Canadian Politics

Alberta Wildrose, Progressive Conservatives to vote on proposed party merger

July 21, 2017

EDMONTON—Alberta’s political landscape faces a potentially seismic shift this weekend as two right-of-centre parties vote on whether to join forces to try to defeat Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP government. The Progressive Conservatives led by Jason Kenney and Brian Jean’s Opposition Wildrose will wrap up voting on a proposal to merge as the new United...
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Canada must be on guard when intellectual property negotiated at NAFTA talks, Balsillie warns

July 19, 2017

OTTAWA—The federal government is facing calls — including warnings from BlackBerry’s co-founder — to be particularly vigilant when the upcoming NAFTA talks shift to intellectual property. Intellectual property, or IP, is about owning, protecting and making money from an idea in any sector via tools like patents or copyrights, viewed by many as a...
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Canada’s premiers have seen the enemy, and it’s Donald Trump: Cohn

July 17, 2017

Premiers rarely get much attention or traction when they meet every year to save the country from itself. This week may be different, because the premiers have seen the enemy — and it is no longer just ourselves. Now there’s Donald Trump. The U.S. president has given the premiers new purpose. The release of...
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Activists celebrate as statue of controversial Halifax founder covered with tarp

July 15, 2017

HALIFAX—Protesters who pledged to remove a statue of Halifax’s controversial founder Saturday say they came away victorious after the monument to Edward Cornwallis was covered in a tarp. More than 100 people looked up at a municipal worker, hoisted by a crane in a city-owned truck, as he draped a black tarp over the...
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Vatican ban on gluten-free hosts a challenge for some Catholics

July 13, 2017

When Andrea Adam’s Catholic priest told her she was coming between her daughter and God, she knew it wasn’t because of her lack of faith. It was because of gluten. The Ontario woman’s daughter has celiac disease, which makes her extremely sensitive to gluten, a protein commonly found in wheat, rye, and other products...
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