Politics

PM Justin and wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau will march in Pride parade today

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, will march in Canada’s largest Pride parade on Sunday. Trudeau, who became the first sitting prime minister to march in a Pride parade during last year’s event, will also be joined by other dignitaries including Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde and more than 150 groups ...

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Trudeau to appear at Sunday’s Pride parade in Toronto

Pride Toronto organizers say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be making an appearance at this Sunday’s parade. Trudeau made history last year when he became the first sitting prime minister to take part in a Pride parade. This year, he’ll be joined by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde, among others. Toronto’s long-running Pride ...

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Drone captures unique view of Ottawa’s iconic landmarks

They’re some of Ottawa’s — and Canada’s — most iconic landmarks like you’ve never seen before. In May, a CBC crew got special access to Parliament Hill and nearby monuments including the Supreme Court of Canada, where they used a drone to shoot video and images. The result is spectacular aerial footage that will serve as an important visual archive of Ottawa ...

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‘Zero chance’ of a cabinet shuffle this summer, senior official says

As cabinet ministers head back to their ridings this summer, a senior government official says they can do so secure in the knowledge that they won’t be shuffled out of their job before Parliament resumes sitting this fall. Despite rumours of prorogation as the Liberal government nears the midway point of its mandate, the official says there are no plans ...

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RCMP’s structure could change under new commissioner, says Ralph Goodale

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the looming retirement of RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson is as good a time as any to consider rejigging the governance of the force, including the outstanding recommendation to set up a civilian oversight body. “The change in command is an opportunity to examine all dimensions of governance and structure. The new commissioner will have ...

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Free trade between provinces? That would be anarchy: Neil Macdonald

If you’re on vacation abroad somewhere this summer and find yourself explaining to people over dinner what makes Canada so unique and special, use the story about Gerard Comeau and his beer run back in 2012. There is no more Canadian story than that. Comeau is a Canadian who, looking for the best bargain he could, drove to a Canadian ...

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The most popular political Facebook group in Ontario targets Kathleen Wynne

A new political force in Ontario is exploding on social media, with defeating Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals in the 2018 election as its key goal. It’s called Ontario Proud, and its Facebook page has amassed nearly 145,000 followers — more than the provincial Liberals, PCs and NDP combined. Created little more than a year ago, it has become the province’s biggest online political group. ...

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Tom Mulcair raises red flags after Canadian sniper breaks record in Iraq

NDP leader Tom Mulcair is forgoing the celebration and raising red flags after reports a Canadian sniper in Iraq broke the world record for the longest confirmed kill. National Defence said the sniper is a member of the ultra-secret Joint Task Force 2 unit deployed as part of Canada’s mission against ISIS, and that his target was more 3.5 kilometres ...

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Ottawa seeks ‘clarity’ in court on tribunal findings on First Nations health

New The Canadian Press Posted: Jun 23, 2017 1:26 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 23, 2017 1:26 PM ET Related Stories The Liberal government says it is seeking “clarity” from the Federal Court on two aspects of a compliance order issued in May by a quasi-judicial human rights tribunal on the delivery of First Nations child health care. In a ...

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With legalization a year away, experts offer tips on minimizing pot harm

There’s only one way to completely avoid harm when using pot, according to Dr. Benedikt Fischer: Don’t use it at all. But, with the federal government aiming to legalize marijuana by July 2018, clearly not everyone in the country is expected to choose total abstinence. In fact, statistics suggest upwards of three million Canadians are using the illegal drug now. So Fischer and several colleagues have reviewed the ...

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