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And why isn't Canada (is it because you represent the 1% eh Trudeau) or the USA, for that matter, doing the same thing?

Google fined record €2.4bn by EU over search engine results

Brussels claims tech giant abused market dominance by manipulating its search engine results to favour its own comparison shopping service


As the EU official in charge of competition policy, commissioner Margrethe Vestagerspelled out the case against Google, she denied accusations that Brussels had a bias against US firms, claiming the tech giant had been guilty of an “old school” form of illegality.

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Deputy Conservative leader Denis Lebel leaving federal politics

Jun 19, 2017

After a decade in Ottawa, Deputy Conservative Party leader Denis Lebel is leaving federal politics.

The 63-year-old MP for the Quebec riding of Lac-Saint-Jean made the announcement in Roberval Monday morning, saying it was not an easy decision to make.

Calling it an "honour" to serve, Lebel said he will take a couple of weeks to wrap up his work, but will not return to Parliament Hill in the fall.


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Canada: A Client State

Chrystia Freeland's proclamation that "to rely solely on the U.S. security umbrella would make us a client state,” is both Orwellian and a Trumpian alternative fact reflecting the reality that Canada is in its fourth Harperite term. The proposed 70% increase in defence spending of the Liberal government is aimed at meeting Trump's demand that NATO members increase their defence spending to 2% of their GNP or face his wrath.

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Nigel Wright broke ethics rules during Mike Duffy affair: watchdog

Ethics commissioner says Harper's former chief of staff shouldn't have pressed party to cover senator's bills

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

Posted: May 25, 2017


Former prime minister Stephen Harper's one-time chief of staff was never prosecuted for his role in Mike Duffy's Senate expenses fiasco but now Nigel Wright is getting a belated slap on the wrist from the federal ethics watchdog.

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Rona Ambrose set to leave federal politics

Announcement by interim Conservative leader to be made Tuesday

May 15, 2017

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose is leaving federal politics, CBC News has confirmed.

The Edmonton MP will make the announcement Tuesday in Ottawa, sources tell CBC News. Ambrose informed the Conservative Party of her decision on Friday. The news was first reported Monday by iPolitics.

Conservatives are to pick their new leader at a convention on May 27 and Ambrose is expected to stay on as interim leader until then.

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Harper & HMS Erebus

National Geographic

So in 2008 Stephen Harper, the Conservative prime minister, decided to launch a new search for the lost Franklin ships. It was a crafty way of packaging a political agenda with the shiny wrapping of an adventure that speaks to the heart of Canadian nationalism.


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