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Most Canadians get timely medical treatment: report

In the News   |   March 28, 2017

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A report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information suggests that three of every four people in the country receive priority procedures within the recommended time frames. A new report suggests three out of four... read more

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Hidden dangers lie in Liberals’ proposed parliamentary rule changes

In the News   |   March 27, 2017

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When opposition MPs used procedural tactics to delay last Wednesday’s budget for half an hour, it was the parliamentary way of jumping up and down and screaming to get attention. They did it because they... read more

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McGill under fire after Andrew Potter resigns over Quebec column flap

In the News   |   March 24, 2017

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Pressure is intensifying on McGill University to explain why a high-profile academic administrator stepped down after writing a controversial opinion piece, with the school releasing a statement on Thursday aiming to assure its community it... read more

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Liberals defer major tax pledge in 2017 federal budget

In the News   |   March 23, 2017

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau has put off tax hikes on wealthier Canadians, delivering a budget Wednesday that promises new money for job training, child care and social housing but offers no plan to improve the... read more

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Canada mulls joining U.S., Britain on electronics ban for flights

In the News   |   March 22, 2017

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Transport Minister Marc Garneau says Canada is evaluating intelligence passed on by the United States to determine if it should require passengers travelling from some Middle East countries to pack all large electronic devices other... read more

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FBI confirms Russia-Trump election probe, warns Moscow will try again

In the News   |   March 21, 2017

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The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with the Kremlin’s efforts to interfere in last year’s election and ensure the defeat of Hillary Clinton. The explosive confirmation came from FBI Director James... read more

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Canadians value, worry about country’s supply of fresh water: poll

In the News   |   March 20, 2017

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Canadians see fresh water as the country’s most important resource, but worry the country faces a growing risk to the quality and adequate supply of clean water, a new poll from the Royal Bank of... read more

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Federal prisons have become less deadly, crowded under Liberals, numbers show

In the News   |   March 17, 2017

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In a single year under Liberal rule, federal prisons became less deadly, less crowded and less black, according to new data obtained by The Globe and Mail that suggests prison life has changed strikingly since... read more

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Centre-left shift in Dutch election deals blow to populism

In the News   |   March 16, 2017

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Voters in the Netherlands have delivered a major boost to the European Union, turning away from firebrand populism and electing a decidedly pro-European parliament. After weeks of bitter campaigning, Wednesday’s election delivered a blow to... read more

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Head of inquiry into residential schools says Ottawa lags on commitments

In the News   |   March 15, 2017

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The Liberal government has made a lot of promises on reconciliation between Canada’s Indigenous peoples and the rest of the country, but has a long way to go to meet those commitments, the man who... read more

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Overhauling Obamacare: Trump’s bill, GOP pushback and the Americans in the crosshairs

In the News   |   March 14, 2017

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The Congressional Budget Office estimates that U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed health-care legislation would save the government $337-billion (U.S.), but result in 24 million fewer people having health insurance by 2026 than if Obamacare were... read more

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NDP leadership hopefuls take aim at Liberals in first debate

In the News   |   March 13, 2017

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It would be wrong to call the polite opening conversation between the four candidates who have declared their desire to lead the federal New Democrats a debate. Rather, the event Sunday that marked the beginning... read more

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Rejection rate on the rise for Canadians at U.S. border

In the News   |   March 10, 2017

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The growing number of stories about Canadians turned away at the American border is more than just an anecdotal trend: Statistics show the United States is turning away visitors from Canada at an increasing rate.... read more

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‘Daughters of the Vote’ fill seats in Parliament for International Women’s Day

In the News   |   March 9, 2017

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Srosh Hassan stood in the House of Commons on Wednesday to explain to her fellow Canadians what it’s like to be a 21-year-old Muslim woman of colour “in a time of overwhelming stigma.” “Islamophobia is... read more

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Sensing U.S. weakness, China casts itself as fixer of global problems

In the News   |   March 8, 2017

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China has no ambition to take over the mantle of leadership from the United States, its Foreign Minister says. But Beijing is boldly positioning itself as mediator and problem-solver to the world’s most insoluble problems,... read more

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