Canadian Politics

Dionne quintuplet sisters dedicate birthday wish to secure funding for birthplace

May 26, 2017

SAINT-BRUNO-DE-MONTARVILLE, QUE.—Cecile and Annette Dionne have just two items on their wish list as they get set to celebrate their 83rd birthday Sunday. The surviving Dionne quintuplets would like various levels of government to ensure their soon-to-be-relocated birthplace in North Bay, Ont., has a consistent source of funding once it is moved. And in...
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Madeleine Meilleur’s appointment fails the non-partisan smell test: Hébert

May 24, 2017

MONTREAL—At this time last year, Madeleine Meilleur was a long-serving cabinet minister in the Liberal government of Kathleen Wynne. Over her 13 years at Queen’s Park she held a number of portfolios under two premiers. Her initial time in the legislature coincided with the Ontario tenure of both of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top...
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Freeland’s Canadian values speech won’t be aimed at Trump

May 22, 2017

OTTAWA—Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the world wants Canada to trumpet tolerance and diversity. That’s her plan for what is being billed as a major foreign policy speech early next month. International figures, such as former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, think that’s a fine idea and about time too, in a world...
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Jogging Justin Trudeau photobombs Vancouver prom students

May 20, 2017

With summer on its way, it was really only a matter of time before the latest Justin Trudeau photobomb hit the Internet. On Saturday, the prime minister’s photographer, Adam Scotti, tweeted a shot of a shorts-and-t-shirt wearing Trudeau jogging past a group of students in Vancouver, who appeared to be in between pre-prom group...
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Premier Wynne expected to announce high-speed rail line

May 18, 2017

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is expected to announce a high-speed rail project on Friday that would eventually connect Toronto to Windsor, according to media reports. The province plans to spend $ 15 million on an environmental assessment of the project to examine the design and specifications needed for the high-speed rail line, according to...
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