• 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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    Yahoo News Canada

    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.

  • For Conservative candidates who aren't fully bilingual, running to be prime minister won't be easy
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    CBC

    For Conservative candidates who aren't fully bilingual, running to be prime minister won't be easy

    It's 2020, and it seems we're in a place in Canadian politics again where the question of leadership is also a question of language.Should the leader of a federal party in Canada be required to speak both of Canada's official languages? Just how bilingual is bilingual enough? How does a candidate

  • Collins expected to try ousting new GA senator in GOP battle
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    The Canadian Press

    Collins expected to try ousting new GA senator in GOP battle

    ATLANTA — Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, an ardent ally of President Donald Trump and vocal opponent of his impeachment, is expected to announce he will challenge fellow Republican and newly appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler for her seat this year, a Republican official said Monday.The decision by the four-term

  • GOP defends Trump as Bolton book adds pressure for witnesses
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    The Canadian Press

    GOP defends Trump as Bolton book adds pressure for witnesses

    WASHINGTON — Senators faced mounting pressure Monday to summon John Bolton to testify at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial even as Trump's lawyers mostly brushed past extraordinary new allegations from the former national security adviser and focused instead on corruption in Ukraine

  • Pressure mounts on opposition parties to back speedy ratification of new NAFTA
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    The Canadian Press

    Pressure mounts on opposition parties to back speedy ratification of new NAFTA

    OTTAWA — The pressure was on opposition MPs to quickly ratify the new North American free-trade agreement as Parliament got back to work Monday for its first extended sitting since the Oct. 21 election reduced the Liberals to a minority government.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister

  • Venezuelan opposition leader meets Champagne, Trudeau as part of world tour
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    The Canadian Press

    Venezuelan opposition leader meets Champagne, Trudeau as part of world tour

    OTTAWA — Canada wants to "reinvigorate" the effort to bring democracy to Venezuela, Canada's top diplomat said Monday as he welcomed the country's challenger to the current leader to Ottawa to discuss those seemingly bleak prospects.Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne

  • Feds' electric-car rebate uses nearly half its three-year budget in eight months
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    The Canadian Press

    Feds' electric-car rebate uses nearly half its three-year budget in eight months

    OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau is thinking about expanding the government's rebate program for people who buy electric vehicles after eager car-buyers gobbled up nearly half the funds in just eight months.Garneau launched the incentive payments last May, offering up to $5,000 off the price

  • Trump hosts Israeli leaders who call his peace plan historic
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    The Canadian Press

    Trump hosts Israeli leaders who call his peace plan historic

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump hosted Israel’s prime minister and his chief rival Monday at the White House on the eve of unveiling a long-awaited Mideast peace plan, expressing confidence that despite adamant Palestinian rejection they would ultimately go along with a blueprint he said was “very

  • Dominic LeBlanc back in Commons for first time since cancer diagnosis
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    The Canadian Press

    Dominic LeBlanc back in Commons for first time since cancer diagnosis

    OTTAWA — Veteran Liberal MP and cabinet minister Dominic LeBlanc took his front-bench seat in the House of Commons on Monday for the first time since he was diagnosed with a form of blood cancer last April.He easily won re-election in October in his New Brunswick riding of Beausejour, despite being unable

  • Former MP Nathan Cullen appointed B.C. liaison in pipeline dispute
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    The Canadian Press

    Former MP Nathan Cullen appointed B.C. liaison in pipeline dispute

    VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government has appointed former New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen as a provincial liaison with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs in an LNG pipeline dispute, a move welcomed by spokesmen for both the chiefs and the company.Cullen represented Skeena-Bulkley Valley, a sprawling

  • First candidates enter race to be Moncton mayor
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    CBC

    First candidates enter race to be Moncton mayor

    The race to be Moncton's mayor kicked off this week with the first person announcing they want to lead New Brunswick's largest city.Erik Gingles confirmed over the weekend that he will run in the May 11 municipal election. Other announcements will take place later this week, including Chad Peters

  • Conservative leadership campaign trail adds one more: MP Erin O'Toole
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    The Canadian Press

    Conservative leadership campaign trail adds one more: MP Erin O'Toole

    OTTAWA — Ontario MP Erin O'Toole officially launched his leadership campaign Monday, promising to be a uniting force for his party as it looks for new footing following last fall's federal election loss.O'Toole, 47, met privately with party members in Alberta and chose to deliver his opening

  • Lawson feels time is now for single-event sports wagering in Canada
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    The Canadian Press

    Lawson feels time is now for single-event sports wagering in Canada

    TORONTO — Jim Lawson firmly believes the time is now for single-event sports wagering in Canada.The issue gained some traction during last fall's federal election, however single-event betting remains illegal. But legalization seems to be gaining momentum again in Canada and Lawson, the CEO of Woodbine

  • Erin O'Toole launches Conservative leadership bid, promises to be the 'true blue' candidate
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    CBC

    Erin O'Toole launches Conservative leadership bid, promises to be the 'true blue' candidate

    Ontario MP Erin O'Toole confirmed Monday he is joining the race to lead Canada's Conservatives, promising to bring "true blue leadership" to the party as it looks for a successor to Andrew Scheer.This is O'Toole's second run for the leadership — he placed third behind Scheer

  • Giant Tiger clsosure creates giant headache for l'île de Hull residents
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    CBC

    Giant Tiger clsosure creates giant headache for l'île de Hull residents

    Trouble finding basic groceries in downtown Hull just got worse.The Giant Tiger store on Eddy Street has announced it's shutting down this spring after an estimated 60 years in business.While the closure is a loss for those who rely on the store for groceries, it may provide an opportunity for a 

  • Impeachment outcome is a foregone conclusion, but how Trump's defence tackles Biden could sway voters
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    CBC

    Impeachment outcome is a foregone conclusion, but how Trump's defence tackles Biden could sway voters

    * WHAT'S HAPPENING: U.S. President Donald Trump has been impeached and is on trial for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in connection with his attempt to get Ukraine to investigate a political opponent.    * WHAT'S NEXT: Trump's defence team has resumed arguments Monday at 1 p.m

  • Deputy prime minister asks Opposition not to delay new NAFTA deal
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    The Canadian Press

    Deputy prime minister asks Opposition not to delay new NAFTA deal

    OTTAWA — The minority Liberals made another pitch Sunday for cross-partisan co-operation on a key priority for the government in the upcoming sitting of the House of Commons: passing the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade deal.Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland called passage of the new NAFTA a pivotal

  • Lessons learned from 2016, but US faces new election threats
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    The Canadian Press

    Lessons learned from 2016, but US faces new election threats

    It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping and systematic effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining the 2020

  • Britain's EU Journey: When the EU faced its biggest crisis
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    The Canadian Press

    Britain's EU Journey: When the EU faced its biggest crisis

    LONDON — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum.Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbours will continue throughout 2020

  • Writers, producers warn streaming content boom is squeezing out Canadian creators
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    CBC

    Writers, producers warn streaming content boom is squeezing out Canadian creators

    Scroll through your favourite streaming service and you're likely to come across some Canadiana, whether homegrown hits like Schitt's Creek and Kim's Convenience, or shows filled with familiar landmarks like The Expanse and The Handmaid's Tale.But amid the tidal wave of content coming

  • Personal spending a party matter, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says
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    The Canadian Press

    Personal spending a party matter, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says

    OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer declined Saturday to shed any light on lingering questions about the use of party money to pay for his children's tuition, an issue that threw his party into turmoil just as he announced his decision to step back from the leadership job.Scheer wrapped up

  • Former cabinet minister Peter MacKay announces Tory leadership bid
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    The Canadian Press

    Former cabinet minister Peter MacKay announces Tory leadership bid

    STELLARTON, N.S. — After a more than four-year hiatus from politics, former cabinet minister Peter MacKay officially launched his bid to capture the leadership of the federal Conservative party before an enthusiastic hometown crowd in Nova Scotia.MacKay made the announcement at the Museum of Industry

  • How Alberta fits into the Conservative leadership race
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    CBC

    How Alberta fits into the Conservative leadership race

    Alberta has long been a heartland for Conservatives. The province has delivered prime ministers and cabinet members to Ottawa for a century, but its role in choosing the next leader of the Conservative party could be subdued. There are no prominent Albertans in the race so far and the voting structure

  • 'We're doing everything we can' to end hallway medicine, says Premier Doug Ford
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    CBC

    'We're doing everything we can' to end hallway medicine, says Premier Doug Ford

    Premier Doug Ford says his government has made "tremendous progress" on tackling hospital overcrowding, despite evidence this week that Ontario hospitals are routinely putting patients in hallways. Ford promised during the 2018 election campaign to end hallway medicine in the province.He was