U.S. midterms offer hope for Democrats, but the outlook is anything but certain
By Les WhittingtonNov. 14, 2018
While not the sweeping renunciation of Trump many had hoped for, the midterms showed that, despite the advantage of incumbency two years from now, the Republican leader could be vulnerable.
The Democrats are divided over whether to nominate as their presidential candidate a progressive firebrand or a more traditional candidate with a more centrist platform, like former U.S. vice-president Joe Biden, pictured speaking during a 2016 Ottawa visit. The Hill Times file photograph
WASHINGTON, D.C.—This is a country where a dead brothel owner can still win a seat in the Nevada state legislature.
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‘If it is slanderous or defamatory, then we will be held accountable for that, and we will be held accountable by our electorate, in whether they vote for us again,’ says Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen.
Big-ticket items in the last federal budget of this majority Liberal government include more than $6.2-billion to expand federal financing of rental construction, $1-billion for increasing access to drugs for rare diseas
Whereas last year’s budget was largely pitched at women, this year, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s final budget is focused on skills training to help older workers and youth adapt to a rapidly changing workforce.