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Private island getaway could be Trudeau’s tipping point

Somewhere in the sullen sandstone bunker of Ottawa’s Langevin Block, somebody has finally pulled the populism alarm.

You know the one. It says IN CASE OF ENTITLEMENT, BREAK GLASS.

Beneath that inscription, in a smaller font, it says I MEAN, FEEL FREE TO WAIT A WHILE, BECAUSE ENTITLEMENT IS FUN. BUT IF IT GETS REALLY BAD, GO AHEAD AND BREAK THAT GLASS. […]

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National Column: Trouble and opportunities in the new Trump world

Is Dion the best pitchman for Canada-U.S. affairs? A connected Freeland gets a second look

Count back from known events. Late this month the Trudeau cabinet will hold a two-day retreat outside Ottawa. The last time the prime minister summoned his colleagues for one of these occasional getaways, in Sudbury at the end of August, he gave a few ministers new jobs and shook up the committees that organize their work. […]

Local News

Legion issues Canada 150 Commemorative Medal

January 2017 marks the start of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation and Canada has a long tradition of issuing commemorative medals to recognize national milestones, from the Centennial Medal of 1967 to the Canada 125 Medal. Next year will be a break from this tradition. […]

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National Column: Because it’s 2016

Women in Parliament played key roles on both sides of the aisle this year

From leading the official Opposition to playing the lead role on files central to the government’s agenda, women finally made their way to centre ice in the federal arena this year, scoring or assisting on big goals for their parties. […]

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Bringing the buzz kill to marijuana legalization

Reading the 106-page report of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, with its determinedly bland cover design and its epically drab title, “A Framework For the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada,” it’s hard to shake the urge to blow off a little steam by sparking up a great big bowl of […]