November 21st, 2019

National News

Alberta Opposition leader ousted from legislature hasn’t decided when to return

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta Opposition Leader Rachel Notley says she hasn’t decided when she will return to the legislature chamber. Notley was tossed out on Tuesday for refusing to apologize after accusing government house leader Jason Nixon of misleading the house. Notley says the Speaker’s office has made it clear to her that she must apologize ... Read More »

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‘Smart,’ ‘dynamic’ Champagne set to put traits to test as foreign minister

By Mike Blanchfield and Jordan Press, The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

OTTAWA – The engines were revving on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plane, warming up on a Beijing tarmac for a flight to China’s southern industrial heartland, but one important passenger was conspicuously missing: Francois-Philippe Champagne. Champagne, then Canada’s trade minister in December 2017, was left behind for what would be two days of intense closed-door ... Read More »

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B.C. politicians view supermodel’s transition journey on Transgender Day

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

VICTORIA – Members of British Columbia’s legislature marked Canada’s Transgender Day of Remembrance by viewing a documentary that follows a depressed, suicidal female teenager’s three-year surgical and life-changing transition to a beaming male supermodel on the fashion runways of Paris. The screening of the documentary, “Krow’s TRANSformation,” is one of many events across Canada that ... Read More »

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Alberta premier ousted from legislature hasn’t decided when she’ll return

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta Opposition Leader Rachel Notley says she hasn’t decided when she will return to the legislature chamber. Notley was tossed out on Tuesday for refusing to apologize after accusing government house leader Jason Nixon of misleading the house. Notley says the Speaker’s office has made it clear to her that she must apologize ... Read More »

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Who’s who in Justin Trudeau’s cabinet: some new, some old and others in new places

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

OTTAWA – The returning, changing and new members of Justin Trudeau’s cabinet: Chrystia Freeland becomes deputy prime minister and minister of intergovernmental affairs Anita Anand becomes minister of public services and procurement Navdeep Bains becomes minister of innovation, science and industry Carolyn Bennett remains minister of Crown-Indigenous relations Marie-Claude Bibeau remains minister of agriculture and ... Read More »

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Trudeau seeks to keep eyes on Prairies with new role for Winnipeg’s Jim Carr

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau carved out a new role in his government Wednesday designed to ensure voices on the Prairies are heard in Ottawa. Former cabinet minister Jim Carr, who represents a Winnipeg riding, has been named as Trudeau’s “special representative” for the Prairie provinces. The move follows the Liberals complete shutout in ... Read More »

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveils new Liberal cabinet

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled a larger cabinet that aims to advance Liberal campaign promises to tackle climate change and promote middle-class prosperity, while attempting to soothe regional tensions exacerbated by last month’s election outcome. The pivotal role in his new cabinet for a minority-government era goes to Chrystia Freeland, who moves ... Read More »

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Trudeau turns to B.C. MP with Saskatchewan roots to helm tricky climate ministry

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is turning to his only cabinet minister with roots in Saskatchewan to carry this country’s climate action plan further down the field without tearing the nation apart. Jonathan Wilkinson, a 54-year-old former cleantech CEO and Rhodes Scholar, is becoming the new environment minister today. He is succeeding Catherine McKenna, ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Justin Trudeau unveils new cabinet focused on domestic challenges

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is naming a new cabinet that both highlights Liberal campaign priorities and tries to address concerns raised by his rivals. Chrystia Freeland, who gained a high profile as foreign-affairs minister, is turning mainly to domestic problems as minister of intergovernmental affairs as Trudeau grapples with strong opposition from some ... Read More »

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New Ottawa police chief vows vigilance on racial bias, discrimination

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2019

Ottawa police Chief Peter Sloly says new traffic-stop data and the results of a diversity audit show more steps are needed to ensure bias-free law enforcement in the nation’s capital. Sloly, who became the city’s top cop late last month, says the police force is committed to doing all it can to address community and ... Read More »

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