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Tories, Libs trying to knock NDP off their ethical ‘high horse’ over free partisan mailings: pundits

By Laura Ryckewaert      

With the 2015 federal election on the horizon, Conservatives and Liberals are pushing the NDP over their alleged inappropriate use of free partisan mailings to knock the party off its ethical “high horse,” pundits say. 

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Federal recognition of Emancipation Day ‘shines a light’ on slavery’s legacy, say Parliamentary Black Caucus members

News|By Matt Horwood
Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard she will push for the Canadian government to give an official apology for its role in slavery, as well as reparations for African Canadians.

‘A hot green mess’: Green Party faces tough battle in next election, to the benefit of Liberals and NDP, Paul may not even win Toronto Centre seat, say politicos

News|By Matt Horwood
Political experts say that Green Party leader Annamie Paul will have difficulties winning a seat in Toronto Centre.

Lack of Canada-U.S. planning contributed to uncertainty over border reopening, say observers

News|By Neil Moss
Following Canada's announcement that it will reopen its border to fully vaccinated Americans, U.S. political pressure has repositioned its focus on the White House.

Government-run diversity challenge ‘hypocritical’ until public service meets private sector targets: experts

News|By Alice Chen
The 50-30 Challenge asks Canadian companies to voluntarily 'commit to achieving gender parity and significant representation of other underrepresented groups,' but there are no baked-in accountability measures.

Facial recognition technology ‘fundamentally undemocratic,’ says Angus as critics wary of political use

News|By Alice Chen
Of the four recognized parties in the House, the Liberals are the only ones confirmed to be using these algorithms, with the NDP saying that they don’t use it, and no response from the Conservatives or the Bloc.

Senate art restoration project offers insight into painters’ original vision

Five portraits normally housed in Centre Block have been restored to their original lustre. 'It requires an understanding of our history and how artists work. It is also very scientific,' says Sen. Patricia Bovey. 

Canada pushes for government to be formed in Lebanon as humanitarian crisis mounts

News|By Neil Moss
'Not any government will give hope and will make reforms,' says Liberal MP Fayçal El-Khoury, as the Canadian government is urging Lebanon to swiftly form a government.

‘I want to get to work’: first female AFN Chief Archibald outlines priorities following election

News|By Matt Horwood
Roseanne Archibald says she will be pushing for a post-pandemic recovery plan for Indigenous communities, as well as a criminal investigation into residential schools.

On a day of firsts and in a scaled-back installation ceremony, Mary Simon becomes Canada’s 30th and first Indigenous Governor General: ‘I’ve always viewed Canada as a metaphor for family’

Mary Simon promises to breathe new life into the Office of the Governor General and to help lead Canadians on the road to reconciliation.
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