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Trump Says Cameron Has Invited Him to Visit U.K.

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Presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Friday British Prime Minister David Cameron had asked him to visit and that he might accept the invitation, an apparent easing of tensions between the presumptive Republican Party nominee and the leader of a major U.S. ally. Trump, in an interview with MSNBC, said Cameron extended the invitation to visit 10 Downing Street two ...

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Ontario’s Private-College Grads Not Finding Jobs, Provincial Numbers Show

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Almost 40 per cent of the most highly rated private career colleges in Ontario appear to be failing to prepare students for the labour market, with a third of graduates at 58 out of 159 campuses unable to find any work six months after graduation. The numbers, released by the provincial government this spring and analyzed by The Globe and ...

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Victoria Police Chief Warns of Tent City’s ‘Street Gang’ Presence

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A controversial tent city for the homeless not far from the B.C. Legislature in Victoria has been invaded by street gangs and become unsafe for many occupants and service providers – and challenging for police, says the city’s acting police chief. Chief Del Manak of the Victoria Police Department outlined the unruly situation at a special meeting of Victoria City ...

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Jeffrey Simpson: Lessons From B.C.’s Carbon Tax Experience

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British Columbia was the first jurisdiction in North America to impose a carbon tax. The 2008 Carbon Tax Act set the levy at $10 a tonne of carbon emissions on all fossil fuel uses. The tax was increased by $5 a tonne each year until it reached $30 a tonne in 2012. Then, the provincial government of Premier Christy Clark ...

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After Trudeau’s Scuffle: How Strong Are the Liberals, Really?

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The distance of two sword lengths, which is supposed to separate the government from the opposition, was no impediment to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau crossing the floor to “engage” the opposition directly the other day. Although this is surely fodder for the opposition parties, the polling suggests that it usually takes more than one incident to shake the trend line. ...

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Canada, Mexico Join UN Peacekeeping Operation in Colombia

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Canada and Mexico are exploring joint participation in a United Nations peacekeeping operation in Colombia as part of a pending peace treaty to end a half-century-old guerrilla war. Paulo Carreno King, Mexico’s undersecretary for North America, said he has held talks with senior Canadian officials about involving Canada in peacekeeping operations in Latin America under the UN mandate. Read More..

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Police Could Take Over Your Self-Driving Car

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Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are no longer mere creatures of science fiction. Tech companies are investing billions of dollars to make AVs a reality. Although self-driving cars are a ways down the road, their impending arrival provokes a host of moral dilemmas and ethical concerns. Among these ethical considerations, is the question of which public infrastructures and public safety officers would ...

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After Imprisoning Oregon Ranchers, Obama to Sign an Executive Order Legalizing BLM Tyranny to Take Over Any Land it Wants

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At the heart of a free and prosperous society is the principle of private property ownership. Without private property, the centralization and corrupting influence of power grows, as the freedom of the individual dissipates. Democratic socialism is a great example of the dissolution of private property, under which, the demands of the majority override those of the individual. The majority ...

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As Canada Faces Heat Over Saudi Deal, Sweden Looks to Restrict Arms Exports

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The Canadian government is fond of boasting that its controls on weapons exports are among the strongest in the world, but bragging rights may soon go to Sweden, where legislators are readying new restrictions that could curb arms sales to non-democratic nations. The rigour and effectiveness of Canada’s approval process for military exports was called into question this year after ...

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The Cultural Revolution: China Doesn’t Want People Discussing its Anniversary

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In late November, 1966, authorities arrested Liu Wenzhong and his older brother for questioning the man who had thrown China into chaos. The two had posted an article lashing out at the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution that Chairman Mao had imposed on the country only a few months before. His brother, Liu Wenhui, thought it would bring grave disaster by ...

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