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How Donald Trump is dividing Canada

How Donald Trump is dividing Canada | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Opinion: By targeting issues where regional tensions in Canada already exist, the president has struck upon a tactic that could help the U.S. in the NAFTA talks
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RCMP looks to expand third-party reporting for sexual assault cases

RCMP looks to expand third-party reporting for sexual assault cases | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The RCMP is exploring ways to expand a program that allows victims to report allegations of sexual assault -- and get the help they need -- without actually having to go to the police and face their fear of not being believed.
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Federal government to boost treatment options for drug users: health minister

Federal government to boost treatment options for drug users: health minister | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Ottawa is planning to boost treatment options for drug users as it tries to deal with what Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is calling a national public health crisis.
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Inquiry into missing, murdered Indigenous women issues interim progress report

Inquiry into missing, murdered Indigenous women issues interim progress report | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The commissioners of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will issue an interim update later today on the progress they've made to date.
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COMMENTARY: At long last, Canada’s blasphemy law is dead

COMMENTARY: At long last, Canada’s blasphemy law is dead | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
That freedom guarantees one’s right to believe, but it bestows no obligation upon anyone else to respect those beliefs. “God is great” and “God is a myth” should be equally protected speech. Freedom of religion entails the freedom to reject a religion or reject all faith entirely. The state itself must remain neutral on such matters — what we might also refer to as “secularism.”

It’s unfortunate that’s it’s taken 125 years to figure this out, but it’s a victory worth savouring.

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Blasphemy laws are a holdover from medieval times. I can't believe it took this long...
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Canada considers donating to UN fund for victims of peacekeeping sex abuse

Canada considers donating to UN fund for victims of peacekeeping sex abuse | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Canada is in talks with the United Nations about donating money to a special trust fund set up for victims of sexual abuse by peacekeepers, a senior UN official revealed on Wednesday.
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Documents shed light on charges facing Thunder Bay police chief

Documents shed light on charges facing Thunder Bay police chief | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
A police charge sheet filed by the OPP states that between Dec. 14 and 22 of last year, J.P. Levesque disclosed ‘confidential information’ regarding Mayor Keith Hobbs
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Report says government needs to make prevention central in anti-poverty plan

Report says government needs to make prevention central in anti-poverty plan | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
A new report calls on the federal government to not just think about opening the back door to help people out of homelessness, but to close the front door as well, to make sure they don't become homeless in the first place.
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Government says it's working to resolve massive union dues shortfall

Government says it's working to resolve massive union dues shortfall | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The federal government says it's trying to figure out how much its troubled electronic pay system has short-changed the unions representing thousands of civil servants facing pay problems.
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Wow. Those terrible unions are sure being unreasonable. *not*
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Lynn Beyak axed from Senate committee over comments defending residential schools

Lynn Beyak axed from Senate committee over comments defending residential schools | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Conservative Sen. Lynn Beyak, who famously declared "some good" came out of Canada's residential schools, has been removed from the Senate's committee on aboriginal peoples.
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Yes. Finally. She had to go.
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Federal by-elections stick to script but Tories, NDP come on strong in Ontario

Federal by-elections stick to script but Tories, NDP come on strong in Ontario | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
No seats changed hands as voters backed the Conservatives in Calgary and the Liberals in Montreal, Ottawa and Markham
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O'Leary win could put Conservative Party unity at risk, strategist Jenni Byrne warns

O'Leary win could put Conservative Party unity at risk, strategist Jenni Byrne warns | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
A former top strategist for Stephen Harper says Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary doesn't know the party's base, and its unity could be at risk if he wins the top job.
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Provinces poised to sign historic Canadian Free Trade Agreement in April

Provinces poised to sign historic Canadian Free Trade Agreement in April | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Territories and provinces in Canada are expected to sign a free trade deal in April that will change the way goods and services are exchanged across the country.
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Six Simple Ways Canada Can Make Oil-By-Rail Way Safer

Six Simple Ways Canada Can Make Oil-By-Rail Way Safer | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
In recent months, there’s been a re-emergence of one of the oil industry’s most adored tropes: that without new pipelines, companies will ship oil by rail and threaten entire communities with derailments, explosions and spills. The jury’s still very much out on whether shipments will actually increase by much more than what we’ve seen in the past. Regardless, there’s one thing that strangely never gets mentioned by proponents of the argument. Transporting oil by rail doesn’t have to be nearly as dangerous as it currently is.
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PM Trudeau interrupted by pipeline protesters at UN peacekeeping summit

PM Trudeau interrupted by pipeline protesters at UN peacekeeping summit | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was interrupted by pipeline protesters at the UN peacekeeping summit in Vancouver Wednesday.
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How bad teeth are at the root of income inequality in Canada - Macleans.ca

How bad teeth are at the root of income inequality in Canada - Macleans.ca | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Anne Kingston: The glaring omission of dental care from Canadian health-care plans is both illogical and a public-health concern
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Rona Ambrose named to Liberal government’s NAFTA advisory council

Rona Ambrose named to Liberal government’s NAFTA advisory council | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Freeland announces 13-member advisory council, which also includes James Moore and Brian Topp
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Here are some strange things new Conservative leader Andrew Scheer deleted from his website

Here are some strange things new Conservative leader Andrew Scheer deleted from his website | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Want to learn more about the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada? Good luck.
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Nigel Wright broke ethics rules during Duffy affair: ethics commissioner

Nigel Wright broke ethics rules during Duffy affair: ethics commissioner | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Canada's ethics commissioner says former prime minister Stephen Harper's chief of staff violated federal rules, including the Parliament of Canada Act, when he tried to help pay off Mike Duffy's Senate expenses.
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Military, police deployed overseas to get tax exemptions, Sajjan says

Military, police deployed overseas to get tax exemptions, Sajjan says | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
All military personnel and police officers sent overseas on major operations will have their salaries exempted from federal income tax for the duration of their deployment, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced Thursday.
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New commander promises to add staff to much-maligned unit for injured soldiers

New commander promises to add staff to much-maligned unit for injured soldiers | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The new head of the military's support unit for ill and injured military personnel is promising to finally address the top complaint about his much-maligned organization: a shortage of staff.
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Federal government to test name-blind hiring for public service

Federal government to test name-blind hiring for public service | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
A new project announced today will test whether hiding the names of job applicants would improve hiring practices in the federal government.
Jody MacPherson's insight:
An important initiative that should be applied at all levels of government. And we need to compare gender pay differences across all levels of government
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Trudeau should probably stop telling desperate refugees that everyone is welcome in Canada: Opinion

Trudeau should probably stop telling desperate refugees that everyone is welcome in Canada: Opinion | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Trudeau isn’t just blatantly spreading falsehoods by sending that message — he’s actually enticing people to uproot their lives, throwing another wrench into an already chaotic immigration system, all based on disingenuous messaging.
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Kevin O'Leary bailed on another Conservative leadership debate, and Twitter was mad

Kevin O'Leary bailed on another Conservative leadership debate, and Twitter was mad | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The Shark Tank star skipped another major campaign stop
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Ombudsman accuses National Defence of 'insidious' attacks

Ombudsman accuses National Defence of 'insidious' attacks | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Canada's military ombudsman has dropped the gloves in what appears to have become a tense battle with National Defence, accusing officials of "insidious" attacks whenever his office releases a report critical of the department.
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