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The initial notice about the opening for Graham Fraser's job was posted on Nov. 2, 2016, says the PCO, after his term was originally supposed to end. The application deadline was pushed back to January, a year after Fraser says he flagged the opening. Former languages commissioner Graham Fraser suggested that the...

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A Metro analysis shows the corridors of power are largely filled with men. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick The Bank of Canada can have a major influence on the country's economy. By: Ryan Tumilty When the Bank of Canada changes interest rates, financial markets around the world move and your credit...

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The ugly American political discourse on gender and RCMP apology to women officers are grim reminders of how far we still have to go. RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson, left, answers a question during a news conference, as plaintiffs Janet Merlo, centre, and Linda Davidson look on, in Ottawa on Oct. 6. Paulson has...

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The cost of protecting our environment is not yet quite clear. But the price of not protecting it is unthinkable. Canadians love the outdoors and we must do our share to protect it, writes Penny Collenette... “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our...

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One day when Penny Collenette was director of appointments for Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, her executive assistant slunk into her office clutching a list. “You’re not going to like this,” she said. Collenette looked at it: 18 people recommended for an advisory group on a sensitive public policy...

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Trudeau got a huge boost with his Obama bromance, but U.S. relations are about to change, regardless who wins Could there be a more precipitous time for the 10th Annual North American Leader’s Summit (once known as the Three Amigos) to gather in Ottawa next week? In the wake of the historic boulversant of...

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As unnerving as it may be, tragedy is a powerful defining force in politics, a force to be used with great deftness and caution. Tony Clement tweeted supporting Stephane Dion on Canada's policy of not negotiating ransom with terrorist. "It was a surprisingly elegant exchange by political adversaries,"...

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OTTAWA, June 14 2016 – Members of the United Nations Association in Canada (UNACanada) gathered from across the country in Ottawa over the week-end at its 70th Annual General Meeting (AGM). Convening at a time when the Canadian Government has declared its interest in pursuing a seat on the UN Security Council and in...

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Many of the country’s leading feminists and activists from the political arena gathered last Friday night at a home in Toronto’s tony Rosedale to fete two of their own who had just been appointed to the Senate, and to mark the 15th anniversary of the movement to elect more women in Canada. It was a remarkable...

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One of the toughest things about being a politician or a public office holder (i.e., officials of a Prime Minister’s Office) is the whisper in your ear. No matter where you are – running to catch a plane in an airport or browsing for a good read in a bookstore – someone will often recognize you, sidle up and...

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