posted an image to Twitter Monday that's inspired by popular 1999 science fiction film, “The Matrix.” He is shown offering the “red pill” to...

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Michelle Rempel Says Illegal Border-Crossers Should Be Charged

(190) Comments | Posted March 3, 2017 | 3:10 PM

Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel says people who illegally enter Canada from a safe country where they are not "facing direct persecution" should be charged.

And Rempel is calling on the Liberal government to state clearly if it believes the United States is a safe country.

Rempel took...

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More Than 130,000 Canadians Sign Petition Demanding Liberals Keep Electoral Reform Promise

(192) Comments | Posted March 3, 2017 | 11:32 AM

A virtual petition calling on the Liberal government to keep its promise to reform Canada’s electoral system has formally closed this week with the signatures of more than 130,000 Canadians.

NDP MP Nathan Cullen — who blasted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a “liar” last month for abandoning...

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Trudeau Headed To Texas Next Week To Speak To Global Energy Leaders

(3) Comments | Posted March 2, 2017 | 3:59 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is headed to Texas next week to address what has been dubbed the “Davos of the energy industry.”

Trudeau said in a release Thursday that he will deliver a keynote speech March 9 at CERAWeek in Houston, an influential gathering...

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Kevin O'Leary Pulls Out Of Bilingual Tory Leadership Debate In Edmonton

(95) Comments | Posted February 27, 2017 | 8:02 AM

Conservative leadership hopeful Kevin O’Leary has abruptly announced he is pulling out of a bilingual debate set for Tuesday in Edmonton.

O’Leary’s 11th-hour exit will likely net his campaign a $10,000 fine from the party, and already has rival Lisa Raitt blasting him as a “chicken.”

The businessman said in...

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S-201: NDP Blasts Liberals For Trying To Gut Genetic Discrimination Bill

(9) Comments | Posted February 17, 2017 | 3:33 PM

In an unusual twist, New Democrats were able to ask and answer their own query in question period Friday while calling out Liberals for gutting a bill that seeks to outlaw genetic discrimination.

Veteran NDP MP David Christopherson rose to address the fate of Bill S-201, championed by...

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M-103: Tories Wonder What Islamophobia Means, Months After House Denounced It

(91) Comments | Posted February 16, 2017 | 5:10 PM

Political battle lines have been drawn over the specific definition of Islamophobia, even though the House of Commons unanimously agreed last October to condemn it in "all forms."

In question period Thursday, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly delivered a message to Conservatives who have said they will not support...

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