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Peter MacKay to announce Conservative leadership bid

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[ad_1] OTTAWA–Peter MacKay will announce today that he plans to run for the Conservative party leadership, the Star has learned. A Conservative source, who spoke to the Star on the condition they not be named, said MacKay is expected to announce his intentions later Wednesday. There has been wide speculation …

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Trudeau wants justice but how do we hold Iran accountable?

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[ad_1] OTTAWA—Closure, transparency, accountability and justice.” That’s what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canadians were looking for in light of revelations that Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752 was likely downed, possibly by accident, by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. “I want answers,” Trudeau said in Ottawa, calling on Iran to allow for …

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How Andrew Scheer’s Conservative leadership fell apart

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[ad_1] OTTAWA—Andrew Scheer told a small group of close advisers and MPs Wednesday morning that he was done. Badly damaged after a disappointing election campaign, facing open criticism from senior conservatives, and having just returned from difficult meetings with the party’s grassroots, Scheer told close confidants he didn’t know if …

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Scheer and Trudeau set for first post-election meeting

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[ad_1] OTTAWA–The issue of Western alienation will loom large over the Prime Minister’s Office Tuesday as Justin Trudeau holds meetings with Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe. Trudeau and Scheer are scheduled to meet for the first time since October’s federal election, which returned Trudeau’s Liberals to …

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X-Men’s ‘Rogue’ is now a Liberal MP

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[ad_1] OTTAWA–Actor-turned-politician Lenore Zann is finding a second act in politics just as one of her most well-known roles finds a second life on the streaming screen. Zann, a longtime New Democrat MLA from Nova Scotia, arrived in Ottawa this week as a newly elected Liberal MP. Rogue, the character …

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