- U.S. allies fret as ‘guillotine’ hangs over Tillerson
- Turkey’s Erdogan says businessmen moving assets abroad are ‘traitors’
- European parliament not moving from Strasbourg, France says
- Obama laments lack of U.S. climate leadership in Paris
- Santa and Mueller
- BC Liberal leadership hopefuls debate party’s future
- PM heads to China to promote trade, tourism, investment
- The week that was in the Phoenix file
- In like Flynn
- Feds to spend millions to boost benefit take-up
Posted: 03 Dec 2017 07:28 AM PST
BRUSSELS/BERLIN — On the eve of his trip to Europe, Rex Tillerson gave a speech last week that European allies had waited months to hear: an “ironclad” promise of U.S. support to its oldest allies. The relief in European capitals lasted barely a day as reports surfaced of a White House plan to oust the U.S. […]
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Posted: 03 Dec 2017 07:06 AM PST
ANKARA — Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday businessmen who attempted to move assets abroad were “traitors”, and called on his cabinet to block any such moves. “I am seeing signals, news that some businessmen are trying to move their assets abroad, and I call on firstly my cabinet from here to never allow […]
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Posted: 03 Dec 2017 07:02 AM PST
PARIS — France won’t let the official base of the European Union’s parliament be moved from Strasbourg to Brussels, the country’s European affairs minister Nathalie Loiseau said on Sunday. “Strasbourg must remain the seat of European democracy. It’s also the symbol of Franco-German reconciliation,” she said on France 3 television. “It is often said that […]
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Posted: 02 Dec 2017 07:45 PM PST
PARIS — Former President Barack Obama lamented the lack of U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change during a visit to Paris on Saturday, in a veiled rebuke of his Republican successor’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord. Speaking at an invitation-only event organized by a network of communications professionals known […]
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Posted: 02 Dec 2017 07:25 PM PST
Posted: 02 Dec 2017 03:55 PM PST
KELOWNA — Several of the BC Liberals leadership hopefuls were on the defence as their fellow candidates picked apart their platforms during a heated debate in Kelowna, B.C., on Saturday. Todd Stone and Andrew Wilkinson called out former Surrey mayor Dianne Watts for not having released a platform in the campaign that is set to […]
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Posted: 02 Dec 2017 02:04 PM PST
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is departing for Beijing for a four-day state visit to China that will begin Monday with a visit to a popular social media company to sell Canada as a vacation destination. Joined by several cabinet ministers, Trudeau is to arrive late Sunday, ahead of his Monday morning visit to the headquarters […]
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Posted: 02 Dec 2017 12:12 PM PST
This was a busy week on the Phoenix file with a lot of focus on the report by auditor general Michael Ferguson. But there were moments in the wake of the release of the report that may not have received the attention they deserved. In the spirit of full disclosure, iPolitics revisits the give and […]
Posted: 02 Dec 2017 10:15 AM PST
Posted: 02 Dec 2017 08:53 AM PST
The Liberals are looking beyond the bureaucracy to figure out how to spend more than $1 billion in uncollected benefits meant to help low-income families save for their children’s post-secondary education. Federal officials have tried for years, with only limited success, to boost take-up of the Canada Learning Bond, which gives up to $2,000 to […]
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