• Vote: Trudeau condemns Trump, but should Canada adopt tougher border policies?
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    Vote: Trudeau condemns Trump, but should Canada adopt tougher border policies?

    With condemnation streaming in from all sides, U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration continue to staunchly defended their new “zero-tolerance” border policy. Critics of the policy, from current and former first ladies to the U.N. to Canadian politicians, have decried the way it separates

  • Six post-Ramadan lessons from a pair of mediocre Muslims
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    Six post-Ramadan lessons from a pair of mediocre Muslims

    This year, for the first time in years, I challenged myself to keep almost every fast in Ramadan and succeeded! Please, come eat with me! Ramadan has come and gone, and gone with it are the early mornings of rising to eat before dawn, persistently empty stomachs and a solid case of daily “hanger” as

  • How safe do you feel in your country? Canada ranks in top 10
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    How safe do you feel in your country? Canada ranks in top 10

    In the 2018 Global Law and Order survey, Gallup asked 148,000 in 142 countries across the globe to evaluate how safe they feel in their respective nation. Canada’s Law and Order Index score sits at 90, tied with Switzerland, while Singapore’s score leads worldwide with 97. The U.S. received has an

  • VOTE: Who's right in the war of words between the U.S. and Canada?
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    VOTE: Who's right in the war of words between the U.S. and Canada?

    No two nations are closer together politically, economically and militarily than the U.S. and Canada. During the Second World War, the U.S. joined Canada and the Allied forces to defeat the Axis powers. On Saturday, in response to U.S. sanctions on Canadian steel and aluminum imports, Prime Minister

  • Could strategic voting by Liberal and NDP voters have stopped a PC majority?
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    Could strategic voting by Liberal and NDP voters have stopped a PC majority?

    The only certainty about the Ontario provincial elections was that it was going to be the end of 15 years of Liberal Party rule over the province. The PCs have 76 seats in Queen’s Park, a majority of 14, while the NDP won 40 seats, the Liberals 7 and the Greens broke through with a single seat. The

  • Doug Ford could deliver on promises as Ontario premier, political expert says
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    Doug Ford could deliver on promises as Ontario premier, political expert says

    For better or worse, Ontario’s government is heading in a dramatically different direction. Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives scooped up 76 seats in the Ontario legislature on election night, winning a clear majority. Voter turnout was the highest it’s been since the 1999 general election

  • Ontario voters express displeasure with first-past-the-post system
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    Ontario voters express displeasure with first-past-the-post system

    The Ontario election has prompted some residents in the province to raise concerns about the first-past-the-post electoral system  after premier-designate Doug Ford led his party to a majority mandate despite receiving approximately 40 per cent of the popular vote. The first-past-the-post system includes

  • Ontario reacts with mix of frustration, hope after Doug Ford's stunning victory
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    Ontario reacts with mix of frustration, hope after Doug Ford's stunning victory

    Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative Party has won a majority government in Ontario, and the province is divided over the result. The New Democratic Party will form the Official Opposition for the first time in decades.

  • Ontario election live blog: Voters share sass, cynicism and tales of technical issues at polls
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    Ontario election live blog: Voters share sass, cynicism and tales of technical issues at polls

    According to CBC News, polling stations have reported technical difficulties with the ballot technology, and paper forms have been used to cast voter ballots. At Corpus Christi Elementary School in Ottawa, Ont., a modem was not functioning when the polls opened. @CBCOttawa The ballot reader wasn’t working

  • You voted: Ontario party leaders respond to your key concerns
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    You voted: Ontario party leaders respond to your key concerns

    A couple months ago, Yahoo Canada News asked readers what issues are most important leading up to the provincial election. The results are in and we put NDP leader Andrea Horwath, Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne and Green Party leader Mike Schreiner to the test on your key priorities in this election

  • How Kathleen Wynne has upset the apple cart by admitting defeat in the 2018 Ontario election
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    How Kathleen Wynne has upset the apple cart by admitting defeat in the 2018 Ontario election

    Political analyst Jim Warren says the people running to lead Ontario couldn’t have predicted how this year’s general election has gone, and no one can truly predict how it will end. On June 2, with five days left to go until Ontario’s 42nd general election, the province’s incumbent premier announced

  • Kathleen Wynne's warnings about Doug Ford, Andrea Horwath and Ontario's future
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    Kathleen Wynne's warnings about Doug Ford, Andrea Horwath and Ontario's future

    With only a few days left in the race, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has now publicly admitted that she will lose the election. She has also urged Ontarians to vote for their local Liberal MPPs, in an effort to prevent a Progressive Conservative or NDP majority government. “If your concern is that

  • VOTE: Did Wynne make right call to admit Liberals won't win Ontario election?
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    VOTE: Did Wynne make right call to admit Liberals won't win Ontario election?

    Some say the only poll that matters is on election day, but Kathleen Wynne didn’t wait for that to happen. After months of polls showing lacklustre voter support for the Ontario Liberals, the leader of the party said she was “sorry, not sorry” for what the Grits have done in the province. After Thursday

  • Trudeau should've said 'I am f****** pissed' about U.S. tariffs: ex-Trump speechwriter
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    Trudeau should've said 'I am f****** pissed' about U.S. tariffs: ex-Trump speechwriter

    This was the Justin Trudeau many Canadians were waiting for. After more than a year of carefully choosing his words, a visibly frustrated prime minister finally took off his gloves and stood up to U.S. President Donald Trump with pointed criticism in a bid to defend Canadian workers in the face of U.S

  • Ontario election 2018: The candidate you least want to win
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    Ontario election 2018: The candidate you least want to win

    Two weeks out from the 2018 Ontario election, Yahoo Canada News asked readers who they would least like to see elected as premier. More than 11,500 people responded to our poll, and the results are clear and telling.

  • Tell us: What do you think of Trudeau's response to Trump's tariffs?
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    Tell us: What do you think of Trudeau's response to Trump's tariffs?

    The Canadian government has a message for U.S. President Donald Trump: Back off or pay the price. On Thursday, the U.S. slapped new steel and aluminum tariffs on Canadian exports to the U.S., but in a rousing speech, which highlighted Canada’s long and storied history with their “steadfast ally,” Prime

  • Justin Trudeau's speech in response to Donald Trump’s tariff announcement
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    Justin Trudeau's speech in response to Donald Trump’s tariff announcement

    Today we find ourselves the target of punitive tariffs on Canadian aluminum and steel, under pretext of a 232 national security provision. For 150 years, Canada has been America’s most steadfast ally. Canadians have served alongside Americans in two world wars and in Korea.

  • What would you ask Kathleen Wynne?
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    What would you ask Kathleen Wynne?

    Yahoo Canada News will be talking to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and we want to know what questions you have for her. Despite being labeled the least popular premier in Canada, Wynne is running for re-election in Ontario this year. From using the hashtag-worth phrase “sorry not sorry” in the last

  • VOTE: Do you agree with ABC's decision to cancel 'Roseanne' over the star's personal comments?
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    VOTE: Do you agree with ABC's decision to cancel 'Roseanne' over the star's personal comments?

    Social media exploded after ABC announced the successful reboot of “Roseanne” is cancelled hours after its title star, Roseanne Barr, made racist comments on Twitter. “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC

  • VOTE: Do you think Canada should pay for the Kinder Morgan pipeline?
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    VOTE: Do you think Canada should pay for the Kinder Morgan pipeline?

    The Liberal government has decided to resolve the Kinder Morgan pipeline deadlock by buying the pipeline outright. The decision is the culmination of a months-long battle between B.C.’s NDP government, the Alberta NDP government and the federal government. An application for the pipeline was first

  • You asked, he answered: Ontario Green Party leader Mike Schreiner tackles your comments
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    You asked, he answered: Ontario Green Party leader Mike Schreiner tackles your comments

    If you watched the televised leadership debates ahead of the June 7 Ontario election, you’ve likely missed out on hearing about a fourth party’s platform – the provincial Green Party. Before the deadline for Ontarians to head to the polls and cast their vote for the province’s next premier, Yahoo Canada

  • Quiz: Which Ontario party's ideologies match with yours?
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    Quiz: Which Ontario party's ideologies match with yours?

    With just over a week until the election day, it’s time for Ontarians to nail down which party will get their vote on June 7. Current Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne has lost significant support and is current tracking in third place, followed by the provincial Green Party led by Mike Schreiner. In

  • Tell us: What issue's most important to you in the Ontario election?
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    Tell us: What issue's most important to you in the Ontario election?

    With election day looming and polling stations open for early voting, Ontario’s three major political leaders will face each other in one final, crucial debate on May 27. A lot has changed since NDP leader Andrea Horwath, Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne and Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford participated

  • 'Horrendous act': Mississauga bomb blast leaves 15 injured, two suspects on loose
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    'Horrendous act': Mississauga bomb blast leaves 15 injured, two suspects on loose

    An explosion at a restaurant outside of Toronto has sent shockwaves through the community, but police say there is no indication the incident was a hate crime or an act of terrorism. Peel Regional Police say the blast took place Thursday at a Mississauga, Ont., restaurant located in a plaza at the northeast

  • VOTE: Which party do you *least* want to win the Ontario election?
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    VOTE: Which party do you *least* want to win the Ontario election?

    Signs encouraging Ontarians to vote are placed outside prior to the 2011 Ontario election. On June 7 in Ontario, people who vote will go to their polling stations and do one of two things. Advance polling in the province right now has the New Democrats tied with the Progressive Conservatives for votes