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Jul 3 2015 — Daniel Leblanc

The RCMP investigated the Conservative government’s appointment of Arthur Porter to Canada’s intelligence oversight agency after allegations surfaced the physician was involved in a kickback scheme in Montreal, The Globe and Mail has learned. Dr. Porter made high-profile friends in the Conservative Party after he arrived in Canada from the United States in 2004 to […]

Jul 3 2015 —

Sapped by the oil slide, Canada’s economy appears headed toward recession, economists warn — and one says we’re already there. Emanuella Enenajor of Bank of America Merrill Lynch says the Canadian economy appears to have shrunk by 0.6 per cent in the second quarter after a drop of the same amount in the first, “suggesting […]

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Leaked dogfight test reveals that F-35 jet is in ‘very big trouble’

Jul 2 2015 —

It’s the most expensive weapon ever built in human history. But after decades of internationally-funded research and development at an estimated cost of a trillion dollars, a leaked report from a mock combat test reveals that the F-35 is terrible at air-to-air combat. “[The report found that] the F35 cannot turn or accelerate fast enough […]

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Ches Crosbie rebuff a blow to the Conservative party: former adviser

Jul 2 2015 —

Rejecting Ches Crosbie as a federal Conservative candidate in Newfoundland and Labrador is a headline-making blow to a party that needs all the help it can get in the province, says a former adviser. Tim Powers said Crosbie, a successful lawyer and son of former Tory cabinet minister John Crosbie, is the sort of prospect […]

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John Crosbie accuses N.L. Senator David Wells of sabotaging Ches Crosbie’s bid

Jul 2 2015 —

Former PC cabinet minister John Crosbie is accusing Newfoundland and Labrador Senator David Wells for putting a stop to Ches Crosbie’s candidacy in Avalon. Wells, however, denies the allegation, saying Ches Crosbie, a prominent personal injury lawyer, would have been a “credible candidate.” Ches Crosbie said he was told Tuesday by party officials that he […]

Jul 2 2015 —

The federal government’s marquee, multibillion-dollar infrastructure fund has been handing out money at a slow pace, newly released figures show, prompting complaints that the government is playing politics with the cash. About 92 per cent of the $10-billion provincial-territorial stream of the New Building Canada Fund remains unspent, with about $782 million allocated through the […]

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Jul 2 2015 —

Sid Ryan, president of the Ontario Federation of Labour, which represents 54 unions, says his organization will redouble efforts to make sure Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives don’t win October’s federal election. The federation’s leader is upset with the passing of Bill C-377, the Conservatives’ controversial private member’s bill that forces labour unions to publicly […]

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Can Harper calm swirling winds of change?

Jul 2 2015 — David Akin

Hearken back to high school English for a moment and the literary term “pathetic fallacy.” Remember that? It’s a stylistic device columnists use to attribute human emotions to nature. Well, hang on, as I bid to get this column into classrooms everywhere when a teacher needs contemporary examples of the use of pathetic fallacy. It […]

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Why Stephen Harper can’t build a ‘natural governing party’

Jul 2 2015 — Robin V. Sears

Canadian Liberals used to be the experts at building and maintaining a national electoral coalition. In George Brown’s days that meant regional partners and deals. To Laurier it was about language and religion and trade. Their transcendent Trudeau years saw the triumph of clientalist politics focusing on new immigrants, hungry local political clans, and slices […]

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The Nepean contest wasn’t about substance

Jul 2 2015 — Jeffrey Simpson

If you like Pierre Poilievre, the bare-knuckles brawler of a Conservative cabinet minister, smile because you might have a two-fer in the next Parliament. Last weekend, a young man with a wafer-thin résumé but great devotion to Mr. Poilievre won the Conservative nomination for the Ottawa riding of Nepean. Andy Wang, 27, who started knocking […]

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Why the Conservatives new ad doesn’t violate C-51

Jul 2 2015 — Lorrie Goldstein

It’s understandable some people find the latest Conservative political ad portraying Justin Trudeau as soft on terrorism offensive. But it’s absurd to suggest it violates the Tories’ anti-terrorism law known as C51. The ad juxtaposes ISIS music and video imagery showing how it kills innocent people, to Trudeau’s statement he would end Canadian participation in […]

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How Canada led the way on same-sex marriage

Jul 2 2015 — Irwin Cotler

When the House of Commons passed the Civil Marriage Act 10 years ago this week, Canada was only the fourth country in the world — and the first outside Europe — to legalize same-sex marriage. Now, with last week’s Supreme Court ruling in the United States, and with the successful referendum in Ireland this spring, […]

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Think about it, Canada’s remarkable

Jul 2 2015 — Candice Malcolm

There is a federal election just around the corner, as you can probably tell by the onslaught of silly political ads starting to fill the airwaves. But before the election really gets going — before the parties start mudslinging and the chattering classes start handwringing — we should take the opportunity to celebrate our just-completed […]

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Bobbi Kristina — Someone’s Shopping Death Bed Photo

Jul 3 2015 —

It’s pretty disgusting but also not unexpected … someone is shopping a pic of Bobbi Kristina laying at death’s door in a hospice. The photo was shopped to us … we passed. It was taken earlier this week at the facility outside of Atlanta. A woman is hovering over Bobbi Kristina in the photo … […]

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