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Justin Trudeau says UN peacekeeping mission still possible in 2017

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Justin Trudeau says UN peacekeeping mission still possible in 2017

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not ruling out sending troops to a peacekeeping mission this year, even though Canada has not yet told the United Nations what it is up to. Story continues below “We have a difficult history in Africa as peacekeepers and we need to make sure that when we embark…

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Premier Brad Wall met with boos at CFL Week

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Premier Brad Wall met with boos at CFL Week

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall was greeted with a mixed reaction on Thursday at CFL Week, one day after delivering the provincial budget. The premier made an appearance on a quarterback panel that featured Hall of Fame quarterbacks Anthony Calvillo and Warren Moon, along with current Eskimos QB Mike Reilly. When Wall came out, he was…

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Opposition MPs urge Trudeau to ‘step up’ over Liberal MP ‘stripper pole’ comment

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Opposition MPs urge Trudeau to ‘step up’ over Liberal MP ‘stripper pole’ comment

Conservative and NDP MPs are calling on Justin Trudeau to discipline Liberal MP Nicola Di Iorio for making a sexist comment towards a Conservative colleague during a House of Commons committee meeting.Di Iorio allegedly made a remark about a “stripper pole” directed at Conservative MP Dianne Watts during an in-camera Public Safety Committee meeting on…

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Nova Scotia Justice Minister Diana Whalen won’t run in next election

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Nova Scotia Justice Minister Diana Whalen won’t run in next election

Nova Scotia’s deputy premier and Justice Minister, Diana Whalen, says she won’t run in the next provincial election, according to a release from the premier’s office.Whalen, who has been MLA for Clayton Park West since 2003, said in the release she would not be re-offering due to “recent health issues.” Story continues below READ MORE: N.S. Justice…

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Federal Budget 2017: Bill Morneau optimistic on more transparency for gender-based analysis

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Federal Budget 2017: Bill Morneau optimistic on more transparency for gender-based analysis

OTTAWA – Finance Minister Bill Morneau said he recognizes the importance of transparency when it comes to scrutinizing how government spending impacts men and women – as well as other groups of people – in different ways. Story continues below “We do know that we need to give confidence to people about what we are…

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House of Commons passes anti-Islamophobia motion M-103

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House of Commons passes anti-Islamophobia motion M-103

OTTAWA – The House of Commons has passed a Liberal backbencher’s motion calling on federal politicians to condemn Islamophobia.The motion, known as M-103, became a matter of acrimonious debate, with opponents painting it as a slippery slope towards limiting freedom of speech and even bringing in Sharia law.WATCH: University of Alberta student makes impassioned speech about Islamophobia in House…

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Rachel Notley fights back against O’Leary comments: ‘Misunderstanding of the constitution’

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Rachel Notley fights back against O’Leary comments: ‘Misunderstanding of the constitution’

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says Conservative leadership hopeful Kevin O’Leary’s recent comments about her and her government show he doesn’t understand how the constitution works.“It demonstrates a significant misunderstanding of the authority of the prime minister of the country,” she said. “[A] distinct misunderstanding of the constitution of the country, distinct misunderstanding of many many…

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Federal budget 2017: Lack of defence spending draws fire

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Federal budget 2017: Lack of defence spending draws fire

There were some tough questions for the Liberal government on Thursday as the dust settled on its second budget and critics took a hard look at one area in particular: defence.The budget devoted just a few short pages to defence spending and procurement, noting that plans are in motion to replace aging CF-18 fighter jets,…

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Senator Don Meredith’s new lawyer won’t get into race card on client’s affair with teenager

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Senator Don Meredith’s new lawyer won’t get into race card on client’s affair with teenager

TORONTO – Beleaguered Sen. Don Meredith‘s new lawyer said he hoped to temper the intense emotions unleashed by an ethics report on his client’s affair with a teenager, adding the race card is now off the table. Story continues below In an interview with The Canadian Press, Bill Trudell said he had agreed to try…

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Nova Scotia legislature’s spring sitting set for April 25, with budget April 27

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Nova Scotia legislature’s spring sitting set for April 25, with budget April 27

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says the spring sitting of the legislature will begin April 25, with the budget to follow two days later.READ MORE: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia celebrate federal budget aligned with provincial plansMcNeil says the plan is to have the session wrap up by the Victoria Day long weekend on May 22.But with…

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