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How memes could be the new political attack ads

Published: 2019-07-05T21:00:00Z 

Over Canada Day weekend, a video of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the recent G20 summit went viral online. It showed him being snubbed when ...

SNOBELEN: Summer simmers with live music, especially Canadian acts

Published: 2019-07-05T20:03:45Z 

Canada Day is the only time you will find red and white on his lawn. During political contests the lawn is strictly blue. And he is wise enough to know ...

'Food terrorism' could be at play in China's ban on Canadian meat, one expert says

Published: 2019-07-05T16:06:30Z 

What is ractopamine, the drug at the centre of the China-Canada meat dispute ... CTV National News last Thursday, Keogh said criminals will copy Canadian ... "Canada is in a very sensitive time right now, of course, with the political ...

The 'Ivanka Show'—and Canada's role in it

Published: 2019-07-05T13:41:15Z 

After Ivanka's scene-stealing swanning with world leaders recently at the G20, a brazen intermingling of business and politics now intrinsic to the ...

Controversial 'robocall' firm behind mass text messages across Canada

Published: 2019-07-05T12:33:45Z 

McFadden says he has complained to Elections Canada about the texts and hopes for more transparency in political messaging as the election ...

NOTEBOOK: Campaigning for commuter votes, politicians should look at how people get to work

Published: 2019-07-05T12:11:15Z 

Those numbers come from Statistics Canada, which has a lot of data on our commuting habits broken down not just by city or province but also by ...

RCMP going after Canadian Nationalist Party for intellectual property violation

Published: 2019-07-05T07:52:30Z 

To garner cash, the party has set up an online store selling Canadian ... The Canadian Nationalist Party did not respond to a CBC News request for ... who are eligible voters that it needs to officially register as a federal political party.

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister takes a lonely stand against Quebec's Bill 21

Published: 2019-07-05T01:18:25Z 

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has been the rare political leader pointing to a ... "This implicates all Canadians in terms of the precedent it sets.".

CANADA : Food policy finally getting the attention it deserves

Published: 2019-07-05T00:56:15Z 

This article, written by Evan Fraser, University of Guelph, originally appeared on The Conversation and is republished here with permission:.

CANADA : Food policy finally getting the attention it deserves

Published: 2019-07-05T00:56:15Z 

The food policy itself notes that Canadian foods lead the world in terms of quality and safety, and that our food sector is one of Canada's economic ...

Alberta launches $2.5-million inquiry into funding for environmentalists opposed to pipelines

Published: 2019-07-05T00:33:45Z 

... what he deems to be misinformation on social media and in the news. ... Energy Minister Sonya Savage, who previously worked for the Canadian ... Jay Ritchlin, the Western Canadian director for the David Suzuki ... to audits that found no wrongdoing under the last federal government, he said.

Canadian spies given new 'disruption' powers to combat foreign influence in elections

Published: 2019-07-04T23:26:15Z 

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) told a Toronto Star/BuzzFeed News investigation that it views its "threat reduction ... Canadian political parties already targeted by foreign hacking, electronic spy agency says ...

China- Canada trade dispute hitting home for Southwestern Ontario farmers

Published: 2019-07-04T23:20:14Z 

Blindsided by a trade dispute that has shut the door to a growing export market, livestock farmers in Southwestern Ontario are bracing for a hit to their ...

China- Canada trade dispute hitting home for Southwestern Ontario farmers

Published: 2019-07-04T23:03:45Z 

Local News ... China's ban on Canadian meat products adds to the woes of area farmers ... Canadian pork exports to China had been experiencing a boon since August ... "There has to be more to the (ban) than we know," said Grace Skogstad, a professor of political science at the University of Toronto.

Canadian spies given new 'disruption' powers to combat foreign influence in elections

Published: 2019-07-04T22:30:00Z 

OTTAWA—Canada's domestic intelligence agency sees its new "threat ... told a Toronto Star/BuzzFeed News investigation that it views its "threat reduction ... Canadian political parties already targeted by foreign hacking, electronic ...

Canadian officials instructed to stop using 'progressive' to describe trade deals, documents show

Published: 2019-07-04T22:19:07Z 

"I was under the impression," wrote another official the following day about a news release, "that the government was (transitioning) away from this ...

Canadian officials instructed to stop using 'progressive' to describe trade deals, documents show

Published: 2019-07-04T22:18:45Z 

"Progressive" was just too "politically-loaded" an adjective, explained one email to ... Breaking that news to several colleagues, one official said in October, "I do not ... Emails show Canada getting Argentina and Brazil on board with a ...

A Stranded Nation looks to add clarity to Canada's divisive oil and gas debate

Published: 2019-07-04T22:11:46Z 

On June 17, the Canadian government declared a national climate emergency. The next day, on June 18, it re-affirmed its decision to expand the ...

Natural Resources minister defends Liberal decisions affecting energy industry in Calgary

Published: 2019-07-04T21:10:20Z 

That's the reality of the polarized political situation that we have in Canada. But I'm confident that because of all the work we have done that we are in ...

Canada's social media arms race and the battle for hearts and likes

Published: 2019-07-04T20:48:45Z 

Ballingall, a former Conservative staffer and Sun News employee, has ... for political messages through Facebook groups, TV ads or text spamming.