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In Canada
October 21, 2017 10:22 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is looking into the implications of Quebec’s Bill 62, which would require Muslim women wearing a niqab or burka and anyone else using public services to uncover their faces. “I don’t think it’s the government’s bu...
In Canada
December 2, 2015 9:14 am gmt |
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The first planes carrying Syrian refugees from camps overseas are expected to arrive at two of Canada’s busiest airports late next week. A federal solicitation document posted Monday names Dec. 10 as the date when the first flights are planned to carry refugees from camps in Jordan and Turkey t...
In India
November 9, 2015 12:29 pm gmt |
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Chief Minister of India’s eastern Bihar state, Nitish Kumar, on Sunday (November 08) hailed peoples’ decision for voting his party and its allies to victory in the key election, outdoing Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janta Party. “We accept the win with utmost humility....
In Canada
September 19, 2015 5:51 am gmt |
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A New Democratic government would use the purchasing power of the federal government to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs and pass those savings on to the provinces and territories, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says. The NDP plans to spend $2.6 billion over the next four years to “work to...
In Canada
July 26, 2015 8:55 am gmt |
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After Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s firm stand against appointing any future members to the Canadian Senate, former Senate clerk Gordon Barnhart is doubtful about how such a tactic will affect passing legislation. “The federal government has two things to lose,” said Barnhart, who...
In Canada
July 23, 2015 7:12 am gmt |
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New projections by the parliamentary budget officer suggest the federal government’s budget won’t be balanced this year, despite the Conservatives’ promise to have no deficit in 2015. The budget officer released the report yesterday (Wednesday) morning, following a July 16 request f...
In America
July 11, 2015 1:39 am gmt |
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The director of the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has resigned after a massive data breach involving more than 20 million people. Katherine Archuleta said she would step down yesterday (Friday) to help the department “move beyond the current challenges”. Authorities suspect that...
In Canada
June 30, 2015 7:08 am gmt |
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Large parts of Canada were settled thanks to a government policy of giving away land to anyone willing to show up and farm it. And although the federal government largely stopped giving away Crown land in the 1930s, some small towns are continuing the tradition by giving their land away. Saint-Louis-...
In Canada
May 20, 2015 8:40 am gmt |
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A recently retired Fisheries and Oceans Canada biologist says the muzzling of federal government scientists is worse than anyone can imagine. Steve Campana, known for his expertise on everything from great white sharks to porbeagles and Arctic trout, says the atmosphere working for the federal govern...