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Polling shows hydro was No. 1 concern in Ontario long before relief announced

Mar 26 2017 — — Ontario’s government learned from its own polling that the rising cost of hydro was people’s top concern 10 months before the Liberals publicly acknowledged it and announced an eight-per-cent reduction on electricity bills. The government-commissioned polling from 2013 to 2016 — examined by The Canadian Press — tells a tale of increasing distress about hydro […]

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NDP leadership candidates suggest Liberal pledge on pot going up in smoke

Mar 26 2017 — The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — The Liberal government's plan to move ahead on marijuana legalization is up in smoke, NDP leadership candidates suggested during Sunday's leadership debate in Montreal while they also addressed a range of issues affecting youth including student debt and precarious work. B.C. MP Peter Julian, one of four contenders in the race to replace Tom Mulcair as NDP leader, […]

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NDP leadership candidates suggest Liberal pledge on pot going up in smoke

Mar 26 2017 — The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — The Liberal government's plan to move ahead on marijuana legalization is up in smoke, NDP leadership candidates suggested during Sunday's leadership debate in Montreal while they also addressed a range of issues affecting youth including student debt and precarious work. B.C. MP Peter Julian, one of four contenders in the race to replace Tom Mulcair as NDP leader, […]

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NDP leadership candidates suggest Liberal pledge on pot going up in smoke

Mar 26 2017 — — The Liberal government’s plan to move ahead on marijuana legalization is up in smoke, NDP leadership candidates suggested during Sunday’s leadership debate in Montreal while they also addressed a range of issues affecting youth including student debt and precarious work. B.C. MP Peter Julian, one of four contenders in the race to replace Tom Mulcair […]

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Fewer Canadian travellers blocked at U.S. land border

Mar 26 2017 — — New data obtained by The Canadian Press shows fewer Canadians are being turned away at the U.S. land border in recent months despite mounting concerns that Donald Trump’s immigration policies are making it much harder to cross. Refusals of Canadians at American land crossings dropped 8.5 per cent between October and the end of February […]

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B.C. Liberals to refund $93k for indirect donations, cites clerical errors

Mar 24 2017 — — The British Columbia Liberal Party says it has found 43 so-called indirect donations worth almost $93,000, which it plans to reimburse. The RCMP is already investigating possible violations of the B.C. Elections Act related to indirect donations made to the Liberal party. A statement from the B.C. Liberal Party says since March 3 they have […]

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Slow and steady only way to go on infrastructure funding, Morneau says

Mar 24 2017 — — The finance minister would like to see billions in new federal infrastructure money flow faster to provinces and cities, but Bill Morneau says that moving too fast would risk wasting money. The federal Liberals have come under heavy criticism from the parliamentary budget watchdog for the pace of infrastructure spending that the government sees as […]

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Advocates say Ottawa, provinces not doing enough to help injured veterans

Mar 24 2017 — Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press — HALIFAX — Veterans advocates in Nova Scotia are blasting the federal government for its inaction on a promise to re-introduce life-long pensions for those injured in uniform, and say the provinces aren't doing enough to fight for needed health care resources. During a news conference Friday at the provincial legislature, disabled veteran David MacLeod called […]

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Liberal MP’s allegedly sexist comment under review, prime minister says

Mar 24 2017 — Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a "process is now properly underway" to look into a Liberal MP's allegedly sexist comment to a Conservative MP. The Conservatives have been pressuring Trudeau to take action against Liberal MP Nicola Di Iorio, who is accused of making a stripper-related joke about Conservative MP Dianne Watts while they were both […]

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Liberal MP’s allegedly sexist comment under review, prime minister says

Mar 24 2017 — Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a "process is now properly underway" to look into a Liberal MP's allegedly sexist comment to a Conservative MP. The Conservatives have been pressuring Trudeau to take action against Liberal MP Nicola Di Iorio, who is accused of making a stripper-related joke about Conservative MP Dianne Watts while they were both […]

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Trump announces at White House: I’ve approved the Keystone XL pipeline

Mar 24 2017 — Alexander Panetta — WASHINGTON — Canada's hotly debated, long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline received its elusive U.S. presidential permit from Donald Trump on Friday, eight years and six months after the initial application for it to cross the American border. The president made the announcement at the White House. He was accompanied by the president of TransCanada Corp., the Calgary-based […]

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Trump announces at White House: I’ve approved the Keystone XL pipeline

Mar 24 2017 — Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press — WASHINGTON — Canada's hotly debated, long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline received its elusive U.S. presidential permit from Donald Trump on Friday, eight years and six months after the initial application for it to cross the American border. The president made the announcement at the White House. He was accompanied by the president of TransCanada Corp., the Calgary-based […]

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Liberal MP’s allegedly sexist comment under review, prime minister says

Mar 24 2017 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a “process is now properly underway” to look into a Liberal MP’s allegedly sexist comment to a Conservative MP. The Conservatives have been pressuring Trudeau to take action against Liberal MP Nicola Di Iorio, who is accused of making a stripper-related joke about Conservative MP Dianne Watts while they were […]