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Liberal government continued selling off diplomatic buildings amid 'Canada is back' rhetoric

OTTAWA — The government has sold off 29 diplomatic properties for more than $176 million since the election of the Liberal government, despite its rhetoric that Canada is “back” on the world stage. 730 more words

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Opposition argues Canada should withdraw from UN drug treaties due to pot plans

OTTAWA – Opposition parties and international legal experts are calling on Ottawa to explain what it plans to do about three UN drug treaties that pose a conundrum for the Liberal government and its plans to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. 166 more words

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The Paris Climate Agreement's Failure Was Structurally Inevitable

President Trump has pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement:

Unfortunately, the Paris Agreement was poorly designed from the start and never really had a chance of meaningfully addressing climate change. 996 more words

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James Cameron wasn't completely forthcoming about altering the digital effects in "TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY 3D"?

Back in February, during a live Question & Answer session with James Cameron at the Berlin Film Festival after the world premiere of “Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D”, James Cameron revealed that the only scene that would be digitally altered was a fixing of a falling windshield from the T-1000’s truck (as it crashed into the drainage canal). 493 more words

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The navy asks that you get your sailor-kissing facts straight: Highlights from government Wikipedia edits

Every time someone makes an anonymous edit to Wikipedia from a Government of Canada office, it shows up on @gcaedits, au automated Twitter account programmed with the IP addresses of 29 federal departments and agencies. 1,460 more words

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Lack of diplomacy no barrier for Chrystia Freeland, Canada's new top diplomat,

OTTAWA — At a glance, Chrystia Freeland’s background in deconstructing the world’s super-wealthy and pugnaciously critiquing Russia’s president wouldn’t appear to be an ideal resume for the job as Canada’s top diplomat dealing with Donald Trump’s White House. 1,003 more words

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Tomorrow is (probably) the last opposition day of the year! How should the Tories spend it?

It’s a red-circled date on the parliamentary calendar that is, in its own way, as comfortingly familiar as the annual decking of the halls outside the Commons Chamber: Dec. 1,057 more words

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