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Newspapers Criticized For Running Photos Of Bill Clinton After Hillary Made History

(19) Comments | Posted July 27, 2016 | 4:23 PM

Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday when she became the first woman nominated to lead a major American party into a presidential election. By any standard, that's front-page news.

But several major U.S. newspapers ran the story with photos of a man on page A1 — Clinton's husband...

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'Brilliant' Stephane Dion Should Testify Before Electoral Reform Committee, Tories Say

(86) Comments | Posted July 27, 2016 | 12:56 PM

It seems Conservatives are suddenly very interested in the views of Stephane Dion, a man the party deemed "not a leader" not so long ago.

On Tuesday, Tory MPs on the special committee studying changes to Canada's electoral system pushed to have the foreign affairs minister appear before...

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Most Canadians Say A Gay Prime Minister Is Likely Within 10 Years: Abacus Data Poll

(145) Comments | Posted July 26, 2016 | 1:41 PM

A majority of Canadians believe it's likely a gay prime minister will be in charge within the next decade, a new poll suggests.

Abacus Data recently asked respondents to weigh in on the probability of a number of possible scenarios in the next 10 or 20 years, including...

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Canadians Say Men Have Easier Path To High Political Offices Than Women, Poll Suggests

(5) Comments | Posted July 25, 2016 | 4:28 PM

Canadians believe it's easier for men to get elected to high political offices, even though they see women as equally strong leaders, a new poll suggests.

The Angus Reid Institute released the numbers Monday as Democrat Hillary Clinton prepares to become the first woman to capture a major...

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Doug Black, 'Elected' Alberta Senator, Quits Tory Caucus To Sit As Independent

(16) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 1:12 PM

One of the few Canadian senators to have been "elected" to the Upper Chamber under a party banner now says he can be better serve the Senate by sitting as an independent.

Alberta Sen. Doug Black, who was appointed in January 2013 by former prime minister Stephen Harper, announced in...

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Scott Armstrong, Ex-MP Serving As Tories' Atlantic Canada Critic, Slams Liberals' EI Changes

(24) Comments | Posted July 13, 2016 | 1:49 PM

The only official Opposition critic who does not have a seat in the House of Commons says Liberals can't grasp that Atlantic Canadians want a "hand up, not a hand out."

Former Conservative MP Scott Armstrong, who was defeated by Liberal Bill Casey last fall in the Nova Scotia riding...

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Most Canadians Want Electoral Reform Referendum, Forum Poll Suggests

(191) Comments | Posted July 11, 2016 | 1:33 PM

As members of Parliament dive into the contentious issue of electoral reform, a new poll suggests most Canadians want a referendum on any proposed change to their voting system.

The numbers released Monday by Forum Research could give ammunition to Conservatives who argue any shift from the first-past-the-post...

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Maxime Bernier Calls For Canada Post To Be Privatized Amid Labour Dispute

(112) Comments | Posted July 8, 2016 | 12:30 PM

A Conservative leadership candidate has come out in favour of privatizing Canada Post as the Crown corporation faces an ongoing labour dispute.

It's the latest headline-grabbing move from veteran Quebec MP Maxime Bernier, whose campaign has pushed for a dismantling of what he sees as big government monopolies.

Bernier said...

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Michael Chong Unimpressed With Trudeau's Remark About Quebec Nation

(100) Comments | Posted July 7, 2016 | 5:52 PM

Conservative leadership candidate Michael Chong says he isn't interested in reopening old fights on the thorny matter of Quebec nationhood.

But the longtime Ontario MP was still left unimpressed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's remarks at Montreal press conference this week that "Quebec is a nation."

Appearing...

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Cheri DiNovo, Ontario NDP Express Solidarity With Black Lives Matter Toronto

(43) Comments | Posted July 7, 2016 | 9:34 AM

The only declared federal NDP leadership candidate is standing in solidarity with Black Lives Matter Toronto in the wake of the group's protest at the Toronto Pride parade.

Ontario NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo, who serves as a critic for LGBTQ issues, released a statement Wednesday on behalf of her party's...

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Conservatives Blast Trudeau's Trip To Billionaire 'Summer Camp'

(624) Comments | Posted July 6, 2016 | 4:37 PM

Conservatives have slammed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for spending taxpayer money to visit a "summer camp for billionaires."

But a spokesperson for the prime minister says Trudeau is doing his job.

In a statement released Wednesday, Tories criticized the prime minster for heading to a secretive, invite-only conference at...

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Pierre Poilievre, Maxime Bernier Weigh In Kids' Ottawa Lemonade Stand

(80) Comments | Posted July 4, 2016 | 11:26 AM

The curious case of a kids' lemonade stand shut down by bureaucracy exemplifies how government overreach can stifle entrepreneurship, two prominent Conservatives say.

CBC News reported over the long weekend that an officer from the National Capital Commission told two Ottawa girls raising money for camp that they...

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Canadians Divided On Direction Of Country, Yet Many Believe 'Golden Age' Lies Ahead: Poll

(56) Comments | Posted June 30, 2016 | 2:59 PM

A new poll suggests while Canadians are split on the direction of this country, many remain optimistic that its best days are ahead.

Angus Reid Institute released numbers Thursday, just ahead of Canada's 149th birthday, revealing a mixed bag when it comes to attitudes in this country.

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Obama Calls On Canada To Pay 'Full Share' To NATO Ahead Of Summit

(93) Comments | Posted June 30, 2016 | 9:39 AM

"The world needs more Canada."

Or was it: the world needs more, Canada?

U.S. President Barack Obama had many kinds words for this country during his historic address to the House of Commons Wednesday, including compliments for Canada's leadership on accepting refugees, embracing diversity, and...

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Obama Gives Shout-Out To Maryam Monsef While Urging Embrace Of Refugees

(69) Comments | Posted June 29, 2016 | 8:51 PM

In what he called a "cathedral of freedom," U.S. President Barack Obama pointed to a Canadian cabinet minister as an example of what's possible when refugees are embraced in this land of immigrants and strangers.

The acknowledgement of Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef — who came to Canada from Afghanistan...

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Trudeau's Three Amigos Small Talk With Obama Is Delightfully Awkward

(238) Comments | Posted June 29, 2016 | 2:35 PM

It can't be easy making small talk with the most powerful person on the planet.

So when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau found himself in that situation Wednesday, he evidently decided to note how Canadians and Americans spell some words differently.

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Trudeau Discusses Deaths Of Protesting Mexican Teachers At Presser With Enrique Pena Nieto

(30) Comments | Posted June 28, 2016 | 2:20 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will be a "strong and firm friend" to Mexico by advocating for human rights in the wake of deadly clashes between Mexican federal police and striking teachers.

Trudeau appeared alongside Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at a joint press conference in Ottawa Tuesday...

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NAFTA Poll Ahead Of Three Amigos Summit Shows Canadians Remain Uncertain About Deal

(88) Comments | Posted June 27, 2016 | 1:36 PM

Only one-in-four Canadians believe that the North American Free Trade Agreement has been good for this country, a new poll suggests.

Angus Reid Institute released the numbers Monday ahead of the historic "Three Amigos" summit this week. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will host U.S. President Barack Obama and...

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Jason Kenney Tweets Brexit Voters Chose 'Hope Over Fear,' Slams Trudeau

(369) Comments | Posted June 24, 2016 | 8:47 AM

Perhaps the most-watched Conservative in Canada says the British people have chosen "hope over fear" by voting to leave the European Union.

Veteran MP Jason Kenney — a possible top-tier candidate for the federal Tory leadership who is also reportedly mulling a bid for the Alberta Progressive Conservatives...

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Trudeau Says Canada Is 'Cautiously Re-Engaging' With Putin, Russia

(154) Comments | Posted June 22, 2016 | 4:33 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is signaling that Canadians shouldn't expect him to tell off Russian President Vladimir Putin at next month's NATO summit.

Trudeau spoke to reporters in Ottawa Wednesday and was twice asked about the Russian president who now says he wants strained relations with Canada to...

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