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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says in retrospect, maybe he should have answered in English when asked questions in that language at last night's town hall meeting in Sherbrooke, Que.

The prime minister at first defended his decision to respond to questions only in French, including one about anglophone access to mental health services, when asked about it at a news conference this morning.
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Minutes before the third official Conservative leadership debate began Tuesday evening, Kellie Leitch’s campaign put out a press release calling Maxime Bernier a “liar and a fraud” for criticizing corporate welfare while shelling it out as industry minister.

For good measure, the release also highlighted a number of times Bernier was less than frugal with taxpayer money on trips to Calgary, Edmonton, Paris and Laos.

This, of course, was al
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With barely 72 hours left in office, President Barack Obama Tuesday did an abrupt U-turn on his years-long assault on government leaks and showed leniency toward two military figures who’d helped make public highly sensitive secrets.

Both Democrats and Republicans said they were bewildered – even angered – by Obama’s commutation of the 35-year prison term of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence specialist who turned over some 700,000
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau twice refused questions Tuesday from a reporter who wanted to know if he had ever before vacationed with the Aga Khan, the billionaire leader of the world’s Ismaili Muslims.

Trudeau and his family spent about a week over the New Year’s break on what the prime minister has described as “a family vacation” on the private island in the Bahamas owned by the Aga Khan. He has also repeatedly said that the Aga Khan, 80,
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One can probably put the time of death of the Trumpflation rally as 11:47pm on Monday night. That's when the WSJ published the latest excerpt of its Friday interview with Donald Trump, in which the president-elect himself said the dollar was already “too strong”and blamed this is in part due to China holding down its currency and added that “our companies can’t compete with them now because our currency is too strong. And it’s killing us.”
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Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to pull Britain out of the European Union’s single market while staying inside parts of its customs union, saying the U.K. parliament will get a vote on the final Brexit deal.

“I can confirm today that the government will put the final deal that’s agreed between the U.K. and the EU to a vote in both Houses of Parliament before it comes into force,” May said in a speech to diplomats in London on Tuesday that
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The Trudeau Liberals enjoy a 13 point advantage over the Conservatives but are trending downward. Ballot support stands at 41.4 per cent for the Liberals, 28.4 per cent for the Conservatives, 16.2 per cent for the NDP, 6.1 per cent for the Greens and 6.1 per cent for the BQ.

Accessible Voters – Asked a series of independent questions for each federal party, 56.3 per cent of Canadians would consider voting Liberal (a new 12 month low) while 44
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The Liberal government is reviewing whether to enforce a so-called Netflix tax on the digital services Canadians buy from foreign-based firms over the internet.

A high-profile example is U.S.-based Netflix, which does not apply federal or provincial sales taxes to monthly billings sent to Canadian customers for its streaming service.
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The federal Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner has launched an investigation into the circumstances of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s New Year’s holiday in the Bahamas, the National Post has learned, the first time a sitting prime minister has come under scrutiny by the independent parliamentary watchdog.

The commissioner, Mary Dawson, is considering two potential violations of the Conflict of Interest Act, according to a letter sh
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Britain's high commissioner is open to signing a free trade deal with Canada now that the United Kingdom has opted out of the European Union.

Howard Drake said Britain will go it alone on trade agreements after the Brexit vote, adding the U.K. will not cease to be a trading nation. "We're an island. We'll be strongly pro-free trade outside the European Union," he said in an interview with Chris Hall on CBC Radio's The House.

"We'll be look
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Another one bites the dust.

Former finance minister Joe Oliver is the latest federal Conservative to lose a bid to run for Patrick Brown’s provincial Tories in next year’s election.

Oliver, 76, was trounced Sunday in the York Centre nomination contest by upstart lawyer Roman Baber.

Baber, 36, who was born in Russia and came to Canada from Israel at age 15, beat the Tory titan by 711 to 465 votes.
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Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was relieved of his duties as the Canadian military’s second-highest-ranking officer over alleged leaks of highly classified information, The Globe and Mail has learned.

A source said General Jonathan Vance, chief of the defence staff, ordered Mr. Norman’s removal after an investigation of “pretty high-level secret documents” that had allegedly been leaked.
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The latest media-manufactured controversy surrounding President-Elect Trump involves Congressman John Lewis, who won’t be attending the inauguration because he believes that Mr. Trump will be an illegitimate president. (He reportedly believed the same about George W. Bush.)

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A man who shot and wounded an Arizona state trooper Thursday along a remote highway and then started slamming the helpless officer's head into the pavement as the two struggled was shot to death by a passing driver, authorities said.


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The "field organizer" for Jason Kenney's PC leadership campaign has been kicked out of the party and barred from attending events like Sunday's leadership debate.

"I got an email at 11:08 p.m. where there were rumours before of it on Twitter, without my knowledge. I've had no input into this," said Alan Hallman when asked how he was informed of the ban.