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Government seeks to adjourn solitary-confinement lawsuit until Bill C-56 is finalized

Government lawyer argues replacement legislation should be allowed to proceed, but inmate advocates say the wait is unfair to prisoners...

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Why the NDP leadership presents a daunting choice

Under the radar of most Canadians, New Democrats are in the midst of a fascinating decision about the face they put forward...

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Tight Canada 150 security will mean long lineups in Ottawa

Police are getting ready for an influx of more than 400,000 people on July 1, but there will also be large events during the other two days of celebrations in the National Cap...

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Mulcair says Canadian sniper kill suggests direct combat involvement in Iraq

The government’s rules for the military training mission in Iraq does not authorize Canadian special-forces soldiers to engage in direct combat...

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Canadian sniper kill suggests direct combat involvement in Iraq, Mulcair says

The government’s rules for the military training mission in Iraq does not authorize Canadian special-forces soldiers to engage in direct combat...

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Tom Mulcair raises red flags after Canadian sniper breaks record in Iraq

NDP leader Tom Mulcair is forgoing the celebration and raising red flags after reports a Canadian sniper in Iraq broke the world record for the longest confirm...

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Mulcair questions mission after sniper's record kill

NDP leader Tom Mulcair is forgoing the celebration and raising red flags after reports a Canadian sniper in Iraq broke the world record for the longest confirmed kill...

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Mulcair raises red flags after Canadian sniper breaks record in Iraq

NDP leader Tom Mulcair is forgoing the celebration and raising red flags after reports a Canadian sniper in Iraq broke the world record for the longest confirmed kill...

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Ottawa seeks 'clarity' in court on tribunal findings on First Nations health

The Liberal government says it is seeking "clarity" from the Federal Court on two aspects of a compliance order issued in May by a quasi-judicial hum...

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Ottawa seeks 'clarity' in court on tribunal findings on First Nations health

The Liberal government says it is seeking 'clarity' from the Federal Court on two aspects of a compliance order issued in May by a quasi-judicial hum...

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Feds balk at tribunal’s order to pay health costs for Indigenous children without ‘case conferencing’

Ministers Carolyn Bennett and Jane Philpott says the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s ruling could mean children do not get the best care...

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Feds balk at tribunal's demand that health services be approved for Indigenous children before ‘case conferencing’

Ministers Carolyn Bennett and Jane Philpott says the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s ruling could mean children do not get the best care...

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Navy commander defends spending billions to upgrade Canada's submarine fleet

The commander of the Royal Canadian Navy is defending the Trudeau government's plan to spend billions of dollars on upgrading Canada's submarine flee...

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Asylum claimants cautious about new approach to their applications

The Immigration and Refugee Board task force aimed at eliminating the backlog of asylum seekers has started reaching out to people so that it can schedule hearings set to begi...

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Norsat International shareholders vote approve Hytera Communications deal

Norsat International Inc. (TSX:NII) says its securityholders have voted to approve a controversial takeover of the company by Chinese company Hytera Communications Co. Ltd...

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Meritorious Service Decoration ceremony LIVE

Gov. Gen. David Johnston presents honours at Rideau Hall in Ottawa...

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Supreme Court says woman can sue Facebook in B.C. courts

The Supreme Court of Canada says a woman who wants to sue Facebook over its use of "sponsored stories" can pursue her case in British Columbia...

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Son of Russian spies regains Canadian citizenship

The Toronto-born son of Russian spies has won a court battle to regain his Canadian citizenship after it was revoked by Ottawa...

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Politics Briefing newsletter: Parliament goes on recess as Senate backs down on budget bill

Also: Concerns of Russian interference in Canada's election being taken seriously; B.C. Throne Speech redesigns Liberal platform...

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With legalization a year away, experts offer tips on minimizing pot harm

If you're going to use pot, you probably shouldn't smoke it. That's just one tip from experts who have examined the scientific research...

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Nova Scotia asks Ottawa to stop protecting new marine areas

Nova Scotia has asked the federal government to stop setting aside new marine protected areas off Nova Scotia — at least for now...

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With the Senate, it could always be worse

At this time two years ago, the Senate was the subject of much wailing and gnashing of teeth. Now, as the upper chamber exercises an increasingly active role,...

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Species at Risk Act failing to protect critical habitat, study says

Fifteen years after the federal Species at Risk Act was adopted as a key environmental protection strategy, the majority of listed species are not receiving ba...

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Senators defer final vote on ‘flawed’ bill aimed at removing sexism from Indian Act

Decision demonstrates willingness of increasingly independent Senate to chart different path from Trudeau and his cabinet...

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Senate drama showcases how poorly the Trudeau Liberals manage Parliament

This week saw the government’s own representatives in the Commons and Senate sending formal messages contradicting each other on how Parliament works...

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Canadian sniper's record-breaking kill shot an 'incredible achievement'

The shot has been independently confirmed as the new world military record at 3,540 metres...

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Trudeau talks Trump tweets, Canadian steel and Russian cyber attacks in Q&A

Speaking at a session with The New York Times in Toronto, the Prime Minister says he waits for his staff to inform him about Trump’s late-night rantings...

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Advocates warn Russia could derail Canadian bill targeting human-rights abuse

‘This is one of Putin’s highest priority projects – to stop Magnitsky Acts from happening around the world,’ campaigner says...

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'A hell of a shot': Sniper record latest example of deadly Canadian marksmanship

The Canadian Forces has confirmed a JTF2 sniper working with Iraqi forces successfully hit a target from a distance of 3,540 metres, a record for the longest s...

CBC Politics
Scheer fundraising letter uses wrong title, asks party members to raise $19-million

New fundraising pitch refers to the Conservative Leader as ‘Hon.’, even though he is not listed as such on either his parliamentary website or as a member of the Privy Cou...

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Previous attacks underscore dangers for Canadians in Afghanistan training mission

Canada has been asked to contribute trainers to the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan. But trainers in Afghanistan face far greater dangers than in Iraq...

CBC Politics
NDP leadership candidates debate labour issues and the economy in Toronto

The five candidates running to be the next federal leader of the New Democratic Party will battle it out in an unofficial debate in Toronto tonight in an event...

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NDP leadership candidates slam Trudeau's 'spineless' approach to Trump at Toronto debate

The five candidates running to be the next federal leader of the New Democratic Party are battling it out in an unofficial debate in Toronto tonight at an even...

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B.C. Throne Speech LIVE

After the closest election in modern British Columbia politics, the B.C. Legislature is set to return with a Throne Speech today...

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Andrew Scheer hitting the road for cross-Canada introduction

Andrew Scheer will set out on a cross-Canada tour this summer following last month's narrow victory in the Conservative Party's leadership race...

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You can't disconnect terrorism from Islam, Couillard says in wake of Flint attack

Muslims have an important responsibility in the fight against terrorism, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said Thursday, as authorities continued to search th...

CBC Politics
Senate passes budget bill with no amendments as Parliament breaks for summer

Senators have agreed to pass the federal budget bill without amendments, ending the possibility of a standoff between Canada's two Houses of Parliament an...

CBC Politics
Forced marriage in Canada 'more prevalent' than thought: ex-child bride

A woman who came to Canada as a teenage bride says forced marriages involving young girls are a big problem, even in North America...

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Justin Trudeau says no need for 'Plan B' to NAFTA

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there is no "Plan B" in the event talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement break down, insisti...

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Trudeau says no need for 'Plan B' to NAFTA in Q & A with The New York Times

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said there's no need for a 'Plan B' on NAFTA during a question-and-answer session with The New York Times...

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Trudeau to discuss Canada-U.S. relations in the Trump era with New York Times

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will take questions about Canada-U.S. relations in the Trump era during an interview with the New York Times today...

CBC Politics
Boeing plays down Bombardier dispute, still hopes to sell fighter jets to Canada

A senior Boeing official says the U.S. aerospace giant's trade dispute with Montreal-based rival Bombardier is a "company-to-company issue.&q...

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Parliament’s recess: A guide to the Liberals’ legislative accomplishments so far

A year and a half into government, Trudeau's Liberals don't have as many new bills on the books as Harper's Conservatives di...

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Senators back down in budget feud, but make note of discontent

Senators agree not to insist on changes to budget, but send message to House of Commons about right to amend legislation...

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Yukon Senator Daniel Lang retiring from the upper chamber

Conservative Senator Daniel Lang has announced he is retiring from the Senate early. Lang told the senators in the Red Chamber Thursday that he wants to spend...

CBC Politics
Senate stands down on budget change dispute

Senators stood down Thursday from their attempt to amend the government's budget bill, voting instead to accept the will of the House of Commons while insisting o...

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Don Meredith harassment inquiry should continue: Senate committee

Committee says fully investigating the allegations is a matter of fairness...

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Don Meredith's harassment and bullying probe to continue despite resignation

The inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace by former senator Don Meredith will continue even though he resigned earlier th...

CBC Politics
Politics Briefing: Senators mull message not to ‘infringe’ on MPs’ rights

Also: B.C. legislature to witness Throne Speech...

The Globe & Mail Politics
More duties coming, as softwood lumber has potential to 'throw NAFTA off the rails'

The other shoe is set to drop for softwood lumber producers Friday as the U.S. Commerce Department is expected to reveal preliminary anti-dumping duties on Can...

CBC Politics
The Pollcast: How will B.C.'s political drama play out?

Host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Richard Zussman to break down what is happening in B.C. politics and Shachi Kurl of the Angus Reid Institute to...

CBC Politics
U.S. congressmen criticize Ottawa's oversight of Chinese high-tech takeovers

Politicians are calling for the U.S. to review contracts with Vancouver-based Norsat International as China-based Hytera Communications bids to take over the company...

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Saudi Arabia top non-U.S. destination for Canadian arms exports: federal report

The latest report on Canadian arms exports shows Saudi Arabia once again tops the list of non-U.S. buyers, accounting for nearly 20 per cent of all military go...

CBC Politics
Trudeau's Liberals reach the midway point amid booze-tax brouhaha and Senate suspense

There were questions about the overhaul of national-security laws, Chinese encroachment, and the decision to remove the name of Hector-Louis Langevin from the...

CBC Politics
Liberals limiting options for stopgap fighter jet deal

The Liberal government is still talking with the Pentagon about buying a handful of fighter jets on an interim, urgent basis. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan se...

CBC Politics
2nd wave of softwood lumber duties sets up 'dangerous' talks for Canada

The other shoe is set to drop for softwood lumber producers Friday as the U.S. Commerce Department is expected to reveal preliminary anti-dumping duties on Can...

CBC Politics
I had to let my daughter go because of my job in the Canadian military

As a realist and a feminist, I know we need more women and more parents in the military. Many, many more. But as a human, a veteran and a former medical profes...

CBC Politics
U.S. criticizes Ottawa's oversight of Chinese high-tech takeovers

Politicians are calling for the U.S. to review contracts with Vancouver-based Norsat International as China-based Hytera Communications bids to take over the company...

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Senate to continue Don Meredith harassment probe

The Senate ethics committee is going to continue its inquiry into sexual harassment and abuse of authority allegations against Don Meredith, who resigned his seat last month o...

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Amnesty says no evidence for France to jail Ottawa professor, urges PM to act

Hassan Diab, an Ottawa professor behind bars in France despite numerous court rulings questioning the evidence against him, is being held solely for political...

CBC Politics
Senators leave Liberals’ budget bill in limbo as MPs leave for summer recess

The Senate, ‘infuriated’ by the message not to ‘infringe on the privileges of the House,’ voted 79 to 2 not to deal with the budget bill until Thursday...

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Canadian elite special forces sniper sets record-breaking kill shot in Iraq

Sources say the sniper killed an Islamic State insurgent from a distance of 3,450 metres in a feat one a military insider says may ‘never be equalled’...

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Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq

Sources say the sniper killed an Islamic State insurgent from a distance of 3,450 metres in a feat one a military insider says may ‘never be equalled’...

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MPs reject Senate amendments to budget bill leading to possible parliamentary showdown

A showdown over the budget was narrowly avoided Wednesday as senators agreed to accept the House's rejection of an amendment to the bill, ending the possi...

CBC Politics
No cutoff to finish NAFTA talks as U.S. hunts for best deal: Trump's trade czar

President Donald Trump's point person on trade says the administration's top priority is locking down the best deal possible for the U.S. in the upco...

CBC Politics
Liberals move to halt landmark legal challenge to solitary confinement of prisoners

The federal government is making a last-minute bid to halt a trial set to challenge its solitary confinement prison policies as "cruel and unusual punishm...

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MPs pass symbolic Remembrance Day bill, but it won't mean a new holiday

The House of Commons has passed legislation giving Remembrance Day the same legal status as Canada Day and Victoria Day...

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House of Commons passes Remembrance Day bill, but won't mean new holiday

The House of Commons has passed legislation giving Remembrance Day the same legal status as Canada Day and Victoria Day...

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Torture, detention would be forbidden CSIS disruption tactics under new bill

The Liberal government's new security bill adds torture, detention and serious destruction of property that would endanger a life to the list of things Ca...

CBC Politics
Government extends interim official languages commissioner

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has moved to fill the vacant Official Languages Commissioner's position, adopting an order-in-council to r...

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Torture, detention would be forbidden CSIS disruption tactics under new bill

The Liberal government's new security bill adds torture, detention and serious destruction of property that would endanger a life to the list of things Canada&...

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New federal healthy eating strategy may lead to warning symbols on your cheese

Some industry groups say Health Canada's proposals to encourage Canadians to eat healthier food goes too far, and could lead to warning labels on food tha...

CBC Politics
Senators send amended budget bill to MPs as they face off over change

Senators are sending an amended budget bill back to MPs as they face off over whether the upper house should be making changes to the government's spending plan...

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MPs refuse Senate change to amended budget bill

MPs are sending the government's budget bill back to the Senate after rejecting the upper house's changes...

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Senators, MPs readying for budget bill face-off

MPs and senators are readying for a face-off over the government's budget bill that will determine when they can wrap up the parliamentary session...

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Senate to make MPs wait for budget bill answer

Senators voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to delay their consideration of a rejection by MPs to changes in the government's budget bill...

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Architects say former U.S. embassy 'not culturally appropriate' space for new indigenous centre

The federal government has announced plans to convert the former U.S. embassy across from Parliament Hill into a space dedicated to Canada’s indigenous people. But indigenou...

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Trudeau renames Langevin Block building out of respect for Indigenous Peoples

The building was named for Sir Hector-Louis Langevin, who was associated with the residential school system...

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Liberal ministers, MPs were 'accosting' senators to vote against amended budget bill, senator says

Senior Liberal cabinet ministers and MPs with the party engaged in last-minute lobbying efforts outside the Senate chamber Tuesday evening, trying to fend off...

CBC Politics
Liberal cabinet ministers, MPs were 'accosting' senators to vote against amended budget bill, Tory says

Senior Liberal cabinet ministers and MPs with the party engaged in last-minute lobbying efforts outside the Senate chamber Tuesday evening, trying to fend off...

CBC Politics
NDP mark end of spring sitting of Parliament LIVE

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and critics Murray Rankin and Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet meet reporters in the National Press Theatre as Parliament prepares to rise for th...

CBC Politics
Ralph Goodale can't confirm media reports of Canadian connection in Michigan airport knife attack on officer

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said he is aware of media reports of a Canadian connection in a knife attack on a police officer at Bishop International A...

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Canadian named as suspect in Michigan airport knife attack

The FBI has identified Canadian resident Amor Ftouhi as the suspected attacker in the stabbing of a police officer at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mi...

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FBI investigating Canadian resident in Michigan airport knife attack

The FBI has identified Canadian resident Amor Ftouhi as the suspected attacker in the stabbing of a police officer at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mi...

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PM renames Langevin Block out of respect for Indigenous Peoples

The federal government is renaming the Langevin Block building, which sits across from Parliament Hill, out of respect for Indigenous Peoples...

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PM to change name of National Aboriginal Day to National Indigenous Peoples Day

The federal government intends to rename National Aboriginal Day as National Indigenous Peoples Day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today...

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Father of Confederation's name stripped from Prime Minister's Office building

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined indigenous leaders across from Parliament Hill on a sun-drenched Wednesday and said the building housing his office will no longer bear th...

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Scheer on end of spring sitting of Parliament LIVE

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer meets reporters outside the House of Commons as Parliament prepares to rise for the summer...

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Trudeau to drop name of residential schools proponent from Langevin building

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked National Aboriginal Day by promising to strip the name of a residential schools proponent from a federal building and to r...

CBC Politics
Trudeau drops Langevin name from PMO building on renamed National Indigenous Peoples Day

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked National Aboriginal Day by promising to strip the name of a residential schools proponent from a federal building and to r...

CBC Politics
'Important step': Trudeau marks National Aboriginal Day with pledge to build relations, rename day

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked National Aboriginal Day with a renewed commitment to building a stronger, government-to-government relationship and a prom...

CBC Politics
Politics briefing newsletter: Republicans win close shave in Georgia

Also: House of Commons must sit a little longer...

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Officials testify in Congress on Russia attempts to interfere with U.S. election

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the Russian government at clearly conducted cyberattacks on the U.S. to influence the 2016 election, but th...

CBC Politics
Russian attempts to infiltrate U.S. election systems found in 21 states: U.S. officials

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and those officials from the FBI told congressional committees Wednesday that 21 state election systems were tar...

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Russian attempts to infiltrate U.S. election systems found in 21 states: officials

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and those officials from the FBI told congressional committees Wednesday that 21 state election systems were tar...

CBC Politics
Former Obama official to testify on Russia attempts to interfere with U.S. election

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the Russian government at clearly conducted cyberattacks on the U.S. to influence the 2016 election, but th...

CBC Politics
Supreme Court justice Malcolm Rowe finally poised to sell St. John's home

Justice Malcolm Rowe appears poised to finally sell his home in a city where a moribund economy continues to take its toll on the housing market...

CBC Politics
Think tank leads corporate-funded campaign to sway Canadians on Chinese trade

Public-opinion surveys found nearly nine in 10 Canadians are “uncomfortable” with the idea of China’s large, government-controlled businesses gaining more access to Cana...

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On national security, Liberals stake out the middle ground: Chris Hall

The Liberals' new anti-terrorism measures once again puts the party firmly between the security-at-any-cost Conservatives and the oppose-at-all-costs New...

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