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Without recent escalations, Iran plane crash victims would be ‘home with their families’: Trudeau

Jan 13 2020 — Amanda Connolly — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the 57 Canadians killed when Iran shot down Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 would be alive if not for recent escalations in tensions in the region. Trudeau spoke with Global National’s Dawna Friesen on Monday about the Canadian response to the plane crash and the ongoing work happening to support […]

Liberal House Leader pushes back at criticisms that throne speech ignored Western Canada

Dec 8 2019 — Amanda Connolly — Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez is rejecting criticisms that last week’s throne speech ignored the problems facing Alberta and Saskatchewan because it included no reference to their names. In an interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, Rodriguez said suggestions that the Liberals weren’t paying attention to the western provinces in the speech last week, […]

Tory frustration with Scheer ‘not just an elephant in the room’: former Harper campaign boss

Dec 1 2019 — Amanda Connolly — Frustration about Andrew Scheer’s continued Conservative leadership is sucking up all the oxygen from every other topic the party should be examining, and he needs to be replaced for that reason, a former top Tory says. In an interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, Jenni Byrne, former campaign director for Stephen Harper, said there’s […]