Politics

Freeland, Mexican counterpart speak LIVE

Air Date: Feb 21, 2017 11:00 AM ET Freeland, Mexican counterpart speak LIVE0:00 Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland appears for the first time with her Mexican counterpart, Luis Videgaray, on a panel at the Canadian Council for the Americas event in Toronto

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Tony Clement hangs up on CBC Daybreak after exchange over asylum seekers

Tony Clement, the Conservative Party’s public safety critic, hung up on CBC Montreal Daybreak host Mike Finnerty this morning after he grew frustrated with his line of questioning.  Clement said he wants the Trudeau government to do more to stop the flow of people illegally crossing the US border into Canada. But the exchange grew more heated as Finnerty pressed Clement on what ...

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‘I am a man with no land’: African migrants wait in limbo, dreaming of sanctuary in Canada

The threats against his life had been coming by phone for months. But it was only after two men armed with AK-47 assault rifles shot up the home he shared with his wife and young child that Abdikadir Ahmed Omar says he knew he would be forced to flee his home country of Somalia. His role as a human rights ...

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Who are the MPs that vote against their party line most often?

Members of Parliament might feel pressure to toe the party line and maintain party unity in the House of Commons. But a few MPs have stood out for their willingness to rise and vote “Yea” when the rest of their colleagues vote “Nay.” Still, this breaking of the ranks is rare: even the biggest rebel in Parliament votes along party lines ...

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Canadian troops in Iraq mount pressure on ISIS around Syrian border

Canadian special forces have shifted their operations in northern Iraq to put pressure on ISIS in places outside the strategic city of Mosul — including along the border with Syria. Rather than firing, now they’re mainly scrutinizing. High atop a rocky hilltop Monday, two Canadian soldiers sat in a makeshift bunker located more than a kilometre behind the frontline between ...

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Maxime Bernier latest Conservative leaderhip candidate to vow end to Indian Act

Conservative party leadership candidate Maxime Bernier is the latest to say the Indian Act “should be abolished.” At a stop in Whitehorse on Sunday, Bernier said he believes the current act keeps people in poverty. “I think there’s a way to be more efficient,” he said to a group of about 25 people at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre. “And there’s a way to bring more economic ...

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Trudeau offers ‘sincere regrets’ for answering in French only at Sherbrooke town hall

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized for his refusal to answer a question in English when asked specifically about English mental health services at his town hall meeting in Sherbrooke, Que., last month. Trudeau wrote a letter to the English-language advocacy group, the Quebec Community Groups Network, saying he is committed to the English-language minority in Quebec. “I would like to express my sincere regrets,” ...

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