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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.

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...

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...

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.

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

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...

Biofuels: time to end taxpayer subsidies A new report by an expert group of economists says taxpayer-funded government subsidies of the ethanol industry cost more than the benefits it provides. The study by the cross-partisan, privately funded group known as the Ecofiscal Commission, said federal and provincial subsidies for the industry cost taxpayers and consumers about $640 million a year while...

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...

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 —...

Group that found HMS Terror under investigation by Nunavut government Nunavut officials are questioning whether researchers who found HMS Terror had proper authorization to search for the doomed Franklin Expedition ship, prompting the explorers to wonder if there's an effort to discredit them.

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