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Andrew Scheer says he’ll run again as MP for Regina

Jan 26 2020 — — Andrew Scheer is signalling he’ll be seeking another term as MP in 2023 after stepping down as leader of the Conservative Party. “I love my riding. I love the people of Saskatchewan. I love fighting for the interests of people of my riding and all the communities that it entails,” he said Saturday. He said […]

Neil Young granted U.S. citizenship 54 years after moving there

Jan 24 2020 — — Canadian rock legend Neil Young moved to the U.S. in 1966 at the age of 21, and now, nearly 54 years later, he’s been granted American citizenship. The Heart of Gold singer confirmed the news through his website, the Neil Young Archives, on Wednesday. He is now a dual citizen of both Canada and the […]

What we know about the Liberal plan for Parliament after the cabinet retreat

Jan 22 2020 — — For two and a half days, the Liberal cabinet huddled at the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg, focusing on their objectives amid the context of their new reality: a minority government that will need opposition support to get anything done. But from the prime minister’s closing news conference Tuesday and the ministers who spoke publicly when […]

Canadians criticize Trudeau after visit to Oh Doughnuts bakery in Winnipeg

Jan 21 2020 — — A local bakery is fighting back against online criticism after the prime minister made an unscheduled visit Monday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau posted online that he stopped in at Winnipeg bakery Oh Doughnuts to pick up tasty treats during a three-day Liberal Cabinet Retreat being held in the city until Tuesday. Oh Doughnuts replied the […]

Iran says dual citizens killed in plane crash to be treated as Iranian citizens

Jan 20 2020 — — Dual citizens killed in the downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet earlier this month near Tehran, Iran will be treated as Iranian citizens, the country’s foreign ministry announced on Monday. In a televised weekly news conference, Abbas Mousavi, a spokesman for Iran‘s foreign ministry, said the country considers dual nationals killed in the downing of […]

Singer-songwriter David Olney dies on stage during festival

Jan 20 2020 — — Revered American singer-songwriter David Olney died on Saturday, Jan. 18. He was 71. The veteran musician and poet died after suffering a heart attack on stage during his own set at the 2020 30A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.. A statement issued to Olney’s official website confirmed his passing on Saturday.