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Rajotte most lobbied in 2014, more than any Harper Cabinet minister

By Mark Burgess      

Industry critics and the House Finance Committee chair were the most lobbied MPs for their respective parties in 2014, lobbying records show, as several MPs took more meetings than Cabinet ministers and remained popular targets for stakeholders looking to influence policy and build relationships.

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‘Sohi is in huge trouble’: besieged minister Amarjeet Sohi fights to keep his seat

‘I am part and parcel of Edmonton Mill Woods,’ says the natural resource minister.

GTA to be hotly contested in election, ‘decides whether governments are minorities or majorities’

News|By Mike Lapointe
Voters in the Greater Toronto Area prioritize issues that expose fundamental differences between the two main parties right now, says one political science professor.

Liberal war room may have to stop releasing dirt on Tory candidates, for fear of appearing ‘hypocritical’

News|By Neil Moss
Former Liberal staffer Kevin Bosch says the party's war room had 'one of the best' starts to a campaign he's seen prior to the unearthing of Justin Trudeau in brownface and blackface.

If voters see a common theme, Trudeau’s blackface controversy will change the campaign: Greg Lyle

Opinion|By Greg Lyle
The wild card in all this will very likely be Jagmeet Singh, who will have a chance to raise the issue with Trudeau in three leaders' debates.

Wilson-Raybould reflects on reconciliation, SNC-Lavalin affair in new book

News|By Palak Mangat
At more than 200 pages, Jody Wilson-Raybould’s book draws on speeches, lectures, and other pieces on Indigenous issues she’s penned over the last 10 years.

Liberals gambling on help from provinces to fulfill new daycare promise

The $535-million pledged won’t cover all of the costs of the Liberals’ promised daycare reforms.

‘I didn’t think it was racist at the time,’ says apologetic PM, confirming he will not step down amid scathing ‘brownface’ Time report

News|By Mike Lapointe
The Prime Minister, who told reporters he only found out the story was breaking hours before, says he's 'going to be asking Canadians to forgive me for what I did.'

Pakistani envoy urges Canada, world to be ‘more forceful’ with India on ‘humanitarian disaster’ in Kashmir

Pakistan has ‘regularly’ raised the issue with Canadian counterparts, says Raza Bashir Tarar, but the ‘festering’ situation in the ‘highly charged’ region is only getting worse.

First debate a dress rehearsal PM hopefuls needed to prepare for prime time, say pundits

One thing is clear, marketing experts say Andrew Scheer will have to be more animated when he debates against Justin Trudeau, especially with his former leadership rival, Maxime Bernier, now in the mix.
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