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The Case for Strategic Voting in Calgary's By-Election

The Case for Strategic Voting in Calgary's By-Election | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The most exciting by-election on Thursday is in Calgary Centre, where polls indicate a three-way race between the Conservatives, the Liberals and (deep breath) the Green Party.
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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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This. We need more of this.
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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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A look at the five women in contention to grace the front of the next banknote

A look at the five women in contention to grace the front of the next banknote | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz will announce Thursday which Canadian woman will be the first to grace the front of a banknote. CTVNews.ca has a look at the five women in contention.
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AFN wants constitution changed to include indigenous at all first ministers meetings

AFN wants constitution changed to include indigenous at all first ministers meetings | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Canada must change the Constitution to ensure indigenous leaders can be in the room when the prime minister sits down to do serious business with the provinces and territories, the head of the Assembly of First Nations said Friday.
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Sex abuse likely linked to suicides among First Nations youth, grand chief says

Sex abuse likely linked to suicides among First Nations youth, grand chief says | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
There appears to be a direct correlation between alleged sexual abuse on northern Ontario reserves and a number of recent suicides involving young girls, says Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler.
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First Nations communities lack even the basic tools - like rape kits - to deal with sexual assault.
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Canada's ambassador to U.S. says protectionists emboldened by Trump

Canada's ambassador to U.S. says protectionists emboldened by Trump | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Canada must put together a team to educate Donald Trump and other Americans on the benefits of free trade, the country's ambassador to the United States said Wednesday.
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Canada announces $54M for Haiti disaster relief and long-term aid

Canada announces $54M for Haiti disaster relief and long-term aid | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Canada will give $54 million over five years to Haiti, including more than $2 million in immediate aid.
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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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Chief apologizes, steps away from missing women portfolio over Instagram photo

Chief apologizes, steps away from missing women portfolio over Instagram photo | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
One of British Columbia's top-ranking First Nations leaders is apologizing after posting a sexualized photo to social media that he acknowledges "offended many people."
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Provinces seek one-year extension of health funding accord while they negotiate with feds

Provinces seek one-year extension of health funding accord while they negotiate with feds | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's preference for discussing climate change over health care is being used as an argument by the provinces to justify extending the annual six per cent increase in health funding for at least another year.
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Philpott: First Nations infrastructure spending 'a drop in the bucket'

Philpott: First Nations infrastructure spending 'a drop in the bucket' | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Federal spending on First Nations health facilities is 'a drop in the bucket' compared to what's actually needed, Health Minister Jane Philpott conceded Wednesday to a committee examining indigenous affairs.
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Rick Santorum jeers PM Trudeau's NAFTA move

Rick Santorum jeers PM Trudeau's NAFTA move | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Prominent Republican Rick Santorum says he was stunned when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pre-emptively offered to sit down with U.S. officials to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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And so it begins. American politics has literally become a reality TV show.
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