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Has Trudeau’s carbon plan poisoned the well? Let me just get this out of the way first: I am not a climate change denier. And I’m not philosophically opposed to a price on carbon. In fact, in many ways I prefer market-based mechanisms over the heavy hand of government regulatory mechanisms. But there was something unsettling about the plan to put...

Scratch Colombia off your mission list, Mr. Sajjan A man reads a newspaper with a headline that reads in Spanish: "Colombia said No" in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) It is now unlikely that Canadian peacekeepers will be needed in Colombia after voters rejected a planned agreement to end the country’s 52-year civil war. The rejection of the...

{$inline_image} Trudeau’s got a blind spot on Beijing Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, shakes hands with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following a joint news conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) “His brain has not only been washed, as they say … It has been dry-cleaned.” That’s a quote...

Most provinces non-committal on Ottawa’s revenue-neutral carbon plan Two provinces, B.C. and New Brunswick, have committed to making their carbon tax plan revenue neutral. Most have yet to announce their plans while Alberta and Nova Scotia are opposed to the idea.

Rempel slams big oilpatch players for carbon tax support Conservative MP Michelle Rempel is taking aim at some of the country’s biggest energy companies over their support for a carbon tax. The Liberal government announced on Monday that it will require provinces to implement a minimum $10 a tonne price on carbon by 2018 — rising to $50 a tonne by 2022 —...

Australian case similar to Phoenix pay debacle wasn’t on government’s ‘radar’ Senior government officials Marie Lemay, right to left, Alfred Tsang and Ryan Pilgrim hold a technical briefing at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick A government pay system fiasco in Australia that caused problems similar to what the Canadian government is...

Indigenous Affairs to provide missing documents to PBO Despite having originally denied their existence, the federal Indigenous Affairs Department says it will hand over to the parliamentary budget office a number of relevant documents pertaining to First Nations education. The office requested the information last month after learning from the federal auditor general that it was both available and relevant to...

MP’s bill to protect animals from abuse is set to fail. Here’s why Vocal criticism and a lack of support hint at the latest federal attempt to crack down on animal cruelty imminent failure in the House of Commons.

CyberLaunch Academy looks to give students head start on I.T. skills The CyberLaunch Academy will also work to correct the gender imbalance in the I.T. sector by attracting more girls to the field

{$inline_image} QP Wednesday: A carbon tax that isn’t a tax … or is it? Lead question and answer Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continued to defend his carbon plan Wednesday, as opposition MPs claimed it could cause Canadians to go hungry. Conservative MP Denis Lebel led QP and said that Canadians are pessimistic about Trudeau’s plan to impose a price on carbon. “This is bad...

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Newfoundland and Labrador finance minister resigns suddenly ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- Newfoundland and Labrador's finance minister stepped down from her post today, citing "numerous personal...
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