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Doug Ford Shuffles Ontario Cabinet to Launch Year Two

Just a few weeks ago, Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s government marked its first year in office. While the Ford government moved quickly out of the gate to implement its action-heavy agenda, the reality of day-to-day governing has created a number of challenges. While the government received a sound majority and made

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Blue Wave Recedes in Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador bucked a national trend last night, defying what some pollsters had predicted would be the sixth province to defeat an incumbent government in the past year. Dwight Ball’s Liberal Party held on to a minority government against Ches Crosbie’s Progressive Conservatives, despite a recent

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Canada-US Tariff Fight Finally Ends

Almost a year after U.S. President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum – and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded with countermeasures on a host of U.S. exports to Canada – the tense trade dispute ended abruptly today. In a joint statement, the United States

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PEI Election 2019: PEI Joins the “Time for Change” Trend

When it comes to provincial elections, Canada’s smallest province doesn’t often make headlines, but Prince Edward Island’s 2019 election delivered change in several ways.  For the first time since 2007, the Progressive Conservative Party under Dennis King will form a government with twelve seats.  For the first

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Alberta Votes for Change

In convincing style, Albertans voted overwhelmingly for change last night by electing United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney as the next Premier of Alberta. Kenney’s UCP won 63 of 87 seats and 55% of the popular vote. Outgoing Premier and NDP Leader Rachel Notley won 24 seats

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