Category: Politics

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Marco Mendicino as Canada’s next Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship.

2019 November 20: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Marco Mendicino as Canada’s next Minister of Immigration. Refugees and Citizenship. A descendant of Italian immigrants to Canada, Mendicino represents the riding of Eglinton-Lawrence in Toronto, Ontario. A passionate advocate, Marco has dedicated his career to keeping our community safe. As a federal prosecutor for nearly...

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Quebec offers more for families in economic update, will end year with $1.4B surplus

Quebec’s fall economic update is offering more money for families, a reduction in hospital parking fees and a return to a single rate for the province’s subsidized daycare spots. Finance Minister Eric Girard said today the province should finish the 2019-2020 fiscal year with a $1.4-billion surplus, fuelled by a 2.4 per cent increase in GDP in 2019. His economic statement advances...

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Calgary mayor, former Alberta premier willing to help PM bridge western divide

Bill C−69, designed to change the way the federal government reviews major projects, including oil and gas pipelines, became a key focal point of discontent expressed by Albertans during the federal election campaign.

Oil industry executives have warned the legislation will halt economic growth in Canada, particularly in the West as companies struggle to get bitumen to markets other than the United States.

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Liberals win most seats in Election 2019, but will need opposition help

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau is expected to remain prime minister but the Liberals may need the support of one or more opposition parties to govern. The Liberals are elected or leading in 144 ridings across the country — 26 short of the 170 seats needed for a majority in the 338-seat House of Commons. Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives are leading...

Canadians begin to cast ballots after divisive campaign, and amid tight polls
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Canadians begin to cast ballots after divisive campaign, and amid tight polls

OTTAWA — The campaigning is over and Canadians in some parts of the country have started heading to the polls to cast their ballots in the country’s 43rd general election, which some have described as the nastiest campaign in recent history. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer have spent weeks arguing the...