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CANADA POLITICS: Liberal MPs Oppose Conservative Pick Rachael Harder

CANADA POLITICS: Liberal MPs Oppose Conservative Pick Rachael Harder

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denied he pressured his MPs to initiate the protest, but said he supported the move to boycott Harder.

“The fact is that the Liberal Party, and indeed this government, is unequivocal in our defence of women’s rights. We will always defend women’s rights … and quite frankly, one would hope that the committee for the status of women would have a spokesperson to stand up and unequivocally defend women’s rights. That is sort of the point of the status of women committee,” he told reporters.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada Unlikely to Walk Away from NAFTA

CANADA POLITICS: Canada Unlikely to Walk Away from NAFTA

Since NAFTA came into force in 1994, supply chains have become so integrated that borders barely exist, especially for key sectors such as the auto industry.

“Is this the most important trade agreement for Canada? Damn right it is,” said Dennis Darby, president and CEO of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, adding that dismantling the deal would be like trying to “unwind a clock”.

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CANADA POLITICS: Liberal Tax Proposals Backfire

CANADA POLITICS: Liberal Tax Proposals Backfire

“There is a genuine outrage among people who have made all their financial calculations and planning based upon a certain set of tax assumptions and are now seeing those tax assumptions challenged,” said Toronto MP John McKay.

“I don’t know at this stage how locked-in the government is on their proposals, but I do know there is significant outrage among a relatively influential group of people.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Brushes Off Criticism to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Brushes Off Criticism to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

Trudeau’s Liberal government would pay Omar Khadr around C$10 million ($7.7 million) and offer a formal apology to compensate him for abuses he suffered as an inmate at the U.S. military prison in Cuba.

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CANADA POLITICS: Opposition Picks Andrew Scheer Young Social Conservative to take on Trudeau

CANADA POLITICS: Opposition Picks Andrew Scheer Young Social Conservative to take on Trudeau

Andrew Scheer: “Imagine what we will do when we are all working together. We can’t go through another four years of Justin Trudeau.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Liberal Government Introduces Law to Ban Tankers Off North British Columbia

CANADA POLITICS: Liberal Government Introduces Law to Ban Tankers Off North British Columbia

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ordered the ban in which he took power on a pledge to balance resource development with protecting the environment.

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CANADA POLITICS: House of Commons Passes M-103 Motion Against Islamophobia

CANADA POLITICS: House of Commons Passes M-103 Motion Against Islamophobia

All NDP and Liberal MPs supported the motion, which passed 201-91. Majority of Conservative voted against. Gagan Sikand and Barrie Alex Nuttall abstained.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canadians Want Illegal Border Crossers Deported: Poll

CANADA POLITICS: Canadians Want Illegal Border Crossers Deported: Poll

Nearly half of Canadians want to deport people who are illegally crossing into Canada from the United States, and a similar number disapprove of how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is handling the influx, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Ray Gould Quits Kalamunda in Signs of One Nation Disunity

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Ray Gould Quits Kalamunda in Signs of One Nation Disunity

Candidate for Kalamunda, Ray Gould, told the ABC he was “giving it away” because the party had been dishonest with its candidates over its preference deal with the Liberals.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Abbott Comeback Takes Center Stage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Abbott Comeback Takes Center Stage

Abbott is portraying his book, “Making Australia Right”, as merely a policy discussion, a back bencher taking a pew in the Liberal broad church and raising urgent matters.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: What Liberal Party With One Nation Preference Deal Could Mean at Election

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: What Liberal Party With One Nation Preference Deal Could Mean at Election

The success of the Liberal Party’s preference deal with One Nation in WA could be determined by how many support staff are available to hand out how-to-vote cards on the day, according to a political analyst.

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CANADA POLITICS: ‘Secret Political Fundraisers to End’: Trudeau

CANADA POLITICS: ‘Secret Political Fundraisers to End’: Trudeau

“If Justin Trudeau suddenly believes that fundraisers he held during his leadership race were wrong, will he be returning all of that money?” Mulcair said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Court Dismisses Challenge to Controversial Arms Deal

CANADA POLITICS: Court Dismisses Challenge to Controversial Arms Deal

Canadian court on Tuesday dismissed a challenge to the government’s controversial arms deal with Saudi Arabia, ruling that the former foreign affairs minister considered the relevant security and human rights factors.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Shuffle Cabinet in Preparation for Trump Administration

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Shuffle Cabinet in Preparation for Trump Administration

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will shuffle his team in preparation for the Trump administration, promoting a former army commander who knows top U.S. military officials.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Shuffle Officials to Handle Trump Challenge

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau to Shuffle Officials to Handle Trump Challenge

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau plans to promote a former army commander as he shuffles senior officials to help handle ties with the Trump administration.

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CANADA POLITICS: 58% Canadians Accept Trudeau’s Climate Plan

CANADA POLITICS: 58% Canadians Accept Trudeau’s Climate Plan

“The research suggests is the middle-of-the-road course Liberals have taken on pipelines and climate is acceptable to majority of Canadians,” Nanos said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Liberal Recommend Breaking Electoral Reform Promise

CANADA POLITICS: Liberal Recommend Breaking Electoral Reform Promise

Liberal members of the committee do not agree that a referendum should be conducted at this time, casting doubt on whether the Trudeau government will be able to fulfil its campaign promise.

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AUSTRALIA: Tim Wilson New Liberal MP Rejects Petty Politics

AUSTRALIA: Tim Wilson New Liberal MP Rejects Petty Politics

“I have watched with frustration as small politics has stifled tackling the big challenges ahead of us,” Tim Wilson said.

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UK: Bestseller Book: Coalition: The Inside Story of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government

UK: Bestseller Book: Coalition: The Inside Story of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government

Honest, insightful and shocking, Coalition shines a powerful light on the most fascinating political partnership of modern times. Buy David Laws book.

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CANADA: Premiers Not Popular In Their Provinces – Poll

Quebec Liberal Premier Philippe Couillard and Nova Scotia Liberal Premier Stephen McNeil both at 36 per cent approval.

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