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Gord Downie Has Given My Life A Soundtrack

(15) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 1:37 PM

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I didn't want to think about a Canada without Gord Downie.

So when the texts and emails rolled in, I reverted to pragmatism. I thought instead about the band's last tour and how difficult it will be to snag tickets. I told co-workers that The...

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Maryam Monsef Asks If Tories Think Women, Indigenous People Getting Vote Were 'Little Changes'

(59) Comments | Posted May 20, 2016 | 3:07 PM

Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef faced sustained pressure from Conservatives this week over her government's refusal to hold a referendum on electoral reform.

On Friday, she tried to turn the tables by pouncing on two words — "little changes" – uttered by a backbencher in question period.


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Liberals, Tories Accuse Each Other Of Hypocrisy Over Veterans Lawsuit

(19) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 4:55 PM

The Liberal government's decision to battle injured veterans in court has sparked accusations of hypocrisy on both sides of the House of Commons.

Two Conservative MPs, who also happen to be veterans, rose in question period on Thursday to charge that Liberals were breaking a pledge that vets would never...

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Trudeau Apologizes To House Of Commons For 'Failing To Live Up To A Higher Standard'

(436) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 10:42 AM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized to the House of Commons for making inappropriate physical contact with a Conservative MP Wednesday, and for accidentally bumping into an NDP MP.

Trudeau said that members of Parliament expect more of him and that he expects more of himself.

"I apologize...

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Rona Ambrose Says Trudeau Should Be 'Ashamed' Over Incident In House

(247) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 10:10 PM

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should be "ashamed" of his actions ahead of a vote in the House of Commons Wednesday.

The official Opposition leader released a statement to media in response to a heated melee in the House hours earlier.

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Opposition Accuses Liberals Of Seeking 'Unprecedented' Control Of Parliament

(84) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 2:10 PM

New Democrats and Conservatives are alleging that a government motion to change how they do their work in the House of Commons is retribution after an embarrassing Liberal fumble this week.

And while both parties say the move is unlike anything seen before, the Liberals maintain they are just trying...

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Tory MP Jim Eglinski Accuses Liberals Of Muzzling Scientists, Everyone Laughs

(87) Comments | Posted May 17, 2016 | 4:30 PM

The House of Commons erupted in laughter Tuesday after a Conservative backbencher accused the Liberal government of "muzzling scientists."

Alberta MP Jim Eglinski rose in question period to again express frustrations over the mountain pine beetles that are wreaking havoc in Jasper National Park, located in his riding.

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Tory MP Arnold Viersen Tells Anti-Abortion Rally Liberals Becoming 'Government Of Death'

(180) Comments | Posted May 12, 2016 | 7:23 PM

A Conservative backbencher says that the Liberal government is becoming "the government of death."

Arnold Viersen, who represents the Alberta riding of Peace River—Westlock, addressed the "March for Life" anti-abortion rally on Parliament Hill Thursday.

The rookie MP noted that, as first reported by Sun Media, Prime Minister...

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Trudeau Thanks Rona Ambrose For Leadership During Fort McMurray Crisis

(153) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 5:14 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thanked interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose Wednesday for the "extraordinary leadership" she's shown on behalf of the people of Fort McMurray, Alta.

And in a rare moment of non-partisan unity in the House of Commons, many Liberal MPs and other party members...

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Michelle Rempel Pokes Fun At Liberal Press Conference On Electoral Reform

(118) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 2:29 PM

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel wasn't impressed as her Liberal colleagues unveiled plans Wednesday to create an all-party committee on electoral reform.

She even dubbed the press conference held by Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef and Government House Leader Dominic LeBlanc a "charade."

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Andrew Scheer: 'Nobody Believes' Obama Invited PM's In-Laws To State Dinner On His Own

(180) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 4:56 PM

A top Conservative isn't buying that U.S. President Barack Obama just decided to invite Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's in-laws to break bread with them in Washington.

But Trudeau suggested in the House of Commons Tuesday that's exactly the kind of thing that happens when a prime minister has...

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Liberals Use Majority To Cut Short Debate On Budget Implementation Bill

(51) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 12:52 PM

The Liberal government has again used its majority to cut short debate, this time on a budget implementation bill that New Democrats have labelled omnibus legislation.

On Tuesday morning, Government House Leader Dominic LeBlanc introduced a time allocation motion on Bill C-15, currently in...

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Fort McMurray Fire: Tory MP Accuses Liberals Of Taking Advantage Of Tragedy

(77) Comments | Posted May 9, 2016 | 4:53 PM

The subject line read: "United for Fort McMurray."

The body of the email — sent to Liberal Party supporters Thursday — featured a picture of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, and interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose meeting to discuss the...

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Donald Trump Jr. Says Mulcair's 'Fascist' Remark Against Dad Was 'Nonsense'

(37) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 4:34 PM

Donald Trump Jr. thinks it is "nonsense" that NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair labelled his father a fascist.

The executive vice-president of The Trump Organization and son of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee sat down with The Huffington Post Canada in Vancouver this week, where he was...

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Candice Bergen: Canadians Covering Costs Of Nannies For PM Who Never 'Needed To Work'

(165) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 2:18 PM

Conservatives are once again pouncing on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for using taxpayer money to pay for two personal nannies.

On Thursday, iPolitics reported that the cost of Trudeau's child care is on pace to hit almost $100,000 a year — not including expenses sustained by...

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Conservatives Blast Trudeau For 'Star Wars' Joke Before Addressing Fort McMurray Fire

(112) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 11:35 AM

The Conservative Party of Canada has released a video slamming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for making a "Star Wars" joke to his Liberal caucus this week moments before discussing the devastating fire in Fort McMurray, Alta.

Trudeau spoke to Liberals Wednesday to mark his...

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Trudeau Apologizes To Tory MP For Comments On Delayed Electoral Reform Committee

(147) Comments | Posted May 5, 2016 | 5:27 PM

A Conservative critic took Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to task Thursday for blaming opposition parties for delays in the creation of an all-party committee on electoral reform.

In perhaps an unexpected twist, Trudeau responded by apologizing to veteran Tory MP Scott Reid.

Reid, the Conservative critic for democratic...

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Lisa Raitt Accuses Jody Wilson-Raybould Of 'Spewing Lies' In The House Of Commons

(77) Comments | Posted May 5, 2016 | 1:05 PM

A top Conservative accused Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould of "spewing lies" in the House of Commons Wednesday.

While there's nothing particularly remarkable about members of Parliament clashing during debate, it is considered unparliamentary to accuse a colleague of lying. It rarely occurs.

Tory finance critic Lisa...

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Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Liberal MP, Votes Against Motion To Shut Down Assisted Dying Debate

(75) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 6:14 PM

A rookie Liberal MP is receiving kudos from members across the floor after he voted against shutting down debate on his own government's physician-assisted dying legislation.

Manitoba MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette broke ranks with Liberals on a time allocation motion on Bill C-14 Wednesday. Time allocation allows a government...

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Mulcair: It's Unfair Canadians Will Get Criminal Records For Pot When Trudeau Didn't

(126) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 1:21 PM

Thomas Mulcair has brought up Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's own marijuana use to criticize the government's stance on decriminalization.

The NDP leader made the remarks Wednesday while discussing the Trudeau government's first six months with Parliament Hill reporters. He expressed disappointment that Liberals have ruled out...

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