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Special Ukrainian team assembled for Ottawa Race Weekend

A few dozen runners are dedicating their races to Ukraine in an effort to raise awareness of the war.
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Supreme Court rules Quebec City mosque shooter must be eligible for parole after 25 years

May 27, 2022 - B.C. Civil Liberties Association pro-bono counsel Carly Peddle discusses the Supreme Court's ruling. National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation executive director Stephanie Scott talks about the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation's ground-penetrating radar scan that reportedly found as many as 215 unmarked children's burial sites, one year after it was announced. Plus, pollster Shachi Kurl and two Queen's Park journalists examine the final days of the Ontario election campaign.
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Is Canada falling behind its Five Eyes allies on national security?

A new report co-authored by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s former national security adviser and a former Department of National Defence analyst says that Canada has failed to act on modern threats.
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All six candidates participated in French-language Conservative leadership debate last night

Political strategists Rudy Husny, Michele Cadario, and Willy Blomme join Power & Politics to discuss the highlights of the French-language Conservative Leadership Debate and what impact it may have on the race.
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'Enough is enough': Texas state Democratic lawmaker calls for gun reform

"It is not a question of if it will happen, it is becoming a question of when it will happen. That has to be the point that citizens will break," says Texas House Democratic Representative Ann Johnson about school shootings in the U.S. She is calling for gun reform.
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Scrutiny of police response grows two days after mass shooting at a Texas school

May 26, 2022 - Texas House Democratic Representative Ann Johnson discusses the fallout from a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Three political strategists dissect the French-language Conservative leadership debate. Plus, the Power Panel talks about Quebec's controversial languages law Bill 96
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Renewed calls for tighter U.S. gun control follow mass school shooting in Texas

May 25, 2022 - Atlantic staff writer David Frum and Texas Democratic State Senator Roland Gutierrez discuss the fallout of a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Plus, we have extensive pre-event coverage of the French-language Conservative leadership debate in Laval, Quebec.
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Final debate in Conservative leadership campaign taking place in French

Strategists Dimitri Soudas, Willy Blomme and Brian Gallant join Power & Politics to give their thoughts ahead of the French-language Conservative Leadership debate taking place in Laval, Quebec.
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'Americans are fed up with gun violence': long-time pollster

"I gotta believe that this time it's going to be different. I gotta believe that this time something is going to happen in the U.S. Senate," says long-time pollster Frank Luntz after the Texas elementary school shooting. "Americans are fed up with gun violence."
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Canada Soccer has obligation to be transparent and reconsider match with Iran, says Liberal MP

Liberal MP Anthony Housefather says Canada Soccer has an obligation to be transparent about its funding for the friendly match against Iran - and to rethink its decision to proactively invite a country that violates human rights, sponsors terrorism and shot down Flight PS752 killing Canadian citizens.
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'You saw horror,' Texas State Senator reflects on meeting families of the victims

Democratic State Senator Roland Gutierrez is urging his Republican colleagues to pass gun reform laws in light of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
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How do leadership candidates prepare for a debate in a different language?

Strategists Rudy Husny, Michele Cadario and Karl Bélanger join Power & Politics to discuss their expectations for tonight's French-language Conservative Leadership Debate.
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Big cultural shift necessary to address gun violence in U.S., not just laws: David Frum

"The abundance of guns is so extreme...the problem is so vast, it is hard at this point to imagine what small intervention could make a difference - only a big cultural shift," says The Atlantic's David Frum on the prospect of meaningful action to address gun violence in the U.S.
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Power and Politics May 24, 2022

Power and Politics host Vassy Kapelos guides Canadians through the country's political news, with a regular cast of political panelists and the continuously unfolding drama of Canadian politics.
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White House walks back Biden's remarks on Taiwan

Gordon Houlden, former head of the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei, joins Power and Politics to discuss U.S. President Joe Biden's latest comments on militarily intervening if China attacks Taiwan and why the White House has since walked back the statement.
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'This is going to be a very long journey': Ottawa mayor on storm destruction

"This is costing us enormous amounts...millions of dollars," said Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson of the destruction caused by deadly storms that ripped across the region on Saturday.
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Thousands still without power after deadly windstorm ripped across Ont. and Que.

May 23, 2022 - Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa Hydro President and CEO Bryce Conrad on the clean up after Saturday's violent windstorms. Plus, University of Alberta's Gordon Houlden on U.S. President Joe Biden's comments on protecting Taiwan.
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Kenney a 'figurehead' until new leader is chosen, says UCP MLA

"It's a figurehead. He's holding that position simply until the new leader is chosen," says UCP MLA Leela Aheer after news that Jason Kenney would stay on as Premier in the interim.
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Canada should expect China to retaliate over Huawei Ban: Former ambassador

"Canada is an easy target...[China] will want to punish us to show to other countries that if you dare oppose China you will suffer consequences," says former Canadian ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques on Canada's move to ban Huawei.
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Defending central bank's independance is not a Liberal talking point, Fast says after resigning as Tory critic

"Defending the independence of the central bank is not a Liberal talking point," says Conservative MP Ed Fast, after resigning as the party's finance critic. He says MPs supporting Pierre Poilievre tried to 'muzzle' him from speaking out about monetary policy.
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Former Alberta premier Redford weighs in on Jason Kenney's resignation as UCP leader

Former Alberta premier Alison Redford joins Power & Politics to discuss the build up to and the fall out of Premier Jason Kenney resigning as United Conservative Party leader.
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UCP to hold leadership election ahead of Alberta's provincial election next year

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley joins Power & Politics to discuss Jason Kenney's resignation as UCP leader and what it means for politics in the province.
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Canada bans Huawei from telecom networks after years of delay

"This has never been about a race," says Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne when pressed on why it took the Canadian government years to reach a decision to ban Huawei from telecommunication networks. "This is about Canada. This is about our national security."
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'This is a political decision': Huawei VP on Canadian ban

"This is a political decision," said Huawei VP Alykhan Velshi of the Canadian government's intention to ban Huawei from telecommunication networks. "It's for the government to provide evidence that Huawei is a national security threat as they claim. They have not done so."
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Ambassadors from Finland, Sweden 'optimistic' and 'humble' about NATO bid

Finland's Ambassador to Canada, Roy Eriksson, and Sweden's Ambassador to Canada, Urban Ahlin - weigh in on how fast their countries could become part of the NATO alliance.
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Without colonization there would be no residential schools, says B.C. regional chief

B.C. Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee says the Royal Family has never recognized the Crown's role in the residential school system.
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Ukraine war could last at least as long as a year, says U.K.'s Armed Forces Minister

The U,K.'s Armed Forces Minister James Heappey says the war in Ukraine could last at least as long as a year: "Things play out in the Donbas this summer, but I can't see either side going anywhere very quickly."
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Gas prices top $2 per litre on average for first time in Canadian history

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the Liberal government's carbon capture tax credit is the "wrong approach" but his party won't trigger an election over it: "Canadians just sent us back with the exact same number of seats as before."

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