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Atlantic Liberal MPs join chorus of support for eastern crude pipeline

Atlantic Liberal MPs join chorus of support for eastern crude pipeline | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Following their visit to the Fort McMurray oilsands, Atlantic Liberal MPs said the country should consider a possible west-to-east national pipeline that would send Alberta oil to Eastern Canada refineries.
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Liberals pour billions in to child care in political bid to win over families

Liberals pour billions in to child care in political bid to win over families | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The federal government plans to spend $7 billion over the next decade to help ease the burden of child care costs, part of a slew of new long-term spending targeting Canadian families.
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Gender-based violence report calls for mandatory training for judges, RCMP

Gender-based violence report calls for mandatory training for judges, RCMP | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
All judges and RCMP officers should have to go through mandatory training on gender-based violence and sexual assault, says a new report from the House of Commons committee on the status of women.
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Millions promised for Indigenous kids is subsidizing mining companies, internal documents show

Millions promised for Indigenous kids is subsidizing mining companies, internal documents show | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Money the Liberal government earmarked for the well-being of Indigenous children is actually spent on programs to "attract mining investment."
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Tories stoking prejudice over Islamophobia motion: Muslim leader

Tories stoking prejudice over Islamophobia motion: Muslim leader | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Conservative MPs are stoking a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment by raising unfounded fears about a motion calling on the House of Commons to condemn Islamophobia, a Canadian Muslim leader said Tuesday.
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Tony Clement defends position after hanging up on radio interview

Tony Clement defends position after hanging up on radio interview | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Tony Clement is still not explaining how he wants the Liberal government to amend its handling of an influx of refugee claimants entering Canada unofficially.
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Conservative MP wants column blaming ‘white Christians’ for shootings deleted

Conservative MP wants column blaming ‘white Christians’ for shootings deleted | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Conservative MP Garnett Genuis wants the CBC to delete a January 30 column by Neil Macdonald that argued white, Christian men have been responsible for the majority of Canada's mass killings.
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How to Fix the National Energy Board, Canada's 'Captured Regulator'

How to Fix the National Energy Board, Canada's 'Captured Regulator' | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The National Energy Board (NEB) is a “captured regulator” that has “lost touch with what it means to protect the public interest.” That’s what Marc Eliesen — former head of BC Hydro, Ontario Hydro and Manitoba Hydro, and former deputy minister of energy in Ontario and Manitoba — told the NEB Modernization Expert Panel on Wednesday morning in Vancouver. “The bottom line is that the board’s behaviour during the Trans Mountain review not only exposed the process as a farce, it exposed the board as a captured regulator,” he said to the five-member panel. “Regulatory capture exists when a regulator ceases to be independent and objective.” The Trans Mountain pipeline was reviewed with what many consider a heavily politicized NEB process, one that Trudeau had committed to changing prior to issuing a federal verdict on the project.
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Canada stalled on UN request to lead Mali mission because of Trump

Canada stalled on UN request to lead Mali mission because of Trump | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Canada may have missed a chance to provide the commanding officer for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali because it wanted to talk first to the Trump administration, the Canadian Press has learned.
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Quebec’s Response to Hate: More Tolerance - NYTimes.com

Quebec’s Response to Hate: More Tolerance - NYTimes.com | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Quebec's response to hate: more #tolerance. A study in contrasts. @nytimes #QuebecCityMosqueShooting #cdnpoli https://t.co/KLPV1YWudo
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Police investigating banner hung from Kellie Leitch's office

Police investigating banner hung from Kellie Leitch's office | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Police are investigating after someone hung a large banner over Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch’s constituency office, calling for her to resign and listing the names of the Quebec City mosque shooting victims.
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Conservatives strive for focus, unity in next sitting of Parliament

Conservatives strive for focus, unity in next sitting of Parliament | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Conservative members of Parliament are gathering in Quebec City today for two days of strategizing before next week's return of the House of Commons and their final months with Rona Ambrose as interim leader.
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Kevin O'Leary campaign says it raised nearly $184,000 in 24 hours

Kevin O'Leary campaign says it raised nearly $184,000 in 24 hours | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O’Leary raised $183,963.51 in a single day, according to his campaign.
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Feds' funding gap has long put First Nations students at disadvantage: PBO

Feds' funding gap has long put First Nations students at disadvantage: PBO | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The parliamentary budget officer says for years the federal government has inadequately addressed the higher costs of operating First Nations schools, leaving students on some reserves at a significant disadvantage compared with their peers in the...
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Stand up for electoral reform, New Democrat MP urges Liberal colleagues

Stand up for electoral reform, New Democrat MP urges Liberal colleagues | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen is planning a series of town-hall meetings in Liberal ridings across the country in an effort to resurrect the issue of electoral reform.
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Tories strike 1,351 names off membership list after vote-rigging allegation

Tories strike 1,351 names off membership list after vote-rigging allegation | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The Conservative Party of Canada has removed 1,351 names from its membership list after discovering they were purchased anonymously and inappropriately.
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"On Friday, interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose had stressed the party has a sound voting process that does not easily lend itself to fraud. All voters submitting their ballots by mail are required to send a photocopy of their photo ID, she noted."

Inflated claims of fraud - where have we heard this before? #dejavu
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Liberals come under pressure to create federal children's commissioner

Liberals come under pressure to create federal children's commissioner | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The Liberals are facing calls to follow through on a campaign pledge to create a federal children's commissioner who would be a non-partisan voice to ensure government policy actually improves the lives of young people
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Manitoba premier seeks co-ordination with feds to deal with refugee surge

Manitoba premier seeks co-ordination with feds to deal with refugee surge | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The federal and provincial governments need to co-ordinate their approach to the growing number of asylum-seekers crossing the border because all signs from the United States suggest the issue is not going away, says Manitoba's premier.
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Manitoba town’s generosity is tested amid spike in asylum-seeking ‘border jumpers’ since Trump elected

Manitoba town’s generosity is tested amid spike in asylum-seeking ‘border jumpers’ since Trump elected | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
@JustinTrudeau @AhmedDHussen Any comment on illegal border jumpers in Emerson, Manitoba? #cdnpoli https://t.co/YTrhXXf1bz
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New Court Challenges Program expanded to include more rights

New Court Challenges Program expanded to include more rights | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The federal government is reintroducing funding for those who want to launch a Charter challenge – and they’re expanding the categories of possible assistance.
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'Do you think Kellie Leitch should have her own party?' Trudeau asks electoral reform advocate

'Do you think Kellie Leitch should have her own party?' Trudeau asks electoral reform advocate | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says while in Iqaluit that one of the reasons he killed his election reform promise was to prevent politicians with extreme views from gaining a foothold in Parliament.
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Trudeau is digging himself a very deep hole.
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Rona Ambrose vacationed on billionaire's yacht during Trudeau criticism

Rona Ambrose vacationed on billionaire's yacht during Trudeau criticism | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose spent her holiday on a billionaire’s yacht while her colleagues blasted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for vacationing on the Aga Khan’s private island -- although Ambrose cleared her trip with the ethics commissioner.
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Liberals, NDP try to expedite passage of legislation to address opioid crisis

Liberals, NDP try to expedite passage of legislation to address opioid crisis | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The Liberals and NDP are working together to expedite the passage of a bill designed to help combat the country's opioid crisis, including measures to reduce barriers to accessing supervised injection sites.
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Trudeau government breaks its promise to reform Canada’s electoral system

The government, ignoring an all-party report, says there is no consensu for reform
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Hugely disappointed in Trudeau today.
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Trudeau names nine new parliamentary secretaries

Trudeau names nine new parliamentary secretaries | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is adding nine new names to the ranks of parliamentary secretaries for the Liberal government.
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First Nation files claim for downtown Ottawa land -- including Parliament Hill

First Nation files claim for downtown Ottawa land -- including Parliament Hill | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
An Ontario First Nation has filed a lawsuit seeking aboriginal title over much of downtown Ottawa, including Parliament Hill.
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