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An overzealous plan on the pot bill - Loonie Politics

As the government’s bill to legalize recreational cannabis winds up debate in the House of Commons and prepares to head over to the Senate for some requisite sober second thought, the bill’s sponsor in the Upper Chamber is looking to shake-up how the bill gets debated.  The problem is that the ...

Trudeau takes harder line on economic refugees

Would-be Canadians need more than just a desire for a better economic future if they expect to be granted refugee status in this country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. Trudeau, speaking at an event in Charlottetown, pointed to the case of 6,300 Haitians who have crossed illegally int ...

Trudeau to apologize to excluded residential school students

THE CANADIAN PRESS — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Goose Bay today to apologize for abuse and cultural losses at residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. Former students at five schools in the province were left out of a compensation package and national apology in 2008 by for ...

Federal housing plan sparks fresh calls for Liberals to help homeless vets

THE CANADIAN PRESS — The Trudeau government is facing calls to produce its long-awaited plan to help homeless veterans in Canada, after their plight received only a passing mention in the Liberals’ new national housing strategy. The government has been working for more than a year on a plan to ...

Canada/US cross-border cannabis issues

The cannabis industry is booming and blooming, both in the U.S. and in Canada. Canada is gearing up for legalization of recreational use on July 1, 2018. In the U.S., seven states and the District of Columbia have legalized the recreational use of cannabis, and an additional 22 states have legalize ...

Keystone pipeline leak a reminder to 'respect existence or expect resistance'

Environment Political Action US Politics Last week in Bonn, Germany, thousands gathered at the heavily secured United Nations climate conference, dubbed "COP 23," a Potemkin village of bureaucrats, politicians, environmentalists, journalists and local support staff. Sixty kilometers away, in t ...

Evening Brief: Talking to the Hermit Kingdom

Tonight’s Evening brief is brought to you by the Humanitarian Coalition. Since August, over 600,000 Rohingya have fled to escape violence. They are in desperate need of food, shelter, water, health services. Donations will be matched by the Canadian Government! _________________________ Good even ...

What does the U.S. net neutrality battle mean for Canada?

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has become Public Enemy Number One for proponents of net neutrality.   The Trump administration appears likely to repeal its regulations governing net neutrality, to the delight of U.S. internet service providers. It’s a development that has many proponents of a free and ...

Hill rink to stay open up to two extra months

The Trudeau government is instructing organizers of a $5.6 million Parliament Hill skating rink to keep the project open for up to two additional months, just as MPs had started voicing concerns about the costly Canada 150 project’s short duration. Government House Leader Bardish Chagger announce ...

Singh’s primary political problem isn’t Trudeau. It’s premiers.

The only thing that took the Liberals from third-party status to majority government was Justin Trudeau. The only thing that will ever take the federal NDP from third-party status to something better is Jagmeet Singh. That’s the theory, at least. But Singh’s bid to become the real progressive o ...