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‘Just live your life,’ women’s rights advocate tells survivors of violence

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'Focusing on resilience ignores the systemic problem that forces people to fight so hard in the first place,' says Julie Lalonde.
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One Mohawk scholar who experienced the 1990 Oka Crisis firsthand says Ottawa's offer to meet with protesters shows 'they’ve lost control of the situation, to a certain extent.'
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One Mohawk scholar who personally witnessed the 1990 Oka Crisis says Ottawa's offer to meet with protesters shows 'they’ve lost control of the situation, to a certain extent.'
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'It's very troubling to see the turn that this has taken. It doesn't feel like reconciliation to many people,' says NDP MP Taylor Bachrach.
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'We have to stress to people, that ... people who are coming back, are healthy and not affected,' says Liberal MP Neil Ellis, who represents Bay of Quinte, Ont., which is where Trenton is located.
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Former Senator Serge Joyal is regarded by some of his peers for his extensive constitutional memory, something he relied on when he took his own government to court not once, but twice.
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Embassy officials in Beijing, along with the government’s rapid deployment team, have also been dispatched to Wuhan to assist those being repatriated.
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Conservative MPs Candice Bergen and Michael Chong ruled out possible leadership bids on Wednesday.
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'Part of the process now is figuring out exactly what our protocols will be when we return Canadians that wish to come home,' said Health Minister Patty Hajdu about Canada's goal to repatriate those stranded in China.
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'We don’t want to raise the political fire on this. We want to make sure that we’re all working together to show Canadians that this is being addressed,' says Conservative health critic Matt Jeneroux.
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'I didn’t plan a speech at all, so it came from the heart,' says House Speaker Anthony Rota of his first remarks when he was elected to the post on Dec. 5.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'
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'When you have a $300,000 buy-in, you’re not going to get away from having people tag you as ‘elitist,' " says Najib Jutt, who has advised both Liberal and Conservatives in the past.
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In the last Parliament, the Senate appears to have exercised its authority more of providing 'sober second thought.'
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has enlisted Independent Senator Stan Kutcher, an expert on mental health, to provide advice on how to support the grieving families.
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'We will not accept a situation where we are not being given the information we are looking for,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau of the deadly Jan. 8 plane crash in Iran that left 57 Canadians dead.
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'They’ll probably disregard a lot, and, say, ‘Well, that was Andrew, I’m a different person, and I won’t have the same challenges that he had. My approach will be different,' says Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cautioned against drawing any conclusions until there is a 'full and complete and credible investigation.'
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The election of Liberal MP Anthony Rota to the Speaker's role over his party colleague Geoff Regan, the incumbent, did not surprise Conservative MP John Nater, who said his caucus may have wanted an alternative.
As tensions escalate in the Middle East, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was holed up in meetings in Ottawa with Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance, and DND deputy minister Jody Thomas.
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Chief Government Whip Mark Holland says the party was hoping to strike the Procedure and House Affairs Committee last week, but opposition had not reached a consensus.
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Canada's new procurement minister Anita Anand 'ticks a lot of the boxes,' says one political observer of the first Hindu to be appointed into cabinet on a federal level.
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In a minority Parliament, co-operation between parties is now an 'imperative, as opposed to something that we would try to do,' says Chief Government Whip Mark Holland.
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'I was one of the rookies and I had rookie results,' said one PPC candidate of the dismal election results faced by former Conservative cabinet minister Maxime Bernier and his just-over-year-old party.
'There’s a real focus on listening to regional voices and strategizing around how best to thread together a narrative that really encompasses a national vision once again,' says Liberal strategist John Delacourt.
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The 26-year-old NDP MP expressed frustration at Parliamentarians' lack of proportionate attention on issues affecting the North in Ottawa.
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'We know that the government is going to need our support at some level if they want to pass bills,' he said. 'That’s not going to come for free.'
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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.
David Merner, a failed Green candidate from B.C., says there are encouraging signs the party could come close to surpassing the NDP in its fundraising numbers next year. He is vying to take the reins from Elizabeth May.
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With Liberal fortunes on the decline in the Western provinces, one pollster says the party could be shut out of Alberta for a decade.
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'It was not a campaign about the future, it was a campaign about what happened in the past,' says Jean-Marc Léger of Léger Marketing.

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