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April 24, 2018 6:24 PM Donald Trump makes 15 false claims standing right beside Japan’s prime minister

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump seemed to have a grand old time with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last week during their two days at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. Trump made 15 false claims while standing or sitting beside Abe. He was inaccurate not only at their joint press conference, at which he made 11 false claims, but at lunch and at dinner 9

April 23, 2018 8:13 PM Liberals show their election hand by reaching left

Justin Trudeau is already casting next year’s vote as a two-way race, and that should have the Conservatives worried, Chantal Hébert writes. If the New Democrats had sought to rearrange the stars in an alignment more favourable to Trudeau, they could not have acted otherwise. If anything, the Conservative need for a split to the party’s left has become 11

April 23, 2018 11:03 AM Veteran federal politician Keith Ashfield dies at age 66

Ashfield was most recently president of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick. FREDERICTON—Veteran New Brunswick and federal politician Keith Ashfield has died at the age of 66. The president of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick announced his death in a tweet on Sunday. In the short message, Rick Lafrance expressed the party’s 11

April 22, 2018 2:03 PM North Korea nukes, Russia tension set to top G7 foreign ministers’ talks in Toronto

Chrystia Freeland and Taro Kono signed an efficiency agreement that will allow each other’s militaries to share equipment during joint exercises in Canada, Japan and elsewhere. Their meeting comes days after North Korea pledged to suspend testing of its nuclear and long-range missiles and close its nuclear test site, and days ahead of this week’s historic 7

April 21, 2018 11:45 AM Progressive justice, environmental, housing policies are priorities for grassroots Liberals

Liberal delegates at Halifax convention will vote on final 15 priority resolutions today Liberal Party members have short-listed their policy priorities, with universal pharmacare, decriminalizing drugs and the sex trade, and an underwater tunnel link to Newfoundland making the cut. Today is the final day of a three-day convention in Halifax, an unofficial 6

April 20, 2018 5:25 PM Minister, chair have concerns about Halton board amid fundraising controversy

Question whether focus on policy may be interfering with trustees’ ability to carry out duties. The ongoing outrage over a restrictive fundraising policy has both the education minister and chair of the Halton Catholic board questioning whether trustees there can still properly carry out their duties. The policy — which sparked a number of student walkouts 4

April 20, 2018 2:00 PM Prince Charles reportedly to lead Commonwealth

LONDON — British media say Commonwealth leaders have agreed that Prince Charles should succeed his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as head of the 53-nation group. The BBC, Sky News and others say Commonwealth heads of government, holding a private retreat Friday at Windsor Castle, have agreed that Charles should be the next leader of the group. The queen 7

April 18, 2018 10:13 PM Trump cites ‘very big deficit’ with Japan during Abe visit

During Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s two-day visit, Donald Trump appeared to be seeking to reassure him of the pair’s close alliance as the president prepares for a historic summit with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. The Trump-Abe summit has played out amid growing tensions between the two countries over North Korea and trade. Japan has raised 13

April 18, 2018 9:54 PM Pipeline debate resonates with politicians more than it does with voters — so far

Poll suggests that Trudeau’s handling of the Trans Mountain feud has yet to become a factor in next year’s federal election. It is rare that a single issue costs a federal ruling party its re-election. Based on the latest poll to measure the impact of the ongoing pipeline crisis on the political fortunes of its various protagonists, the fate of the Trans 13

April 18, 2018 2:31 PM Chemical watchdog rejects Russia’s claim of 2nd nerve agent found in U.K. city where ex-spy was poisoned

Britain says Russia carried out the nerve agent attack by smearing a Soviet-developed nerve agent known as Novichok on a door handle at Sergei Skripal’s house in Salisbury. Moscow denies involvement. Britain’s representative to the OPCW, Ambassador Peter Wilson, slammed the Russian foreign minister’s comments as a breach of the treaty outlawing chemical 15