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Senior Political Reporter. National Post. I cover politics. Normally from Ottawa, Canada.

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sdir 143 meets now women human rights defenders details location witnesses cdnpoli
#SDIR 143 meets now. Women Human Rights Defenders.

Details/location/Witnesses: https://t.co/N5D0GosIGd #cdnpoli
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132 meets now perception of and public trust in the canadian agricultural sector 139 meets now labour shortage
#AGRI 132 meets now . Perception of and Public Trust in the Canadian Agricultural Sector.
#HUMA 139 meets now. #M190. Labour Shortages of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area / TELEVISED Labour Min @PattyHajdu on Supp Bs.

Details/Witnesses: https://t.co/N5D0Gob7hD #cdnpoli
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newsnow in west block justintrudeau meets with his cabinet
#NewsNOW in West Block: @JustinTrudeau meets with his cabinet.
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153 meets now televised general motors future and continued commitment to the automotive and manufacturing ind
#INDU 153 meets now. TELEVISED.
General Motors’ future and continued commitment to the automotive and manufacturing industries in Canada.
#INAN 141 meets now. Community Capacity Building and Retention of Talent.

Details/location/Witnesses: https://t.co/N5D0GosIGd #cdnpoli
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140 meets in camera committee business 132 meets in camera drafting report 131 meets in camera drafting report
#JUST 140 meets in camera. Committee business.
#FAAE 132 meets in camera. Drafting Report.
#PACP 131 meets in camera. Drafting report.
#FEWO 134 meets in camera. Drafting report.

Details/location/Witnesses: https://t.co/N5D0Gob7hD #cdnpoli
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newsnow at 420 wellington cpc mps lraitt and pierrepaulhus speak about just 140
#NewsNOW at 420 Wellington: #CPC MPs @lraitt and @PierrePaulHus speak about #JUST 140.
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oakville aug 27 2015 candidate trudeau we will balance the budget in 2019 this excerpt from my report on mon n
Oakville. Aug 27 2015. Candidate Trudeau: “We will balance the budget in 2019.” This excerpt from my report on @GlobalNational Mon night.
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good morning here s my newsletter for those with an interest in cdnpoli mar 19
Good morning! Here's my newsletter for those with an interest in #cdnpoli Mar 19 https://t.co/ZaNZ3ItQPs
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congrats to parliamentary press gallery members nominated for an nna full nominee list here
Congrats to Parliamentary Press Gallery Member’s nominated for an NNA: @RobertFife @stevenchase @channay @danlebla @SeanSilcoff Full nominee list here: https://t.co/FmEhXUqH3G
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yet something else ucp leader is going to have to deal with this one broken by the friendly broadbent institut
Yet something else UCP Leader @jkenney is going to have to deal with. This one broken by the #NDP-friendly Broadbent Institute's news site. https://t.co/O1Slwa4XpH

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fyi the original lyric to the 1908 version of o canada was thou dost in us command was changed to all thy sons
FYI: The original lyric to the 1908 version of “O Canada” was “Thou dost in us command.” Was changed to “All Thy Sons” in 1914. So for you traditionalists, Robert Stanley Weir’s original lyric was, in fact, gender-neutral.
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bench is literally doubled over in laughter as tells the hes asked former justice min anne mclellan to give hi
#CPC bench is literally doubled over in laughter as @JustinTrudeau tells the #HoC he’s asked former #LPC Justice Min Anne McLellan to give him advice on relationship between PMO and Justice. “I guess Sheila Copps wasn’t available!” @andrewscheer says!
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i get that it might be tough for many of the conservative politicians staffers supporters ive met over the yea
I get that it might be tough for many of the #LGBTQ2 conservative politicians, staffers, supporters I’ve met over the years to call out what happened at the #PCPO convention today but I’ll be happy to do it for you: It’s Bad. Wrong. Retrograde. Hurtful. Dangerous, even. #onpoli
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premier bc has had a carbon tax for a decade has led all cdn provinces in gdp growth for the last few years fo
Premier: BC has had a carbon tax for a decade. Has led all Cdn provinces in GDP growth for the last few years; forecast to do so for the next few years. https://t.co/IuBTbLJ9ZL
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telford alleged to have said that if jwr changed her mind in favour of snc telford could line up people who co
Telford alleged to have said that if JWR changed her mind in favour of SNC, Telford could "line up people who could write all kinds of op-eds to say what Jody was doing is proper.” #JUST
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so the king and queen of the belgians come to canada canadas prime minister is nowhere to be found and they ar
So the King and Queen of the Belgians come to Canada. Canada’s prime minister is nowhere to be found. And they are greeted by the German flag which looks like this: 🇩🇪 vs the Belgian flag which looks like this: 🇧🇪 .
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you came into politics and immediately broke your promise to a limit deficits to 10b a year b balance budget b
You came into politics and immediately broke your promise to: a) limit deficits to $10B a year b) balance budget by 2020. c) take debt-to-GDP under 27% by 2019. Instead you are the only FInMin to be fined by the Ethics Commish. Bravo. https://t.co/iRJGd3XzQb
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says he strongly disagrees with s characterization of events really then why isnt she still the justice minis
.@JustinTrudeau says he ‘strongly disagrees” with @Puglaas ’s characterization of events. Really? Then why isn’t she still the Justice Minister?
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pmjt first pm in history to violate a federal statute while in office mr trudeau did contravene sections 5 11
PMJT first PM in history to violate a federal statute while in office: "Mr. Trudeau did contravene sections 5, 11, 12 and 21 of the [Conflict of Interest] Act but that he did not contravene subsection 14(1) of the Members' Code, or subsection 6(1) or section 7 of the Act. "
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remember premier ford did not do any end of year interviews with real journalists but he did do one with the f
Remember: Premier Ford did not do any end-of-year interviews with real journalists. But he did do one with the fake journalist who he pays. Here it is: #onpoli https://t.co/rkV7ksHKdO
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