Monthly Archives: January 2019

Liberal Washington Post columnist cautions Dems: Embracing 'Medicare for All' may aid Trump

Ever since one leading 2020 presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., called for eliminating private health insurance to implement “Medicare for All,” there has been pushback by some moderate Democrats, including a Washington Post columnist who cautioned the party against embracing such a platform, especially while campaigning against President Trump. Harris is one of the biggest champions for “Medicare for All,” ...

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Small businesses in Alberta haven't been this pessimistic in years, lobby group says

Small businesses in Alberta haven’t been this pessimistic in years, according to an industry lobby group who says the oil-price differential is largely to blame — even if prices for Canadian crude have recently recovered. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says confidence among its Alberta members plunged in December and January, according to a monthly survey it conducts. Prices for Western Canadian Select ...

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Ottawa drops appeal in political activity case, ending charities' 7-year audit nightmare

The Liberal government has withdrawn its appeal of a stunning 2018 court ruling that quashed a section of the Income Tax Act limiting the political activities of charities. The landmark case was launched a tiny Ottawa charity, Canada Without Poverty, which argued that the section violates the Charter of Rights guarantee of freedom of expression. Justice Edward Morgan of the ...

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Canadians flying high ahead of freestyle skiing and snowboard worlds

Confidence shouldn’t be an issue for many of Canada’s contingent of 50-plus athletes come Friday at the freestyle, freeski ski and snowboard world championships in Utah. Last weekend, freestyle skier Alex Beaulieu-Marchand and snowboarder Mark McMorris each reached the podium twice to lead a 15-medal haul by 13 Canadians at the Winter X Games in Colorado and World Cup ski cross ...

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Venezuela's Juan Guaido recognized as head of state by EU

The European Parliament on Thursday recognized Venezuela’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido as de facto head of state, heightening international pressure on the OPEC member’s socialist president, Nicolas Maduro. EU lawmakers voted 429 in favour to 104 against, with 88 abstentions, at a special session in Brussels to recognize Venezuelan congress head Guaido as interim leader. In a statement with the ...

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Conservatives, Liberals set new fundraising records ahead of election year

Canadians are opening their wallets to the major parties ahead of the federal election; the Conservatives, Liberals and Greens set new records in the fourth quarter of 2018 for fundraising outside of an election year. According to the quarterly fundraising return posted to Elections Canada’s website, the Conservatives raised $7,343,817 in the last three months of 2018 from 49,260 individual contributions. ...

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