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Ontario PCs fundraise more money than Liberals, NDP, in first quarter

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Ontario PCs fundraise more money than Liberals, NDP, in first quarter

TORONTO – Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives fundraised more money than the Liberals and NDP in the first quarter of 2017, and despite restrictive new rules, they even beat their own first-quarter total from last year.New rules kicked in Jan. 1 banning corporate and union donations, prohibiting politicians from attending fundraising events and lowering the maximum donation…

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Justin Trudeau says his father used connections to get late brother out of pot charges

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his late brother, Michel, was able to avoid a criminal record following marijuana-related charges after his father used some legal connections to make the offences “go away.” Story continues below The prime minister made the revelation during a broadcast interview with Vice Media on Monday evening while discussing Canada’s plan…

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Hamilton LRT to Eastgate Square back on the table: report

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Hamilton LRT to Eastgate Square back on the table: report

There’s confirmation that Hamilton officials and the province are once again talking about extending the LRT to Eastgate Square.The confirmation comes from local Liberal MPP Ted McMeekin and Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger. READ MORE: Nine hours of delegations reflect divisions in community over LRT McMeekin told the CBC the province and the city have been…

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London city councillor hesitant to pay United Way to implement anti-poverty recommendations

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London city councillor hesitant to pay United Way to implement anti-poverty recommendations

A London city councillor is challenging a pitch to have the local United Way carry out the recommendations from London’s anti-poverty campaign.The mayor’s advisory panel on poverty suggested creating an implementation group a year ago when council endorsed its recommendations, and now city staff have proposed giving that responsibility to the local United Way. Story…

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Trump backs down on demand for border wall money so the government doesn’t shut down

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Trump backs down on demand for border wall money so the government doesn’t shut down

President Donald Trump appears to be stepping back from demanding a down payment for his border wall, which could remove a major obstacle to a bipartisan deal on must-pass spending legislation just days ahead of a government shutdown deadline.Trump told a gathering of around 20 conservative media reporters Monday evening that he would be willing…

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Nova Scotia Liberals coy about election plans but want accessibility act passed

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Nova Scotia Liberals coy about election plans but want accessibility act passed

The opening of the spring session of the Nova Scotia legislature Tuesday means an unofficial election campaign, underway for weeks, will be temporarily shelved as the Liberal government gears up to present a budget later this week.READ MORE: ‘No secret’ Nova Scotia election is coming: Premier Story continues below The budget is scheduled to be tabled…

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Edmonton creating scoring system to measure sewer odour complaints

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Edmonton creating scoring system to measure sewer odour complaints

City drainage staff are putting the finishing touches on a measuring system to deal with the growing number of complaints about what’s wafting from the sewer system. The findings will be brought to city council in August prior to the takeover of the system by Epcor.Branch manager Chris Ward said the only common way to…

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Sask. government restores library funding

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Sask. government restores library funding

The Saskatchewan government is providing $4.8 million to libraries across the province that was previously cut in the provincial budget earlier this year.On Monday, Education Minister Don Morgan announced in a statement that it would restore funding back to 2016-17 levels to ensure regional and municipal libraries, as well as interlibrary loans, could remain in…

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Hamilton developer warns of dire future if LRT is not approved

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Hamilton developer warns of dire future if LRT is not approved

A high-profile developer is weighing in as Hamilton city council prepares for a key vote on the environmental assessment for light rail transit on Wednesday.Harry Stinson has sent a letter to councillors saying a lot has been happening in the city in anticipation of the $1-billion  project. Story continues below Related Nearly half of Hamiltonians…

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$4.5M in funding announced for New Brunswick amphitheatre

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$4.5M in funding announced for New Brunswick amphitheatre

Ottawa and the New Brunswick government are spending about 4.5 million dollars on a new amphitheatre in Tracadie.The project will seat 514 people and include a ticket booth, dressing rooms, a canteen area and a lobby.READ MORE: $35M in upgrades coming to Moncton HospitalAcadie-Bathurst MP Serge Cormier says the facility should help develop local arts and…

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