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Explosive event in Canadian politics

The political scandal rocking the ruling Liberal party and occupying news for some 54 days resulted in another shock wave last night. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expelled two prominent women from the caucus to prevent what he called “civil war”» 

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SNC Lavalin scandal: Another faux-pas for the Liberal government?

The scandal that is rocking the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau has grown yet again. The government also seems to be continuing on a rocky path and strategy. An emergency meeting of the Justice Committee investigating the situation was shut» 

Politics

Political scandal Canada: dual office of Justice Minister and Attorney-General, a concern?

Alleged interference in a criminal case by the highest level of the Liberal government has been Canada. The scandal centres on Jody Wilson-Raybould who holds the partisan position of Justice Minister in the Liberal cabinet, and the non-partisan position of» 

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Youth voter turnout up sharply in 2015 election

The Liberal Party spent more than four times than the Conservatives did on digital advertising and voter contact in last October’s federal election, and it appears that paid off. The Liberals were voted into office with a comfortable majority in» 

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Access to information fees waived

The Canadian government is immediately withdrawing all but a five-dollar application fee for people requesting information from government agencies under the Access to Information law. It has also ordered its agencies to make documents available in the format that is» 

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Government seeks input on more transparency

Canada’s recently-elected government is asking Canadians for their ideas on how to make it more open and transparent. This contrasts with the previous, Conservative government which strictly controlled its message through the Prime Minister’s Office and rarely allowed civil servants» 

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Nobel winner encouraged by new government

The Canadian who won the Nobel Prize in physics for 2015 is encouraged by the newly-elected federal government’s attitude toward science and innovation, reports Canadian Press. Arthur McDonald met with Science Minister Kirsty Duncan and told the wire service that» 

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New government, new hope for war veterans

During the election campaign, Liberals promised better treatment of veterans and now that they are in government, advocates plan to hold them to it. “I’m very excited. We have a new sense of hope and optimism in the veterans’ community» 

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Long-form census is coming back

Canada’s new government is bringing back the mandatory long-form census. The day after being sworn in to office, the new minister of innovation, science and economic development Navdeep Singh Bains made good on his Liberal Party’s election promise. ‘Without reliable» 

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Canadians vote liberal, oust right-wing government

Stephen Harper and his Conservative government were soundly defeated in the October 19th federal election and will be replaced by Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party. Public opinion surveys had pegged the two parties and the left-of-centre New Democratic Party»