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Conservatives say promises will cost $6.8 billion, but will still have surpluses

RICHMOND, B.C. – The full Conservative party platform says its campaign promises will cost $6.8 billion over four years, with much of the spending coming in the final years of the mandate. 300 more words


How to rid the world of genocide

One of my favourite Monty Python sketches is “How to do it“. It parodies a children’s show, teaching children how to do interesting and cool new things — in this case, “How to be a gynecologist… how to construct a box-girder bridge, … how to irrigate the Sahara Desert and make vast new areas of land cultivatable, and… how to rid the world of all known diseases.” The method described for the last is… 935 more words


Close election races shaping up in Regina, Saskatoon: poll

A new poll out Friday shows close races are shaping up in Saskatchewan’s two largest cities heading into election day. The Mainstreet/Postmedia poll has the Conservatives leading in Saskatchewan with 34 per cent, followed by the NDP at 24 per cent and the Liberals at 18 per cent. 281 more words


Three options for government after federal election day

SASKATOON – With election day getting closer and closer, many Canadians are wondering what their federal government will look like after Oct. 19. Political scientist John Courtney says there will be three possibilities for government after the election takes place: a majority, a minority, or a coalition. 351 more words


Would you put up with being arm-candy?

“You don’t have to openly oppose equality to perpetuate inequality … All it takes is for those in positions of power to do nothing and the status quo prevails. 271 more words


"A Gaping Void Of Their Own Making": No Republican Is Fit, Able, And Willing To Run The House Of Representatives

If House Speaker John Boehner secretly had no intention to resign, and was instead using the threat of retirement to teach Republican House members that they need him—not the other way around—he’s doing a masterful job. 647 more words


WATCH/SHARE: Ameet Jogia's inspiring Conference speech

In this inspiring and deeply personal speech, Cllr Ameet Jogia (Harrow) talks about homelessness and the empowerment of home ownership.

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