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Media struggles to separate politics from climate story, hurting coverage, say experts

News|By Nina Russell
'We've never really been in a time where reporting the truth of an issue has made us seem biased to so many,' said journalism professor Sean Holman.
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NDP MP Jenny Kwan said Trump's hateful rhetoric 'creates an atmosphere where people feel that it is okay to have those sentiments and to act on them.'
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The NDP’s long-term plan for post-secondary education includes capping tuition fees and eventually integrating universities into the public education system.
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Conservative MP Dean Allison remembers Mr. Obhrai's sense of humour, saying "he liked teasing people and he liked being teased, and he could give as good as he took.”
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Liberal MP Housefather believes the ruling contains 'substantive errors' and is encouraging the government to appeal the decision.
NDP MP Niki Ashton's riding, which covers four-fifths of Manitoba, has been ground zero for the Canada-wide manhunt for murder suspects Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky.
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The prime minister denied his office's involvement in pressuring ex-diplomats into clearing their statements with the PMO before publicly commenting on Canada-China relations.
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While he didn’t abandon the Paris targets as some speculated he would, he pledged to roll back almost every other Liberal environmental policy, starting with the carbon-pricing regime.
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‘We have a process in which functional bilingualism is a criterion, but it’s not legal, and I would prefer’ for it to remain that way, says Justice Minister David Lametti.
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While Liberal MP John McKay would like to see a new trade deal established with the U.K., he said that any negotiations will take time, and that he doesn’t foresee any movement forward until after the October election.
On Tuesday, they head to Winnipeg to discuss Indigenous issues, and later this week, will be in Calgary for energy and trade talks. 
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Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant also wrote to Jane Corwin, chair on the International Joint Commission, calling for a review of the water regulation plan and to make adjustments accordingly.
Current and former Hillites against plans for the Château Laurier Hotel include Liberal Senators Serge Joyal and Jim Munson, staffer Penny Collenette, former cabinet minister David Collenette, and Maureen McTeer.
News|By Nina Russell
Up to 56 per cent of Albertans would support "going at it alone," according to a 2019 poll by the Environics Institute.
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'[Being an MP] gives you a great deal of satisfaction to feel that you can help people,' said former Conservative MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay, who will be running in the October election after her defeat in a 2017 by-election
Plus, People's Party Leader Maxime Bernier ties the knot in Florida, Graham Fraser and Lisa LaFlamme among Order of Canada honorees, and PROC pushes for parallel proposal.
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Public opinion research spending reaches three-year high of $15.3 million, with Health Canada dominating departmental spending.
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'Canada Day is a day to celebrate our success, but also to reflect on the work that needs to be done,' said NDP MP Gord Johns of the festivities that will overtake the country over the long weekend.
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'What I don’t believe this to be, is a place where three colleagues are now asked to be making some pretty major decisions,' said Conservative MP Candice Bergen of the role of a working group of MPs.
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MPs have spent a total of $151-million, which represents an increase of about 2.4 per cent from the 2017-18 year, which saw MPs spend a total of $147.7-million.
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Educational attainment is correlated with higher earnings and employment rates in Indigenous communities, as well as better health, according to studies.
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Cultural diplomacy, the report argued, can play a role in enhancing Canada's reputation through 'soft power, persuasions, attraction, and influence.'
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Amidst increasing international competition for a stake in the Arctic, China is investing in long-term infrastructure projects, while Canada is banned from drilling oil due to a five-year moratorium.
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The MP also took aim at Bill C-68, arguing that it exacerbate flooding because of its redefinition of fish habitats. Ottawa has actually abandoned that change.
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The question of whether or not to rebuild amidst the prospect of worsening floods in the future troubles many residents, particularly those who spent money rebuilding in 2017, only to have their homes destroyed again.
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Despite the Liberals’ 2015 commitment to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, the oil and gas industry continues to receive them, says Environmental Defence’s Julia Levin.
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One researcher said that her work has shown women tend to be more educated and ideologically driven than their male counterparts.

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