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New Tory leader Andrew Scheer campaign linked with controversial Rebel Media

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New Tory leader Andrew Scheer campaign linked with controversial Rebel Media

Despite a string of controversies faced by Canadian right-wing media outlet The Rebel, including allegations of downplaying the Holocaust, newly minted Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer has so far continued to make himself available to the company that other prominent Conservative politicians have criticized for its controversial reporting and activism, and that counts his campaign manager among its…

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Voters head to polls for Gouin byelection

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Voters head to polls for Gouin byelection

Voters in the Montreal riding of Gouin are choosing who will represent them at Quebec’s National Assembly.The seat opened up after Québec Solidaire‘s Françoise David announced she was quitting politics due to health concerns. Story continues below Related Gouin byelection taking place May 29 to replace Françoise David Jonathan Marleau named Liberal candidate in Gouin provincial…

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‘My job is to find the common ground’: Conservative leader Andrew Scheer

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Late Saturday night in Toronto, Andrew Scheer was still basking in the glow of an unexpected but welcome leadership victory.But the former House of Commons Speaker and father of five kids said he knows the hard work will begin almost right away. Story continues below “My job is to to find the common ground,” said…

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How Andrew Scheer pulled off a major Conservative Party upset

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How Andrew Scheer pulled off a major Conservative Party upset

It wasn’t the result many Conservatives were expecting, but Andrew Scheer managed to come from behind on Saturday and defeat Maxime Bernier by the smallest of margins to become the party’s next leader.Global News chief political correspondent David Akin and former Conservative strategist Tim Powers joined The West Block‘s Vassy Kapelos to break down how…

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Andrew Scheer elected Conservative Party leader in major upset

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Andrew Scheer elected Conservative Party leader in major upset

TORONTO – Andrew Scheer, a longtime Saskatchewan MP and former Speaker of the House of Commons, has been narrowly elected the new leader of the federal Conservative party. Story continues below The nail-biting process of winnowing the field went down to the final 13th ballot before Scheer, 38, was declared the winner with 51 per…

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Who is Andrew Scheer?

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Who is Andrew Scheer?

The Conservative Party of Canada has selected its new leader. Andrew Scheer pulled off a stunning upset of the heavily favoured Maxime Bernier on Saturday night in Toronto. Story continues below Scheer will be familiar to anyone who has followed Canadian politics closely over the last decade. The upstart winner was first elected to federal office…

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Métis election held across Saskatchewan to elect provincial council members

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Métis election held across Saskatchewan to elect provincial council members

Métis voters from across Saskatchewan headed to the polls today to elect members to the provincial Métis council.The province is divided into 12 regions, each with a representative.On top of electing a local representative, voters will choose four provincial executive positions including the president, vice president, secretary and treasurer.The competition for this election is wide…

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Conservative leadership race: Hopeful candidates make final pitches

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Conservative leadership race: Hopeful candidates make final pitches

TORONTO – The last time Conservative party faithful gathered en masse in Toronto it was to hear from former leader and prime minister Stephen Harper.On Friday, they met in the same location, this time to hear from the 13 people vying to replace him. Story continues below The Toronto Congress Centre, site of this weekend’s…

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Judge rules against union in fight to save STC

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Judge rules against union in fight to save STC

A judge has ruled that the provincial government has the authority to shut down the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC).In a decision released Friday, Justice L.M. Schwann said she found no grounds to find any legal flaws in the government’s decision stop funding STC in the provincial budget. Story continues below Related From partiers to patients:…

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Justin Trudeau could shuffle cabinet as agenda lags, rivals regroup

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Justin Trudeau could shuffle cabinet as agenda lags, rivals regroup

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks set to shuffle his cabinet and trigger a new session of Parliament to help refocus a flagging agenda in the run-up to an election in late 2019, say political insiders.Trudeau’s Liberals took power in November 2015 with ambitious plans but have abandoned some high-profile electoral commitments and are struggling to…

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