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'I'm done fighting': Veteran gets pension nine years after war injury

Bruce Moncur can finally put away his torn and overflowing Veterans Affairs folder.

The Windsor veteran who lost part of his brain from a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan will be getting his pension — after nine years of fighting. 572 more words


Den Tandt: For Tom Mulcair to have a hope, economic sobriety must be a given

Perhaps it’s time “Angry Tom” Mulcair got, well, angry. In the emerging battle of 2015, force of personality is arguably one of the best weapons the NDP leader has left. 823 more words


Unite the left? Centre-left parties ponder what's next after Sherman's departure

The sudden resignation of Liberal Leader Raj Sherman has again raised the issue of co-operation and unification among Alberta’s centre-left parties, which may soon have to face the Progressive Conservative juggernaut in a provincial election. 595 more words


NDP demands fiscal update after government delays budget

The Official Opposition NDP is demanding the government give the country an immediate update on how badly plunging oil prices are affecting the federal treasury, as Finance Minister Joe Oliver says the government will not cut spending to balance the books in 2015. 651 more words


'So much hate, bigotry and fear mongering': Should politicians delete offensive online comments?

OTTAWA — The recent terror attacks in Paris have unleashed a barrage of anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant comments on the Facebook pages of federal politicians and their parties in Canada — much of it plainly visible to the public. 1,034 more words


As MPs return to work, here's what to watch for

MPs return to the Commons this week after a six-week break amid significantly changed economic circumstances, and a political dynamic that has been roiled by the precipitous, unexpected fall in the price of crude oil. 1,034 more words


Reid: Why Parliament matters plenty now

Parliament doesn’t always matter. That’s a given for some, an outrage to others. But for the next few months traditionalists can rejoice: Parliament is going to matter plenty. 1,084 more words