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Hot off the presses and courtesy of the office of newly minted Minister of State for Democratic Reform Pierre Poilievre, this 70-plus page filing -- which outlines, among other things, the arguments that the government will make to support its contention that unanimous provincial consent would not be required to abolish it outright -- will doubtless make for juicy summer reading for beach-bound constitutional wonks

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Saskatoon's newly completed Circle Drive Bridge will be the scene of a triple ministerial appearance, as International Trade Minister Ed Fast teams up with cabinet colleagues Gerry Ritz, Lynne Yelich and a full phalanx of provincial and city officials to lead a ceremonial "Bridge Parade" to mark the first official crossing thereof.

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In a release that employs the phrase "middle class" no fewer than six times in seven paragraphs, "celebrated author and journalist" Chrystia Freeland has officially announced her intention to "join the race" to carry the big red banner in the upcoming -- but as yet still uncalled -- by-election in Toronto Centre. 

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Accompanied by "several Canadian Forces veterans," New Democrat MPs Peter Stoffer and Sylvain Chicoine brief reporters on the latest developments in the Equitas case, an ongoing BC court battle over the new Veterans Charter, which, according to the advisory, "have raised the concerns of both the NDP and veterans about the government's commitment to veterans."

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New Democrat MP Charlie Angus hits the stage at the National Press Theatre, where, accompanied by what the advisory describes as both "survivors" and "victims of the notorious St. Anne's Residential School on James Bay," he will "call on the Conservative government to stop undermining their efforts, and start helping them achieve justice."

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An update of sorts to the curious case of Canada's multiple multiculturalism ministers: 

According to the latest batch of cabinet orders to be posted to the PCO website, freshly minted Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has at his beck and call not one but two ministers of state

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As Canada's provincial and territorial leaders converge on Niagara-on-the-Lake for their annual confab, the sole political event set to unfold in Ottawa today is a joint meeting between Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and his Mexican counterpart, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña.

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Pity Tim Uppal.

No sooner had he been officially sworn in as Canada's new Minister of State for Multiculturalism when his ostensible predecessor took to twitter to stress that he was still in charge of the file


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