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Why the People’s Party of Canada election result shouldn’t be underestimated

CBC | Politics News People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier delivers an address at the PPC National Conference in Gatineau, Que. in Aug. 18. His party ran candidates in 94 per cent of Canada’s federal ridings in its inaugural election. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press) As Canada’s federal election fades from the headlines, temperatures drop, and […]

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‘I cringed’: How some former and current soldiers reacted to Don Cherry’s poppy comments

CBC | Politics News Don Cherry says he has no intention of apologizing for the remarks he made about who is and isn’t wearing poppies in Canada. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press) When Shawn Stewart, a retired army major, heard Don Cherry’s comments about the poppy and “you people” during the hockey game Saturday night, he […]

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How to watch this week’s public Trump impeachment hearings

CBC | Politics News The first in a series of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into whether U.S. President Donald Trump abused his office’s power for personal political gain are set to begin Wednesday, with a second hearing scheduled for Friday. The impeachment inquiry, led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, focuses on a whistleblower complaint which alleges Trump […]

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Your Trump impeachment viewing guide

CBC | Politics News William B. Taylor, perhaps the highest profile witness listed for the impeachment public hearings that begin Wednesday, leaves a closed-door meeting after testifying as part of the inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump, on Oct. 22. (Andrew Harnik/The Associated Press) After weeks of closed-door depositions, the impeachment inquiry into allegations of […]

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Canada needs to start seeing Russia and China as ‘adversaries,’ says ex-CSIS chief

CBC | Politics News Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Canada needs to wake up to the threat posed by its geopolitical rivals and look for new allies as the United States withdraws from the world stage, says ex-CSIS director Richard Fadden. (Maxim Shipenkov/Pool Photo via AP) Canada needs to be […]

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Parliament to open new session Dec. 5

CBC | Politics News Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Parliament will open on Dec. 5. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press) A new session of Parliament will open Dec. 5., the first since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a minority government on Oct. 21, reduced to 157 seats in the House of Commons. The new […]

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Nearly a million Canadian bank records sent to IRS

CBC | Politics News The number of Canadian banking records being shared with the IRS has risen sharply. (iStock) The number of banking records the Canadian government is sharing with U.S. tax authorities under a controversial information-sharing deal has increased sharply, CBC News has learned. The Canada Revenue Agency sent 900,000 financial records belonging to […]

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Scheer calls for Trudeau to recall Parliament on Nov. 25

CBC | Politics News Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer wants Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to recall Parliament on Nov. 25. The two leaders will meet tomorrow in Ottawa for the first time since last month’s election. (Patrick Doyle, Christinne Muschi/Reuters) Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is calling on Justin Trudeau to recall Parliament on Nov. 25, just […]

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The Forgotten: Afghan-Canadian combat advisers seek help and recognition

CBC | Politics News Canadian and American troops on a joint patrol in late June 2011, one of the last conducted by Canadians during the war. Afghan-Canadian advisers were critical to the operations of both armies during combat operations. (Murray Brewster/The Canadian Press ) They carried out some of the most dirty and dangerous assignments […]

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Lest we forget: Canadians gather to mark Remembrance Day

CBC | Politics News Canadians at cenotaphs and monuments across the country are remembering and honouring those who took up arms — and in some cases paid the ultimate price — to defend this country and its way of life. CBC News brings you special coverage today of the national ceremony, where thousands are at […]

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