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New rules on partisan government ads go in 'right direction,' but still too weak: former senior bureaucrat

New advertising rules that limit using the image of Canada’s most photogenic prime minister won’t stop public servants from being dragged into partisan government ads and communications, warns the former senior bureaucrat once responsible for the policy now being revised. 1,540 more words

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Trudeau says taking day off from Japan trip for wedding anniversary about ‘work-life balance’

Reporters accompanying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Japan were surprised to learn there would be no official business Wednesday so he and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau could celebrate their eleventh wedding anniversary. 528 more words

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Taxpayers could be on hook for bill after trade ruling questions $834M army truck contract

OTTAWA — In a ruling that could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, a federal trade tribunal has raised questions about the government’s handling of a military procurement project to buy desperately needed trucks for the army. 603 more words

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Minister of Veterans Affairs speaks about improvements for veterans services

Life is better now for veterans and their families than it was on election day, Kent Hehr, minister of veterans affairs told a Regina Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday. 419 more words

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‘Certainly possible’ assisted dying bill can pass before deadline: Liberals' Senate representative

OTTAWA — The government’s representative in the Senate thinks less than a week is a reasonable timeline for the upper chamber to pass assisted-dying legislation, despite pessimism from other parliamentarians. 528 more words

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Irving proposes $300M ships tailored for military to use in humanitarian work

Irving Shipbuilding is pitching the Liberal government on a plan to construct a ship specifically designed to aid in a humanitarian crisis.

The Halifax shipyard would take a commercial roll-on/roll off vessel and convert it to carry a hospital, medical supplies and emergency equipment to respond to a variety of missions, ranging from earthquake relief to providing aid to refugees. 485 more words

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Kathleen Wynne won’t commit to release climate change plan before legislature rises

TORONTO — Premier Kathleen Wynne won’t guarantee that the Liberal climate change action plan will be released before the Ontario legislature rises for the summer on June 9. 290 more words

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