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Burkina Faso is more than just gold mines, says new political envoy

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Athanase Boudo, the new Burkina Faso ambassador, says Canada can invest in so many more commodities from the West African nation and hopes to shed light on some of these products by connecting with more provinces.
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There are scheduled changes for several committees in the House, Canadian actors Dan and Peter Aykroyd's mom died, and the Senate creates a cannabis legislation web guide.
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Former Liberal MP Sheila Copps says Bill C-65 and the MP code of conduct is a necessary human resources package that will have a 'deep impact' on how sexual harassment will be dealt with in the future.
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Canadian Press' Kristy Kirkup gives birth to a baby girl; former defence minister Peter MacKay is going to have another baby; Democracy Watch challenges the former lobbying commissioner's decision.
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NDP MP Tom Mulcair says there are other jobs on the horizon but will announce them in due course; there's an event for journalists that will discuss reporting human rights issues
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Pétur Ásgeirsson arrived to Canada in November and since then has already spoken with his counterparts in Canada and the Icelandic ambassador to Geneva to figure out when the European Free Trade Association agreement will begin renewal discussions.
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Famous Five Ottawa's Isabel Metcalfe celebrates her 20 years of service with her friends and family at the Rideau Club as she steps down as chair of the organization.
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Three former Green Party staffers say they're concerned about Green Party leader Elizabeth May's involvement in the investigation into her own conduct.
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The three former staffers who accused Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May of workplace bullying are saying they spoke up to hold her to account, not for political reasons.
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Liberal Senator Colin Kenny is retiring earlier; the new House procedure book has been released after 10 years of work; National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan will be a guest speaker at Ottawa's biggest security and defence conference.
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Vancouver Gregor Robertson says the task force will be meeting with Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor in a few weeks for the Big City Mayors Caucus, for an update on executing the four pillars of harm reduction, treatment, prevention and enforcement.
Andrzej Kurnicki, the new Polish ambassador, says it won't be difficult to double trade between Canada and Poland. He says the establishment of CETA will help grow trade between Canada and Poland and will allow more Canadian investments.
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Lobbying commissioner Nancy Bélanger makes her first ruling and drops the 2015 Apotex fundraiser probe; Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre sneaks away to get married; NDP leader Jagmeet Singh to be the first guest at Maclean's new event.
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Elizabeth May says 'there is no hypocrisy,' and is asking for an independent investigation to clear her name.
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The former finance deputy minister Ian Bennett has died; the late Alberta premier Jim Prentice penned a book before he died, and it's being released soon.
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Ex-employees allege she yelled at and belittled staff, but the party says there are no official complaints on record and Elizabeth May denies she was abusive.
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The new Welsh office will be located in Montreal. Movements in the diplomatic corps also include the arrival of the new Icelandic ambassador and the departure of Saint Kitts and Nevis' high commissioner.
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The Ottawa Police are still looking for leads into an early January Rockcliffe Park burglary, former NDP leader Tom Muclair has already landed a new job outside of politics, and two Senators are stepping down.
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Headlined "John Ivison has a pint with the PM: This Liberal's not for turning," National Post columnist John Ivison interviewed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over a glass of beer at a local pub in Chelsea, Que.,…
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Nancy Bélanger will draw from recommendations by former commissioner Karen Shepherd, consult with lobbyists, and her office to prepare for the next review.
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Yes, you read that right. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s sculpted stomach will make an appearance on The Late Show host Stephen Colbert’s new show called Our Cartoon President. A Jan. 11 Toronto Star article said…
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Cuba's outgoing ambassador says Canada’s approach to investigating the unusual health symptoms affecting some Canadian diplomats and their families in Cuba, is the “right decision.” Nearly a year after Canadian officials set out to investigate…
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If you want a hardcopy of Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, good luck trying to find it in Ottawa. The highly anticipated tell-all about U.S. President Donald Trump’s first year in office…
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The new Greek ambassador says his open personality, combined with five years of experience at the Greek Consulate in Toronto, will help him succeed in growing a stronger relationship between Canada and Greece. Dimitris Azemopoulos presented…
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Government relations firm Impact Public Affairs has expanded, moving to a new, roomier office and hiring two new consultants to its team all in the past month. Barbara Barrett and Catherine Fortin LeFaivre joined Impact…
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Taking some notes from her husband—a former Paraguayan ambassador—but forging her own path with about 20 years of experience in the foreign service, Canada’s new ambassador of Paraguay plans to focus on building a stronger…
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On Oct. 27, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen presented a TEDxTalk in Toronto detailing his personal experience of when he first arrived in Canada as a refugee. In the video posted on Youtube on Nov. 27,…
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NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is a Post Malone fan. Mr. Singh recently posted a photo on Instagram of himself alongside up-and-coming rapper Post Malone, saying he listened to one of the dreadlocked artist's most popular songs…
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Beverley McLachlin celebrated her retirement as chief justice of the Supreme Court in style on Dec. 14 with a gala at the Shaw Centre ballroom in Ottawa. Judges, litigators, justices, lawyers, lobbyists, MPs, and diplomats were…
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PARLIAMENT HILL— Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the House rising for the holidays is so delightful, and since everyone is back home, let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! As MPs…
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Some MPs and Senators say they're hoping to see the expected new lobbying watchdog, Nancy Bélanger, build a stronger relationship with them as she embarks on the start of term, as they suggested there's been…
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It wasn't under the best circumstance that Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc was transformed into a Lego figure, as it happened shortly after he announced his cancer diagnosis, but we're choosing to view it as a…

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