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Kenney says Canadian troops won't be training Nazi sympathizers in Ukraine

The Canadian government is confident that troops from Petawawa won’t end up instructing Neo Nazis and far right extremists when they begin their training mission in Ukraine this summer, but a former diplomat is warning it will be difficult to weed out such extremists as their militia units are now being integrated into Ukraine’s regular forces. 607 more words


Four reasons to fear for humanity, Monday edition

Even Easter can’t stop the world from going downhill fast. Here’s what happened while you were all downing chocolate bunnies. (And just when did chocolate bunnies become a worldwide symbol of rebirth anyway?) 695 more words

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$65M federal share coming for Ottawa River clean-up

In his first major local event since being named minister responsible for the national capital region, Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre will announce the federal government’s long-awaited funding to clean up the Ottawa River at a news conference Tuesday. 612 more words

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Cabinet ministers Paradis and Glover won't seek re-election


Prime Minister Stephen Harper is losing two more cabinet ministers, who announced Friday they’re not going to run in the federal election that is scheduled for this fall. 534 more words

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John Baird, ex-foreign affairs minister, to advise Barrick Gold

From CBS News, by Kristy Kirkup, Mar 2015

Baird, 45, left ministerial post in February and resigned as an MP in March

Former foreign affairs minister John Baird has a new job as an adviser to global mining giant Barrick Gold, the corporation has confirmed. 210 more words


Coming in out of the cold...

This summer the ground will be broken in a small Ottawa park across from the Supreme Court in order to build a National Memorial to the Victims of Communism… 383 more words

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John Baird’s appointment to Barrick job raises questions

OTTAWA—John Baird’s appointment to a high-level job at a global mining giant that lobbied him when he was foreign affairs minister is raising questions about the rules governing employment for former public office holders. 331 more words