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As British Columbians go to the polls today, government insiders on Parliament Hill and in the provincial capitals of the larger provinces mostly have their fingers crossed in hope of the re-election of the outgoing premier.

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Is Donald Trump crazy like a fox or just crazy? I pick the former. His abrupt reversals on policy and his Twitter rants probably reflect his personality. But they also seem deliberately designed to keep everyone guessing as to what he might do.

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At week's end, it looks like Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan will live to fight another day. Unless the opposition parties come up with fresh ammunition, they are unlikely to exact his resignation for having embellished his role in the planning of a major military offensive in Afghanistan.

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The good news for Toronto animal activist Anita Krajnc is that she's been acquitted of the crime of giving water to a thirsty pig. The bad news is that the judge hearing her case didn't accept her crucial argument - that sentient animals such as pigs are more than mere property.

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So much for sunny ways! As Justin Trudeau's government nears the halfway mark of its first mandate, finding some willingness to engage in adult conversation on either side of the House of Commons is almost as hard as it was on the worst days of the previous Conservative government.

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by Thomas Walkom In the end, Defence Minister Harjit's Sajjan's sin is grammatical. He has described himself as "the" architect of a 2006 Canadian-led...

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by Chantal Hebert A year ago Tuesday, Pierre Karl PÈladeau abruptly quit as leader of the Parti Quebecois for family reasons and went back to...

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by Thomas Walkom By embracing the concept of a universal pharmacare system, Ontario's Liberal government is bucking a national trend. It is also bucking...

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by Chantal Hebert With the Conservative crown slipping from his grasp, Kevin O'Leary settled on becoming kingmaker earlier this week. But will the decision to...

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Give one cheer for the Liberals. Kathleen Wynne's Ontario government has finally bit the bullet on publicly funded pharmacare.