Politics

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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With the Senate, it could always be worse

At this time two years ago, the Senate was the subject of much wailing and gnashing of teeth. So in a way, nothing has changed. In the spring of 2015, the upper chamber’s most prominent member was on trial — the dramatic crescendo of two years of ethical drama that ensnared the prime minister’s staff and raised questions about the spending habits of ...

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‘A hell of a shot’: Sniper record latest example of deadly Canadian marksmanship

A Canadian sniper working alongside Iraqi forces in their fight against ISIS successfully struck a member of the militant group from a distance of 3,540 metres, Canada’s military confirmed Thursday. The sniper is a member of the elite Joint Task Force 2 special forces unit, but citing operation security the military provided no details about how or when the incident took ...

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Previous attacks underscore dangers for Canadians in Afghanistan training mission

As the security situation in Afghanistan continues to slip, NATO has asked Canada to help with its Resolute Support mission by sending trainers to help build an Afghan military and police force capable of defending the country. For the past three years, Canadian soldiers have been training and mentoring Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in Iraq with great success and only one fatality: Sgt. ...

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NDP leadership candidates debate labour issues and the economy in Toronto

The five candidates running to be the next leader of the federal New Democratic Party will debate in Toronto tonight in an event hosted by the United Steelworkers union. The debate, while not one of the party’s official debates, is the only debate between the candidates being held in Toronto and will focus on the themes of the economy and ...

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B.C. Throne Speech LIVE

After the closest election in modern British Columbia politics, the B.C. Legislature is set to return with a Throne Speech today

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