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Liberals will not ban guns until the coming elections but have new measures in mind, says federal minister

The Canadian Minister of Organized Crime Reduction and Border Security, Bill Blair says that measures must be taken to address gun violence in Canada but that no ban or other regulation will be voted before the coming federal elections. Entering» 

Politics, Society

British Columbia Liberals hang on to win minority government

British Columbia’s Liberals managed to hang on to power by the skin of their teeth on Tuesday in an election that produced the first minority government in the Pacific Coast province in 65 years. As of midnight PT Wednesday, the» 

Politics, Society

Youth vote played a big role in election win: poll

A coalition of students groups says young voters were critical to the Liberal party’s majority victory in Canada’s October 2015 election based on a survey it commissioned from Abacus Data. Canadians between the ages of 18 and 25 turned out» 

Economy, Politics

Budget 2016: Ottawa forecasts $29.4B deficit

The Liberal government unveiled its first federal budget on Tuesday, outlining the new government’s plans to spend billions on infrastructure projects and tax benefits for the middle class amid a sea of red ink for the next four years. Finance» 

Politics

Long-time conservative, government MP Eve Adams, joins opposition Liberals

A Conservative government MP and parliamentary secretary, Eve Adams, accompanied by the leader of the opposition Liberal Party, Justin Trudeau, announced she has left the Conservatives, and will be running for the Liberals in this year’s federal election. At a» 

Politics

Canada: Mini-cabinet shuffle after resignation of foreign affairs minister

One week after the resignation of his foreign affairs minister John Baird, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper has shuffled  three members of his caucus into new cabinet positions, it was announced Monday (February 9). Defence Minister Rob Nicholson will now» 

Economy, Politics, Society

Official Opposition’s two day strategy session preparing for federal election

Canada’s Official Opposition NDP party made history when it won Official Opposition party status in the election of 2011. Now it and leader Thomas Mulcair hope to be elected to govern in this year’s federal election, expected to be called» 

Politics

Opposition NDP pulls support, Liberal government in province of Ontario calls election

The premier of Canada’s most populous province of Ontario Kathleen Wynne has called a general election on June 12. “On June the 12th, the people of the province will have a choice,” said Wynne. “A choice between safe hands and»