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Don’t be fooled by ‘good-looking Liberals:’ Fonda on Trudeau’s climate action

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EDMONTON — As far as Jane Fonda is concerned, there’s only one lesson to be drawn from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent approval of two oilsands pipeline projects. “The lesson is we shouldn’t be fooled by good−looking Liberals,” the Hollywood icon said Wednesday in Edmonton, where she appeared to support…

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Calgary Mayor Nenshi, Conservative MP Rempel in Twitter spat over math remark

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CALGARY — Two high−profile Calgary politicians have become embroiled in a heated social media spat with Conservative MP Michelle Rempel accusing Mayor Naheed Nenshi of making a sexist remark. It began on Sunday when Rempel and Nenshi sparred on Twitter over the impact of a property tax increase on suburban…

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Federal government needs help tackling cyberthreats, internal report warns

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OTTAWA — The Canadian government is “simply not up to the overall challenge” of fending off cyberthreats on its own and must partner with the private sector and the United States to tackle the problem, warns a federally commissioned report. Canada is a prime target for cybercrime, state−sponsored attacks and…

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NewsAlert: Trudeau adds fresh faces to cabinet; Freeland up, Dion, McCallum out

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OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau is making Chrystia Freeland his new foreign affairs minister and promoting Toronto MP Ahmed Hussen to Immigration as part of a cabinet shakeup aimed in part at preparing for a Donald Trump presidency. Freeland, a former economics journalist with extensive contacts in the United States, leaves…

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Whole Foods Market cancels Alberta openings as Canadian expansion plan slows

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CALGARY — A plan to quadruple its Canadian presence to 40 stores has hit a snag for Whole Foods Market which confirms it will not proceed with planned store openings in Calgary and Edmonton. The gigantic American natural and organic foods supermarket chain says on its website it has a…

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