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"Change" not yet evident in Trudeau's policy toward Israel/Palestine

During the longest election campaign in Canadian history, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau seemed to have one objective with respect to the Israel/Palestine issue – keep  it off the agenda. 571 more words


Ontario deficit to drop to $7.5 billion this fiscal year, $1 billion lower than forecast in the 2015 budget

Ontario’s deficit is set to drop by $1 billion over forecasts in the 2015 budget, despite lower-than-expected economic growth.

The budgetary shortfall for the 2015/16 fiscal year will fall to $7.5 billion from the $8.5 projected by Finance Minister Charles Sousa in his April budget. 484 more words


Top Queen's Park staffers heading to Ottawa to work for Trudeau's new government

Kathleen Wynne’s brain drain is Justin Trudeau’s gain.

The new prime minister received more than the Ontario premier’s vocal support on the campaign trail: he also borrowed a number of her top staff. 613 more words


David Suzuki’s comments equating oil industry to slavery are ‘ridiculous,’ Brad Wall says

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says remarks by environmentalist David Suzuki equating the oil industry to slavery are “ridiculous.”

Suzuki was responding to Wall’s position that Canada needs to consider the economy when talking about reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 108 more words


‘I left them in the dust’: Trudeau uses BBC interview to rebuke Tory critique he was ‘nothing but a name’

LONDON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has used an interview with an influential BBC current affairs show in London to issue his most pungent retort yet to his Canadian detractors. 458 more words


Canada Sets New Deadline for Bringing in Syrian Refugees

10,000 Syrian refugees will enter Canada by the end of the year.

During the election this fall, the Liberals promised to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees into the country by January 1st. 300 more words

Paris attacks raised doubts about Liberal's refugee plan among Canadians, Trudeau says

LONDON – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the terror attacks in Paris raised some questions in the minds of Canadians about the Liberal promise to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees and the government wanted to ensure it was being “done right.” 1,123 more words