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KISS

By Guest Blogger Ryan Lewenza No I’m not talking about the spandex wearing, blood spitting rock band from the 70s (but how great are the songs “I was Made for Lovin’ You” and “Detroit Rock City”!), rather today I’m talking about the KISS principle, that is “keep it simple, stupid ...

How regional is too regional in the Senate? - Loonie Politics

  In the wake of her deciding vote at the Senate’s transportation committee that the Senate not continue with Bill C-48, which would ban tankers along BC’s northwest coast, Independent Senator Paula Simons wrote that ultimately, after her suggested amendments were not passed, that she was vot ...

Vector Institute knew about provincial AI funding cuts in the fall

Following revelations this week that the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) saw more than $24 million collectively in provincial funding cuts, BetaKit has learned that cuts to Vector’s funding were actually made in the fall of 201 ...

Evening Brief: Scheer overhauls budget plan

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Kenney urges Senate to support amended environmental assessment bill

TORONTO—Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is urging Canada’s Senate to approve an amended version of controversial legislation overhauling the environmental assessment process. At a lunch-time speech in Toronto Friday, Kenney told a business crowd he hopes the amendments approved last week by the Se ...

Canada should reopen the abortion debate

Andrew Scheer really, really doesn’t want to reopen the abortion debate. So little does the Conservative Party leader not want to talk about the roiling societal debate that it took him just under three hours to swat down Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s declaration, couched in a fundraising pit ...

Theresa May’s hard exit

Theresa May’s resignation as Britain’s prime minister is not helpful, because it fires the starter pistol on yet another two months during which Britain’s elites will keep acting as though personalities make any difference in Brexit’s outcome. Actually, that’s optimistic. It’ll take two ...

Scheer now says it will take five years for Tories to balance the budget

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is promising to balance the federal budget within five years if his party forms government after this fall’s election, dropping an earlier pledge to return to the black in just two years. In a speech Friday in Vancouver, Scheer said it would be “impossible” f ...

Shopify acquires Handshake, marking its third acquisition in six months

Shopify has acquired New York-based B2B ecommerce wholesale platform Handshake, to be integrated into the Canadian ecommerce giant’s growing Shopify Plus offering. Shopify had not originally planned to announce the deal but news broke of the acquisition on Thursday after it was revealed by TechCr ...

Is Kenney’s war room just a partisan project designed to push the UCP agenda? - Loonie Politics

  Creating a war room is surely a way to invite conflict. And Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is happily opening the door to controversy with his plan to counter false and misleading statements and campaigns against oil and gas. “I think it’s the best investment we could possibly make in defendin ...