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Canada imposes new sanctions against Ukrainian entities, Russian firms

OTTAWA – The Conservative government has announced further sanctions against Ukrainian rebels and Russian-backed Ukrainian entities.

Eight Ukrainians in leadership positions in the rebel-held Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine are the targets of the new sanctions, as are armed separatist groups known as the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic. 248 more words

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You’re All the Same – As Long as You Vote For Me

When Harper Killed the Census He Robbed Canadians

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/murtaza-haider/harper-long-form-census_b_5614355.html

The less you know about what’s happening in the country the better – it’s a matter of national (in)security and we can’t have ordinary citizens analyzing government policy can we?

Government Fury

Full Pundit: Conservative foreign policy is the new normal

Liberal, Tory, same old foreign policy story
The Globe and Mail‘s John Ibbitson argues “there is not a sliver of daylight” between the Liberal and Conservative approaches” on Russia and Gaza, despite Justin Trudeau’s stated belief in a more dialogue-oriented foreign policy. 737 more words

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Canada giving UNICEF $5M to support humanitarian efforts in Somalia

SURREY, B.C. – The Harper government is setting aside $5 million for UNICEF to address humanitarian needs in Somalia.

International Development Minister Christian Paradis says the funding will help improve the health and well-being of children, women and their families. 71 more words

World

Scott Stinson: Attack on Harper government's refugee health-care cuts an easy target for Ontario Liberals

One of the problems of the ongoing bunfight between the Ontario and federal governments over transfer payments is that, from the perspective of the province, it doesn’t fit into an existing narrative. 675 more words

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GST cuts made sense

Was cutting the GST anti-scientific?

In accusing the Harper government of waging a “war on science,” proponents are always quick to cite reductions to the GST rate because of its “scientific” design. 747 more words

Politics