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CANADA POLITICS: Europe’s NATO Members, Canada to Raise Defense Spending in 2017

CANADA POLITICS: Europe’s NATO Members, Canada to Raise Defense Spending in 2017

Only four of NATO’s 27 European members – Greece, Britain, Poland and Estonia – met the spending target in 2016. Romania will do so this year, followed by Latvia and Lithuania in 2018, Stoltenberg said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Asylum Seekers in Canada Who Fled Trump Now Trapped in Legal Limbo

CANADA POLITICS: Asylum Seekers in Canada Who Fled Trump Now Trapped in Legal Limbo

Canada’s refugee tribunal has put people from certain war-torn countries such as Syria and Yemen on an expedited track that requires no hearings.

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CANADA POLITICS: China, Canada Vow Not to Conduct Cyber Attacks on Private Sector

CANADA POLITICS: China, Canada Vow Not to Conduct Cyber Attacks on Private Sector

“This is something that three or four years ago (Beijing) would not even have entertained in the conversation,” an unnamed Canadian government official told the Globe and Mail, which first reported the agreement.

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CANADA POLITICS: New Government Set for Western Canadian Province Seen Short-Lived

CANADA POLITICS: New Government Set for Western Canadian Province Seen Short-Lived

“People are starting to clue in to the fact that this is quite likely an unworkable legislature,” said Hamish Telford, a political science professor at the University of the Fraser Valley.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Pushes Back as Unelected Senate Delays Budget Bill

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Pushes Back as Unelected Senate Delays Budget Bill

Senate scrutiny over the government’s budget has become a major irritant to Trudeau, whose attempt to reform the unpopular chamber has made it more independent just as Trudeau needed legislation passed to counter a refreshed opposition.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau May Mediate in Venezuelan Crisis

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau May Mediate in Venezuelan Crisis

Peru’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Luna publicly floated the idea of Justin Trudeau acting as a mediator for the Venezuelan crisis, citing the Prime Minister’s “global power role,”

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Denies He Wants G20 to Drop Paris Pact Mention

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Denies He Wants G20 to Drop Paris Pact Mention

“We will not let climate policy, or indeed international policy, (be) dictated by any country,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told legislators.

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CANADA POLITICS: Quebec Wants Constitutional Talks Despite Trudeau Opposition

CANADA POLITICS: Quebec Wants Constitutional Talks Despite Trudeau Opposition

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “We are Quebecers. Our nation is the founder of the country. We will engage in dialogue with other Canadians.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Green Party Looks to Build Political Sway Beyond British Columbia

CANADA POLITICS: Green Party Looks to Build Political Sway Beyond British Columbia

“It’s just energizing Greens across the country and sending the message that it’s possible to elect Greens,” said leader Mike Schreiner.

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CANADA POLITICS: NDP, Green Agreement to Govern British Columbia Trumpets Rep-By-Pop Vote System

CANADA POLITICS: NDP, Green Agreement to Govern British Columbia Trumpets Rep-By-Pop Vote System

“I’m hopeful that if Ms. Clark does want to go through with that precedent, that she does so in a timely manner,” NDP Leader John Horgan said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Andrew Scheer Ready to Challenge Justin Trudeau

CANADA POLITICS: Andrew Scheer Ready to Challenge Justin Trudeau

Andrew Scheer, who like the 45-year-old Justin Trudeau smiles a lot and has a young family, must now prepare for an election in October 2019.

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CANADA POLITICS: Andrew Scheer Biography

CANADA POLITICS: Andrew Scheer Biography

Andrew Scheer was born 20 May 1979. Andrew studied History and Politics at University of Ottawa and University of Regina. Read Andrew Scheer Biography.

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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: Canada to Impose Pollution Caps, Fuel Tax on Provinces

CANADA POLITICS: Canada to Impose Pollution Caps, Fuel Tax on Provinces

“Making polluters pay is a critical part of any climate plan,” Environment Minister Catherine McKenna told reporters, saying every penny raised would be returned to the provinces.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada Backs Sanctions Against Russia, Foreign Oficials in Abuse Cases

CANADA POLITICS: Canada Backs Sanctions Against Russia, Foreign Oficials in Abuse Cases

Freeland said Canada’s Liberal government supported draft legislation inspired by the case of Sergei Magnitsky, an anti-corruption lawyer who died in 2009 after a year in a Russian jail.

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CANADA POLITICS: Parliament to Outlaw Removal of Passengers From Overbooked Flights

CANADA POLITICS: Parliament to Outlaw Removal of Passengers From Overbooked Flights

If approved by the Canadian Parliament, the new rules would come into effect in 2018.

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CANADA POLITICS: Rona Ambrose Stepping Down as MP

CANADA POLITICS: Rona Ambrose Stepping Down as MP

“I feel a little lighter this morning,” Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose said. “It’s been an amazing experience.”

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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: Christy Clark Biography

CANADA POLITICS: Christy Clark Biography

Christy Clark born 29 October 1965, raised in Burnaby by Mavis and Jim, a school teacher and guidance counsellor. Read Christy Clark Biography.

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CANADA POLITICS: British Columbia Voters Choose Provincial Government

CANADA POLITICS: British Columbia Voters Choose Provincial Government

Premier Christy Clark’s Liberals were able to close a 10 point gap with the New Democratic Party (NDP) in the past two weeks.

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