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Ads tout job grants program that doesn't yet exist
The federal government has been airing ads touting its Canada Jobs Grant for training workers, but the Conservative government House leader acknowledges the announced program is merely a proposal that needs to be fleshed out.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denies crack cocaine allegations
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says allegations he was caught on tape smoking crack are ridiculous, following reports that someone had been trying to sell a purported recording of such an event to U.S. and Canadian media outlets.
Mike Duffy steps down from Conservative caucus
Just days after being praised by the Conservative government for his "leadership" in paying back more than $90,000 in expenses, the P.E.I. Senator will now sit as an independent as he faces various potential ethics probes.
National Research Council to get business-friendly overhaul
The federal government was to announce changes Tuesday to the National Research Council, bending its traditional basic science research mandate into line with the need for more research and development aimed specifically at helping Canadian industry.
Time to shutter Attawapiskat reserve
When are our political leaders going to drop their politically-correct posing and bogus empathy, and finally admit Attawapiskat is a lost cause that must be closed down?
Harper tightens grip on Crown Corporations
The new authority, which appears to contradict a longstanding arm’s-length relationship between the independent CBC and any government in power, is contained in a final section of the 111-page budget bill Finance Minister Jim Flaherty (Oshawa-Whitby, Ont.
Liberals choose Justin Trudeau as new leader
Newly elected Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau took to the stage before a crowd of over 1,000 supporters with a message of unity and hope with an eye to the next election in 2015.
Ottawa signals an about-face on danger-pay cut
The Prime Minister's Office said Wednesday it intends to reverse a cut in danger pay for Canadian Forces personnel serving in Afghanistan, though it later clarified its statements to say it had asked officials to re-examine the move.
Conservative campaign worker Sona charged in robocall probe
Former Conservative campaign worker Michael Sona is facing a charge under the Canada Elections Act following an investigation into mysterious robocalls that some voters in the Ontario riding of Guelph say sent them to the wrong polling station.
Liberals worried about leadership vote turnout
OTTAWA — Despite a frantic, last-minute push by the Liberal party to sign up voters for its leadership race, the party appears set to have fewer voters for its race than the NDP did last year.
Under attack, Jim Flaherty defends mortgage meddling
On the eve of the federal budget, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is defending his decision to meddle in Canada’s mortgage market, warning that historically-low interest rates may entice Canadians to borrow more than they can afford.
Canada's federal librarians fear being 'muzzled'
Federal librarians and archivists who set foot in classrooms, attend conferences or speak up at public meetings on their own time are engaging in “high risk” activities, according to the new code of conduct at Library and Archives Canada.
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