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1 hr ago | CBC News

Stephen Harper confirms 69 advisers to Iraq as MPs set to debate mission

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird , Liberal MP Marc Garneau, and NDP MP Paul Dewar visited Iraq earlier this month. MPs will get their first opportunity to put their thoughts on Canada's response to the conflict in Iraq on the official parliamentary record during an emergency debate in the House of Commons tonight.

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2 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Tories seek museum content

John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press On Saturday, four of the 11 galleries in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will be open to the 9,000 people who got tickets to preview tours. On the eve of the grand opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Ottawa has asked for a list of all exhibits that refer to the Government of Canada, sending museum staff scrambling and again raising fears of political interference in museum content.

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6 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Poroshenko's visit has Ukrainian-Canadians pressing Harper to help Kiev

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko looks duringa vote for ratification of a Ukraine-EU association agreement in the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev on Sept. 16, 2014.

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10 hrs ago | Squamish Chief

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces funding towards the prime minister's maternal, newborn and child health initiative at Davisville Pulbic School in Toronto on Thursday, May 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces funding towards the prime minister's maternal, newborn and child health initiative at Davisville Pulbic School in Toronto on Thursday, May 29, 2014.

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14 hrs ago | CBC News

Mike Duffy case: Court in session Tuesday for senator's expenses case

Senator Mike Duffy, seen in this file photo on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, is not expected to be in attendance for Tuesday's court date, but will be represented by Donald Bayne, his lawyer. The curtain is poised to rise on the opening act of what's sure to be the most politically charged courtroom drama to play out in Ottawa in many years.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Brandon Sun

Franklin legacy still being written

Break out the grog, hoist the flag. A key piece of Canadian history has been found, a mystery partially solved.

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Canada.com

After his abrupt exit from an executive gig atop the Conservative Party masthead earlier this year, Dimitri Soudas appears to have turned pro in the consulting business. Soudas, who rose to prominence in his role as press secretary, then director of communications, for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, is now listed as a managing partner with the Stampede Group .

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Vancouver Sun

Randy Bachman criticizes Stephen Harper, Conservatives for using his song

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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Coast Reporter

Jury selection set to begin Tuesday in Magnotta murder trial

Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to five charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with the May 2012 slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin, 33, a Chinese engineering student. The exhaustive process of selecting a bilingual jury could mean a delay in the presentation of evidence, which is scheduled to start next Monday.

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Canada.com

Feds dismiss allegations of a coverup of torture, killing of - rogue' Canadian spies

Arthur Porter, former chairman of the Security Intelligence Review Committee, claims the federal government covered up the capture and killing of a handful of Canadian spies. The government says the assertions are without merit.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Harper rallies Conservative troops at pre-Parliament pep rally in Ottawa

Prime Minister Stephen Harper rallied his political troops Monday, marking the start of Parliament's fall sitting with a campaign-style rally laden with economic high-fives and tough talk about protecting Canadian values around the world. With Conservative caucus members and several massive Canadian flags as a backdrop, Harper sang the praises of his government's work in creating jobs, sealing trade deals and cracking down on criminals.

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CBC News

Patrick Brazeau court date set on Senate fraud, breach of trust charges

Patrick Brazeau will be in court starting June 1, 2015, for a preliminary inquiry into charges of fraud and breach of trust stemming from his Senate expenses. The suspended senator, who was named to the Senate by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2009, wasn't in court Monday but was represented by his lawyer Christian Deslauriers.

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Parliament resumes sitting today, government expected to try to focus ...

Like kids going to their first day at school, MPs will be donning their best suits and lugging freshly-filled briefcases back to work today on Parliament Hill for their last fall sitting before the next general election. Prime Minister Stephen Harper will make a show of it, rallying supporters and colleagues a few blocks away from the seat of power in a campaign-style event.

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CBC News

Soldiers on Viagra among secrets held by Harper government

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government has stamped all information related to sexual dysfunction in the Canadian military as a cabinet secret. Sexual dysfunction in the Canadian military is such a sensitive topic for the Harper government that federal officials have stamped all information related to it as a cabinet secret, something not to be revealed to the public.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

CBC News

Mike Duffy trial timing seen as problem for Harper, Conservatives

Senator Mike Duffy leaves Parliament Hill Thursday June 6, 2013. Duffy left the Conservative caucus after an audit found he claimed ineligible expenses, but it was a $90,000 cheque from Prime Minister Stephen Harper's former chief of Staff, Nigel Wright, to repay those expenses that made headlines for much of the year.

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Brandon Sun

Alberta Tories looking to put instability behind them under Jim Prentice era

A new era begins Monday for Alberta's dynastic Progressive Conservatives, once a colossus of stability and constancy, now a feuding family stricken by more staff turnover than a beachside burger stand. Jim Prentice - the former Calgary MP, cabinet minister, and key lieutenant to Prime Minister Stephen Harper - will be sworn in as Alberta's 16th premier.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

When an agreement is conducted with so much secrecy and lack of consultation with Canadians that Rick Mercer dedicates an entire rant to the subject, you know something is up. Two years ago, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and then-president Hu Jintao quietly witnessed the signing of the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement so many Canadians are up in arms about this week.

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CTV

Election rhetoric revs up with Parliament set to resume

With MPs headed back to work Monday as Parliament resumes, signs of an unofficial launch to the next federal election campaign are beginning to show. There is still over one year to go before the October 2015 fixed election date, but parties are already revving into campaign mode.

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[Opinions] All Canadians should be bilingual

In a world where subtitles and Google Translate exist, why bother learning a second language? The task is certainly not easy for Canadians. In a column Stephen Harper wrote for the Calgary Sun in 2001 he said, "It's extremely difficult for someone to become bilingual in a country that is not."

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The Toronto Star

For oil-rich Norway, it's not easy being green

"Maybe the most embarrassing thing is that Statoil likes to use their investments in tarsands as a further way of building its reputation." Ever since it struck oil under the North Sea in the late 1960s, Norway has tried to find a balance between profiting from oil and natural gas and protecting the environment in a country as rich in beauty as it is in fossil fuels.

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