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"To me this looks like the Prime Minister Trudeau is just abandoning any thought of better relations with Russia, for me it's an incomprehensible appointment."

© FLICKR/ KIMLI Canadian Foreign Minister Refuses Russian Offer to Lift Travel Ban Freeland may have been appointed in order to negotiate a new free trade agreement with the US to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Canada, Mexico and the US, which
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Following Trump's Friday night interview with the WSJ, in which the president-elect suggested he would use any available leverage to realign the U.S.’s relationship with its two biggest global strategic rivals, China and Russia, Beijing responded promptly when China's foreign ministry said on Saturday that its "One China" principle was the non-negotiable political basis for China-U.S. relations, and urged all "relevant parties" in the United Sta
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Conservative leadership candidate Andrew Scheer often gets a piece of unsolicited advice: Don’t smile so much.

“The trouble is, I genuinely enjoy what I’m doing,” the 37-year-old Saskatchewan MP acknowledges, somewhat sheepishly, during a recent lunch in the parliamentary dining room.

“When I was Speaker, I had one of these Twitter trolls … someone referred to me as ‘Dimples McCheery.’”


Young, but with more than a dozen years of exper
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As the premier of British Columbia, Christy Clark is on the public payroll, pulling down a salary of 195,000 Canadian dollars in taxpayer money. But if that were not enough, she also gets an annual stipend of up to 50,000 Canadian dollars — nearly $40,000 — from her party, financed by political contributions.
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All this talk of fake news has everyone in a tizzy. I'm personally glad that we've finally put media bias and unsubstantiated news into the spotlight. Organizations like CNN and CBC have been publishing lopsided and unsubstantiated news stories for decades, so I'm glad we've finally noticed. As an example, a CBC segment from last week made the erroneous claim that Barack Obama ran a scandal-free administration. CNN and MSNBC have made similar cl
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Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch is on a crusade against the elites. But it’s not going well for her, and all those letters after her name are partly to blame.

The Prince Arthur Herald has obtained an audio clip of Leitch berating a Conservative Party supporter and using her titles to show her intelligence. Partway into a discussion at an event with young Conservative Party members in Montreal on Thursday evening, Leitch respon
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Dr. Ben Carson reiterated at his confirmation hearing Thursday that individuals identifying as LGBT shouldn’t get special rights.

All Americans deserve protection under the law, Carson said, but no one is entitled to “extra rights.”

Trump has appointed Carson as Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary.

Questioned during the hearing by Ohio Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown on whether he would enforce protections for LGBT Americans in
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As President Obama drops ever more chaos into the path of Donald Trump's presidency with everything from troop movements to trade disputes, it appears the president-elect had a lot to get off his chest this morning.

It began with some confident crowing about his cabinet appointments and their hearings...
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday he and his family used the private helicopter of the Aga Khan during his recent holiday, a possible violation of federal law.

All ministers, including the prime minister, are forbidden under the federal Conflict of Interest Act from flying in private or chartered aircraft except under specific conditions.

Trudeau and his family used the private helicopter of his close family friend, billionaire p
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The risks of a correction in Canada’s housing market have risen, and home prices would need to fall by as much as 30 per cent or more to return to trend levels, Macquarie Capital warned in a new report.
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Conservative leadership candidate Rick Peterson is proposing to reverse one of the party's central policies from the last decade and raise the GST.

Peterson, who filed his papers and joined the federal Conservative leadership race in time for the party's second debate in December, released more of his policy ideas earlier this week.

The Vancouver venture capitalist previously said he'd cut corporate income taxes to zero to promote economic
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Calgary’s mayor says he was horrified upon realizing how his “math is challenging” retort to MP Michelle Rempel sounded, but he says her behaviour since his apology has been “odd.”

The war of words between the prominent politicians continued Thursday, with Mayor Naheed Nenshi wading in at the same time Rempel hosted dozens of people in the city’s northwest at a community meeting focused on Alberta’s jobs crisis.

The feud spurred by non-res
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Justin Trudeau’s newly minted minister for democratic institutions is refusing to repeat the prime minister’s campaign promise that the 2015 election would be the last conducted under the first-past-the-post voting system.

Asked twice Thursday if she’s committed to ensuring the federal government honours Trudeau’s promise, Karina Gould dodged both times, saying only that she’s committed to getting briefed on the file.
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This week BuzzFeed News dropped a bombshell. The website published a 35-page dossier allegedly written by an ex-intelligence official on U.S. president-elect Donald Trump.

The dossier makes unsubstantiated, salacious claims that Russia has been "cultivating, supporting and assisting" Trump and keeping track of compromising information on the president-elect. Although it had been circulated for months, other news outlets decided not to publish
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A deciding factor was that I no longer know what to say to students and postdocs regarding how to navigate the CRAZINESS in the field of climate science. Research and other professional activities are professionally rewarded only if they are channeled in certain directions approved by a politicized academic establishment — funding, ease of getting your papers published, getting hired in prestigious positions, appointments to prestigious committe