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Rachel Notley's approach to NDP caucus: Keep the beard, but use common sense

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CALGARY — Days after the ballots were counted, Shaye Anderson realized his beard might become a problem.

Thick, bushy, brown and stretching into his lapels, the union-shop vice-president and Telus worker form Leduc had never faced complaints about his ample muttonchops before. 681 more words

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The Gargoyle - Staffer leaves CFIB after Trudeau attack ads

A leading business lobby group has parted ways with an employee over her involvement in a radio advertising campaign attacking Liberal leader Justin Trudeau.

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John Ivison: Senate needs to pass Reform Act — now

It has been suggested that the collective noun for a group of senators should be a “compromise.”

It’s true, when one or two senators are gathered together and do nothing in particular, they do it very well. 801 more words

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Adbusters launches 'mind bomb' campaign to get Harper out of office — starting with ad during NHL playoffs

Adbusters aired an attack ad against Stephen Harper during an NHL playoff game on Monday — calling it the start of a “blowback campaign” against the prime minister. 391 more words

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Campaign ad war has begun — with public paying much of the cost

Here’s what we know about Campaign 2015, already under way: The ad war will go on and on, and on. It’ll be ugly, no-holds-barred. It’ll be maddeningly manipulative, hugely expensive and impossible to avoid, whether on your phone, tablet, desktop or TV. 784 more words

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Letter: Help for parents with the high cost of kids

It’s no surprise that parents with young children hold more than half of all of Canada’s household debt.

From parental leave and daycare to sports and school supplies, the costs of raising a child don’t stop adding up. 301 more words

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Michael Chong's controversial Reform Act looking like it will not make it through the Senate

OTTAWA — Prospects are looking grim for Michael Chong’s legislative baby, the Reform Act 2014.

Conservative senators from Chong’s caucus along with some Liberals laid out their opposition to parts of the private member’s bill Tuesday at the Senate rules committee. 617 more words

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