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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 —...

{$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...

Minister may suspend revocations of citizenship Immigration Minister John McCallum told the Senate he would consider putting a moratorium on the process whereby Canadians have their citizenship revoked if they are found to have misrepresented themselves on their applications. The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyer have gone to court to ask that all revocations...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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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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