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Wildrose Party dealing with PIN issue ahead of merger vote

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Wildrose Party dealing with PIN issue ahead of merger vote

Alberta’s Wildrose Party had some issues with its voting Personal Identification Numbers.Some members received two numbers while others didn’t receive theirs at all. The PINs are required to vote online.The party said Friday night these issues will all be solved before Saturday’s vote.READ MORE: Wildrose leader Brian Jean ‘extremely positive’ before Unite the Right vote  Story…

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Ex-spy director wonders whether Trump wants to make ‘Russia great again’

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Ex-spy director wonders whether Trump wants to make ‘Russia great again’

Two former top intelligence officials are harshly criticizing President Donald Trump for not standing up to Russia for meddling in the presidential election.Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper wonders aloud whether the president’s real aim is to make “Russia Great Again.”Coverage of Donald Trump and Russia on Globalnews.ca: Donald Trump’s lawyer Sekulow comments on Trump…

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Hamilton councillor announces provincial election run

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Hamilton councillor announces provincial election run

A Hamilton city councillor is looking to make the jump to provincial politics.Ward 15 Councillor Judi Partridge, who has represented Flamborough residents for the past seven years at city hall, has announced she will be the Ontario Liberal candidate for the new riding of Flamborough-Glanbrook.She’ll be acclaimed at a nomination meeting on August 14.Partridge calls…

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B.C. NDP government says it will take several months to develop a poverty reduction plan

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B.C. NDP government says it will take several months to develop a poverty reduction plan

Advocates have asked for one and B.C. is the only province without it; a legislated poverty reduction plan.The NDP government says that’s going to change.“We have half a million people in poverty in British Columbia right now,” says Social Development and Poverty Reduction Minister Shane Simpson. READ MORE: B.C. Liberals waste no time criticizing new…

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Akie Abe, Japan’s first lady, may have let Donald Trump think she doesn’t speak English

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Akie Abe, Japan’s first lady, may have let Donald Trump think she doesn’t speak English

Donald Trump sat with Japanese First Lady Akie Abe for a dinner at the G20 summit that lasted as long as an hour and 45 minutes, and came away thinking that she doesn’t speak English.But she does. And people now think she just pretended not to so that she could avoid conversing with the U.S….

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John Horgan appoints new chairs to B.C.’s Crown corporations

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John Horgan appoints new chairs to B.C.’s Crown corporations

A new provincial government means there are new executives for some B.C. Crown corporations.Premier John Horgan has announced Kenneth G. Peterson as the new chair of BC Hydro’s board. The former CEO of Powerex will fill the role previously held by Christy Clark’s confidante Brad Bennett.Former NDP cabinet minister and opposition leader Joy McPhail is…

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Former city employee throws hat in Edmonton mayoral race

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A former City of Edmonton employee is challenging Don Iveson in the race to become mayor.Fahad Mughal, 35, was a business analyst but he is now focusing his attention full-time on his mayoral campaign.READ MORE: Everything you need to know about Edmonton’s 2017 municipal electionMughal initially planned to run for councillor in Ward 10, but he…

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University of Toronto professor to lead Ontario’s child-care affordability study

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University of Toronto professor to lead Ontario’s child-care affordability study

TORONTO – The provincial government is asking a Toronto academic to lead a new study on child-care affordability in Ontario and suggest ways to make it more accessible for families.Gordon Cleveland is an economics professor at the University of Toronto who has published various studies on child-care costs, demand, services, financing, wages and quality. Story…

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Cameron Scott running for Saskatchewan Party in Saskatoon Fairview byelection

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Cameron Scott running for Saskatchewan Party in Saskatoon Fairview byelection

A current Saskatoon Public School Board trustee has been acclaimed as the Saskatchewan Party candidate for the Saskatoon Fairview byelection.Cameron Scott will be officially nominated by the party on Aug. 2. Story continues below Related Nicole Sarauer takes over as interim leader of Saskatchewan NDP Ryan Meili running for leadership of Sask. NDP Poll: Wall…

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London BRT plan now estimated to cost $500 million

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London BRT plan now estimated to cost $500 million

After a two-month break, bus rapid transit is about to re-enter the spotlight in London.An updated business case for London’s Bus Rapid Transit plan will be debated Monday by the strategic priorities and policy committee.The new business case comes two months after city council finalized routes for the controversial plan. Council decided May 16 to…

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