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Canada's Federal Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, imposed new rules that will affect recreational drone pilots in Canada. The new regulations, which came into effect immediately when announced two weeks ago, put strict limitations on people using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) near airports, buildings, and people.

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Bill Morneau works in a building named after Jim Flaherty. No pressure there. The very walls seem to ask why Morneau, a political rookie whose adult life before politics was spent in some fairly cushy corporate precincts, can't seem to display the offhand charm and crusty wit of his late Conservative predecessor.

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by Chantal Hebert If you subscribe to the notion that governments are meant to walk their talk at budget time, then Justin Trudeau's Liberals are...

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Wednesday's budget will be about the middle class and innovation. Maybe it'll even be helpful! That would be nice. Unfortunately, the Trudeau government's handling of both files so far has left them in something close to a shambles.

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It's hard to strengthen animal welfare legislation in Canada. Attempts to mildly improve such laws routinely fail. Justin Trudeau's Liberal government, like that of former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper, has shown little interest in animal issues.

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Hold the champagne. Wednesday's Dutch election wasn't quite the victory over populism it is said to have been. Indeed, the results in full suggest that Dutch resistance to immigrants, particularly Muslim immigrants, remains high.

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For more than 20 years, a politician from Alberta has held the leading position on one side or the other in the House of Commons. That unbroken spell will come to a halt when the federal Conservatives pick a permanent successor to Stephen Harper in May.

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This formal, four-course dinner will be presented in a unique atmosphere with informative and enlightening keynote speakers including; Her Honour, the Honourable Lois Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, as well as, Brigadier-General S.C. Hetherington, OMM, MSC, CD, Commander, 3rd Canadian Division. Uniforms, artefacts, photos and weapons will be displayed. War diaries of soldiers from Units in 3rd Canadian Division as well as letters written just before battle will be read, bringing the battle, a century past, into the present. Guests will also enjoy music performed by the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Band.

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The controversy over whether Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland's grandfather was a Nazi collaborator says a little about her. It says more about the West's current fascination with Russian disinformation. The basic facts about Michael Chomiak's activities during the Second World War are now well known.

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To compare the leadership debates of the Conservatives and the New Democrats on the basis of the latter's first all-candidates meeting is to engage in a study in contrast.