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If the port of Churchill is a strategic asset then why did the Canadian government allow it to close?

The port of Churchill, Manitoba is considered by some to be a strategic asset for Canada. It is a deepwater port, the only one linking the country’s railroad network and its Arctic waters. 570 more words

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Nationalize port of Churchill under port authority, NDP MP Niki Ashton urges

OTTAWA — A New Democrat MP is urging the federal government to nationalize the port of Churchill, Man., which has been closed since last summer. 451 more words


It's beginning to look a lot like… recess!

There may be a week’s worth of sitting days left on the official Commons calendar, but it’s starting to seem ever more likely that the Commons could shut down for the holidays as early as Wednesday. 523 more words


Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 9, 2016

Let’s talk elections this week. Who’s running them, who’s taking part in them, and how some people want to change them. This week on Open Sources Guelph… 573 more words

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Robyn Urback: What was a Canadian MP doing campaigning for Bernie Sanders?

It’s easy to imagine the degree of hysteria that would have emanated from NDP benches last fall had, say, a Republican congressman hopped on a plane to Ottawa and offered to hand out “Protect Our Economy” bumper stickers for Stephen Harper. 720 more words

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As House continues to sit, NDP MP Niki Ashton says she's campaigning for Bernie Sanders

Off to North Dakota to campaign for @BernieSanders! We #FeelTheBern! #BernieBus2 @noamgonick @LeahGAZ @MakinsonAQ pic.twitter.com/6rpRLMv7TS

— Niki Ashton (@nikiashton) June 5, 2016

OTTAWA — Niki Ashton, an NDP MP from northern Manitoba, tweeted Sunday she was heading to North Dakota to campaign for U.S.

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Chaos erupts on Hill: Trudeau apologizes for physical contact with Opposition MPs

The House of Commons appeared to be in utter chaos Wednesday, with the prime minister at the centre of the melee.

Justin Trudeau was accused of “manhandling” the Conservative whip and elbowing NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau on the floor of the House of Commons just prior to a vote on controversial assisted-dying legislation, Bill C-14. 595 more words