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Coyne: Why so many were willing to vote Yes in Quebec, Scotland

The day after the 1995 referendum, you could have sworn from the media coverage that the separatists had won. “Firm rejection of the status quo is only clear result,” blared the headline on the front page of the… 1,038 more words

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With her dream of being a cabinet minister far off, MPP Lisa MacLeod seeking to lead struggling Ontario PCs

OTTAWA — By the time she was 40, Lisa MacLeod thought she’d be a cabinet minister.

She’ll be 40 next month. She has won four elections in Nepean-Carleton but cabinet seems as far away as ever, because her provincial Progressive Conservatives have failed again and again to convince Ontarians they should get to run the province. 734 more words

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Quebec separatists, disappointed but ever optimistic, put positive spin on Scotland independence loss

MONTREAL — Quebec separatists have never been good at taking “No” for an answer.

When they lost the 1980 referendum, the message they took away was “until next time.” When they lost again in 1995, they soon persuaded themselves victory had been “stolen” by nefarious federalists. 581 more words

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New Alberta Premier Jim Prentice spent the week unwinding all of Alison Redford's pettiest hits

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On Friday, Jim Prentice announced the Michener Centre would stay open, reversing a decision made by ousted Alberta premier Alison Redford to close the long-term care facility for people with disabilities. 756 more words

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NDP forces debate on need for national inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women

An aboriginal MP delivered a powerful plea Friday for a national inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women, recalling his own brother’s death as a five-year-old in a residential school 60 years ago. 1,066 more words

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Prentice undoes even more past PC plans by reversing closure order on care-home for developmentally disabled

RED DEER, Alta. — Alberta’s new premier says a care home for the developmentally disabled that was slated for closure will remain open for those who want to stay. 420 more words

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Liberal MPs accuse Conservative government of unfairly barring them from visiting military bases

The Conservative government is being accused of playing dirty politics after revealing this week that members of Parliament are being barred from visiting Canadian military bases except under restricted circumstances. 1,210 more words

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