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The storyline detailing the flood of refugees crossing into Canada to escape Donald Trump should be kept in perspective. First, it is not a flood. Second, not all of those who claim to be refugees will necessarily be granted that status. Third, it is not yet clear that all or even most are fleeing the new U.S. president.

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A funny thing happened on the way to Justin Trudeau's new world of justice for the middle class: The federal government ran out of money.

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Opposition and Interim Conservative Party Leader Rona Ambrose unveiled her plan to hold the Canadian judiciary more accountable when it comes to presiding over sexual assault trials. Ambrose's Private Member Bill - the Judicial Accountability through Sexual Assault Law Training Act (JUST Act) was tabled Thursday morning to hold the Canadian judiciary responsible for the ongoing training of its judges on the application of law in sexual assault trials.

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Under the guise of the first large set of byelections since Justin Trudeau became prime minister, voters are about to turn a definitive corner on generational change on Parliament Hill.

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Justin Trudeau has discovered Europe. The prime minister had hoped to find there a counterweight to Canada's economic dependence on the U.S. He found instead a continent anxious about American intentions and desperate to find someone who could interpret Donald Trump.

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by Paul Wells At the end of a week of high international diplomacy, it is only natural that Justin Trudeau would be stuck handling questions...

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Above: An Indigenous law student, a Campus Food Bank team lead and an engineering intern are just a few of Alberta’s Daughters of the...

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Almost a decade ago, Montreal philosopher Charles Taylor - one of Canada's leading intellectuals - co-presided over a provincial commission on religious accommodation that recommended, among other measures, that Quebec impose a secular dress code on the province's judges and police forces.

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OK. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump have met. They did not get into a slanging match. They did agree that Canada and the U.S. are the best of pals. They issued a bland but not unimportant joint communiquÈ.

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In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Donald Trump handed Justin Trudeau the rose he coveted on Monday in Washington. Like all roses, it comes with thorns. Only time will tell whether those thorns matter more than the flower itself.