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Mike Duffy may return to Senate this week after three drama-filled years off the job

CHARLOTTETOWN — Canadians could be forgiven for assuming P.E.I. residents are all feeling a sense of relief as Sen. Mike Duffy — the Island’s most high-profile political export — prepares to return to the Senate this week after a three-year hiatus punctuated by intrigue, scandal and, finally, vindication in a court of law. 773 more words

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'One in three people suffer from depression and your MPP was one of them': Lisa MacLeod's private war

She was the lioness of the legislature.

Her roar was one of the few female voices to rise above the baritone din of Ontario’s parliament. She led some of the Conservatives’ fiercest hunts and never shied from the kill. 1,690 more words

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Group says it's time for Alberta conservatives to 'come together as a family' and build new party

RED DEER — A group of Alberta conservatives are calling for the formation of a new party to patch up the fractured political right in the province. 845 more words

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In The News This Week - May 1, 2016

We pull together the top Canadian political stories from this past week to keep all our millennial colleagues up to date:

1. Canadian hostage John Ridsdel was tragically executed by the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group in the Philippines this week after their ransom deadline passed. 189 more words

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Bombardier Bailout?

“We lose money on every sale, but we make it up in volume.” It’s an old joke, except at Bombardier where it’s a business model. 226 more words

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Gathering of Alberta conservatives backs call for new provincial party

RED DEER — A group of Alberta conservatives are calling for the formation of a new party to patch up the fractured political right in the province. 852 more words

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Conservatives headed toward social-policy showdown over same-sex marriage stance

OTTAWA — A social policy showdown could be in the works for next month’s Conservative party policy convention.

On one side: a bid to further entrench the party’s stand against same sex marriage with a resolution to protect “the rights of Canadian workers who believe in the traditional definition of marriage from employment discrimination on the basis of their deeply held religious beliefs.” 472 more words

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