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Rogue Indian political elements may be trying to make Canada look weak on Sikh extremism: source

Feb 22 2018 —

A senior government official with knowledge of the prime minister’s security protocols is suggesting rogue political elements in India may have orchestrated the embarrassing invitation of a would-be political assassin to a formal dinner with Justin Trudeau in an attempt to make the Canadian government appear sympathetic to Sikh extremism. The official said questions should […]

Feb 22 2018 —

The independent watchdog overseeing MPPs’ finances is demanding to know why Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Patrick Brown has not declared rental income on his upscale lakefront home, the Star has learned. Integrity Commissioner J. David Wake wrote to Brown asking for details following a Star story that raised questions about how he could afford the […]

Surrey MP apologizes for inviting criminal to Trudeau reception

Feb 22 2018 —

Surrey Liberal MP Randeep Sarai has offered in a prepared statement an “apology without reservation” for his role in what is proving to be a public relations disaster for the federal Trudeau government. Sarai has not yet responded to calls from the Now-Leader for comment on how a Sikh extremist found guilty of trying to […]

Feb 22 2018 —

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is temporarily ending her province’s ban on B.C. wine after Premier John Horgan announced a new court action to defend rules that could stop Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. “We’ll be buying wine again,” Notley told reporters at a late afternoon news conference.

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Feb 22 2018 —

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cannot catch a break in India. Trudeau, accustomed to being praised for his Prince Charming good looks, is getting a lot of flak on his tour of India, and the latest gags focus on his razzle-dazzle wardrobe, upstaging even India’s flamboyant movie stars. Offending garments include Trudeau’s long, multicolored sherwanis, […]

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Feb 22 2018 —

Former Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown is lashing out at claims he breached the legislature’s ethics rules, calling the complaint against him “imaginary” and “make-believe.” Brown rejected allegations that he received income and lavish gifts and conducted business deals without disclosing them to Ontario’s integrity commissioner as required by provincial law covering MPPs.

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Feb 22 2018 — Murray Brewster

Next week’s federal budget is expected to make a significant investment in building up Canada’s cyber defences and encouraging tech firms and talented programmers to work with the federal government, CBC News has learned. Several government sources say up to $1 billion has been requested by federal departments to address a growing number of cybersecurity […]

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Justin Trudeau in the real world

Feb 22 2018 — Paul Wells

When travelling abroad, it is handy to bear in mind that the people you will meet are real people with real lives. Justin Trudeau likes to preface his answer to any question about any secession movement anywhere with, “Well, as a Quebecer…” He needs to stop saying that. When he says that, he seems to […]

After an awkward India visit, will Trudeau learn his lesson?

Feb 22 2018 — Sonya Fatah

Photo ops have limitations, as Justin Trudeau is learning on his inaugural visit to India as Prime Minister of Canada. Mr. Trudeau may not have thought family photographs shot against the backdrop of the magnificent Taj Mahal or in the rustic confines of the elephant conservation centre in Mathura would backfire. If the delegation returns […]

Justin Trudeau’s trip to India could hardly be going worse

Feb 22 2018 — Terry Glavin

In defence of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, nothing that has occurred during his state visit to India, at least so far, quite matches the scene U.S. president George H.W. Bush made at a formal dinner in Tokyo in 1992. Out of the blue, the president turned to Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa, vomited all over […]

Congratulations on Patrick Brown’s candidacy, Kathleen Wynne

Feb 22 2018 — Robyn Urback

Patrick Brown is doing this for you, Ontario. This is not about clearing his name — though he has said he’s on a mission to clear his name. This is not about exacting revenge on his enemies — but don’t forget that a small group of insiders is trying to derail him and his campaign. […]

Feb 22 2018 — Vernon White

Most of the public discussion today focuses on legalization of marijuana, what the impact will be and how provinces and territories will manage the legislation. As the legislation winds itself through the parliamentary system we have heard a lot of talk, but I believe we should understand the impact and issues that we will face. […]

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Feb 21 2018 — John Ivison

With less than a week until the federal budget, many Canadians are eagerly awaiting the finance minister’s fiscal update. But what if Bill Morneau has nothing important to communicate? Just as aspiring rock bands encounter difficult second album syndrome, so governments experience meaningless third budget disorder. The Liberals proved they could spend like Russian oligarchs […]

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Feb 20 2018 — Paul Wells

The thing about Patrick Brown—OK, the other thing about Patrick Brown—is that he’s dogged. A serious runner, the disgraced former leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives has the obsessiveness on task that ensures success in that lonely, repetitive pursuit. In 2006, as a federal MP, Brown was given responsibilities for outreach to Indo-Canadians. Since then […]

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