Like Trump, Kevin O’Leary only needs voters to take him seriously: Aaron Wherry

Perhaps all prime ministers end up becoming television characters, but Kevin O’Leary is the first TV character to run for prime minister. His background is in business but his fame is based on his work as the tough-talking, unforgiving judge on Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank and as a business commentator. He’s what’s known as a television personality and the resulting ...

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Liberal peacekeeping decision paused because of uncertainty around Trump

Much to the frustration of Canada’s allies at the United Nations, the Trudeau government postponed the delivery of its long-anticipated peacekeeping plan last month principally because it needed a better read on what the Trump administration expects of Canada in terms of international defence and security. It has been almost five months since Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and former foreign affairs minister Stéphane ...

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Revenge of the comment section: Can you repeat that in English, Mr. Trudeau?

Justin Trudeau faced criticism this week after responding to an English question in French on his tour stop in Sherbrooke, Que. Initially, the prime minister defended his choice, but then conceded the should have answered the question in the language it was asked. Trudeau now faces a number of official complaints filed with the federal languages commissioner. Some commenters say responding in French was ...

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‘There isn’t a best card out there’: How to choose a credit card that works for you

Credit cards are sometimes lambasted as high-cost consumer debt that can quickly get borrowers into trouble. But if you pay off the balance each month, credit cards can also have significant perks. Loyalty programs like Air Miles, which has both a standalone program and partnerships with credit cards, have drawn a lot of criticism lately, but Canadians are still attached to credit cards ...

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Trudeau holds call with premiers to reassure them over Canada-U.S. relationship

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with his provincial and territorial counterparts today in an effort to reassure them about Canada’s economic and security relationship with the United States. Trudeau spoke about a number of issues, “in particular,” said a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, “the importance of the Canada-U.S. relationship” and the “opportunities presented by the new administration.” According to ...

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