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Stop letting human rights abusers sit on UN human rights council: MPs Canada needs to take the lead and urge other UN member states to vote down systemic human rights abusers like China, Russia and Saudi Arabia as they seek seats on the UN Human Rights Council, former MP Irwin Cotler and a group of pan-partisan MPs said Wednesday. “Somebody has to take...

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.

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...

{$inline_image} Trost says he’s got the money for a leadership run Firing back at opponents who claim he can’t fund a leadership run, Conservative leadership aspirant Brad Trost says his name should appear on the Conservative party’s list of official candidates today. In a Facebook comment backing up Stephen Harper’s former chief of staff Guy Giorno as he duked it out with Trost over his own expenses...

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 —...

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} 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...

Dion says China hindering Canadian diplomats in Tibet China has for years tried to block Canadian diplomats from Tibet, banning some of them from visiting aid projects once funded by Canadian taxpayers, says Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion. While China has never denied a request by a high-level diplomat to visit Tibet, Dion says, it has put up roadblocks, including delays...

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.

Seeking greater protection for animals in Canada: failed Protecting animals, wild and domestic, from abuse would seem to be a good thing. Animal rights groups have been fighting for years to modernize Canadian law with respect to treatment of animals, laws which in some cases have had little modification in over 100 years. However, a bill introduced in the Canadian Parliament to...

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