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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...

DIGGING DEEPER: ‘How much huff does he have?’: Premier Wall vs Justin Trudeau on carbon tax The heated issue surrounding the Liberal's carbon tax announcement has put the Sask Party's relationship with the federal government's in the spotlight.

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...

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.

Public consultations begin to extend parental leave The Canadian government is asking for input online on expanding the benefit payments that parents get when a baby is born. Currently, parental leave may replace part of a parent’s salary for 12 months. During the election campaign in 2015, the Liberals promised to extend that to 18 months. Dedicate parental leave for dads...

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

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 —...

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...

Commons votes to ratify landmark Paris climate deal The House of Commons voted Wednesday to ratify the Paris agreement on climate change, cementing a cornerstone of the Liberal government's environmental policy and helping to tip the scales on the global deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Conservative candidates back bill to impose criminal penalty for killing ‘preborn’ Conservative leadership candidate Andrew Scheer scrums with media in Ottawa on Oct. 5, 2016. iPolitics/Matthew Usherwood Several Conservative leadership candidates are throwing their support behind a contentious private member’s bill that deals with the criminal consequences of killing a pregnant woman — a bill which critics say could reopen the abortion...

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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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