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  1. Province floats gas tax shift to ferriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Tri-City News

    Transportation Minister Todd Stone is proposing coastal communities turn over federal gas tax transfers they receive to shore up ferry service and help keep a lid on fares. The idea is getting a cool reception from mayors and councillors in ferry-dependent areas because it would mean the sacrifice of the federal gasoline tax money they now use to fund local infrastructure.

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  2. Premier wants municipal pay to be election issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Terrace Standard

    Premier Christy Clark wants rising municipal pay rates to be front and centre in November elections around B.C., and that's why her government set off a storm at the annual local government convention by releasing an unflattering comparison study with provincial pay. In her speech to close the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention Friday, Clark told 2,000 local government delegates she is "not here to point a finger" at local governments, but she wants them to do the hard work of negotiations as the province did in the recent dispute with B.C. teachers.

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  3. Nunavut government announces big senior management shake-upRead the original story

    Friday Sep 26 | Nunatsiaq News

    The Government of Nunavut announced a major shakeup of senior civil servants late on Sept. 26, including new bosses for the Department of Family Services, the Qulliq Energy Corp. and Nunavut Arctic College.

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  4. Newfoundland and Labrador's new premier vows action on crime, mental healthRead the original story

    Friday Sep 26 | Weyburn Review

    Premier Paul Davis is sworn in as the 12th Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday Sept. 26, 2014, at Government House in St John's, N.L. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly ST.

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  5. Ranked ballots for 2018 municipal election?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | CFRA

    In a move she said was to improve transparency, Premier Kathleen Wynne released mandate letters that she sent to all of her cabinet ministers outlining priorities for each file. The one to Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Ted McMeekin states he is to review the Municipal Elections Act and "ensure the Act meets the needs of communities and that it provides municipalities with the option of using ranked ballots in future elections, starting in 2018, as an alternative to first-past-the-post."

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  6. More visa details soughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Examiner

    LYONS federal MP Eric Hutchinson trumpeted support for a new visa that could allow asylum seekers to study and work in Tasmania. But the Launceston Migrant Resource Centre wants more information before offering the Safe Haven Enterprise Visa its full support.

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  7. Governments needs to let the media inRead the original story

    Friday Sep 26 | Hamilton Mountain News

    That disdain was again on stark display last week when Harper came out to Conservative MP David Sweet's nomination meeting for the new riding of Glanbrook-Flamborough at the Warplane Heritage Museum. In complete campaign mode, Harper, a maniac for message and image control, accompanied by his well-stocked security force and jittery communications officials, managed to keep the media well away from what was a campaign-style event.

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  8. Municipalities want an Alberta temporary foreign worker programRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Edmonton Journal

    Cities, towns and villages passed the TFW resolution - brought forward by Red Deer - on the final morning of the annual Alberta Urban Municipalities Association. The resolution asks the province to advocate for short and long-term alterations to federal changes.

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  9. Prentice plan to re-open TFW floodgates would be bad news for working AlbertansRead the original story

    Friday Sep 26 | PressReleasePoint

    Internal government documents paint a clear picture of the negative consequences for working Albertans if Premier Jim Prentice is successful in convincing the federal government to re-open the TFW floodgates. The documents, obtained by the Alberta Federation of Labour through federal access to information requests, show thousands of Alberta-based businesses have been disproportionately relying on Temporary Foreign Workers - many with workforces that are more than 50 per cent TFWs.

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  10. Madame de Sade must decide if she wants to name namesRead the original story

    Friday Sep 26 | Canada.com

    It's time to think about the beauty of flowers and what we can do to brighten our world with a gorgeous splash of colour. Terri-Jean Bedford talks to reporters at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa in this Dec. 20, 2013, file photo.

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  11. Clark says path of peace shapes B.C.'s futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | GlobalNews

    In what sounded more like a speech to the United Nations rather than local politicians, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark travelled through history from past aboriginal-settler conflicts to the recently concluded teachers' strike to highlight how the path to peace can shape the province's future. Clark told the roomful of municipal politicians at the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention that peace talks - not conflicts - can settle difficult issues, including school strikes, aboriginal claims, resource disputes and the high-cost of running governments.

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  12. All six Worcestershire MPs back air strikes in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Evesham Journal

    MPs across Worcestershire voted for military action in Iraq this evening - saying they felt it was "the right course of action". A clean sweep of county parliamentarians, all of whom are Conservative, joined a cross-party Commons consensus to go to war against the Islamic State terrorists in the last few minutes after a plea from the Prime Minister.

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  13. Government members urged to support mill cleanupRead the original story

    Friday Sep 26 | The News

    In support of the Clean Up the Mill movement I have sent this letter to the following government representatives: Premier Stephen McNeil, Environment Minister Randy DeLorey, Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine, Economic, Rural Development and Tourism Minister Michel Samson, MLA Pictou West Karla MacFarlane, MLA Pictou East Tim Houston, MLA Pictou Centre Pat Dunn, Central Nova MP and Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay. I urge you as a governmental leader to join the emerging leadership in Pictou County.

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  14. Salam calls for shielding Lebanon from turmoilRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | The Daily Star

    Lebanon's Prime Minister Tammam Salam addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters in New York, September 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar BEIRUT: Prime Minister Tammam Salam Friday praised the U.S.-led international coalition to fight terrorism, but urged friendly and brotherly states to insulate Lebanon from regional conflicts, implicitly rejecting any role for his country in the coalition.

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  15. Premier Wynne Releases Mandate LettersRead the original story

    Friday Sep 26 | The Fountain Pen

    For the first time ever, the mandate letters that will guide Ontario's new government over the next four years are available to the public and posted online. You can read the mandate letters to Ontario's cabinet ministers here The letters - 30 in total - outline the specific priorities that each member of cabinet and their ministry will focus on, demonstrating the comprehensive, collaborative ways that Premier Kathleen Wynne's economic plan is building Ontario up for today and tomorrow.

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  16. Yemen leader urges Shiite rebels to leave capitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | The Daily Star

    Armed supporters of the Houthi anti-government movement shout slogans during a rally in Sanaa, September 26, 2014. SANAA: Yemeni President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi Friday urged Shiite rebels who overran Sanaa at the weekend to pull out of the capital, accusing them of breaching a U.N.-brokered peace accord.

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  17. NDP and Wildrose announce their candidates for Edmonton-Whitemud by-electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | GlobalNews

    Two candidates entered the race Friday for the upcoming Edmonton-Whitemud by-election: Dr. Bob Turner for the NDP and Tim Grover for the Wildrose. They will be going head-to-head with former Edmonton mayor Stephen Mandel, who is the PCs' newly appointed but unelected health minister.

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  18. Now or Never: Far-sighted vision vs. myopic partisanshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | The Chronicle Herald

    Annette Verschuren: "Do we need the kind of partisanship that puts re-election and short-term popularity-seeking at the centre of provincial political calculations?" When my parents came to Canada from the Netherlands in the early '50s, Nova Scotia wanted and welcomed Dutch immigrants to farm the fertile lands in the province. Tony and Annie settled in Cape Breton and brought up five children.

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  19. Trade deal with Canada set to go, EU leaders sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | The Chronicle Herald

    European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, left, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso walk down the Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. - European Union leaders said Friday their major trade agreement with Canada has the backing of all 28 EU countries as they firmly dismissed concerns that some European countries might scuttle the deal.

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  20. EU leaders say trade deal with Canada is done as they meet Harper on the HillRead the original story

    Friday Sep 26 | Neepawa Press

    The European Union leadership presented a united front on their trade agreement with Canada on Friday in an attempt to dampen concerns that some European countries might still scuttle the deal. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy stood shoulder to shoulder with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Parliament Hill, saying that all 28 EU countries support the deal.

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