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Wilson-Raybould reflects on reconciliation, SNC-Lavalin affair in new book

Sep 20 2019 — — Moving towards reconciliation and through a “postcolonial door” will require moving past partisanship, and rebuilding Indigenous nations to work with the Crown to overhaul the Indian Act, among other things, says Jody Wilson-Raybould in her new book. Set to be launched on Sept. 20, the one-time justice minister and attorney general-turned Independent MP argues in […]

In the U.S., images of Trudeau wearing blackface spark disappointment

Sep 20 2019 — — American liberals have embraced Justin Trudeau as a bulwark against bigotry and a paragon of inclusivity. They applauded when he greeted Syrian refugees at the airport, tweeted that immigrants were welcome “regardless of faith” and obliquely admonished U.S. President Donald Trump this summer for telling congresswomen of colour to “go back” to other countries. “That […]

All GM’s vehicle assembly workers in Oshawa laid off because of U.S. strike

Sep 20 2019 — — The strike by 49,000 United Auto Workers against General Motors in the U.S. has led to more temporary job losses at GM’s assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont. On Friday, GM issued a statement saying vehicle production at Oshawa has stopped, though there are stamping operations in that facility that continue.

Conservatives promise to spend $1.5B to buy new medical imaging equipment

Sep 20 2019 — — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer promised Friday to spend $1.5 billion to buy new medical imaging equipment for facilities across Canada should his party win next month’s federal election. Scheer said a Conservative government would buy MRI and CT machines to replace aging ones, and that the move would reduce wait times.

Liberals outspend Conservatives nearly three to one on social media

Sep 20 2019 — Alex Boutilier — Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party are outspending Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives nearly three to one on social media advertising in the lead up to October’s federal election. Data compiled by ad.watch, which comes from Facebook’s own ad library, shows that since July 1 the Liberals have spent $738,715 in advertising on Facebook and Instagram. The […]