• Trudeau's Liberals have won a minority government: What now?
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    Trudeau's Liberals have won a minority government: What now?

    Do you believe we should have more rules for minority governments? How do minority governments operate? Are there any rules surrounding how minority governments operate?

  • No selfies, videos or partisan activity: 7 things to avoid at the polls on election day
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    No selfies, videos or partisan activity: 7 things to avoid at the polls on election day

    Yahoo Canada spoke to Elections Canada about some of the common mistakes voters make and what happens if you accidentally mark your ballot wrong.

  • Men won almost twice as often as women this federal election, CBC analysis shows
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    Men won almost twice as often as women this federal election, CBC analysis shows

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's second gender-parity cabinet might be putting the party's best feminist foot forward but, away from the spotlight, the makeup of Parliament is still tilted heavily in favour of men.Female candidates were once again underrepresented and more likely than men to find

  • Federal laws at heart of western anger up for debate as Liberals begin outreach
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    Federal laws at heart of western anger up for debate as Liberals begin outreach

    OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quickly backed up his pledge for more dialogue with the West, opening his Thursday meeting with Calgary's mayor up to the two members of his government now entrusted with being ambassadors to the region.Manitoba MP Jim Carr, who was named Wednesday as Trudeau

  • Opposition says it's a dark day: Bill passes to fire Alberta election watchdog
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    Opposition says it's a dark day: Bill passes to fire Alberta election watchdog

    EDMONTON — The Alberta government has passed a bill to fire election commissioner Lorne Gibson, raising questions about the future of his investigation into Premier Jason Kenney's United Conservative Party.Kenney's government introduced the bill on Monday and invoked time limits on all three

  • Ches Crosbie calls for review of his own leadership, acknowledges lack of charisma
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    Ches Crosbie calls for review of his own leadership, acknowledges lack of charisma

    Ches Crosbie wants PC members to vote on his leadership, giving them a chance to turf him as leader.Right now the party doesn't have an automatic review of the leader after an election, so Crosbie is calling for one himself.Speaking to reporters on Thursday, he said he's heard criticism from

  • Public Safety once again a sprawling portfolio of pressing concerns
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    Public Safety once again a sprawling portfolio of pressing concerns

    OTTAWA — Just over a year ago, Bill Blair took the reins of a new federal ministry — border security and organized crime reduction — hived off from veteran minister Ralph Goodale's sprawling public safety and emergency preparedness portfolio.Following Goodale's defeat in last month's election

  • Politically motivated: Lawsuit seeks to quash 'anti-Alberta' inquiry
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    Politically motivated: Lawsuit seeks to quash 'anti-Alberta' inquiry

    EDMONTON — An environmental law firm is asking a court to strike down Alberta's inquiry into the role that foreign money has in financing the activities of charities that oppose the oilsands.Ecojustice claims the province's inquiry into what it calls anti-Alberta activities is politically motivated

  • Fisheries, oceans are 'near and dear to my heart,' says Bernadette Jordan
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    Fisheries, oceans are 'near and dear to my heart,' says Bernadette Jordan

    To hear her tell it, Bernadette Jordan's new responsibilities as Canada's minister of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is a natural extension of her life experience."This is something I've been a strong advocate for, for the past four years, it's where I come from," Jordan

  • 'I have a pretty thick skin,' says Doug Ford ahead of meeting with Trudeau
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    'I have a pretty thick skin,' says Doug Ford ahead of meeting with Trudeau

    TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he will be bringing a collaborative message to a meeting Friday with Justin Trudeau, despite the frequent attacks the prime minister launched against him during the federal election campaign.The meeting in Ottawa will be the latest in a series of in-person talks

  • George Springate, pillar of Montreal's English community, dies at 81
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    George Springate, pillar of Montreal's English community, dies at 81

    George Springate, a member of the Order of Canada, a former provincial politician and former professional football player, has died. He was 81.Springate was a pillar of not just the Pierrefonds-Roxboro community, where he lived many years, but of the Montreal community too, said Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough

  • Liberals won't scrap environmental assessment bill, but seek 'constructive suggestions' on implementation
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    Liberals won't scrap environmental assessment bill, but seek 'constructive suggestions' on implementation

    The Liberal government is open to "constructive suggestions" on implementing a contentious new law overhauling the environmental assessment process for major resource projects — but it has no plans to scrap or amend the legislation itself.Bill C-69, which lays out rules for how major infrastructure

  • Key European group mulls status of Hungary’s ruling party
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    Key European group mulls status of Hungary’s ruling party

    ZAGREB, Croatia — The new president of the European People’s Party on Thursday denounced Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s “illiberal” policies and said the status of Orban’s populist party within the influential group will be decided early next year.Donald Tusk said a decision on whether Orban

  • OPINION | How Alberta's proposed 'fair deal' plan could cut separatism off at the knees
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    OPINION | How Alberta's proposed 'fair deal' plan could cut separatism off at the knees

    A key to our future, found in our past.In recent days, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney struck a committee that will study a number of provocative ideas in his self-avowed quest for a "fair deal" for Alberta.These ideas will not only deliver the deal Kenney seeks, but hold the potential to do much

  • Why Chrystia Freeland is the indispensable Trudeau cabinet minister
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    Why Chrystia Freeland is the indispensable Trudeau cabinet minister

    Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland have been very good for each other. Not for the first time, the future of the Liberal government — and a lot else — seem to be riding on the two of them finding success together."She is someone with whom I worked very, very closely, and with great success, on

  • Impeachment inquiry: Trump seemed vulnerable. It didn't last
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    Impeachment inquiry: Trump seemed vulnerable. It didn't last

    Donald Trump's impeachment defences seemed damaged by a series of bombshell testimonials that not even his most implacable protectors could easily explain away. That lasted about 90 minutes.On Wednesday afternoon, the Republican Party illustrated just how swiftly, and unreservedly, it intends to

  • Trudeau turns to B.C. MP with Saskatchewan roots to helm tricky climate ministry
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    Trudeau turns to B.C. MP with Saskatchewan roots to helm tricky climate ministry

    OTTAWA — Jonathan Wilkinson has been the minister of environment and climate change for less than 24 hours but the job is likely going to get harder from here."Environment is probably the most challenging portfolio in government the next three years," said Stewart Elgie, a law professor at

  • Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, key witness says
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    Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, key witness says

    WASHINGTON — Ambassador Gordon Sondland declared to impeachment investigators Wednesday that President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani explicitly sought a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine, leveraging an Oval Office visit for political investigations of Democrats. But he also came to believe the

  • Alberta NDP seek ruling to ban UCP from voting on bill to fire election watchdog
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    Alberta NDP seek ruling to ban UCP from voting on bill to fire election watchdog

    EDMONTON — Alberta's Opposition NDP is asking the ethics commissioner to ban the entire United Conservative caucus from voting on a bill that would fire the province's election watchdog.Leader Rachel Notley says UCP caucus members are all in a conflict of interest because they would all benefit

  • Yukon Party sets date for leadership election in May
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    Yukon Party sets date for leadership election in May

    The opposition Yukon Party has set a date for the election of a new party leader — May 23, 2020.That will be more than three and a half years since the party's last permanent leader — former premier Darrell Pasloski — stepped down. MLA Stacey Hassard has served as interim party leader since then.Pasloski

  • Trudeau seeks to keep eyes on Prairies with new role for Winnipeg's Jim Carr
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    Trudeau seeks to keep eyes on Prairies with new role for Winnipeg's Jim Carr

    OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau carved new roles in his government Wednesday designed to ensure voices on the Prairies are heard around a cabinet table that has scant representation from the region.As part of a broad shuffle that put new faces in charge of several key portfolios that directly

  • Conservative insiders say Scheer, party need to evolve on LGBTQ issues
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    Conservative insiders say Scheer, party need to evolve on LGBTQ issues

    Two Conservative strategists say both the party and leader Andrew Scheer need to modernize their approach to social issues if they want to convince more Canadians to vote for them.In an opinion piece published by the Globe and Mail on Wednesday, long-time Conservative strategists Melissa Lantsman and

  • Trudeau unveils new cabinet aimed at pushing priorities, soothing tensions
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    Trudeau unveils new cabinet aimed at pushing priorities, soothing tensions

    OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau unveiled a larger cabinet on Wednesday that aims to advance Liberal campaign promises to tackle climate change and promote middle-class prosperity, while attempting to soothe regional tensions worsened by last month's election outcome.In last month's election, the prime

  • A closer look at the new faces in Trudeau's cabinet — and what they bring to the table
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    A closer look at the new faces in Trudeau's cabinet — and what they bring to the table

    After an election that reduced the governing Liberals to a minority, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making a number of changes to his cabinet to adjust to new political realities.Trudeau is swapping out some cabinet stalwarts for new faces to grapple with the challenges ahead for his government — primarily

  • Quebecers get top cabinet spots as environmentalists accuse Trudeau of caving to western pressure
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    Quebecers get top cabinet spots as environmentalists accuse Trudeau of caving to western pressure

    Quebecers will occupy some of the most prominent positions in the new Liberal cabinet, including foreign affairs and justice — but environmentalists in the province say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau caved to pressure from Western Canada by giving a minor post to one of their key allies.Environmental