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Kathleen Wynne Now Canada's Least Popular Premier, Poll Suggests

(148) Comments | Posted September 22, 2016 | 1:28 PM

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is now the least popular provincial leader in Canada, a new poll suggests.

According to numbers from the Angus Reid Institute released on Thursday, Wynne has taken the ignominious title from Newfoundland and Labrador's Dwight Ball. Wynne has an approval rating of 20 per cent, while...

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Trudeau Questioned On 'Motivation' Behind Looming UN Peacekeeping Mission

(154) Comments | Posted September 21, 2016 | 5:25 PM

In his first question period in months, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced down rivals who raised doubts about both his motivations for a looming United Nations peacekeeping mission and respect for Parliament.

Trudeau returned to the House of Commons Wednesday after a trip to the UN that was widely seen...

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Marc Emery Endorses Maxime Bernier For Conservative Leader

(43) Comments | Posted September 15, 2016 | 12:43 PM

A Conservative leadership contender is welcoming the endorsement of Canada's so-called "Prince of Pot."

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier, whose campaign is built around libertarian principles, won over notorious British Columbia-based marijuana activist Marc Emery on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for Bernier's campaign says it is another example of the...

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John McCallum: Kellie Leitch Put Herself 'On The Map' With 'Anti-Canadian Values' Debate

(18) Comments | Posted September 13, 2016 | 4:48 PM

The federal immigration minister suggests a Conservative leadership contender's talk about screening newcomers for "anti-Canadian values" is about little more than raising her own profile.

John McCallum was asked Tuesday about a Mainstreet Research poll for Postmedia that shows Kellie Leitch's name recognition and approval rating have both...

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Andrew Scheer Quits As Opposition House Leader To Explore Run To Replace Harper

(15) Comments | Posted September 13, 2016 | 11:08 AM

Conservative House Leader Andrew Scheer is resigning his post to further explore a run for his party's leadership.

Scheer made the announcement Tuesday in Halifax as Tories gather to prepare for the upcoming session of Parliament.

Addressing reporters in fluent French first, the veteran Saskatchewan MP and former speaker...

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Liberals Won't Hold Vote On Peacekeeping Missions: Ministers

(114) Comments | Posted September 8, 2016 | 2:37 PM

The Liberal government will not hold a vote in Parliament before possibly deploying hundreds of troops for United Nations peacekeeping operations, two senior ministers say.

International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau told The Huffington Post Quebec this week that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make the final call about...

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Liberals' Transgender Rights Bill Backed By Majority Of Canadians: Angus Reid Institute Poll

(46) Comments | Posted September 7, 2016 | 12:51 PM

Canadians overwhelmingly support Liberal legislation that would make it illegal to discriminate on the grounds of gender identity, a new poll suggests.

The Angus Reid Institute released numbers Wednesday exploring attitudes towards transgender Canadians and the role government should play in protecting their civil rights.

The poll found...

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All Things Equal, Canadians Prefer Female Leaders: Abacus Data Poll

(115) Comments | Posted September 6, 2016 | 2:27 PM

A new poll suggests that, all things being equal, most Canadians prefer female political leaders to male ones.

In a survey released over the weekend, Abacus Data asked voters who they would pick for party leader if the choice came down to an equally qualified man and woman.

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Kellie Leitch, Tory Leadership Contender, Explains What She Means By 'Anti-Canadian Values'

(431) Comments | Posted September 2, 2016 | 5:00 PM

A Conservative leadership contender has elaborated on what she sees as "anti-Canadian values."

Ontario MP Kellie Leitch caused a stir this week after The Canadian Press revealed her campaign asked supporters in a survey if the federal government should screen refugees and landed immigrants for values that clash...

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Most Canadians Unaware Electoral Reform Work Has Started: Ipsos Poll

(94) Comments | Posted September 1, 2016 | 2:45 PM

The debate over what could bring about the biggest change to Canada's democracy is being closely watched by an elite group representing three per cent of the population, a new poll suggests.

The sobering numbers from Ipsos Public Affairs were released Wednesday ahead of the testimony of Dr....

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Emma Thompson Backs Clyde River's Push Against Seismic Testing, Pressures Trudeau

(7) Comments | Posted August 30, 2016 | 12:45 PM

An Academy Award-winner has teamed up with Greenpeace Canada to pressure Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on seismic testing for oil and gas in the Arctic.

British actress Emma Thompson visited Nunavut's Clyde River this month to again advocate against seismic blasting in Baffin Bay and the Davis Strait....

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Most Canadians Say Political Correctness Has Gone 'Too Far': Angus Reid Institute Poll

(445) Comments | Posted August 29, 2016 | 12:34 PM

A majority of Canadians believe that political correctness infringes too much on their freedom of expression, a new poll suggests.

The numbers released Monday from the Angus Reid Institute show that 76 per cent of respondents think political correctness — loosely defined as the avoidance of certain words...

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Harper's Legacy: 10 Ways The Ex-PM Left His Mark On Canada

(235) Comments | Posted August 26, 2016 | 3:33 PM

In some ways, one of prime minister Stephen Harper's top achievements was that he got to be prime minister at all.

When he took over as Canadian Alliance leader in 2002, the biggest political drama at the time surrounded questions of which Liberal cabinet minister would next make it to...

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

(245) 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

(152) 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

(4) 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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