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Less than an hour after the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, the new administration outlined on the White House website its energy policy, which aims to focus on gas and oil, and reviving the coal industry.

It also indicates the Climate Action Plan, introduced in 2013, will be scrapped.
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President Donald Trump wasted no time getting to work on Friday night, heading straight to the Oval Office where he signed his first executive orders since arriving at the White House.
He christened the Resolute Desk by signing an order to confirm General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense and another order to 'ease the burden of Obamacare'.
He has already made changes to the Oval Office decor, swapping its formerly crimson drapes for gold c
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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people.

Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come.

We will face challenges. We will confront
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For the past 96 hours, Rep. John Lewis's decision to not attend Donald Trump's inauguration Friday has been cast as the beating heart of a large-scale protest movement against the businessman-turned-politician. Lewis's status as a civil rights icon and Trump's baffling attempts to suggest that the Georgia Democrat is more talk than action have only fueled the idea of Lewis as the last principled man in Washington.

Turns out that story line mi
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Will the Alberta Progressive Conservative party dare to kick out Jason Kenney at this late point in the chaotic leadership race?

The PC board members just might just do it.

The fight for the old party is no longer political. It’s existential.

Does the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta, winner of 12 straight elections, simply follow Kenney’s prescription and vote itself out of existence, or fight on with its own identity?
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A member of Health Minister Jane Philpott’s staff has lost his job after he gained unauthorized access to NDP offices near Parliament Hill.

Mark Livingstone inappropriately entered the New Democrats’ research office on Sparks Street around 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 3, 2016, the day before the Liberal government’s one-year anniversary in power. On Nov. 8, the Liberal House Leader’s chief of staff, Rheal Lewis, notified NDP Whip Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says in retrospect, maybe he should have answered in English when asked questions in that language at last night's town hall meeting in Sherbrooke, Que.

The prime minister at first defended his decision to respond to questions only in French, including one about anglophone access to mental health services, when asked about it at a news conference this morning.
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Minutes before the third official Conservative leadership debate began Tuesday evening, Kellie Leitch’s campaign put out a press release calling Maxime Bernier a “liar and a fraud” for criticizing corporate welfare while shelling it out as industry minister.

For good measure, the release also highlighted a number of times Bernier was less than frugal with taxpayer money on trips to Calgary, Edmonton, Paris and Laos.

This, of course, was al
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With barely 72 hours left in office, President Barack Obama Tuesday did an abrupt U-turn on his years-long assault on government leaks and showed leniency toward two military figures who’d helped make public highly sensitive secrets.

Both Democrats and Republicans said they were bewildered – even angered – by Obama’s commutation of the 35-year prison term of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence specialist who turned over some 700,000
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau twice refused questions Tuesday from a reporter who wanted to know if he had ever before vacationed with the Aga Khan, the billionaire leader of the world’s Ismaili Muslims.

Trudeau and his family spent about a week over the New Year’s break on what the prime minister has described as “a family vacation” on the private island in the Bahamas owned by the Aga Khan. He has also repeatedly said that the Aga Khan, 80,
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The Trudeau Liberals enjoy a 13 point advantage over the Conservatives but are trending downward. Ballot support stands at 41.4 per cent for the Liberals, 28.4 per cent for the Conservatives, 16.2 per cent for the NDP, 6.1 per cent for the Greens and 6.1 per cent for the BQ.

Accessible Voters – Asked a series of independent questions for each federal party, 56.3 per cent of Canadians would consider voting Liberal (a new 12 month low) while 44
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The Liberal government is reviewing whether to enforce a so-called Netflix tax on the digital services Canadians buy from foreign-based firms over the internet.

A high-profile example is U.S.-based Netflix, which does not apply federal or provincial sales taxes to monthly billings sent to Canadian customers for its streaming service.
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The federal Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner has launched an investigation into the circumstances of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s New Year’s holiday in the Bahamas, the National Post has learned, the first time a sitting prime minister has come under scrutiny by the independent parliamentary watchdog.

The commissioner, Mary Dawson, is considering two potential violations of the Conflict of Interest Act, according to a letter sh
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Another one bites the dust.

Former finance minister Joe Oliver is the latest federal Conservative to lose a bid to run for Patrick Brown’s provincial Tories in next year’s election.

Oliver, 76, was trounced Sunday in the York Centre nomination contest by upstart lawyer Roman Baber.

Baber, 36, who was born in Russia and came to Canada from Israel at age 15, beat the Tory titan by 711 to 465 votes.
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The latest media-manufactured controversy surrounding President-Elect Trump involves Congressman John Lewis, who won’t be attending the inauguration because he believes that Mr. Trump will be an illegitimate president. (He reportedly believed the same about George W. Bush.)