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Grassroots Liberals push Trudeau government to be more progressive

Grassroots Liberals push Trudeau government to be more progressive

HALIFAX — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is being pushed by backbenchers and grassroots Liberals to take a more progressive stance on issues such as pharmacare, prostitution and illegal drugs. The pressure came Friday during the first full day of the Liberals’ national convention and it was motivated, at least in part, by a determination not […]

It’s not about the Chagall, it’s about the David – and Mayer was played

Maybe Marc Mayer should stop giving interviews. Every time he opens his mouth, the director of the National Gallery of Canada simply gets himself in more trouble, demonstrating a breathtaking lack of understanding of what it means to head up a large public institution. As every day passes, the scandal of how Mayer managed to […]

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Feds must order CP back to work if strike happens: Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has written federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau demanding the federal government order some 3,000 Canadian Pacific railway workers back to work if they hit the picket line early Saturday morning. “In the event of strike action, the Government of Saskatchewan asks that the Federal Government of Canada take swift action to […]

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Parliament Hill plays host to last annual marijuana rally before legalization

Clouds of marijuana smoke erupted over Parliament Hill on Friday as pot enthusiasts of all ages gathered in the shadow of the Peace Tower for the annual cannabis celebration known as 4-20. The event marks the last time pot users will flock to the Hill to celebrate cannabis culture in late April before the federal […]

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Evening Brief: A 420 Friday

Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you by CANSEC, North America’s largest tri-lateral defence event, May 30-31st at the EY Centre in Ottawa. CANSEC 2018 will once again showcase leading-edge technology, products and services for all branches of the Canadian Military. Good evening to you. The Lead:  We begin today in Halifax, where thousands of […]

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Tory MP calls on University of Alberta to retract David Suzuki’s honorary degree

Conservative MP Matt Jeneroux is adding his name to a long list of protesters against the University of Alberta’s decision to include David Suzuki among their honorary degree recipients. On April 10, the university revealed its list of 13 honourees, which included Canada’s most prominent environmentalist. Since then, numerous people in favour of Alberta’s prosperous relationship […]

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NAFTA talks continue through weekend in push for a deal

WASHINGTON — NAFTA negotiating teams will keep bargaining through the weekend in a rush to get a deal by early May, fuelled by a Trump administration desire to meet a legislative deadline. Those teams kept talking while their political masters leading the process left Washington on Friday, with plans to reconvene there early next week. […]

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Politicos on the move: Philpott gets new chief of staff from PMO

Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott is getting a new chief of staff from the Prime Minister’s Office, Philpott’s office has confirmed. Rachel Doran was a policy adviser in PMO for just over a year, where she focused on Indigenous and Northern Affairs issues, among a number of other files. Before that she was counsel in […]

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Commuters, shippers prepare as CP rail strike nears

Commuters and shippers across the country are in preparation mode thanks to a looming strike deadline that could see some 3,000 Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. conductors and locomotive workers walk off the job tonight. Metrolinx warned customers in the Greater Toronto Area on social media Friday that the pending strike could have “some impact” on […]

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Number of irregular asylum seekers ‘significantly higher’ this year: officials

Canada is grappling with another uptick in irregular asylum seekers this year. In a technical briefing with journalists senior officials said so far in 2018 they’ve seen “significantly higher” numbers of asylum seekers compared to last year. Reporters were told they couldn’t name the senior officials at the Friday teleconference. As of April 15, the […]

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