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Justin Trudeau rules out coalition with NDP, says ‘immediate action’ needed on climate change

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau ruled out a coalition government, called climate change a serious threat and promised a national inquiry into murdered and missing women in a wide-ranging, year-end interview with Postmedia’s Mark Kennedy in his Parliament Hill office on Friday. 484 more words


Judge urged Newfoundland not to name courthouse after ex-premier Danny Williams because he's still alive

A top Newfoundland and Labrador judge raised concerns before a new courthouse was named after former premier Danny Williams, saying the move was inappropriate.

David Orsborn was acting chief justice of the provincial Supreme Court’s trial division when he wrote the letter dated Aug. 506 more words


From terrorism to teeth: Files that closed in 2014, and some that didn't

For good or ill, many matters were resolved in the year now winding down, while others still flap in the breeze. The Citizen’s Don Butler reviews files that were closed in 2014 and those that will continue to torment us in the year to come. 1,712 more words

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Premier Kathleen Wynne on oil prices, smart meters and why the Liberals forced end to gas plant hearings

At the end of a tumultuous year in provincial politics, which began with Premier Kathleen Wynne trying to salvage her government and ended with her in control of a Liberal majority government, the Ottawa Citizen’s David Reevely talked to her about some of the most controversial decisions she’s made and the most difficult challenges she’s taken on. 2,424 more words


Chris Selley: Tory-friendly anti-pot ads inadvertently offer a case for legalizing marijuana

“Anti-marijuana ad’s dubious claim a scary hit with parents,” was CBC’s online headline to a potentially good-news story for the federal Conservatives on Thursday. According to… 806 more words

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How Preston Manning convinced Wildrose MLAs to join mass defection


A whirlwind three weeks of negotiations to set the terms for one of the most dramatic mass defections in Canadian political history ended in the Edmonton apartment of a Wildrose MLA on Tuesday night. 1,993 more words


Gas Plant Scandals Resurfaced Today

It is not going to go away.

We went through the theatrics of (then) Premier McGuinty resigning as leader of the Ontario Liberals and a (sort of) convention in which his right-hand (wo(man)) became the new leader. 432 more words