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Canadian Forces soldier dies in on-base incident at CFB Petawawa

CFB PETAWAWA, Ont. — Prime Minister Stephen Harper is offering his condolences after a soldier was killed in an “unfortunate incident” at CFB Petawawa in eastern Ontario. 128 more words


Doug Ford still undecided on Ontario PC leadership run, says elements in party are too far right

Doug Ford says he hasn’t made up his mind. But the one-time mayoral candidate, now flirting with a bid for the leadership of  Ontario PCs, sure talks like he is gearing up for a campaign. 567 more words


Why Brian Bowman — Winnipeg's first Metis mayor — is the most important chief magistrate in Canada

The adage that we deserve the politicians we get is usually uttered as a curse.

For Winnipeg, it seems to be a blessing.

At a time of vicious assaults against young aboriginal women, and recent polling that suggests three-quarters of residents believe they live in a  racially divided city, Winnipeggers have elected its first aboriginal mayor. 1,449 more words


Rob Ford says he will 'keep an eye' on mayor-elect John Tory

Outgoing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he will closely monitor mayor-elect John Tory when Ford is a city councillor.


In Political Ads, Let's Stop the Music

My sister played Vi Moore in our high school’s production of Footloose. I tell you that because, re-appropriated, the musical offers a poignant idea: stop the music. 496 more words

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Government says financial update shows it is on track to meet deficit targets


The government believes it is starting to turn the corner in its battle to curb spending and rebalance the books by 2015-2016.

For the first time in three years, growth in revenues is outstripping spending growth for this period of the year, quarterly financial results released by the Finance Department on Friday reveal. 356 more words

Government And Politics

Which Great Alberta Suffragette Are You?

Henrietta Muir Edwards.

Roberta MacAdams.

Nellie McClung.

Louise McKinney.

Emily Murphy.

Irene Parlby.

They were six remarkable women who made history. They were smart. They were courageous. 296 more words

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