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A round up of the controversy of the year: 2013

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Who said Canadian politics is boring? This year has been a news-maker filled with controversy and action. From the battle that wages over ...
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Worst Job Growth in a Decade: An Economic Recovery?

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Some economists are raising red flags on the topic of the economy which has been dear to the Conservatives' electoral strategy. Job cr...
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Conservative fiscal mismanagement is crippling our military

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Canada's armed forces are being suffocated by bureaucracy and cutbacks in the equipment and training they need. The Conservatives clai...
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Northern Gateway pipeline now awaits federal approval

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With 209 conditions that need to be met, the joint panel reviewing the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal has given the idea a green light...
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Canada Post CEO cripples service to save $500K salary

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There is no more telling scene of mismanagement than Canada Post, a crown corporation that has been mismanaging its funds, funneling it to...
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Canada Post: A real uncreative mess

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Canada Post's decision to end home delivery to the Conservative Government's applaud actively shows how the service is a real uncr...
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Trudeau reveals some policy stances ahead of new year

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In an interview with Evan Solomon yesterday, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau revealed some of his policy stances ahead of the new year.
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Ministers' staffers receive gag order from committee

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A parliamentary committee has asked ministers' staff to sign Lifetime Confidentiality Agreements which would inhibit them from sharing...
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Canada rolled out the red carpet for American spies

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New Snowden documents released to CBC last week show a troubling reality that took place during the G20 summit 2 years ago: Canada rolled ...
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The Harper Government is obsessed with Big Brother

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Canadian citizens have a right to be concerned, their government is taking the most unprecedented steps in recent history to monitor and m...
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Conservatives defy the odds in Brandon-Souris

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With Forum polls predicting a Liberal sweep in Brandon-Souris, and a series of scandals bogging the Conservatives, it appears they've...
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Conservatives, Liberals exchange fire in Brandon-Souris

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A Conservative loss in Brandon-Souris on Monday would confirm the sour taste Canadians have from hypocrisy and a government which has lost...
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Treasury Board uses taxpayers money to reward "favourite" employees

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Wasteful spending in the Treasury Board brings more questions about Tony Clement's ability to manage public funds.
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Law and Order: The Conservatives are hypocrites

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Recent events have trumped Conservative tough on crime rhetoric. From the Duffy Affair to Rob Ford's drug problems, the Conservatives ...
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Trudeau: "But [the mainstream media] can now report that I prefer China."

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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau faced a lot of heat this week from a "ladies night" that turned into a political football.
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The Duffy Affair: Doing the right thing?

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The senate voted to suspend senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin, and Patrick Brazeau without pay yesterday, an unprecedented move that has ...
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The Duffy Affair: Harper contradicts himself... again

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As Canadians look for answers in the ongoing senate saga, Harper's statements and lack of statements have raised more questions than a...
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Duffy drops another bombshell on the Harper government

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Within six days of Duffy's bombshell allegation implicating Harper in the Duffy affair, Duffy released documents today which implicate...
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The Duffy Affair: Just how many more could there be?

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There is no going back on The Duffy Affair , the breach of trust and scar to the Conservative brand will last a while. The story is on peo...
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Harper targeted in allegations raised in The Duffy Affair

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The Duffy Affair exploded with controversy Tuesday when disgraced senator Mike Duffy implicated Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the scand...
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Harper using media assault as fundraising ploy

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It is no secret the only media the Conservatives trust is their own and insiders will often refer to the "liberal media" or &quo...
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Harper used taxpayer money to pitch keystone to Americans

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper's bold showcase in New York City on September 26 cost taxpayers $65,500 and featured keystone lobbyists....
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Tory throne speech to change channel with NDP ideas

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The Conservative government is set to return Wednesday with a throne speech that will avoid the senate scandal by taking pages out of the ...
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The Duffy Affair: Explosive new details summarized

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The Conservatives have desperately tried to dodge the scandals floating in the senate but as time progresses, the situation appears to be ...
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Mulcair rejects star candidate's bid to re-open Pandora's box

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Toronto-Centre is shaping up to be the battle of media titans as Liberal Chrystia Freeland and NDP Linda McQuaig enter the rink. However, ...
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Carolyn Stewart Olsen to repay senate expenses

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The alarms were raised when Carolyn Stewart Olsen helped whitewash a senate audit into then-Conservative senator Mike Duffy. Recently, Ols...
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Did Harper play a role in the U.S. shutdown?

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Major U.S. Democratic Party fundraiser Tom Steyer sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper suggesting his firm lobbying for the XL K...
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Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro charged under Elections Act

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Elections Canada has laid charges on Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro and one of his campaign staffers after a two year investigation into ...
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New York Times slams Harper's record of muzzling scientists

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American newspaper giant the New York Times has slammed Prime Minister Stephen Harper for trying to "guarantee public ignorance"...
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Federal parties oppose Quebec Charter of Values

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The PQ announced the creation of their coveted Charter of Quebec Values yesterday and was met by opposition across the board on the fede...
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Tory EAP money targeted by corrupt Quebec companies

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As Quebec corruption comes under the microscope in the Charbonneau commission, it appears Quebec politicians aren't the only ones who ...
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Harper Government jacked up foreign musician taxes

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The low-tax Conservatives have jacked up taxes on foreign musicians who wish to perform in Canada, creating misery for small businesses an...
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The Duffy Affair: Wright wasn't alone in Duffy deal

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CTV News has learned Prime Minister Stephen Harper's former Chief of Staff Nigel Wright wasn't alone in reaching a deal with Mike ...
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Harper limits questions, blocks Chinese journalist

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper wrapped up his annual Northern Tour yesterday dodging the media and blocking Chinese journalist Li Xue Jiang...
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Harper is running away from his scandals

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Parliament won't resume until October, possibly October 21, thanks to Prime Minister Stephen Harper's latest decision to prorogu...
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The Wallin Affair: Stephen Harper's Nightmare come to life?

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Disgraced former Conservative Senator Pamela Wallin is on the hook for $121,348 in inappropriate travel expenses since her appointment in ...
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Unemployment rate up to 7.2% as 39,400 jobs lost in July

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If it wasn't already difficult to find a job in most of Canada, expect situations to get worse as the jobs market took a sharp and unexp...
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Poilievre: Conservative proposed senate changes can be done

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Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre announced the government can reform the senate without opening the constitution.
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Harper's deficit wasn't supposed to rise but did

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The Conservatives have held a mantra of fiscal responsibility. It has worked up to now because neither the Liberals or NDP could offer a c...
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An American fugitive's influence on the Harper Government?

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American fugitive Nathan Jacobson is on his way to an American prison after being arrested yesterday, not without embedding himself with t...
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The Duffy Affair: Search warrant needed to get PMO email?

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The Prime Minister's Office and RCMP are at a bypass over the February 20 email disgraced Senator Mike Duffy wrote to receive compensa...
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Harper's new cabinet brings request for updated blacklist

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It is clear the stunt orchestrated by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to save the face of his government was a flop. Not only is the new tea...
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Harper overhauls his cabinet - may do more harm than good

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced his cabinet shuffle in light of a scandalous spring session he would rather forget. The Duffy ...
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Public Safety Minister Vic Toews leaves politics tomorrow

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Effective tomorrow, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews will resign his cabinet post and his seat as MP. Not only does Toews join a list of M...
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Document: Conservative Party wanted to repay Duffy's expenses

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A new document reveals the Conservative party wanted to pay disgraced senator Mike Duffy's owing in a bid to cover up his scandal. The...
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Bureaucracy ballooned under Harper at expense of services

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Canadians angry about Conservative austerity measures have a new reason to be upset. While the cuts the Conservatives made directly impact...
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Conservative Senate Leader Marjory LeBreton resigns

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Amid an upcoming cabinet shuffle, Conservative Senate Leader Marjory LeBreton has resigned the cabinet and a few other Conservative MPs ha...
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Trudeau visit to catholic elementary school spurs controversy

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Parents of children who attend St. Claire catholic elementary school in Orleans are crying "scandal" after Liberal leader Justin...
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PMO interferes with standard RCMP procedure in High River

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The Alberta floods weren't without its controversy - from a PMO that tends to get itself deeper into problems every time it acts on so...
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Obama: Keystone pipeline approval depends on its emissions

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US President Barack Obama drew a clear line in the sand today on where he stands on the controversial keystone pipeline project. Natural R...
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