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Remember all that political stuff we waded through last week as I announced my shocking withdrawal from the race to become the new Con leader? At least it cleared the way for Peter MacKay on the weekend. Now, barring the unexpected, he’ll be facing T2 in the next general election. It won’t be ...

Home care policies failing workers and patients in Ontario

Zaid Noorsumar "The conditions of work are the conditions of care." Natalie Mehra, executive director, Ontario Health Coalition As a nurse, Althea Quinn's instinct was to spend more time with the husband of the dying woman she was attending to during a home visit.  "It was obvious that she was ...

189 Of The Biggest, Costliest Startup Failures Of All Time

We’ve had failure on the brain recently. Why? Partly because it’s a good counterbalance to the typical survivorship bias-laden stories we read, and also because understanding failure is critical to the algorithms underlying our product. Some of the fail-related research we’ve issued includes: ...

Conservatives launch bid to force full audit of federal infrastructure fund

Should the federal auditor general launch a full investigation into Team Trudeau’s much-self-touted multibillion dollar infrastructure program? Yes — and “immediately,” even — according to a Conservative-sponsored motion set to hit the House today, courtesy of the first designated supply d ...

iPolitics AM: Coronavirus, royal security costs likely to come up as Team Trudeau holds cabinet huddle

ALSO TODAY: O’Toole launches bid for Conservative leadership — Bergen ‘seriously considering’ joining the race Opposition MPs will get a fresh crack at calling out the leader of the minority Liberal government this afternoon when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to be back in the Ho ...

New Emails Show Trump Admin Exploited Wildfires to Help Logging Industry

Read time: 4 mins This is a guest post by ClimateDenierRoundup. Earlier this month we discussed how during Australia’s devastating fires, conservatives tried to claim that it was green party forest management policies that were to blame. That is, of course, wrong. It throws us back to 2018 in ...

My Cynical Fundraising Advice for the NDP - Loonie Politics

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Government to re-introduce bill to create new border services oversight agency

*This story has been updated to note that Minister Blair has in fact tabled the bill and details of the bill’s central functions. The government has introduced a bill to create a new new oversight agency for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), as a bill that stalled in the Senate before the ...

Process Nerd: How quickly could the new NAFTA bill make it through Parliament?

MPs, start your engines: As of a little after 11 AM on Monday, Team Trudeau’s push to put the proposed new North American trade deal on the legislative fast track is now officially underway, courtesy of a motion filed by Deputy Minister Chrystia Freeland that lays the fiscal groundwork for a bil ...

MPs spend one more day on the throne speech as Team Trudeau readies paperwork for NAFTA ratification debate

With the Commons officially back on the parliamentary clock following the six-week winter hiatus, the governing minority Liberals are expected to kickstart what will likely be a brief but lively debate over the revised North American trade deal, the details of which have now been ratified by both th ...