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Kady O'Malley, Ottawa Citizen

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Tory MPs descend on Quebec City as Trudeau’s town hall tour heads to Saskatoon

January 25, 2017
Tory MPs descend on Quebec City as Trudeau’s town hall tour heads to Saskatoon

With the traditional pre-sitting cabinet retreat over, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to spend a few more hours in Calgary this morning as he goes behind closed doors to chat with his “Youth Council” before departing for Saskatoon, where he’ll meet with city council members this afternoon. After that wraps up, he’ll make...
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Saudi arms deal may suddenly end up on Team Trudeau’s cabinet retreat agenda

January 24, 2017
Saudi arms deal may suddenly end up on Team Trudeau’s cabinet retreat agenda

After nearly a full day of increasingly frantic will-he-or-won’t-he speculation over newly installed presidential advisor Jared Kushner’s travel itinerary, it appears that he won’t be making a surprise appearance at the pre-sitting cabinet retreat currently underway in Calgary after all. The ministerial meeting will, however, continue as scheduled this morning as Team Trudeau spends...
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@Kady: Women’s marches reveal tightrope Trudeau walks in Trump era

January 23, 2017
@Kady: Women’s marches reveal tightrope Trudeau walks in Trump era

Hours after tens of thousands of Canadians hit the streets in a show of solidarity with women’s marches worldwide, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted his congratulations “to the men and women across Canada who came out yesterday to support women’s rights.” “You keep your government inspired,” he added. His newly installed status of women...
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Team Trudeau heads to Calgary for two-day cabinet confab

January 23, 2017
Team Trudeau heads to Calgary for two-day cabinet confab

With just a week to go before the House reopens for business, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet ministers are set to spend the next day and a half sequestered behind tightly closed doors at the Palliser Hotel in Calgary, going over their collective and respective plans and priorities for the upcoming sitting....
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Mayors hope to talk housing, transit during closed-door chat with PM

January 20, 2017
Mayors hope to talk housing, transit during closed-door chat with PM

As the rites and rituals involved in inaugurating a new president get underway in Washington, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to wrap up his week with a private morning meeting with members of the Big City Mayors Caucus before going off the radar for the rest of the day. According to an advisory...
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Kady: Why not let the electoral reform committee help draft a bill on electoral reform?

January 19, 2017
Kady: Why not let the electoral reform committee help draft a bill on electoral reform?

First off, it should be noted that, at least at press time, there is scant evidence to back up this particular political conspiracy theory. But if — hypothetically speaking — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had, in fact, been hoping to quietly deep-six his pledge to revamp Canada’s electoral system before voters next head to...
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Who knew Neil Young had a position on electoral reform? (He’s pro-PR if anyone wondered.)

January 19, 2017
Who knew Neil Young had a position on electoral reform? (He’s pro-PR if anyone wondered.)

Let’s be honest: There’s really not much in the way of new or noteworthy information in the latest bulletin from the electoral reform activists who make up the Every Voter Counts Alliance. That’s not meant to be a slight, to be clear, or even a particularly pointed critique – it could even be viewed...
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Electoral reform activists team up with former federal votemaster to push for proportional representation

January 19, 2017
Electoral reform activists team up with former federal votemaster to push for proportional representation

With just over a week to go before the House reopens for business and the clock ticking down on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pledge to bring in legislation to reconfigure Canada’s voting system no later than this spring, electoral reform advocates are heading back to battle stations following a post-holiday hiatus. Later this morning,...
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Ottawa Liberal MP Andrew Leslie set for new gig focusing on Canada-US relations

January 18, 2017
Ottawa Liberal MP Andrew Leslie set for new gig focusing on Canada-US relations

Although the news is likely to get lost in the flurry of coverage of a certain venture capitalist turned TV host’s long-rumoued and now official bid to win the Conservative leadership, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tapped retired lieutenant-general and first-time Liberal MP Andrew Leslie to serve as parliamentary secretary to newly installed Foreign...
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It’s official! Kevin O’Leary is joining the Conservative leadership fray

January 18, 2017
It’s official! Kevin O’Leary is joining the Conservative leadership fray

Will this be the day that finance guru turned TV personality Kevin O’Leary finally makes it official by launching his bid for the Conservative leadership? Citing unnamed, but presumably reliable sources, multiple media outlets are now predicting that the much-speculated-over announcement could happen as early as later this morning, but the lone spokeswoman for...
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