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Liberal members of Parliament, including cabinet ministers, advertised non-partisan government jobs on Twitter Thursday using Liberal-Party-branded images.

One tweet, from Liberal MP Francesco Sorbara, was retweeted by Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly and the Canadian Heritage department. Others who sent out virtually identical tweets include Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna.

It, along with the o
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The Chronicle of Higher Education, which is a window on the sometimes weird world of academia, recently revisited a hilarious intellectual hoax from 20 years ago. Reading the recollections of the perpetrator and of some who swallowed his gibberish is sobering.

In 1996, Alan Sokal, a New York University physicist and self-described “academic leftist,” composed an essay that was a word salad of solemn academic jargon. He said he strove to be “e
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What does Lisa Raitt stand for? Nobody knows. She has been trying so desperately to keep the boat from rocking that she has no coherent message or principles. On the other end, Michael Chong has been trying so desperately to drown everyone around him that he risks bucking himself out of the boat. Almost every candidate in the race is trying so hard to keep the Conservative boat from veering into rough waters that the entire race has become a sad
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French National Front leader Marine Le Pen was spotted at Trump Tower during an unannounced visit to New York less than four months before France’s presidential election.

An aide to Le Pen, who leads in the latest opinion poll for the presidency, declined to comment on her reason for being in the lobby of the building on Thursday. Le Pen waved off reporters when approached.
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"When I heard that your prime minister, the shining hope at the ... Paris climate talks, who talked so beautifully about needing to meet the requirements of the climate treaty, and respect and hold to the treaties with the Indigenous people, and so forth — such a heroic stance he took there," Fonda said. "And yet he has betrayed every one of the things that he committed to in Paris.

"I guess the lesson is we shouldn't be fooled by good-lookin
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In a story that is getting more surreal by the minute, a post on 4Chan now claims that the infamous "golden showers" scene in the unverified 35-page dossier, allegedly compiled by a British intelligence officer, was a hoax and fabricated by a member of the chatboard as "fanfiction", then sent to Rick Wilson, who proceeded to send it to the CIA, which then put it in their official classified intelligence report on the election.
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Lisa Raitt has gone shark fishing! As someone who grew up in the era of the epic Jaws films, she knows it can be a pretty bloody endeavour to catch the big fish, but well worth the glory if you do.

Last week, Raitt, who to date has had generally a quite uneventful Conservative leadership campaign, decided to go after Kevin O’Leary and to a lesser degree Kellie Leitch. Raitt had a news conference at the national press theatre in Ottawa during
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He then unleashed on Buzzfeed which alone published the 35-page memo behind the Russian allegations, saying "Buzzfeed which is a failing pile of garbage... will suffer the consequences"

And then, in an even more stunning episode, Trump slammed CNN reporter Jim Acosta, who he also called out during the presser over their report on a two-page synopsis they claim was presented to Trump.
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The reports by CNN and Buzzfeed sent other news organizations, including The New York Times and The Washington Post, scrambling to publish their own articles, some of which included generalized descriptions of the unverified allegations about Mr. Trump. By late Tuesday, though, only BuzzFeed had published the full document.

BuzzFeed’s decision, besides its immediate political ramifications for a president-elect who is to be inaugurated in 10
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Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US officials with direct knowledge of the briefings tell CNN.
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Liberal stalwart Stephane Dion is leaving politics in the wake of Prime Minster Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle Tuesday.

The shuffle removed Dion from cabinet entirely, handing the foreign affairs file he’s held since the Liberals formed government to Chrystia Freeland.

In a statement released as Freeland was being sworn in to his file, Dion said holding the high-profile office was an honour.
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Two candidates in particular are being depicted as Trumps in canuck clothing — one by the punditocracy and rival CPC candidates, the other by both of those groups and by her own design. And while comparisons with the mercurial media magnet about to become the 45th president of the United States is winning both candidates a lot of free media attention, they may learn that the price is still too high — for themselves, for the party and for the con
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One recurring lament throughout the theatrically dramatic campaign involving reports and emotional appeals by US intelligence agencies such as the CIA (whose primary function is the creation of disinformation) to ordinary Americans, that Russia had "hacked the US presidential election" is that for all the bluster and "conviction", there has been zero evidence.

And, as it turns out, there won't be any, because according to the US Sta
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Yet recently Paul Ferreira, former chief of staff to the NDP's past leader Howard Hampton, former MPP and subsequent perennial strong Ontario NDP candidate in the Toronto riding of York South Weston, sent two protest tweets of resignation across social media.
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This time is different!