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N.S. government extends Northern Pulp’s use of Boat Harbour wastewater treatment plant until April – Halifax

Northern Pulp will continue to use its Boat Harbour wastewater treatment plant until the end of April as the company prepares the facility for its indefinite closure. On Wednesday, Northern Pulp announced it had received an order from Nova Scotia Minister of Environment Gordon Wilson that directs the continued use of its wastewater treatment plant […]

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Mike Pompeo says U.S. standing with Canada on ‘coercive detentions’ of Canadians in China

OTTAWA — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says his country is sticking with Canada in fighting what he calls China’s “coercive detentions of Canadian citizens.” Pompeo and Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne spoke Monday about a range of global concerns, including China, the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, and the United States’ upcoming presidency of […]

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Andrew Scheer
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How Andrew Scheer made an unlikely rise to the Conservative leadership — and then lost it two years later

OTTAWA — When Andrew Scheer entered the already-crowded Conservative leadership race in September 2016, few predicted he’d emerge triumphant. Scheer had made his career in Ottawa largely through the House of Commons Speaker’s office — a bastion for parliamentary procedure wonks, not partisan politics. He’d been a Conservative MP since the age of 25, but […]

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NDP, Bloc join with Tories to demand creation of special committee to study Canada-China relationship

The Conservatives have succeeded in a demand for a special committee to examine Canada’s contentious relationship with China, as two Canadians marked the one-year anniversary of their arrest and moved closer to a possible trial on accusations they stole state secrets. The House of Commons late Tuesday voted 171-148 to set up the committee over […]

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What it feels like

‘It still came as a real emotional punch’: What it’s like to lose an election

Part of an occasional series By Ian Harrison Peggy Nash is all too familiar with the pain of political defeat, having lost three of the five times she ran for the federal NDP in Toronto’s Parkdale-High Park riding. “Campaigns are very intense,” Nash said. “Then if you lose, it’s like you’re hitting a brick wall […]

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Crime

HUNTER: Trans killers, baby rapists terrifying female inmates

There are 200 women behind the 2.4-metre-high barbed-wire fences at the Grand Valley Institute. Most are the products of shattered and abusive homes, violent relationships, drugs and bad choices. Unloved and looking for redemption. Heather Mason was one of them. She knows the fear curdling inside the Kitchener-area jail and others sprinkled across the country. […]

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Andrew Scheer
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Lisa Raitt
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Lisa Raitt: Growing number of Conservatives think Andrew Scheer ‘wasn’t strong enough’

OTTAWA — Former Conservative MP Lisa Raitt, who has been a defender of federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer after his party failed to win last month’s election, acknowledged Wednesday that there is a growing consensus among the party’s members that Scheer “wasn’t strong enough” as a party leader. However, Raitt, who had said before that […]

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DEBATE THIS: Should water fountains be bilingually labeled?

WATCH ABOVE as Sun’s political columnist Brian Lilley rants over the fact that the Senate won’t appeal a court order to pay damages over unilingual drinking fountains Yep, you read that correctly: a court ruled that the upper house violated a francophone man’s language rights by utilizing English-only push-buttons on Parliament Hill drinking fountains. Former […]

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Chrystia Freeland, Jason Kenney meet in Alberta ‘to look for common ground’

EDMONTON — The Alberta government received its second overture in as many weeks from the federal Liberals as Chrystia Freeland visited Edmonton on Monday and spoke with Premier Jason Kenney, seeking, they both said, “common ground” on issues facing the Alberta-Ottawa relationship. The two played nice in a quick statement and photo op, with Kenney […]

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Federal ministers ‘focused’ on collective bargaining to resolve CN Rail strike

Federal ministers expressed faith in the collective bargaining process and would not comment on the possibility of back to work legislation, as a national railway strike continued into its third day on Thursday. CN workers walked off the job on Tuesday bringing freight traffic to a halt across the country. The halt in service is […]

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