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Ryan Maloney is the senior politics editor at HuffPost Canada. A graduate of Western University's journalism program, he previously worked at Yahoo! Canada.

Ryan won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for best text feature in 2013 and his work has been nominated for several other journalism awards.

Raised in Port Colborne, Ont., Ryan now lives in Toronto with the world's best French bulldog, Murphy.

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Next Tory Leader Has Work To Do Courting Millennials, Centrist Voters: Abacus Data Poll

(49) Comments | Posted May 23, 2017 | 2:57 PM

The next federal Conservative leader could face hurdles when it comes to attracting millennial and centrist voters, a new poll suggests.

On Tuesday, Abacus Data released results of a survey that tested support for the two main opposition parties currently in the process of finding new leaders. The...

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Trudeau Picks Madeleine Meilleur, Ex-Ontario Minister, For Official Languages Commissioner

(1) Comments | Posted May 15, 2017 | 6:07 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has nominated a former Ontario Liberal cabinet minister as the next official languages commissioner, despite objections from Conservatives and New Democrats.

Trudeau announced in a media release Monday that he has chosen Madeleine Meilleur for the watchdog role. Meilleur served 13 years as an...

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Trudeau Ducks Queries About Ethics Watchdog Almost 20 Times In 1 Question Period

(132) Comments | Posted May 10, 2017 | 6:19 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ducked the same query nearly 20 times in the House of Commons Wednesday — while trying to showcase what it might be like if one question period a week was dedicated entirely to his answers.

Trudeau used many of the same words to stonewall opposition MPs...

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Elizabeth May Worried About Liberals' Use Of 'Harper Tactics'

(2) Comments | Posted May 9, 2017 | 1:54 PM

Elizabeth May is concerned about what she calls the increased use of “Harper tactics” from the Liberal government.

The Green Party leader rose in the House of Commons Tuesday morning to bemoan that the government invoked time allocation on Bill C-44, its budget implementation legislation tabled in April....

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Robert-Falcon Ouellette Delivers Speech In Cree To Ask For Help Protecting Indigenous Women

(29) Comments | Posted May 5, 2017 | 5:46 PM

A Liberal MP delivered a call to action this week on behalf of indigenous women facing violence — and later translated his words to ensure they would be understood.

Robert-Falcon Ouellette, the MP for Winnipeg Centre, spoke entirely in Cree when he rose in the House of Commons Thursday to...

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Nathan Cullen Scolded For Comparing Liberal Fundraising Changes To Polishing A 'Turd'

(19) Comments | Posted May 4, 2017 | 5:22 PM

Nathan Cullen’s potty mouth landed him a scolding in the House of Commons Thursday as he tried to creatively express his dissatisfaction with the Liberal government’s solution to so-called “cash-for-access” fundraisers.

The veteran New Democrat rose in question period to charge that Liberals have “conveniently managed to miss the entire...

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Brad Trost's Bill To Privatize CBC Fails Spectacularly By Vote Of 260-6

(54) Comments | Posted May 4, 2017 | 1:29 PM

A Conservative leadership candidate’s longshot private member’s bill to privatize the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has been overwhelmingly rejected by the House of Commons, including members of his own caucus.

Brad Trost’s Bill C-308 was defeated by a vote of 260-6 at second reading Wednesday. Just five...

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Trudeau Responds To Tory MP's 'Simple' Ethics Question With Very Familiar Line

(97) Comments | Posted May 3, 2017 | 5:46 PM

Conservative MP Chris Warkentin probably should have seen this one coming.

Warkentin rose in question period Wednesday to ask about the federal ethics commissioner’s investigation into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s use of a private helicopter during his visit to the Aga Khan’s private Bahamas island.

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Erin O'Toole's 'Top Gun' Memes Irk Liberal MP Who Flew Fighter Jets

(17) Comments | Posted May 3, 2017 | 12:17 PM

A Liberal MP who flew CF-18 fighter jets is taking exception to a Conservative leadership hopeful’s “Top Gun”-inspired promotion of himself.

Stephen Fuhr, who was elected to the B.C. riding of Kelowna-Lake Country in 2015 after completing a 20-year career with the Royal Canadian Air Force, tweeted a...

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Harjit Sajjan Sounds Like A Politician Hoping To Ride Out The Storm (Analysis)

(28) Comments | Posted May 1, 2017 | 7:54 PM

“They can call bullshit really quickly.”

The profanity seemed perfectly on brand for rookie Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan when he sat down with HuffPost Canada in December 2015 to talk about adjusting to a new life in politics.

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For Michael Chong, Leadership Often Means Going It Alone

(32) Comments | Posted April 28, 2017 | 5:13 PM

There’s an intersection just outside of town that Michael Chong can’t avoid. It’s where he lost both parents in separate car accidents, two decades apart.

Sitting down for lunch at the Brew House on the Grand in Fergus, Ont., Chong explains that the spot is not far from here.

It’s...

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Canadians Don't Want This Country To Become More Like U.S. In Trump Era, Poll Suggests

(60) Comments | Posted April 27, 2017 | 1:19 PM

In the tense, perplexing era of Donald Trump, a new poll suggests Canadians are overwhelmingly opposed to their country behaving more like the United States.

And in a possible sign of how things change, numbers released by Abacus Data Thursday convey that Canadians now look at China more...

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Kevin O'Leary Drops Out Of Tory Leadership Race, Endorses Maxime Bernier

(66) Comments | Posted April 26, 2017 | 1:47 PM

Kevin O’Leary says he has endorsed the man who blasted him as a loser mere weeks ago because he thinks Maxime Bernier is the only one who can win.

The celebrity businessman appeared beside his former Conservative leadership rival at a news conference in Toronto Wednesday after his bombshell announcement...

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Mulcair: Trudeau Must Stop 'Backing Up' For 'Bully' Donald Trump

(50) Comments | Posted April 25, 2017 | 3:43 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to stand up to the “bully” in the White House, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair told reporters in Ottawa Tuesday.

But Mulcair, responding to yet another softwood lumber dispute with the United States, was asked several times to clarify what exactly he wants Trudeau...

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Michelle Rempel: Trudeau Should Decry Saudi Arabia's Election To UN Women's Rights Commission

(48) Comments | Posted April 24, 2017 | 3:01 PM

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to speak out against the election of Saudi Arabia to a United Nations commission dedicated to women’s equality.

Rempel took to Facebook Sunday with a video responding to the news that Saudi Arabia was one of 13...

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Tony Clement, Ralph Goodale Have Feisty Exchange Ahead Of Liberal Pot Bill

(104) Comments | Posted April 13, 2017 | 3:33 PM

A pair of veteran members of Parliament had a spirited exchange Thursday over the “integrity” of the former Liberal justice minister who advised the government on marijuana legalization.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale even invited his Conservative critic Tony Clement to repeat his accusations outside the House of Commons, where...

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Tories Salute Harper For Spearheading Honorary Citizenship For Malala Yousafzai

(44) Comments | Posted April 12, 2017 | 6:30 PM

A veteran Conservative appeared to call out Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday for not acknowledging his predecessor’s efforts in granting honorary Canadian citizenship to Malala Yousafzai.

Though the long-awaited visit of the activist and Nobel Peace Prize co-winner to Parliament Hill was largely a time to put aside partisanship, Quebec...

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Malala Yousafzai Says Parliament Hill Attacker Did Not Share Her Faith

(20) Comments | Posted April 12, 2017 | 3:50 PM

Malala Yousafzai says the man who gunned down a Canadian soldier and attacked Parliament Hill did not share her Muslim faith, but rather the same hatred as the one who tried to kill her.

Brad Trost Pitches '100 Per Cent' Conservatism. And He Really Wants Your Attention

(146) Comments | Posted April 6, 2017 | 10:45 AM

Brad Trost does not believe that climate change threatens the planet, despite sweeping scientific consensus to the contrary.

He can’t get behind same-sex marriage, although it’s been legal in Canada for more than a decade and even his own party has moved on.

He’s vehemently anti-abortion. He opposes...

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Trudeau Takes Every Question In House And Gets Asked About Pot Use

(46) Comments | Posted April 5, 2017 | 4:59 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told his cabinet to take a load off and answered every single query in question period Wednesday.

As a result, Trudeau faced a potentially uncomfortable question about his own marijuana use and reluctance to decriminalize the drug before his government ushers in legalization.

Though Trudeau is...

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