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Trudeau says it's not just governments who can fight Quebec secularism law

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says citizens, not just governments, have a role to play in ensuring that fundamental rights are defended after a Muslim teacher in Quebec was removed from her teaching position for wearing a hijab in class.

Trudeau calls on Canadians to 'starve' Omicron by following public health guidance over the winter

While he admits the public's willingness to follow public health measures may be waning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is asking Canadians to stay focused on preventing the Omicron variant from ruining the coming winter and spring.

Trudeau would have been 'better served' to listen to party's old guard, says Chrétien

Former Liberal prime minister Jean Chrétien says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would have been "better served" if he sought guidance from his party's elder statesmen, but that the current government has failed to reach out to him for advice. 
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Vetting process not meant to keep people out of the leadership race, says Conservative official

Conservative leadership hopefuls must complete a 45-page questionnaire before their candidacy is approved, but the purpose of the vetting process is not to keep people out of the race, says the leadership committee's co-chair.

Former Tory MP Del Mastro, convicted of electoral offences in 2015, coming to Ottawa in push for transparency

Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro — who was found criminally guilty of violating the Canada Elections Act — is coming to Ottawa Wednesday to complain about what he says is unequal treatment by the Commissioner of Canada Elections.

Robert Fife had 'a lot of sleepless nights' after breaking the SNC-Lavalin story

Globe and Mail Ottawa bureau chief Robert Fife said he was worried for weeks after breaking the SNC-Lavalin story that has rocked the Liberal government, fearing that former cabinet minister Jody Wilson-Raybould would refute his reporting.
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Provincial elections offer lessons and opportunities for federal parties, say former premiers

Three former premiers say federal parties should take note of the mood of the electorate after voters chose conservative parties in a string of recent provincial elections.

Four female former premiers weigh in on SNC Lavalin and being a woman in politics

On International Women's Day, CBC News Network’s Power & Politics invited four female former premiers to discuss the SNC-Lavalin controversy, leading a cabinet through tough times, and the realities of being a woman in Canadian politics.
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'Far too premature' to discuss military intervention in Venezuela, says Sajjan

Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan says it's too soon to consider military intervention to address the political crisis gripping Venezuela.
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Bernier says he doesn't need to be a feminist: 'I believe in people'

Maxime Bernier says he does not see himself as a feminist — and the former Conservative Party leadership contender also argues that policies aimed at increasing women's representation in the workplace and in politics act as a form of discrimination.

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