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Magnitsky human rights law, protections for journalists' sources get royal assent

Two private member's bills, one protecting journalists' sources and another that allows Canada to get tough on human rights abusers, received royal a...

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How other federal cabinet ministers have managed their assets

Ten current members of the federal cabinet have divested their holdings, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

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Magnitsky-style law will target Russian, Venezuelan human-rights abusers: source

While specific individuals have not been named, government official says Canada will consult U.S. law regarding sanctions...

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Trudeau forced to defend Morneau's decision not to put business shares in a blind trust

In question period on Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his finance minister's decision not to put tens of millions of dollars' worth...

CBC Politics
Opposition parties hammer proposed changes to Access to Information law

Criticisms largely echoed those voiced last month by the federal information watchdog, who said the Liberals’ plan to amend the act would take people’s right to know backw...

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Opposition hammers proposed changes to Access to Information law

Federal cabinet ministers were on the defensive Wednesday as opposition parties hammered proposed changes to the law that gives Canadians access to government files...

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Canada passes Magnitsky human rights law, sparking Russian threats

Russia is accusing Canada of causing irreparable harm to their relations after Parliament formally passed the so-called Magnitsky Act targeting the actions of gross human righ...

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Religious language in Criminal Code too narrow: Wilson-Raybould

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the fact that it is against the law to disrupt a clergyman or minister -- but not an imam or a rabbi -- is one of the reasons she wa...

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Board of Internal Economy holds first public meeting Thursday

The historically secretive board of MPs that oversees the workings of the House of Commons is holding its first open door meeting on Parliament Hill Thursday...

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Outspoken Mountie who won't shave goatee removed from regular duty

An RCMP officer who was reprimanded last week for voicing discontent about senior management has now been assigned administrative duties because he’s refusin...

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Canada's original NAFTA negotiator say it's not 'end of world' if deal dies

Canada's chief negotiator for the original NAFTA says it would not be the end of the world if the agreement disappeared, suggesting it might be a better outcome t...

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Health ministers to talk cannabis, opioids during two-day meeting in Edmonton

Canada's health ministers will discuss the ongoing opioid crisis and the pending legalization of cannabis when they kick off a two-day meeting in Edmonton Thursda...

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Health ministers to talk marijuana, opioids during two-day meeting

Canada's health ministers will discuss the ongoing opioid crisis and the pending legalization of cannabis when they kick off a two-day meeting in Edmonton Thursda...

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Here are five things to know about Finance Minister Bill Morneau's wealth

Finance Minister Bill Morneau's credibility has come under attack for his decision not to put his substantial assets in a blind trust after he was named to cabine...

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Trudeau defends Morneau's use of ethics loophole to maintain ownership of shares in family business

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending Finance Minister Bill Morneau's use of an ethics loophole to maintain ownership of shares in his family's...

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Ontario says Quebec law on religious neutrality violates charter rights

Ontario's Liberal government says it believes Quebec's new law on religious neutrality runs contrary to Canada's Charter of Rights and F...

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Alleged Amanda Lindhout kidnapper tries to explain inconsistencies, despite taped evidence

In the last day of testimony in the Amanda Lindhout kidnapping trial, the Crown poked holes in the story of the alleged main negotiator who handled many of the...

CBC Politics
Northern First Nations slam Ottawa for tactics on damaged Churchill rail line

Angry words continue to fly as the possibility of repairing Manitoba's northernmost rail line before winter fades. Leaders from several northern First Nat...

CBC Politics
Clock ticking on U.S. offer for Boeing-made Super Hornet fighters

The Trudeau government has until the end of the year to decide on an offer for Super Hornet fighter jets, which remain on the table despite recent escalations in the bitter fe...

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Energy East's demise could spell electoral trouble for Liberals in NB

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says the federal cabinet was never going to include downstream emissions as a factor when it reviewed the application for the now defunct E...

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Jagmeet Singh hopeful Quebec's controversial Bill 62 will be overturned

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he’s “completely opposed” to Quebec’s new and controversial religious neutrality law that obliges citizens to unc...

CBC Politics
Liberals continue tax change tour, narrow scope of passive-income measure

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is continuing to pull and pluck away at his government’s controversial tax regime proposals, this time promising to adjust the...

CBC Politics
NDP leader scrum after caucus meeting LIVE

Jagmeet Singh takes questions on Parliament Hill...

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Morneau told former company he would use blind trust

The Finance Minister ultimately changed his mind, and questions mounted Wednesday in Ottawa over a loophole in Canada’s ethics law that is allowing Morneau to continue ownin...

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Morneau keeps stake in family business through holding company, watchdog says

Federal ethics commissioner says she would like to see rules about indirect ownership changed...

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PM Trudeau pays tearful tribute to Gord Downie: 'It hurts'

A tearful Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Gord Downie, the iconic lead singer of the Tragically Hip who died Tuesday, will be sorely missed...

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'I should see your face, and you should see mine,' Quebec premier says of new religious neutrality law

A new law that would effectively force Muslim women who wear a niqab or burka to uncover their faces to use public services is based on a principle "the v...

CBC Politics
Quebec passes controversial law obliging citizens to uncover their faces

Quebec has adopted legislation on religious neutrality that would effectively force Muslim women who wear a niqab or burka to uncover their faces to use public...

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Quebec passes law prohibiting Muslim women from wearing niqab while using public services

Quebec has adopted a law that would force Muslim women who wear a niqab or burka to uncover their faces to use public services...

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U.S. Democrats slam Arctic drilling plan as 'polar payout' to Big Oil

Democrats and environmental groups denounced a Republican plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, saying it would...

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Liberals narrow passive-income measure on private firms to target 'most wealthy'

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is adjusting his tax proposals on passive income so only about three per cent of the 'most wealthy' privately owned cor...

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Feds scale back contentious tax proposal in bid to calm business owners

Finance Minister Bill Morneau has scaled back one of the most contentious elements of the Trudeau government's tax-reform plan in yet another effort to calm infur...

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Liberals set $50,000 a year threshold on taxing investments in corporations

The minister’s announcement in New Brunswick is aimed at addressing concerns from middle-class small-business owners who warned the government’s original proposals would h...

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'Canadian original': Politicians pay tribute to Gord Downie

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Politics Briefing newsletter: Liberals continue tax-change announcements

Also: NAFTA talks to drag into 2018...

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MMIWG chief commissioner news conference LIVE

Marion Buller takes questions in Winnipeg...

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Bill Morneau unveils gentler tax proposals for private corporations

Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced changes to his proposed tax reforms for private corporations on Wednesday, saying they will now target only the "u...

CBC Politics
Bill Morneau set to unveil more federal small business tax changes

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is set to outline federal help for small businesses at an event in Hampton, N.B., on Wednesday morning...

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Canada heartened by new congressional research report on NAFTA: source

The Trudeau government is taking a measure of comfort in a new report by the U.S. Congress that casts doubt on one of Donald Trump's priorities for renegotiating...

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800-pound gorilla thwarted by Bombardier's savvy move: Don Pittis

Giving away its prize asset, the CSeries aircraft, is Bombardier's smartest investment in years...

CBC Politics
For Scheer and Singh's 1st byelection tests, winning isn't everything - but it helps

History suggests the new leaders of the Conservative and New Democratic parties should be looking for positive signals in their first test with voters in two b...

CBC Politics
Cash for access fundraising law should be widened, says ethics commissioner

Proposed legislation designed to curb political cash for access fundraisers should be amended to include parliamentary secretaries to cabinet ministers, says C...

CBC Politics
Canadian tech CEO predicts updates to tax plans will be well received

Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance’s chief has received briefing on revisions and says they will ease controversy surrounding Morneau’s July proposal...

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Conservatives name former Rebel Media director as 2019 campaign chair

The Conservatives have hired Hamish Marshall to run the party's 2019 election campaign, CBC News has learned. His role as a former director of Rebel News...

CBC Politics
As trade irritants pile up, Trudeau calls Trump to sell Bombardier-Airbus deal

Shortly after Bombardier announced its deal with Airbus that would give the European aerospace giant a majority stake in the CSeries jet program, Prime Ministe...

CBC Politics
Finger-pointing intensifies as train cars shipped out of Churchill

Omnitrax fired another blast at the federal government and Ottawa wasted no time hitting back as the dispute over repairs to the rail line Churchill continues...

CBC Politics
Liberals to narrow scope of passive-income measure for private corporations

The federal government is moving to pare down its controversial tax proposal on passive income so that it will only affect three per cent of private corporatio...

CBC Politics
Freeland calls U.S. NAFTA demands 'troubling' and 'unconventional'

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has accused the United States of trying to undermine the North American Free Trade Agreement, calling its list of un...

CBC Politics
Feds promise to guard Canadian jobs before approving Bombardier-Airbus deal

The Trudeau government is promising to build in safeguards to make sure this week's stunning deal between Bombardier and European rival Airbus doesn'...

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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland LIVE

News conference at the end of a round of NAFTA negotiations...

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Opposition accuses Liberals of 'paralysis' in crackdown on crooked immigration consultants

Opposition MPs are accusing the Liberal government of failing to protect immigrants from predators and fraudsters as it swings Canada's door open to more...

CBC Politics
NAFTA tensions erupt, countries push deadline into 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says NAFTA talks are being extended into 2018 -- a tacit admission that negotiators aren't going to meet their origina...

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Latest NAFTA round ends in a stalemate with plans to extend talks into 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says NAFTA talks are being extended into 2018 -- a tacit admission that negotiators aren't going to meet their origina...

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NAFTA tensions erupt, deadline pushed into 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says NAFTA talks are being extended into 2018 -- a tacit admission that negotiators aren't going to meet their origina...

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Liberals pare down scope of passive-income measure for small business

The federal government is moving to pare down its controversial tax proposal on passive income so that it will only affect three per cent of small businesses...

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Residential school survivors can proactively preserve documents: Bennett

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says there is a proactive effort underway to tell residential school survivors that their records can still...

CBC Politics
Statement from NAFTA ministers LIVE

At the end of this round of negotiations, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Secretar...

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Residential school survivors can proactively preserve documents: Bennett

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says there is a proactive effort underway to tell residential school survivors that their records can still be preserved if...

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Google sister company makes 'bold bet' with new tech-focused neighbourhood 'Sidewalk Toronto'

Waterfront Toronto has announced that Sidewalk Labs, Google’s city-building sister company, will be its partner in creating a new tech-focused neighbourhood...

CBC Politics
Trudeau, Wynne, Tory to announce partner for tech-focused development on Toronto's waterfront

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Kathleen Wynne, Mayor John Tory and representatives from Waterfront Toronto are set to announce plans today for the cons...

CBC Politics
Google sister company to help build 'Sidewalk Toronto,' a tech-focused neighbourhood on Toronto waterfront

Waterfront Toronto has announced that Sidewalk Labs, Google’s city-building sister company, will be its partner in creating a new tech-focused neighbourhood...

CBC Politics
Canada's supply management is flashpoint in NAFTA talks: Here's why

The politically explosive issue of Canadian supply management has emerged again as a flashpoint in increasingly heated NAFTA renegotiation talks after the Unit...

CBC Politics
Canada's supply management a flashpoint in NAFTA talks: Here's why

The politically explosive issue of Canadian supply management emerged yet again as a flashpoint in increasingly heated NAFTA renegotiation talks after the Unit...

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Indigenous chapter remains critical to NAFTA despite tight timeline: Bellegarde

The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says an Indigenous chapter in NAFTA mustn't be allowed to fall by the wayside, regardless of the challenges an...

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Morneau chose not to establish blind trust, ethics watchdog says

Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson, speaking publicly for the first time on Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s financial arrangements, made it clear she didn’t advise the Toront...

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Morneau opted not to set up blind trust, ethics watchdog says

Mary Dawson says she told Finance Minister that trust ‘wasn’t required’ for his holdings...

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Morneau using ethics loophole to maintain ownership of shares in family business

Finance Minister Bill Morneau continues to own shares in his family’s business Morneau Shepell through a corporate structure that keeps him from having to divest or put his...

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Ethics watchdog says controversial assets are held by a corporation, not Morneau

The federal ethics watchdog has confirmed that the controversy surrounding Finance Minister Bill Morneau revolves around assets held by a corporation, not by Morneau himself...

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Ethics watchdog says blind trust for Morneau's assets 'not required'

The federal ethics watchdog confirmed Tuesday that she advised Finance Minister Bill Morneau there was no need to put his substantial assets in a blind trust...

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Morneau open to changing financial affairs as rivals demand ethics investigation

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he'd be willing to make changes to his financial affairs if asked to do so by the federal ethics watchdog as pressure mounts ov...

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Conservatives, NDP call for an ethics probe into finance minister's holdings

The opposition parties are turning up the heat on Finance Minister Bill Morneau over what he disclosed, or didn't disclose, to the federal ethics watchdog about h...

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EXCLUSIVE: Morneau using ethics loophole to maintain ownership of shares in family business

Finance Minister Bill Morneau continues to own shares in his family’s business Morneau Shepell through a corporate structure that keeps him from having to divest or put his...

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Ethics watchdog says controversial assets are held by a corporation, not by Morneau

The federal ethics watchdog has confirmed that the controversy surrounding Finance Minister Bill Morneau revolves around assets held by a corporation, not by Morneau himself...

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Fighting in Kirkuk threatens U.S., Canadian efforts to defeat ISIS

The fight against ISIS in Iraq could suffer as Kurds and Iraqis turn their weapons against each other, writes Derek Stoffel...

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Bombardier shares soar 24% on CSeries deal with Airbus

Bombardier shares leap more than 24 per cent in Toronto on Tuesday, the first trading window since news emerged Monday evening that the company had signed a pa...

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Bombardier jump as much as 26% on CSeries deal with Airbus

Bombardier shares jump as much as 26 per cent in Toronto in the first trading opportunity since news emerged Monday evening that the company had signed a partn...

CBC Politics
Bombardier shares jump as much as 26% on CSeries deal with Airbus

Bombardier shares jump as much as 26 per cent in Toronto in the first trading opportunity since news emerged Monday evening that the company had signed a partn...

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NDP discusses Morneau's alleged 'conflict of interest' LIVE

NDP parliamentary leader Guy Caron and NDP ethics critic Nathan Cullen hold news conference...

CBC Politics
Morneau asks to meet with ethics watchdog as controversy swirls

Finance Minister Bill Morneau has asked for a meeting with the conflict of interest and ethics commissioner to ask for guidance on his personal assets and hold...

CBC Politics
Opposition parties question whether Morneau's family business benefits from tax changes

Both opposition parties are using parliamentary tools to attack Finance Minister Bill Morneau, questioning whether his personal wealth is being ethically manag...

CBC Politics
Bill Morneau asks to meet with ethics watchdog as controversy swirls

Finance Minister Bill Morneau has asked for a meeting with the conflict of interest commissioner in the wake of an escalating controversy about whether his per...

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Conservatives seek documents Morneau turned over to ethics watchdog

The Official Opposition wants the government to make public documents Finance Minister Bill Morneau handed over to the federal ethics watchdog, despite efforts...

CBC Politics
'If we thought it was bad, it's worse:' Alberta methane releases underestimated

New research suggests industry and government are badly underestimating Alberta's emissions of one of the most potent greenhouse gases...

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Metis National Council wants feds to recognize their veterans as ranks thin

The president of the Metis National Council is urging the federal government to formally recognize the contribution of Metis veterans in the Second World War b...

CBC Politics
Conservatives demand Morneau hand over ethics documents LIVE

The Conservatives are demanding Finance Minister Bill Morneau table all the documents he has field to the conflict of interest and ethics commissioner since ta...

CBC Politics
OSFI finalizes new mortgage rules, including stress test for even uninsured borrowers

Canada's top banking regulator has published the final version of its new mortgage rules, which include a requirement to "stress test" b...

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OSFI sets new mortgage rules, including stress test for uninsured borrowers

Canada's top banking regulator has published the final version of its new mortgage rules, which include a requirement to "stress test" b...

CBC Politics
Politics Briefing newsletter: Another round of NAFTA talks wrap up

Also: Conservatives press Morneau on his assets...

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Former governor general David Johnston joins Deloitte as adviser

Accounting firm Deloitte says former governor general David Johnston has joined the firm as an executive adviser...

CBC Politics
Former governor-general David Johnston to become executive adviser at Deloitte Canada

Johnston said the job will build on his 2010 installation address entitled ‘A Smart and Caring Nation’...

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What you need to know about Quebec's religious neutrality legislation

A bill that requires people in Quebec who give or receive any public service to uncover their faces is expected to become law as early as Wednesday, but many i...

CBC Politics
NAFTA rounds to last longer, plans in the works to negotiate past new year deadline, source says

North America Free Trade Agreement talks are now expected to blow past the new year deadline that U.S. and Mexican negotiators had hoped to meet...

CBC Politics
Liberals turn to pasta to move past 3 months of fuss and fury over tax fairness

Perhaps — three months after launching their consultation on "tax fairness" — the Liberals have now landed on a set of policy proposals that can...

CBC Politics
Veterans ombudsman says more ex-soldiers will need assisted living help

Canada's veterans ombudsman says the Liberal government should overhaul the program meant to keep elderly ex-soldiers in their homes. Guy Parent released...

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Metis National Council calls on feds to recognize their Second World War veterans

The president of the Metis National Council is urging the federal government to formally recognize the contribution of Metis veterans in the Second World War before it is too...

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Trudeau comes to Morneau’s defence over lack of blind trust for assets

‘You have to ask a question of me first,’ Trudeau says as he intercepts queries from reporters...

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Scheer walks out on media when asked about campaign manager’s Rebel ties

Hamish Marshall, Scheer’s former campaign manager, told The Globe and Mail that he shared Toronto office space with the right-wing website during the Tory leadership race...

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Morneau's credibility on the line as Liberals hit reset button on tax reforms

Justin Trudeau hit the reset button on his government's controversial small-business tax reforms Monday but the awkward spectacle of the prime minister sidelining...

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