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    December 2017 Federal Byelections

    Bonavista–Burin–Trinity in Newfoundland, last held by Liberal Judy Foote. Scarborough–Agincourt in Ontario, last held by Liberal Arnold Chan. Battlefords–Lloydminster in Saskatchewan, last held by Conservative Gerry Ritz. South Surrey–White Rock in B.C., last held by Conservative Dianne Watts...
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    Chrisy Clark resigns as BC Liberal leader

    Former premier Christy Clark is stepping down as leader of the B.C. Liberal Party effective Aug. 4, and is leaving politics. "Serving as premier and serving the people of British Columbia for the past six and a half years has been an incredible honour and privilege," Clark said in a...
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    Obama preparing to send opponents to FEMA camps

    It's finally happening. I'm going to be honest. I thought the idea that Obama was planning to send his opponents to concentration camps was ridiculous. It was all that sort of scrambled brain Danbones nonsense about pizza and Jewish space lizards or some shit. But after reading about Obama's...
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    Canadian values test would be on liberal values

    http://www.macleans.ca/society/canada-supports-a-values-test-but-not-the-values-of-the-far-right/ A whopping 84 per cent of respondents agreed with the statement, “New immigrants to Canada should be screened to ensure they share Canadian values.” Almost 50 per cent “strongly” agreed. That’s...
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    New Zealand river granted same legal rights as a person

    A river in New Zealand has become the first in the world to be granted the same legal rights as a person. The New Zealand parliament passed the bill recognising the Whanganui River, in North Island, as a living entity. Long revered by New Zealand's Maori people, the river's interests will now...
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    NDP leadership race

    Perennial bridesmaid, never the bride, the New Democratic Party is also having a leadership race. Few have noticed because the NDP don't have headline grabbing egomaniacs and racists running. Current candidates include: BC MP Peter Julian Ontario MP Charlie Angus Quebec MP Guy Charon...
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    Independent candidate Evan McMullin surges in Utah

    As Trump stumbles, why Evan McMullin could win in Utah - CSMonitor.com Evan McMullin, ex-CIA officer and current independent presidential candidate, has stayed largely off the media radar since announcing his candidacy in August. But the conservative former Republican policy chief in the...
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    Canada / China Extradition Treaty

    Justin Trudeau is defending his decision to negotiate a controversial extradition treaty with China, arguing a deal would offer Canada higher-level relations with Beijing – part of closer ties he says have yielded advances on matters such as Canadians in distress. The Prime Minister said...
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    Youth voter turnout spiked 18% in last federal election

    The number of young Canadians who voted in October increased by an astounding 18 per cent in the last federal election, new data from Elections Canada shows. The agency released new official figures from the 2015 federal election Wednesday. Overall, voter turnout was a comparatively healthy...
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    Are military attacks on civilians sometimes justified?

    Gallup has released the results of a global study that measure, among other things, regional views of military violence against civilians. *** Americans and Canadians Are Most Likely to Say Military Attacks on Civilians Are Sometimes Justified While the majority of world citizens agree that...
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    Globe and Mail endorses Conservatives, not Harper

    The election of 2015 has been powered by a well-founded desire for change. But it has also been an election where the opposition has recognized the electorate’s desire for stability and continuity on all things economic. That’s why the Liberals and the New Democrats, while running on the...
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    Mass shootings an American Problem

    An interesting article I read about the prevalence of mass shootings in the United States. With data for 171 countries, Lankford found that the United States had by far the most public mass shooters, with 90 during the 46-year period. That’s five times as many as the next country on the...
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    Science: conservatives more likely to be fascists

    Stanley Milgram made history back in 1961 when he began trials on his now-famous experiment. His decision to test how far a subject would go to electrically shock a stranger for the sake of following orders changed the way we look at the notion of obedience, of authority. And a recent study...
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    If You Hate Ladies & Are Scared of Muslims, You'll Love North Carolina

    I read this article and immediately thought of you. When I first read about brave Christians in the Tarheel legislature sneaking a de facto abortion ban into a law that was designed to make sure America never turns into a theocracy that forces an oppressive religious doctrine onto the masses...
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    UK Parliament votes in favour of same-sex marriage

    Gay marriage: Legislation passes first Commons hurdle MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the government's legislation for same-sex marriage in England and Wales. At the conclusion of the...
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    Richard Mourdock's rape comments: A Defense

    This comment is freaking out the talking heads and leading to tepid denunciations across the Republican camp, but really what's so bad about this comment? It's a favourite rhetorical tactic of the pro-choice community to ask pro-lifers "what about rape and incest?" Assuming that this exception...
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    Women Who Choose To Remain Childless Have Lots of Money, Hardly a Care in the World

    Lysol and Tollhouse cookie commercials are losing their ability to pressure women to have children, since it's becoming quite obvious that childless women can enjoy disinfecting their marinara sauced counters and getting blazed with a bucket of cookie dough, too. The results of a new study...
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    Gender selection through IVF

    A Surrey city Councillor, Barinder Rasode, is calling for a boycott of papers running an ad for Center for Reproductive Medicine in Washington state which advertises gender selection services for in vitro fertilization. According to the Rasode, the ad, which ran in the Indo-Canadian paper Indo...
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    Political correctness doesn't exist.

    And Kurt Cobain isn't ruining rock music. The 90s are over. You aren't cool for bucking a non-existent trend. At least find another imaginary enemy to blame everything you find wrong with society on. Kthxbai
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    Interesting Liberal Candidate

    Can we assume that the Liberal Party approves of terrorist organizations? From the Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/liberals-defend-ignatieff-interview-with-controversial-sikh-journalist/article1985658/ Mr. Hansra is referring to an incident in 1985...