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    Federal carbon tax ‘sets a dangerous precedent’ as constitutional review starts: Alberta justice minister

    The federal carbon tax is set to take effect on Alberta consumers on Jan. 1, imposing a $30-per-tonne charge on…
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    U.S. lawmakers shift focus of Trump impeachment probe to Senate trial

    Trump faces two articles of impeachment by House Democrats: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Read More Source
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    Morneau to provide economic update as provinces seek federal assistance

    Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau will provide his first update for Canadians today on the state of the economy —…
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    CODE ZERO: Temporary emergency room closures on the rise across Nova Scotia

    Between 2014 and the first quarter of 2018, just under half the ERs in Nova Scotia were forced to temporarily…
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    Quebec Environment Ministry sends Côte Saint-Luc warning over missing drinking water reports

    Quebec’s Environment Ministry has sent Côte Saint-Luc a warning for failing to produce mandatory reports on drinking water quality for…
    11 hours ago

    Canada’s new environment minister ‘disappointed’ by results of UN climate talks

    The marathon talks stretched well beyond the planned Friday end date, as major polluters resisted calls to ramp up efforts…
    14 hours ago

    Comey admits ‘real sloppiness’ in Trump-Russia probe but insists no misconduct

    The report by the Justice Department inspector concluded that the FBI opened the Russia investigation for a legitimate reason un-motivated…
    16 hours ago

    Canada ‘very fortunate’ to have Vance as defence chief, minister says

    The comments come amid questions over whether the newly re-elected Liberal government plans to replace Vance, who was first appointed…
    17 hours ago

    Thousands rally outside Lebanese parliament to protest security crackdown

    This weekend saw one of the most violent crackdowns on protesters in Lebanon since nationwide anti-government demonstrations began two months…
    19 hours ago

    Egypt president says Libya’s government is being held ‘hostage’ by armed militias

    Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said his country has been “negatively affected” by the conflict in Libya. Read More Source
    21 hours ago

    Rempel Garner not ruling out run to replace Scheer, says Tories need ‘bold’ reset

    Rempel Garner said she plans to take time to consider what the party needs for a bold new vision. Read…
    21 hours ago

    Jagmeet Singh still mum on whether NDP will vote to ratify CUSMA trade deal

    The NDP Leader said he wants to talk to stakeholders who will be impacted before deciding. Read More Source
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    The West Block – Episode 15, Season 9

    Watch the full broadcast of The West Block from Sunday, December 15, 2019 with Mercedes Stephenson. Read More Source
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    Privacy commissioner finds gaps in federal party policies on personal data collection

    All the major federal political parties failed to ensure people gave valid consent to the collection and use of their…
    21 hours ago

    Tories in turmoil over firing of executive director: sources

    A battle is underway within the Conservative Party over the firing of executive director Dustin van Vugt and an internal…
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    Thailand opposition party rallies thousands, urging them to stand up for democracy

    Thanathorn Juangroongruangkrit, leader of the Future Forward Party, made an impassioned speech urging Thailand to stand up and fight for…
    2 days ago

    Johnson’s victory may pave the way for Brexit, but could also cause U.K. breakup

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s victory could potentially imperil the future of the United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales and…
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    ‘Wild week’ in Washington as U.S. lawmakers push ahead with Trump impeachment

    As the uncertain politics of the effort to remove Trump from office collide with critical year-end legislative deadlines, Washington, for…
    2 days ago

    With NDP in fourth place, Singh says he’d rather press Liberals than work with Tories

    Looking to 2020, Singh says he hopes to work with the Liberals to implement a universal, single-payer pharmacare program and…
    3 days ago

    5 takeaways from Trudeau’s ‘mandate letters’ to his cabinet

    While many of the instructions to cabinet come straight from the Liberal campaign platform, there are a few things that…
    3 days ago

    Top Tory fired after approving use of party funds for Scheer children private school

    The move comes after Global News broke the news that Scheer had been using party funds. Read More Source
    3 days ago

    Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump’s pleas to keep tax info private

    The justices are poised to issue decisions in June, amid Trump’s bid for a second term. Read More Source
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    U.K. election results put Scottish independence back in spotlight

    A majority of Scottish voters voted against independence in 2014, but now that a separatist, anti-Brexit party has won a…
    3 days ago

    COMMENTARY: Andrew Scheer didn’t know when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em

    Andrew Scheer’s exit was inevitable, despite some notable accomplishments, says Tasha Kheiriddin. Read More Source
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    COMMENTARY: Earth to Andrew Scheer — never tick off Stephen Harper

    The major takeaway for any Conservative leader from this week’s events is that you must not anger former leader Stephen…
    3 days ago

    Brad Wall not interested in Conservative party leadership, hopes Rona Ambrose is

    Brad Wall said Friday he’s honoured people are thinking of him, but he’s finished with elected politics and is enjoying…
    3 days ago

    First Mi’kmaw MP asks question in his language in House of Commons

    Jaime Battiste, Liberal MP for Sydney-Victoria, used his first statement in House to speak the Mi’kmaq language.  Read More Source
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    A look at ‘the other opioid crisis’ — one that’s destabilizing the world’s poorest nations

    Mass abuse of the opioid tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East. Read More Source
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    ‘We pulled it off, didn’t we?’: Boris Johnson secures majority in the U.K.

    With 649 of the 650 results declared on Friday, the Conservatives had 364 seats and the main opposition Labour Party…
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    Canadian businesses brace for ‘Hard Brexit’ following U.K. election results

    There are around 600 Canadian companies operating in the U.K., and they’ve been waiting for more than three years to…

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