Category: Politics

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New Philippine Consul General Arrives in Toronto

17 September 2019 – Consul General Orontes V. Castro assumed his post at the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto on 16 September 2019. He was welcomed at the airport by the officers and staff of the Consulate General. Prior to his appointment as Consul General to Toronto, Consul General Castro was the Deputy Consul General...

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Yearbook photo surfaces of Trudeau wearing ‘brownface’ costume in 2001

HALIFAX — A 2001 yearbook photo of a costumed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his face and hands darkened by makeup, detonated Wednesday on the federal campaign trail, instantly tarnishing the Liberal leader’s bona fides as a champion of tolerance and stopping the party’s re-election momentum squarely in its tracks. The jarring black-and-white photo, posted online by Time magazine, originally...

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Liberals pledge $535 million a year for child care outside school hours

WATERLOO, Ont. — As the three main political parties continue courting votes from middle−class families, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau surrounded himself with children Monday and promised help for parents who need more child care before and after regular school hours. Trudeau’s campaign announcement that a re−elected Liberal government would create up to 250,000 more spaces for before− and after−school...

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Alberta investigating after medical examiner uses truck trailer for body storage

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has made changes and apologized to the families involved after video was aired of a deceased person in a body bag being manhandled outside the medical examiner’s office. “It is a continuous expectation of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner that dignity and respect is shown to the deceased in...

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Ottawa gives Quebec $250 million to cover costs related to asylum seeker influx

QUEBEC — The federal government is giving Quebec $250 million in compensation for costs the province incurred following the influx of asylum seekers across the U.S. border. Quebec’s immigration minister said today the federal money completely covers the province’s expenses in connection with the thousands of people who crossed irregularly from the United States in 2017 and 2018....

Scheer says Liberals deflecting from scandals with abortion, same-sex marriage
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Scheer says Liberals deflecting from scandals with abortion, same-sex marriage

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer sought Thursday to put a pin in the question of whether his party would reopen debates on abortion or same−sex marriage, blaming the Liberals for trying to aggravate ancient divisions to distract from their own failures. Scheer has long been on the record as opposing both abortion and same−sex marriage personally, and disavowed neither of those...

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New Brunswick education minister warns against anti-vaccination message

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick’s education minister says people spreading misinformation about the effectiveness of vaccines are from the “far, far fringe.” A committee of the New Brunswick legislature is hearing today from supporters and opponents of more stringent vaccine requirements for New Brunswick children. The province’s Tory government wants to pass legislation making vaccinations mandatory...

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G7 leaders reach deal to offer help to fight wildfires in Amazon rainforest

BIARRITZ, France — G7 leaders have come to an agreement to help Brazil fight the raging wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, which have erupted into a global flashpoint over the perils of climate change. French President Emmanuel Macron, who is hosting this year’s gathering of the leaders of the world’s seven largest economies, says the G7 plans...