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John Ivison: Atwal affair exposes tension in Canadian politics that still exists over Sikh extremism

Ujjal Dosanjh is disappointed a “monkey wrench” has been thrown into the works of the Canada-India relationship.

But he’s happy the “poison” of Khalistani separatism, and its influence on domestic Canadian politics, has been exposed by the revelation that a man convicted of attempted murder, Jaspal Atwal, was invited to an event attended by Justin Trudeau in Mumbai this week, where he even posed for photos with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau. 609 more words

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Terry Glavin: Trudeau's tour of embarrassment could have been worse. Maybe

In defence of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, nothing that has occurred during his state visit to India, at least so far, quite matches the scene U.S. 1,395 more words

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Kelly McParland: Patrick Brown gives the other candidates something to rally around

Patrick Brown won the right to run for Ontario’s Progressive Conservative leadership Wednesday. If recent public opinion soundings are anything to go by, it confers the opportunity to once again lose the job he resigned from three weeks ago. 958 more words

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John Robson: Trudeau's next mind-bogglingly ambitious policy he won't deliver on

The federal Liberal administration, having solved every other major task it set itself in 2015 to its satisfaction, now intends to ensure that next week’s budget will assess every policy based on how it will affect everything to do with gender in every way. 837 more words

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Andrew Coyne: I, Patrick Brown, intend to run as — what else — the unity candidate

A statement by Patrick Brown, the former and possibly future leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, as imagined by Andrew Coyne:

Four weeks have passed since that memorable press conference where I announced that, in light of accusations of serious sexual misconduct on my part on more than one occasion, I would be staying on as your leader. 862 more words

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John Ivison: Gender gap narrative for federal budget is a virtue born of necessity

OTTAWA — With less than a week until the federal budget, many Canadians are eagerly awaiting the finance minister’s fiscal update.

But what if Bill Morneau has nothing important to communicate? 822 more words

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Colby Cosh: Saskatoon's bridge to reconciliation ... is out just now, I'm afraid

Saskatoon, Sask., is where the rubber really meets the road on the issue of aboriginal-settler coexistence. So what do you say we check in on what’s happening over there? 883 more words

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