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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's ill-considered efforts to mollify Donald Trump continue apace. The decision to keep sending Canadian soldiers to the war in Iraq is just the latest version.

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by Chantal Hebert As Justin Trudeau's government approaches mid-mandate, he remains the most popular government leader in the country. But that says as much if...

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by Thomas Walkom After 20 months as prime minister, Justin Trudeau isn't quite as sunny as he used to be. He remains unfailingly polite....

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Parliament stands adjourned until mid-September but that does not mean the business of politics is on pause. Here are three must-watch political stories of the summer season.

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by Thomas Walkom South Korea's new president has come up with a bold but simple plan for dealing with North Korea's nuclear-armed dictator Kim Jong...

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There was time not so long ago when the very notion of a federal government funding some June 24 festivities in Quebec would have raised eyebrows on both sides of the federalist-sovereigntist divide. Ottawa has long contributed to the financing of St-Jean-Baptiste celebrations in the rest of Canada, but it had abstained from associating itself with Quebec's more political FÍte nationale.

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With its new national security legislation, Justin Trudeau's Liberal government has pulled off quite a coup. It has kept some of the worst elements of former prime minister Stephen Harper's widely discredited Bill C-51. But so far, it has managed to do so without creating much political flak.

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by Chantal Hebert With the House of Commons adjourning for the summer, time for a look in the rearview mirror at four leading MPs who...

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by Thomas Walkom Civil wars are complicated and dangerous. As Canada was reminded this week in Syria, outsiders who choose to involve themselves may end...

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With the resignation on Monday of former Conservative minister Denis Lebel, all is in place for a mid-mandate testing of the federal waters in Quebec. With three of the four opposition parties featuring new leaders, the byelection to be held in the riding of Lac-Saint-Jean - possibly before the end of the year - will be a must-watch.