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He supercharged his career with anti-EU lies, now BoJo has ridden Brexit into 10 Downing St.

By Les Whittington      

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s free-form approach can be seen as far back as the mid-1980s when he switched his stance from conservative to social democrat to win the presidency of the prestigious Oxford Union.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, pictured arriving at 10 Downing St. on July 24, has surrounded himself with hard-line Brexiteers and is courting economic suicide by vowing to take the U.K. out of the EU with or without a deal on Oct. 31, writes Les Whittington. Photograph courtesy of the British Prime Minister’s Office

OTTAWA—For anyone concerned about what U.S. President Donald Trump’s ascendancy says about the state of western democracy, the story of Boris Johnson’s rise to British prime minister only makes it all the more disturbing.

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Continuity key to speakership in minority Parliament, say politicos, contenders

News|By Beatrice Paez
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a relatively 'comfortable' minority Parliament, and could survive with one fewer vote if the new Speaker is a Liberal, says Samara's Paul Thomas.

New Senate group eligible for $191,000 for rest of the year, but funding source up in the air 

Conservative Senators' questions over new Canadian Senators Group’s purpose are ‘sour grapes,’ says interim leader Senator Scott Tannas.

PIPSC to expand fight against government outsourcing, says union president

News|By Mike Lapointe
PIPSC president Debi Daviau says amount spent on outsourcing has increased ‘despite commitment by the government to reduce spending on external consultants to 2005 levels,’ at union’s annual general meeting.

‘This is different’: diplomats warned of divided Canada during parliamentary crash course

Given Canadians' self-professed preference for a minority government, 'I think we all are on probation,' Liberal MP Greg Fergus told diplomats.

Nearly 100 new MPs waiting until after cabinet reveal to move into offices

News|By Palak Mangat
The process of new MPs learning where their Ottawa offices will be will begin after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces who will be making up his re-jigged cabinet on Nov. 20, the government whip said last week.

86 ridings in 40 days: Trudeau’s cross-country sprint may have given party an edge

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While a whistle stop in a tight race can help tip the outcome, political experts say there are other factors at play in galvanizing the electorate.
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