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October 3, 2018 10:25 PM Quebec’s new government will fire public servants for wearing religious symbols, officials say

The proposed Coalition policy would tighten a law passed by the outgoing Liberal government banning people from receiving or giving public services with their faces covered. That legislation already faces a legal challenge. The Coalition has also promised to reduce immigration levels by 20 per cent beginning next year and to require immigrants to pass French-language 10

October 3, 2018 2:11 AM Trudeau says 2019 federal election likely to be the nastiest one yet

Having just reached a new trilateral North American trade agreement with the United States and Mexico, Trudeau reached back to the previous European trade deal Harper reached in 2015. Trudeau said he deliberately got to his feet in the House of Commons to congratulate Harper. “This idea of automatically hating something just because of who did it is a weak point 7

September 20, 2018 5:26 PM Torstar to buy political news outlet iPolitics

Torstar Corp. publisher of The Toronto Star, says it has agreed to buy Ottawa-based digital media service iPolitics Inc. to help expand its political coverage for print and digital audiences. Following the expected closing of the transaction on Oct. 1, Torstar daily newspapers and websites across the country will soon begin publishing articles from iPolitics 19

September 19, 2018 7:17 PM U.S. Supreme Court candidate Brett Kavanaugh thrives by mixing sports and politics

Last week Christine Blasey Ford gave an interview to the Washington Post alleging that Brett Kavanaugh, the U.S. Supreme Court nominee now undergoing confirmation hearings in the U.S. senate, sexually assaulted her at a house party when they were both teenagers. Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University, has been invited to testify before 9

September 18, 2018 5:41 PM Former DC mayor Marion Barry, who staged comeback after 1990 crack cocaine arrest, dead at 78

WASHINGTON - Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council. Instead, Barry will be remembered for a single night 89

September 17, 2018 10:10 PM Mulroney attacks are sexist, says Ontario’s women’s issues minister

Caroline Mulroney has faced sexist attacks that are “beyond the pale” in recent days over her role as attorney general and the government’s use of the notwithstanding clause, says the minister responsible for women’s issues. Lisa MacLeod told reporters that from Queen’s Park protesters to a city councillor’s tweets to media reports and other social media 13

September 15, 2018 4:33 PM Florida officials respond to Trump’s claim, without evidence, that Puerto Rico deaths are made up

In a Tuesday press update on Florence, he called his administration’s response to Maria an “unsung success,” while also falsely claiming Puerto Rico “had no electricity essentially before the storm.” As Florence approached the Carolinas on Thursday morning, Trump’s frustrations over persistent Maria criticism boiled over on Twitter, where he floated 21

September 13, 2018 2:19 PM Trump tweets rejection of Puerto Rico’s death toll from Hurricane Maria

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday falsely accused Democrats of inflating the death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year, rejecting a government assessment that the storm had claimed nearly 3,000 lives. Trump inaccurately stated that only six to 18 people died “after” the storm hit the island and said Democrats padded the death toll by including 18

September 12, 2018 8:47 PM With Doug Ford as Boss Hogtown, who needs a mayor?

The City of Toronto Act is supposed to be a sort of city charter, defining the powers of the municipal government and how they work. It is still on the books, for now. Officially. But it would appear obvious, after the past two months and especially the past week, that the act has been effectively replaced. Instead we get the City of Toronto Actor: Premier 19

September 11, 2018 3:40 PM Bank of England’s Mark Carney agrees to extend term to 2020

Carney, who is Canadian and is reportedly interested in returning to politics back home, won plaudits for helping to calm financial markets in the wake of Britain’s vote in June 2016 to leave the EU. Backers of Brexit, however, have accused Carney of taking sides during the Brexit referendum campaign, of being a leading proponent of so-called “Project 14