Politics

Conservatives hold French-language leadership debate in Quebec City

The third debate of the Conservative leadership campaign, and the only official debate to be held entirely in French, will take place in Quebec City tonight and might prove to be a serious challenge to the French-language skills of some of the 13 contestants taking part. CBCNews.ca is carrying the French-language debate live, without translation, starting at 6:30 p.m. ET. Though a few of ...

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Suspended vice-admiral being investigated for alleged leak of classified shipbuilding data

An allegation that Canada’s second-highest ranked military commander leaked classified technical information related to the country’s shipbuilding program is being investigated by the RCMP, CBC News has confirmed. Mystery still shrouds the sudden removal of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, but sources say the Mounties became involved after it was determined an investigation of the accusations by military police would constitute a conflict ...

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Kevin O’Leary to enter Conservative leadership race tomorrow

Businessman Kevin O’Leary will enter the Conservative leadership race tomorrow, CBC News has learned. The Montreal-born anglophone will launch his campaign in Toronto only hours after skipping the French-language debate, which will be held tonight in Quebec City, sources close to the candidate said. The move comes a week after his campaign exploratory committee told the former CBC Television host there was a ...

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Trudeau falls short on commitment to Grassy Narrows mercury problems, chief says

The chief of Grassy Narrows says both Ontario and Canada must commit to cleaning up the mercury contamination in the northern Ontario First Nation, not just further study. Chief Simon Fobister was responding to comments today by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a town hall meeting in Fredericton, N.B. “We’re working with the province on resolving this issue,” Trudeau said. ...

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Justin Trudeau’s tour stops in New Brunswick today

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brings his campaign-style, cross-country tour to New Brunswick today, with the key fixture on the agenda a town hall meeting in Fredericton. The town hall meeting started at 9:30 a.m. AT at the Cultural Centre. CBC New Brunswick is live streaming the event on the website and on Facebook. Matt Decourcey, Fredericton’s MP spoke at the morning ...

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Conservative leadership candidates set to face off in French-language debate

Conservative leadership contenders will put their French-language skills to the test tonight in a high stakes and potentially humbling debate in Quebec City. Thirteen candidates with proficiency ranging from beginner to bilingual will take the stage to square off over government, taxes, security and defence. Quebec Conservative MP Gérard Deltell, who has not yet endorsed any candidate, said the French-only debate is a ...

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Federal government reaffirms commitment to bring Yazidi refugees to Canada

Canada will meet its commitment to bring an unspecified number of persecuted Yazidis to Canada by late February, according to the federal government’s new immigration minister. In an interview with CBC News Network’s Power & Politics, newly minted Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen said his government would soon provide a detailed update on its Yazidi efforts. “We intend to ...

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Big turnout expected at prime minister’s town hall in Dartmouth

Thousands of people are expected to descend on a town hall meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Dartmouth Sportsplex. The Monday meeting is part of Trudeau’s cross-country tour. Halifax mayor and former Liberal MP Mike Savage tweeted that Trudeau is interested in hearing from people in the municipality about issues that matter to the region.   Demand to ...

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