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February 23, 2018 9:00 PM Why The Post won’t win the Oscar for Best Picture

Star movie critic Peter Howell handicaps the odds on the nine Best Picture contenders for the Feb. 26 Academy Awards. Today: The Post. We’re handicapping the odds on the nine Best Picture contenders for the March 4 Academy Awards. Today: The Post. Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are Hollywood royalty, with eight Academy Awards and many nominations 7

February 23, 2018 4:17 PM Simpsons showrunner disputes Ted Cruz claim that show’s characters — except Lisa — align with Republicans

Cruz reportedly told the Conservative Political Action Conference: “I think the Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson, and Republicans are happily the party of Homer and Bart and Maggie and Marge.” When it comes to how Republican leaders view The Simpsons, a lot has apparently changed in a quarter-century. In 1992, President George H.W. Bush took a dim view of the then-new 8

February 23, 2018 12:21 AM Truce called in trade war between B.C. and Alberta

Alberta is suspending its ban on B.C.’s wine, while B.C.’s premier says the province will not proceed with proposed regulatory restrictions on the increase of diluted bitumen transportation through the province. VICTORIA—The Alberta government has accepted an olive branch from British Columbia and is suspending its ban on the province’s wine in an ongoing 8

February 22, 2018 4:54 PM Evangelist Billy Graham will lie in honour at the U.S. Capitol next week. He’s the first religious leader to be given the tribute

Congress has held such solemn ceremonies just 32 times in American history. WASHINGTON—The body of the late Rev. Billy Graham will lie in honour at the U.S. Capitol, congressional leaders announced Thursday, with the evangelist becoming the first religious leader to be honoured by the nation in that way. Graham, who died Wednesday age 99, will lie in honour 11

February 19, 2018 9:00 AM Governments of the past have been able to provide proper veteran care. So what's changed?

Are veterans asking too much? Well, let's look at what past Canadian governments have been able to scrounge up So, are veterans asking too much? Well, let's look at what governments of the past have been able to scrounge up. For at least the last 200 years, whenever veterans required care, government provided, sometimes begrudgingly, regardless of its economic 16

February 15, 2018 6:49 PM Canada weighing contribution to expanded NATO training mission in Iraq

Once planning is complete, Canada will have a better idea of what it can contribute, says defence minister Canada is considering how it can contribute to an expanded NATO training mission in Iraq, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Thursday. The military alliance, which already has a small team in Iraq instructing local security forces in bomb disposal 56

February 14, 2018 9:30 PM 50 years after his death, Healey Willan’s music lives on

The Anglican Church of St. Mary Magdalene is hosting a concert on Friday to mark the anniversary of his death. If Canadian composer Healey Willan isn’t getting the last laugh, he’s getting the last chord. His longtime home base, the Anglican Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Toronto, is hosting a concert on Friday to mark the 50th anniversary of his death 16

February 14, 2018 12:57 PM Billions pledged for Iraq’s reconstruction after war with Daesh, but still short of goal

The biggest pledge came from Turkey, which announced $5 billion, while Kuwait’s ruling emir said his oil-rich nation will give $1 billion in loans and $1 billion in direct investments to help rebuild Iraq. KUWAIT CITY—Billions of dollars were pledged Wednesday at a donor conference for Iraq’s reconstruction after the country’s devastating war with Daesh 12

February 12, 2018 7:22 PM Supermarket chain stirs passion, outrage with World War I advertisement

LONDON - Artillery booms. A trench comes into view. Soldiers huddle into their overcoats for warmth. The scene is the unlikely backdrop for a holiday commercial that has many Britons reaching for hankies — and others demanding it be pulled from the air. The 3-minute, 40-second mini-movie from the Sainsbury's grocery chain depicts the 1914 Christmas Truce 28

February 12, 2018 3:17 PM Our Cartoon President’s efforts at satire Trumped by the venality of its subject

Making the U.S. president look nasty and ridiculous is too easy — for one thing, Donald Trump got there first, writes Johanna Schneller. Donald Trump (voiced by Jeff Bergman) is nervous about delivering his first State of the Union address. To console himself, he slips a DVD labelled “Campaign 2016 Greatest Hits” into the player. He watches himself (the footage 15