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April 24, 2015 |
The terms of the deal for privatizing the Canadian Wheat Board mean that it has been given away to the Saudi Arabian government and a U.S.-based multinational.
April 24, 2015 |
Harper's Conservatives introduced a budget more concerned with the continued gutting of services in order to squeeze out a balanced budget to bolster their re-election campaign.

Canada's war against ISIS: Road to destruction, not peace

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Let me get this straight. Canada is flying bombing missions targeting ISIS positions in Syria in conjunction with a U.S.-led coalition that also includes Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar -- all three of whom have financed various extremist and jihadist Sunni groups.

Perhaps, the most well-endowed supporter, Saudi Arabia, has at one point or another bankrolled fighters aligned with both ISIS and Al Qaeda in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon as part of an anti-Shia alliance in the region to counter Iran.

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| April 22, 2015
April 22, 2015 |
The federal government said it will eliminate the existing sick leave provisions for federal public service workers, whether or not an agreement is reached at the bargaining table.
April 22, 2015 |
For Canadians across this country access to quality public health care is a priority. But the 2015 budget shows it's not for the federal government.
April 22, 2015 |
In a pre-election budget, Prime Minister Harper is attempting to distract Canadians from his failure to create good jobs and economic growth.
| April 22, 2015
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| April 21, 2015
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Trudeau says yes to Liberal-Conservative silent partnership

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With a federal election scheduled next October 19, the current outlook is that it will produce a minority parliament. While it is possible for either the NDP, the Conservatives, or the Liberals to win an outright majority, none of the three have been polling in majority territory.

Without a majority winner, the party that elects the most members of Parliament will be asked to form a government.

If the Conservatives win more of the 338 seats to be contested than any other party, Stephen Harper can stay on as prime minister -- unless the opposition parties chose to defeat his minority government on a motion of confidence. The earliest opportunity to do that would be the Speech from the Throne that opens a new session of parliament.

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