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Hunter Tootoo, Carolyn Bennett, Liberal Party, Justin Trudeau, new cabinet

Indigenous leaders offer support for new Trudeau cabinet

They also plan holding the government's feet to the fire when it comes to election promises for First Nations communities.
Gerald Butts, Justin Trudeau, Liberal Party, 2015 federal election

How one Liberal political advisor shaped Trudeau's historic win

The Conservatives flagged Justin Trudeau as "just not ready," but Liberal campaign political advisor Gerald Butts had other ideas.
Justin Trudeau, Liberal Party of Canada, swearing-in ceremony, Rideau Hall, Otta

Trudeau takes oath of office, announces new cabinet ministers

As promised, half of his 30 cabinet ministers are women.
Mike Duffy trial, Canadian politics, Harper and Senate Scandal, Ottawa

A Duffy Dictionary: A glossary of some of the terms coming up in court

OTTAWA — Sen. Mike Duffy's trial on 31 charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery begins its fifth week Monday — an opportunity to look at the unique lexicon that's sprung up around the case. Age...

At Duffy trial, court hears taxpayers didn't cover costs of Harper's concealer

Court hears testimony about who paid for Harper's make-up artist
Ottawa runs $1.3B surplus in first 10 months of fiscal year. CP

Ottawa runs $1.3B surplus in first 10 months of fiscal year, could balance early

A stronger, year−end financial position would clash with the government, which has told Canadians they will have to wait until 2015−16 before the federal books move into the black.

Obama's climate hawk: John Kerry and the decision on Keystone XL

New U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry holds the power to decide if the controversial Keystone XL pipeline will go ahead or not. Given his track record, environmentalists have reason to hope that the...

Linda Svendsen Imagines Life At 24 Sussex

Most Canadians know that the Prime Minister lives at 24 Sussex Drive while Parliament is in session. But most Canadians probably couldn’t tell you what the inside of the first house looks like or...

Robocalls "outrageous", Elections Canada chief Marc Mayrand tells committee

Robo-call scandal: The Vancouver Observer reports live from the committee, where chief electoral officer Marc Mayrand talked about voter fraud and democratic integrity.

BC chases Ottawa for a deal on HST debt

Premier to plead poverty as she mulls repaying $1.6 billion.