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

(362) 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

(150) 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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National Selfie Day Prompts Tories To Poke Fun At Trudeau

(89) Comments | Posted June 21, 2016 | 4:18 PM

Conservatives could not let National Selfie Day slip by without a playful poke at the photo-friendly prime minister.

On Tuesday, the party offered best wishes to Justin Trudeau with a Vine featuring five seconds too much of the world's worst song.

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Trudeau's Popularity Not Scaring Off NDP Leadership Contenders, MPs Say

(130) Comments | Posted June 21, 2016 | 2:51 PM

Two federal New Democrats mulling a run for the party's leadership say Justin Trudeau's apparent popularity won't last.

On Tuesday, NDP House leader Peter Julian and finance critic Guy Caron held a press conference in Ottawa to discuss the last legislative session. Unsurprisingly, neither said they were impressed by the...

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Trudeau Marks National Aboriginal Day With Sunrise Ceremony

(73) Comments | Posted June 21, 2016 | 9:35 AM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked National Aboriginal Day by participating in one of the most sacred rituals in First Nations culture.

Trudeau and other members of his caucus, including Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, started the day with a sunrise ceremony at dawn in Gatineau,...

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World Refugee Day 2016: 4 MPs Reflect On What It Meant To Be Embraced By Canada

(5) Comments | Posted June 20, 2016 | 3:05 PM

They came to Canada with precious little and now exemplify what's possible in this place.

On Monday — World Refugee Day — the Liberal party released a short video online showcasing four MPs who understand better than most what it's like to start over in a strange place.

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Liberals Agree ISIS Actions Constitute Genocide After UN Report

(172) Comments | Posted June 16, 2016 | 1:03 PM

Federal Liberals now say that the so-called Islamic State is committing genocide against the Yazidi minority in Iraq and Syria in light of an independent report from the United Nations.

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion confirmed the position in question period Thursday, two days after Liberal MPs voted against a...

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Elections Canada Points To Huge Spike In Young Canadian Voters In 2015 Election

(30) Comments | Posted June 15, 2016 | 1:24 PM

New numbers from Elections Canada appear to have blown apart the myth that young Canadians can't be motivated to vote.

According to a report from the agency, the voter participation rate in the last federal election among those aged 18 to 24 jumped by a whopping 18.3 percentage...

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Trudeau, Liberal MPs Vote Against Tory Motion Declaring ISIS Atrocities As Genocide

(475) Comments | Posted June 14, 2016 | 4:11 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rose in the House of Commons Tuesday to vote against a Conservative motion declaring that the atrocities of the so-called Islamic State constitute genocide.

His decision appeared to back up what Trudeau told the House minutes earlier: that partisan politicians shouldn't determine what is or isn't...

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Liberals Want To Charge Canadians To Attend Electoral Reform Town Halls, Tories Allege

(77) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 7:37 PM

Conservatives believe they caught their Liberal rivals attempting to force Canadians to donate to the party before they can have their say on electoral reform.

It was an allegation that caught Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef by surprise in question period Monday.

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On Electoral Reform, Some Tories Don't Buy Liberal Voters Really Wanted Change

(139) Comments | Posted June 10, 2016 | 3:56 PM

It seems some Conservatives aren't convinced that Liberal voters actually expected Canada's electoral system to change when they their cast ballots for the party last fall.

For months, Tories have risen in question period to demand that Liberals call a referendum on any proposals to reform the way Canadians vote....

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Tories Thwart Bid To Ensure Passage Of Mauril Belanger's Gender-Neutral Anthem Bill

(234) Comments | Posted June 9, 2016 | 4:24 PM

Conservatives blocked an attempt to ensure the passage of a bill tabled by a dying Liberal member of Parliament — even if he isn't well enough to ever again set foot in the House of Commons.

Hours later, Liberals responded with clever move on their colleague's behalf.

UPDATE: Belanger made...
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Obama Gave Trudeau A 'Star Wars' Script During White House Visit

(28) Comments | Posted June 8, 2016 | 5:27 PM

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Washington D.C. in March, U.S. President Barack Obama was waiting with the coolest possible gift to cement their budding bromance: a copy of the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" script, signed by director J.J. Abrams.

Trudeau — whose lifelong passion...

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John McCallum's Self-Deprecating Joke Irks Tory Critic Asking About Refugees

(327) Comments | Posted June 7, 2016 | 4:33 PM

A Liberal minister's self-deprecating joke in question period went over like a lead balloon with a Conservative critic asking about language barriers facing Syrian refugees in Canada.

And in an unusual turn of events, Tory MP Michelle Rempel even scolded the House Speaker for laughing.

Rempel rose in the House...

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Trudeau Says C-14 Strikes Right Balance As NDP Ramps Up Critcism

(25) Comments | Posted June 6, 2016 | 5:24 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is evidently not worried that his government's assisted dying legislation could be unconstitutional, despite warnings from the Senate Liberal leader, a renowned legal expert, and a family behind last year's landmark Supreme Court ruling.

Trudeau faced a grilling from New Democrats in question period Monday after...

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Stephane Dion Chastised For Staying Silent As Chinese Minister 'Berated' Canadian Journalist

(89) Comments | Posted June 2, 2016 | 5:39 PM

Opposition MPs have called out Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion for keeping quiet as his Chinese counterpart publicly admonished a Canadian journalist after she asked about the country's human rights record.

At a joint press conference with Dion at the Global Affairs headquarters in Ottawa on Wednesday, Chinese foreign minister...

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MPs Break Out In 'O Canada' After Most Vote For Gender-Neutral Anthem

(93) Comments | Posted June 2, 2016 | 11:15 AM

It appears Canada's national anthem is well on its way to becoming gender-neutral after a vast majority of members of Parliament voted in favour of the change Wednesday.

And, in a rare moment of harmony after the vote, MPs of all stripes broke out in a spontaneous rendition of "O...

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Kevin Vickers 'Made Canada Proud' By Tackling Irish Protester, Erin O'Toole Says

(89) Comments | Posted June 1, 2016 | 6:29 PM

A Conservative MP called on the prime minister and other members of Parliament to applaud Kevin Vickers, Canada's ambassador to Ireland, for his eyebrow-raising decision to manhandle a protester in Dublin last week.

Vickers made international headlines after he tackled Brian Murphy, an advocate for Irish republicanism who...

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Maxime Bernier, Tory Leadership Candidate, Comes Out Against Supply Management System

(26) Comments | Posted May 31, 2016 | 2:56 PM

A Conservative leadership candidate says he can no longer reconcile his support for free-market principles with Canada's system of supply management for the dairy and poultry industry.

And so veteran Quebec Tory Maxime Bernier has formally come out against what he calls a "government cartel," and is urging fellow Conservatives...

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Dwight Ball Is Now Canada's Least Popular Premier, Poll Suggests

(44) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 1:07 PM

A new poll suggests the job approval rating of Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball has plummeted 43 percentage points since February, making him the least popular provincial leader in Canada.

According to the latest quarterly survey from the Angus Reid Institute, Ball sits at just 17 per...

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