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The Contenders to Lead the Conservative Party, Ranked

Who is gonna be the new Stephen Harper?
Justin Ling
10.28.15
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Harper Called on to Stop Campaigning and Help Get Mohamed Fahmy Out of Egyptian Jail

The Conservatives have long been criticized for dragging their heels in the journalist's case.
Chalaine Chang
8.31.15
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Anonymous-Linked Hackers Reveal More About Their Colleague, BC Man Shot Dead by RCMP

James Daniel McIntyre was a "sweet guy" who hacked credit cards and gave the money to charity, say his hacker friends.
Julie Chadwick
8.10.15
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Canada Was Deporting People to Libya as the Islamic State Held Mass Executions

Canadian Border Services Agency says it were shipping people back to the war-ravaged country until mid-March.
Justin Ling
4.16.15
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The Harper Government Has a Difficult Case to Make for Legally Bombing Syria

As Ottawa mulls bombing Syria, the legal case for intervention is basically: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Justin Ling
3.23.15
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Instead of Freedom, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy Faces a Retrial in Egypt

The family of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy says Stephen Harper "failed us miserably" as Fahmy's imprisonment in Egypt drags on.
Aaron Mate
2.9.15
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Amid ISIS and Ukraine Crises, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Just Quit

Some are speculating it's because of a rift between Baird and the prime minister himself.
Justin Ling
2.3.15
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Canada's Government Is Getting Cozy with Egypt's Increasingly Repressive Regime

Ottawa has stepped up its support for the Egyptian military regime by openly endorsing a crackdown on political opponents and increasing security ties to the forces carrying it out.
Aaron Mate
1.29.15
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Canadian Foreign Minister Hoping to Meet with Egyptian President to Try and Free Mohamed Fahmy

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is holding a second round of meetings to try and liberate Canadian al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy.
Justin Ling
1.20.15
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Blasphemy Is Still Illegal in Canada Even Though It's 2015

The Canadian government may defend the right to freedom of speech when it's convenient, but it should also focus on repealing its own anti-blasphemy law.
Shanifa Nasser
1.19.15
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The Canadian Government Won't Help Journalist Mohamed Fahmy Get Out of Egyptian Jail

A Canadian journalist imprisoned in Egypt has called out Prime Minister Harper after a visit by Foreign Minister John Baird failed to end his more than year-long nightmare.
Aaron Mate
1.16.15
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Brisbane, Australia’s 2014 G20 Security Costs Were $500M Less than Toronto’s

According to a recent report from the Brisbane Times, Australia spent $100 million on security during their recent G20 summit, a figure which pales in comparison to Toronto's $929 million for the G8 and G20 of 2010.
Patrick McGuire
11.18.14
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