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Ottawa Liberal MP Andrew Leslie set for new gig focusing on Canada-US relations

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

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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Tory leadership hopefuls to face off en français

Tory leadership hopefuls to face off en français

As the clock ticks down to the first – and, at least at press time – only party-organized French language debate, Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier is set to share the details of a new endorsement by an MP who will become the second member of the Quebec caucus to publicly back his bid....
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@Kady: Okay, Trudeau, why does ‘sorry’ suddenly seem to be the hardest word?

@Kady: Okay, Trudeau, why does ‘sorry’ suddenly seem to be the hardest word?

Justin Trudeau should have known.  Even before news broke – courtesy of the National Post’s indefatigable David Akin – that the federal ethics watchdog would be launching a formal investigation into the prime minister’s now infamous jaunt to the Aga Khan’s exclusive Bahamian hideaway, it should have been obvious to even the most Pollyanna-ish member...
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Trudeau’s cross-country town hall tour heads to Halifax

Trudeau’s cross-country town hall tour heads to Halifax

After spending the weekend off the public radar, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to hit a Halifax coffee shop this afternoon as the eastern leg of his ongoing cross-country town hall tour gets underway. According to the official itinerary, there’s only one other public event on the agenda: an evening Q&A session at...
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Team Trudeau targets Toronto area as campaign-style “town hall” tour continues

Team Trudeau targets Toronto area as campaign-style “town hall” tour continues

As the second day of what is starting to look very much like a campaign-style cross-Canada tour gets underway, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to kick off another event-jammed day by breakfasting with Canadian Armed Forces members “and their families” in Quinte West. After that, it’s off to Bewdley, where he’ll drop by...
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Kevin O’Leary’s ‘exploratory committee’ thinks Kevin O’Leary should run for Tory leadership

Kevin O’Leary’s ‘exploratory committee’ thinks Kevin O’Leary should run for Tory leadership

In a development that will surprise – well, pretty well no one who has ever paid any attention to a party leadership race before, the “exploratory committee” unveiled, amid much largely self-generated fanfare, by possible Conservative contender Kevin O’Leary a little over two weeks ago, is now “urging” the pugnacious TV personality to formally...
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Trudeau kicks off cross-country tour with town halls in Kingston, Belleville

Trudeau kicks off cross-country tour with town halls in Kingston, Belleville

With his first cabinet shuffle now behind him, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to head out on an already much-mulled-over cross-country tour, during which he will, according to various and sundry high-level Liberal sources, reconnect with Canadians through a series of town hall chats and campaign-style meet-and-greets. According to the itinerary provided by...
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Trudeau to meet with Native Women’s Association on Parliament Hill

Trudeau to meet with Native Women’s Association on Parliament Hill

One day after unveiling what turned out to be a substantial reconfiguration of his cabinet, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to hold a closed-door session with representatives from the Native Women’s Association of Canada, which will take place later this morning in his Centre Block office suite. Also on the Hill today: Senior...
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@Kady: If the fix was in on electoral reform, Monsef would still have her job

@Kady: If the fix was in on electoral reform, Monsef would still have her job

Tuesday’s federal cabinet shuffle marked the end of an era, and quite possibly, a once-promising political career as Maryam Monsef was relieved of her duties as the prime minister’s point-woman on electoral reform. Tapped to take her place as the minister for democratic institutions is another first-time female MP from Southern Ontario: Karina Gould, who,...
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