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Meet your new parliamentary secretaries, Canada

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January 26, 2017
Meet your new parliamentary secretaries, Canada

With just a few days to go before the House re-opens for business, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled the master list of parliamentary secretaries who will be charged with providing support to their respective ministers when the House re-opens for business next week. Ever wonder what a parliamentary secretary actually does? Languish in...
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Trudeau town hall tour heads to Winnipeg

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January 26, 2017
Trudeau town hall tour heads to Winnipeg

With just a few days to go before the House of Commons re-opens for business, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to embark on what will likely be the last leg of his cross-country tour – or, at least, the last before he’ll be obliged to make at least a cameo appearance in the...
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Tory MPs descend on Quebec City as Trudeau’s town hall tour heads to Saskatoon

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

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

@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

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

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?

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.)

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

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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