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As Long as The Grasses Grow and As Long as The Rivers Flow

In 1890, 500 women and children were murdered by the 7th Calvary Regiment of the USA army at Wounded Knee, South Dakota.  The 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty guaranteed the Sioux possession of the hills, but after gold was discovered there in 1874, prospectors swarmed in, and the U.S. 356 more words

Toronto councillor Adam Vaughan emerging as a star candidate in Liberal byelection

With Toronto city councillor Adam Vaughan emerging as a star candidate for the Liberal party in an upcoming byelection, the local riding association is stressing that the high-profile announcement was not yet a “coronation” for Mr. 317 more words

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Operation Earful

What is to be done about the Fair Elections Act?

In an analysis published here at the Ottawa Citizen, I concluded that the Fair Elections Act could prove as costly for Conservatives as any other group in Canada. 404 more words

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'Private interests' in the Senate: How business conflicts are everywhere in Canada's top legislative body

In the dry tone reserved for routine business, Senator Larry Campbell made a note for the parliamentary record: “I believe that I have a private interest that might be affected by Bill C-290.” 2,125 more words

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Keystone pipeline hit by another delay

WASHINGTON – The Canadian government demanded an answer immediately on the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. It has now received a reply from the United States government that amounts to: Maybe next year. 1,079 more words

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Mobilicity hits redial — reaches $350M agreement to sell to Telus after Ottawa rejected earlier deal

Mobilicity is still not giving up on selling its business to Telus Corp., announcing late Thursday night it has reached another proposed sale agreement, this time worth $350-million. 735 more words

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Manufacturing Outrage: The Justin Trudeau 'Selfie"

This is a the first of a weekly entry into the most sensationalized story of the week in Canadian politics.     By:  James Di Fiore  

It takes a special kind of tabloid, the partisan slanty stuff, to make my Dumb-dar kick into ludicrous speed, detecting the invented and highly ideological spin pertaining to Justin Trudeau. 304 more words

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