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A group of young people demonstrate against government cuts to Katimavik a national youth volunteer traing program, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Monday April 23, 2012 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Katimavik Youth Program Receives 11th-Hour Reprieve From Trudeau Liberals

Mar 25 2017 — Althia Raj — The federal government has granted Katimavik, the national youth volunteer program, half a million dollars — money that could keep it afloat while the Liberals decide whether to make good on Justin Trudeau’s four-year-old pledge to ensure the organization’s survival. The Huffington Post Canada has learned the federal government just granted Katimavik $499,500 under the […]

Liberal MP Iqra Khalid is welcomed by her colleagues as she arrives to make an announcement about an anti-Islamophobia motion on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

M-103: Anti-Islamophobia Motion Easily Passes House Of Commons

Mar 23 2017 — Ryan Maloney — Though largely symbolic, the motion has proven to be deeply divisive and has become a hot topic in the Conservative leadership race. Michael Chong was the only Tory leadership contender to vote in favour of the motion and received applause from Liberals. Maxime Bernier, Andrew Scheer, Kellie Leitch, Steven Blaney, Brad Trost, and Erin O’Toole […]

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Liberal Flirtation With Privatizing Airports Sets Off Alarm Bells

Mar 20 2017 — Althia Raj — Opposition parties, Canada’s airlines and some of the country’s major airports are sounding the alarm over the Liberal government’s interest in privatizing some of the country’s terminals and landing strips, warning it will lead to higher fees for travellers. The plan won’t be Wednesday’s budget, Huffington Post Canada has learned, but the federal government is […]

Conservative Party leadership candidate Maxime Bernier listens to presentations at a debate Monday, February 13, 2017 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Maxime Bernier Calls Kevin O’Leary A Desperate ‘Loser’ After Membership Fraud Allegations

Mar 17 2017 — Althia Raj — Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier blasted his rival Kevin O’Leary as a “loser” and a “bad candidate” after the celebrity businessman complained to the party of potential membership fraud. In a fundraising note to Conservative members Friday, Bernier called O’Leary desperate. “Kevin O’Leary is losing. He knows my campaign has raised more money, signed up […]

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Maxime Bernier Campaign Investigated For Allegedly Breaking Tory Leadership Rules

Mar 16 2017 — Althia Raj — The Conservative party is investigating allegations that leadership candidate Maxime Bernier’s campaign breached contest rules by signing up members without their knowledge, The Huffington Post Canada has learned. The claims are being levelled by fellow leadership challenger Kevin O’Leary. Reached on Thursday evening, Bernier said he had never heard of such allegations and suggested such […]

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Kellie Leitch’s Pepper Spray Policy Won’t Help Women: Critics

Mar 8 2017 — — Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch’s proposal to legalize mace and pepper spray wouldn’t actually protect women, say critics. “Ending violence against women is not about improving lighting, having rape whistles, or legalizing pepper spray. Ending violence against women is about ensuring that women live in a society that respects them,” said Sambriddhi Nepal, manager of […]

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Genetic Discrimination Puts Women At Risk. Let’s Put An End To It

Mar 7 2017 — — March 8 is International Women’s Day, a time to reflect on milestones in women’s rights and equality. It is also an opportunity to address continuing equity gaps and other challenges facing women today. This year, International Women’s Day happens to be the day on which Parliament has an opportunity to pass Bill S-201 and, in […]

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Leitch Is Creating Environment That Could Get Immigrants Killed: Deepak Obhrai

Mar 6 2017 — — On the same day that Kellie Leitch released the kind of questions she wants to ask newcomers, MP Deepak Obhrai says his Conservative leadership rival is creating an American-style environment that could get immigrants killed. Obhrai, a Calgary MP since 1997, said in a news release that Leitch’s plan to screen immigrants, refugees and visitors […]

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Chrystia Freeland: Canadians Should Be ‘Prepared’ For Russian Efforts To Destabilize Political System

Mar 6 2017 — Mohamed Omar — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canadians should be “prepared” for Russian attempts to destabilize the country’s political system like those directed at the United States. At a press conference with Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, where the government announced it isextending its training mission with Ukraine until 2019, Freeland was asked about a series of […]

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel asks a question during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Two high-profile Calgary politicians have become embroiled in a heated social media spat with Conservative MP Rempel accusing Mayor Naheed Nenshi of making a sexist remark. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Michelle Rempel Says Illegal Border-Crossers Should Be Charged

Mar 3 2017 — Ryan Maloney — Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel says people who illegally enter Canada from a safe country where they are not “facing direct persecution” should be charged. And Rempel is calling on the Liberal government to state clearly if it believes the United States is a safe country. Rempel took to Facebook Friday to share her reaction […]

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Bush’s Ethics Lawyer: Jeff Sessions May Go To Jail If He Lied To Congress

Mar 2 2017 — — A law professor who served as the White House ethics lawyer under former President George W. Bush slammed Attorney General Jeff Sessions over reports that he lied to Congress about his communications with Russia. According to the The Washington Post, Sessions spoke to the Russian ambassador twice last year and did not mention the conversations […]