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Only a few days into his new job as an executive at Canada’s energy regulator Sylvain Bédard asked for help. A list of six questions from National Observer had arrived in his email inbox.  Most of the questions were about botched security arrangements for a National Energy Board (NEB) pipeline hearing in Montreal.  One of the questions described a... More
Ed Hand | April 25, 2017 | in Op-Ed
Ending violence against women is one of the top three priorities of Ottawa Police Chief, Charles Bordeleau.   It's too bad some of those on the front lines, "didn't get the memo".  In a world where more than 70% of female victims don't report harassment or intimidation, you would think those on the front lines would be more in tune with the need... More
The head of Canada's financial intelligence agency has admitted it signed a deal that interfered with the government's legal obligations under federal freedom of information legislation. The director of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) made the admission on Tuesday as he elaborated on a confidential... More
Michael Geist | March 24, 2017 | in Blog Post
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is expected to file a notice of renegotiation of the North American free trade agreement within weeks, paving the way for talks that could reshape the Canadian economy. It became clear last week that the renegotiation will involve much more than just a few “tweaks”, as a U.S. congressional hearing saw officials... More

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Ontario Liberal Party
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Ottawa Life Magazine
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Ottawa Police Service
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courts
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I've been holding my tongue (for the most part), until enough time past where I felt I could honestly weigh-in on the Mika Zibanejad for Derrick Brassard trade... more
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Ottawa Senators
NHL Playoffs
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Conservative Party of Canada
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We could learn about politics and the various legislated processes to change in the municipal, provincial and federal arenas. We could write our elected... more
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Smiths Falls
Ahead of a second one-day bus strike set for Tuesday, the mayor of Quebec’s fourth-largest city warned his transit service and its union to “intensify the... more
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Syndicat uni du transport
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The unprecedented access to information in the Middle East and North Africa have had a great impact on the population and regimes. The population, largely... more
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Morocco
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Yemen
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March 18, 2017
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Ontario Liberals
Mary Ballantyne
Sun Wai
University of Guelph
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