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B.C. challenges Alberta’s ban on wine over pipeline expansion dispute

B.C. challenges Alberta’s ban on wine over pipeline expansion dispute

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government has launched a formal challenge against Alberta’s ban on its wines. B.C. said Monday it has notified Alberta that it is formally requesting consultations under the Canadian free trade agreement’s dispute settlement process. Trade Minister Bruce Ralston said Alberta’s actions threaten the livelihood of the families that have worked to build […]

Bombardier may lay off hundreds at its Quebec railway plant if no orders come in

MONTREAL — The railway division of Bombardier Inc. says losing out on a large electric train contract in Montreal may force it to lay off workers this fall at its plant in La Pocatiere, Que., unless it wins some new contracts. Spokesman Eric Prud’homme describes the situation for the facility as perilous once the contract to […]

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Trudeau to meet Indian politician behind Sikh separatist controversy

MUMBAI, India — An Indian politician who publicly accused members of Justin Trudeau’s cabinet of being connected to the Sikh separatist movement will meet the prime minister this week. A tweet from the account of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh says he will meet Trudeau on Wednesday. Singh’s tweet says he hopes the meeting will “help […]

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The Kremlin’s objective? Anyone but Hillary

The Kremlin’s sustained and covert attacks on America’s 2016 presidential election had multiple objectives: sow discord, undermine trust and suppress minority voting. But above all else, the goal was to denigrate and destroy Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state who had enraged Russia’s macho President Vladimir Putin. She had accused him of rigging his […]

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Challenges ahead for Singh after rousing party convention

Federal New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh emerged from his party’s national convention with a strong mandate to overcome the many challenges ahead for the NDP to beat the Liberals at their own game and deliver in 2019. The three-day convention, which wrapped up Sunday, was Singh’s first since he was elected NDP leader in […]

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Singh: A true progressive or just another politician with some jazz?

I am getting a little tired of politicians as salespeople of hope. I am disturbed by the way political leaders debase language in profound ways –– often by mastering the art of saying nothing at all –– and appearing to say it well. And then there is their more common practice: not meaning a word […]

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Former Ontario PC leader says he grew the party, so he should get to lead it

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The former leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives says he helped grow the party to unprecedented levels, so he should be the one to lead it into the upcoming election. Patrick Brown was forced out of his position last month amid sexual misconduct allegations, which he categorically denies, but he’s now entered the race […]

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NDP convention ends without taking a ‘Leap’

The federal NDP convention closed Sunday largely without controversial motions making the floor. MPs also came happy their leader Jagmeet Singh delivered a speech that was well-received by rank-and-file and that he easily survived a leadership review vote, putting them on sound footing as they look ahead to 2019. For journalists, it was a bit […]

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NDP leader attacks web giants, defends taxes in call-to-arms for equality

OTTAWA — Jagmeet Singh issued a call-to-arms against inequality as he sought to put his stamp on the federal NDP on Saturday by taking aim at the Trudeau government and foreign web giants while offering a full-fledged defence of taxes and public services. He delivered the battle cry at the NDP’s national convention and, as […]

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Liberals to dig deeper, aim higher on gender equality in 2018 budget

The Liberal government is trying to move beyond the obvious in its quest for gender equality, thinking outside the daycare box to more thoroughly examine how the federal budget would impact men and women in different ways — even before committing to a dime of spending. “They definitely received the message that it needs to be […]

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