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Wynne's victory as Ontario's first woman premier a breakthrough, poll suggests

Wynne's victory as Ontario's first woman premier a breakthrough, poll suggests

TORONTO - About 70 per cent of Canadians think Kathleen Wynne's victory as Ontario's first female premier is a significant breakthrough for women in politics, a new poll suggests.
Bill curbs military police freedoms established after Somalia, watchdog warns

Bill curbs military police freedoms established after Somalia, watchdog warns

OTTAWA - Guidelines that have protected the independence of military police since the Somalia affair will be curtailed by new legislation working its way through Parliament, a civilian watchdog warns.
Manitoba Liberals have just paid off debt, but may lose money on conference

Manitoba Liberals have just paid off debt, but may lose money on conference

WINNIPEG - After taking more than a year to pay off their debt from the 2011 provincial election, the Manitoba Liberals may go right back into the red with a "Thinker's Conference" coming up soon. The meeting Feb. 21-23 has been promoted for months.
Energy Minister Chris Bentley will leave Ontario politics Feb. 14

Energy Minister Chris Bentley will leave Ontario politics Feb. 14

TORONTO, Cananda - The man at the centre of the Ontario government scandal over cancelled gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga announced Friday he is quitting provincial politics.
A bad public relations year for Parliament's embattled upper chamber

A bad public relations year for Parliament's embattled upper chamber

OTTAWA - It's been a rough year for Canada's upper house. Thursday's ouster of Sen.
NDP's Mulcair isn't endorsing Quebec bid for international aid powers

NDP's Mulcair isn't endorsing Quebec bid for international aid powers

MONTREAL - Tom Mulcair wasn't ready to endorse a Quebec effort to set up an international-aid program when asked Thursday about the province's plans to set up its own version of the Canadian International Development Agency.
Alberta's Redford moves to freeze MLA pay ahead of belt-tightening budget

Alberta's Redford moves to freeze MLA pay ahead of belt-tightening budget

EDMONTON - With Alberta facing a $6 billion shortfall in next month's budget, Premier Alison Redford's government has passed a motion to refuse a mandated cost-of-living pay hike for all 87 members of the legislature.
Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan confirms he's quitting politics

Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan confirms he's quitting politics

TORONTO - Calling himself "Dalton McGuinty's guy," Finance Minister Dwight Duncan announced Thursday he was quitting Ontario politics to clear the way for premier-designate Kathleen Wynne to renew the Liberal front benches.
Report says time running out for Canadian oil producers to access Pacific Rim

Report says time running out for Canadian oil producers to access Pacific Rim

CALGARY - A research paper is reinforcing the idea that Canada's resource industry is at risk of being left behind internationally if it doesn't find a way to get oil to receptive markets in the Pacific Rim.
Finance minister says no intent to deceive over $27-million budget error

Finance minister says no intent to deceive over $27-million budget error

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government is defending itself against accusations from the auditor general that it knowingly delivered a budget last spring that was off by $27 million.