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From staffer to minister: the rise of Mary Ng

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In 16 months, the ex-PMO manager went from rookie backbencher to cabinet, but while some might say her connections got her where she is, she says it's 20 years of experience in government and politics.
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One suspect fled the hotel with two bags of expensive equipment, and was chased by an Environment and Climate Change Canada official. In the end, the thieves escaped and the equipment was recorded as a loss.
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Canada has ambitious plans to make the country's cybersecurity industry world-leading. But finding enough cyber talent, as is the case in many countries, is hard to do.
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Yves Giroux started into a seven-year term Sept. 4, and though he says he’s not exactly Kevin Page, he’s willing to do ‘whatever it takes’ to get fiscal data for Parliamentarians.
The Federal Court of Appeal's decision to block the pipeline's expansion will also help NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in his bid to win a seat in Burnaby South, said Nanos Research chair Nik Nanos.
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The Liberal government is committing resources to creating a 'roadmap' for small modular reactors. However, it has shied away from explicitly endorsing new nuclear generation as part of its climate plan.
While Maxime Bernier readies his new party, one anti-supply management proponent who attended the Conservative convention says he's received interest in a Bernier party from almost two-dozen current and former MPs.
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In April, the Quebec government said it had projections that around 400 migrants could enter into Canada daily this summer. Recent figures indicate an average of 47 people have crossed per day.
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Political observers said the burst of endorsements from Liberal politicians for John Tory is unusual, but may be a play against Ontario Premier Doug Ford.
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The RCMP intercepted 1,634 people along the Canada-U.S. border in the month of July, a rise from June but far below predictions for this summer.
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In mid-July, Environment Canada delayed its regulatory development timeline for the Clean Fuel Standard. The Liberals once called it Canada's 'single largest emission-reduction policy.'
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New Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi highlights commitments to nuclear power, renewables, increased trade in the world and between provinces, and natural gas.
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The former president and CEO of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation is running on the NDP ticket in Outremont, seen as a symbolic battleground for both the NDP and Liberals.
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We explain what the July 27 changes to carbon pricing, which created a social media firestorm on Aug. 1, actually do.
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The NDP fundraised a total of $872,401.72 from 12,451 contributors in the second quarter of 2018, less than a third of what the Liberals pulled in and less than a sixth for the Tories.
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The Senate's report is the latest study in recent months to highlight the failure of the Phoenix pay system, which has resulted in hundreds of thousands of backlogged pay files for public servants.
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AFN national chief Perry Bellegarde and the Liberal government have maintained a friendly relationship. But both parties could face a big test in their relationship when it comes to navigating a landmark bill meant to mo
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The Liberals are expected to table a bill on Indigenous rights this fall that may trigger a political battle with Indigenous activists and tear at Trudeau's progressive credibility.
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Ontario Minister Lisa MacLeod also said that $200-million figure will continue to rise.
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Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says Ottawa has jointly developed a plan with federal agencies and provincial and municipal counterparts, based on 'lessons learned' from last year.
If PM Trudeau does not provide a ‘full explanation’ to his caucus, Liberal MPs will question him at the Liberal caucus retreat Sept. 11-13 in Saskatoon, says a Liberal MP.
Politicians and some journalists have been loose with the words 'illegal' and 'crisis,' which doesn't apply to Canada's situation, says Alex Neve of Amnesty International Canada.
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The federal minister discusses the new Generation Energy report, the merits of a federal program for high-risk emerging renewables, and what to expect at next month's natural resources ministers' meeting.
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At a time of increased tension between the federal and Ontario governments over who should cough up money for them, the committee voted unanimously to study the federal response to and impact of migrant crossings on some cities and provinces.
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The federal government wants to move to a low-carbon economy, and electricity generation will be a critical part.
'I've had an inbox full of messages from victims saying, 'What do I do now? Because I'm really worried that the tide is turning back,' says Kathleen Finlay, CEO of the Centre for Patient Protection.
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A bill reforming Canada's foremost environment law won't be tabled until a 'later Parliament,' McKenna said.
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Economists say that lower economic growth spurred by trade action would make the deficit situation more challenging, but how bad may depend on the severity of Trump's action.
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For the prime minister to speak out against a domestic policy matter of his closest foreign ally requires some hard political calculations, say observers.
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'One of things we’ve seen from the president is that he prides himself on a certain degree of unpredictability,' said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at an end-of-sitting press conference today.
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Yves Giroux will take over an office that has been given an expanded role and provided more resources, albeit with a sizeable new task of costing party platforms for the 2019 federal election.
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The AFN national chief race comes at a critical juncture with a landmark Indigenous rights bill expected to be tabled a few months after the election, something that has sharply divided candidates so far.

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