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    Here's how gerrymandering games U.S. elections — and why this Pennsylvania decision matters

    Here's how gerrymandering games U.S. elections — and why this Pennsylvania decision matters


    Pennsylvania lawmakers who redrew a congressional district map to advantage the Republican Party went too far, the state's Supreme Court ruled on Monday, delivering a blow against gerrymandering that could signal limits to the practice across the...

    Pennsylvania lawmakers who redrew a congressional district map to advantage the Republican Party went too far, the state's Supreme Court ruled on Monday, delivering a blow against gerrymandering that could signal limits to the practice across the country.

    Carbon taxes might not change consumer behaviour, but they sure will feed government coffers: Neil Macdonald

    Carbon taxes might not change consumer behaviour, but they sure will feed government coffers: Neil Macdonald


    The Ecofiscal Commission reckons that the carbon taxes in place now, even with their built-in increases, aren't anywhere near enough to change consumer or business behaviours. But they will still provide governments with the cash they...

    The Ecofiscal Commission reckons that the carbon taxes in place now, even with their built-in increases, aren't anywhere near enough to change consumer or business behaviours. But they will still provide governments with the cash they crave.

    Stormy weather just latest bad news for NDP in Quebec

    Stormy weather just latest bad news for NDP in Quebec


    A winter storm kept the NDP out of Quebec this week, but the party still needs to face its problems in the province under new leader Jagmeet...

    A winter storm kept the NDP out of Quebec this week, but the party still needs to face its problems in the province under new leader Jagmeet Singh.

    Labour Minister holds the Liberal line on abortion and Canada Summer Jobs

    Labour Minister holds the Liberal line on abortion and Canada Summer Jobs


    Labour Minister Patty Hajdu strived Tuesday to return to the start of the furor over the federal government's Canada Summer Jobs program and a pitched debate about rights, beliefs, freedoms and the power of the...

    Labour Minister Patty Hajdu strived Tuesday to return to the start of the furor over the federal government's Canada Summer Jobs program and a pitched debate about rights, beliefs, freedoms and the power of the state.

    NAFTA focus for Trudeau as he meets with U.S. corporate leaders in Davos

    NAFTA focus for Trudeau as he meets with U.S. corporate leaders in Davos


    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with nine leaders of major U.S. corporations Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum. On the agenda: NAFTA and investing in...

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with nine leaders of major U.S. corporations Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum. On the agenda: NAFTA and investing in Canada.

    First Nations on back-end of water list hope Liberal promises don't run dry

    First Nations on back-end of water list hope Liberal promises don't run dry


    The deputy chief of Grassy Narrows says waiting until 2021 for an interim fix to provide drinkable water to homes in the community currently hooked up to well systems with uranium-tainted water is 'not good...

    The deputy chief of Grassy Narrows says waiting until 2021 for an interim fix to provide drinkable water to homes in the community currently hooked up to well systems with uranium-tainted water is 'not good enough.'

    Canada's dance with Pacific Rim trade partners came down to timing: Chris Hall

    Canada's dance with Pacific Rim trade partners came down to timing: Chris Hall


    Canada is now ready to sign on to a Pacific Rim trade deal with 10 other nations after three days of intense negotiations in Tokyo resolved the Trudeau government's concerns over protections for intellectual property, culture and the auto...

    Canada is now ready to sign on to a Pacific Rim trade deal with 10 other nations after three days of intense negotiations in Tokyo resolved the Trudeau government's concerns over protections for intellectual property, culture and the auto sector.

    No sign of bias against government job-seekers with ethnic-sounding names, pilot project finds

    No sign of bias against government job-seekers with ethnic-sounding names, pilot project finds


    Hiding ethnic-sounding names from resumes had no real bearing on who's picked from the pile of applications for jobs in the federal public service, a pilot project on blind hiring...

    Hiding ethnic-sounding names from resumes had no real bearing on who's picked from the pile of applications for jobs in the federal public service, a pilot project on blind hiring found.

    'We must get this done': Liberals stick to First Nations water promise amid new boil-water advisories

    'We must get this done': Liberals stick to First Nations water promise amid new boil-water advisories


    As part of its goal to end long-term boil water advisories for First Nations reserves, the federal government has added nearly 250 more drinking water systems to its list of those eligible for public monies, meaning it will have to address many more...

    As part of its goal to end long-term boil water advisories for First Nations reserves, the federal government has added nearly 250 more drinking water systems to its list of those eligible for public monies, meaning it will have to address many more advisories than it originally intended.

    Bell Canada alerts customers after data breach

    Bell Canada alerts customers after data breach


    Bell Canada is alerting customers after hackers illegally accessed the information of fewer than 100,000 customers, the telecom giant told CBC...

    Bell Canada is alerting customers after hackers illegally accessed the information of fewer than 100,000 customers, the telecom giant told CBC News.

    Trudeau promotes Time's Up, #MeToo movements in Davos speech

    Trudeau promotes Time's Up, #MeToo movements in Davos speech


    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged international leaders to do more to promote women's rights, including confronting widespread concerns over sexual misconduct and assault, on the main stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on...

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged international leaders to do more to promote women's rights, including confronting widespread concerns over sexual misconduct and assault, on the main stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday.

    Globalization losing its lustre, Indian PM tells economic forum

    Globalization losing its lustre, Indian PM tells economic forum


    Protectionism is gaining ground and globalization is losing its attractiveness, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the World Economic Forum on...

    Protectionism is gaining ground and globalization is losing its attractiveness, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the World Economic Forum on Tuesday.

    Canada reaches deal on revised Trans-Pacific Partnership

    Canada reaches deal on revised Trans-Pacific Partnership


    Canada has agreed to a resurrected version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and will sign on to the deal. The deal, renamed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, comes after talks in Japan this week with the 11...

    Canada has agreed to a resurrected version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and will sign on to the deal. The deal, renamed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, comes after talks in Japan this week with the 11 countries still committed to the deal.

    New snow crab fishing rules rein in use of ropes to protect North Atlantic right whales

    New snow crab fishing rules rein in use of ropes to protect North Atlantic right whales


    Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc has announced four new management measures for the snow crab fishery in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence to protect North Atlantic right whales, including reducing the amount of rope floating on the surface...

    Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc has announced four new management measures for the snow crab fishery in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence to protect North Atlantic right whales, including reducing the amount of rope floating on the surface of the water and mandatory reporting of all lost gear.

    Trudeau's Davos challenge: How to dance with Trump without treading on toes

    Trudeau's Davos challenge: How to dance with Trump without treading on toes


    Whether or not President Donald Trump shows up at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will once again face a delicate balance in negotiating his public relationship with...

    Whether or not President Donald Trump shows up at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will once again face a delicate balance in negotiating his public relationship with Trump.

    Political posturing casts sour tone over Montreal NAFTA talks

    Political posturing casts sour tone over Montreal NAFTA talks


    NAFTA talks are officially underway in Montreal, but the political posturing behind the scenes has already cast a sour tone on this round of discussions. Sources suggest U.S. officials believe Canada is to blame for the lack of progress, while Canadian...

    NAFTA talks are officially underway in Montreal, but the political posturing behind the scenes has already cast a sour tone on this round of discussions. Sources suggest U.S. officials believe Canada is to blame for the lack of progress, while Canadian sources say such a suggestion is "nonsense".

    Liberal MP says abortion clause in summer jobs program 'not right'

    Liberal MP says abortion clause in summer jobs program 'not right'


    MP Scott Simms, who represents the central Newfoundland district of Coast of Bays — Central — Notre Dame, says groups are being asked to disavow "core...

    MP Scott Simms, who represents the central Newfoundland district of Coast of Bays — Central — Notre Dame, says groups are being asked to disavow "core beliefs."