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Trudeau to Be Portrayed on Canuck-Themed Episode of ‘The Simpsons’

Trudeau to Be Portrayed on Canuck-Themed Episode of ‘The Simpsons’

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be portrayed in Sunday’s Canadian-themed episode of “The Simpsons,” which is titled “D’Oh Canada.” Toronto journalist Lucas Meyer tweeted on Monday that he got to guest-voice Trudeau for the segment after putting together an impressions video on YouTube. (HE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-City TV)

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be portrayed in Sunday’s Canadian-themed episode of “The Simpsons,” which is titled “D’Oh Canada.”

Toronto journalist Lucas Meyer tweeted on Monday that he got to guest-voice Trudeau for the segment after putting together an impressions video on YouTube.

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Scheer Urges PM to Follow Through on Libel Threat Over SNC, Testify in Court

Scheer Urges PM to Follow Through on Libel Threat Over SNC, Testify in Court

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

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Conservative leader Andrew Scheer speaks during a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Sunday, April 7, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA — Andrew Scheer is challenging Justin Trudeau to follow through on a threat to sue him over his assertion that the prime minister politically interfered with the criminal prosecution of Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavlin.

The Conservative leader revealed Sunday that he received a letter on March 31 from Trudeau’s lawyer, Julian Porter, threatening a libel suit.

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Trudeau Says Wilson-Raybould, Philpott No Longer Liberal Caucus Members

Trudeau Says Wilson-Raybould, Philpott No Longer Liberal Caucus Members

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

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Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould enters a vehicle as she leaves West Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — Liberals are hoping to cauterize the SNC-Lavalin affair with the expulsions of Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from the governing party’s fold.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced late Tuesday at a hastily called caucus meeting that he had informed the two former cabinet ministers he was kicking them out of the Liberal caucus and will not allow them to run as Liberal candidates in this fall’s election.

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Prime Minister Trudeau in Winnipeg for Trio of Stops

Prime Minister Trudeau in Winnipeg for Trio of Stops

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers opening remarks during a Liberal donor appreciation event at Inn at the Forks in Winnipeg, Monday, March 25, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / David Lipnowski)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will continue his appearances in Winnipeg today after attending a fundraiser Monday night at The Forks.

Trudeau rallied party faithful for an event in support of the Laurier Club at Inn at The Forks.

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Liberals Offer ‘Modest’ Help for First-Time Homebuyers

Liberals Offer ‘Modest’ Help for First-Time Homebuyers

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Finance Bill Morneau arrive in the Foyer of the House of Commons to table the federal budget on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA — On the eve of a federal election this fall, the Liberal government is looking to help more Canadians buy their first homes by picking up a portion of their mortgage costs and increasing the amount they can borrow from their retirement savings for a down payment.

Helping people enter the housing market has been a growing preoccupation for the Liberals ever since they were elected in 2015, with soaring real-estate prices in some of Canada’s largest cities putting home ownership beyond the reach of many.

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Trudeau Acknowledges ‘Erosion of Trust’ Between Office and Former Minister

Trudeau Acknowledges ‘Erosion of Trust’ Between Office and Former Minister

By Kristy Kirkup and Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks to the National Press Theatre in Ottawa to deliver remarks on Thursday, March 7, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he should have been aware trust had broken down between his office and former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould over the SNC-Lavalin controversy, but stopped short of apologizing to her.

“Over the past months, there was an erosion of trust between my office and specifically my former principal secretary and the former minister of justice and attorney general,” Trudeau said during a morning news conference in Ottawa on Thursday.

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Trudeau Strikes More Conciliatory Tone After Second Minister Resigns Over SNC-Lavalin

Trudeau Strikes More Conciliatory Tone After Second Minister Resigns Over SNC-Lavalin

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to a caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped his insistence that his government has done nothing wrong in the SNC-Lavalin affair after a second cabinet minister in less than a month resigned Monday.

Treasury Board president Jane Philpott handed in her resignation Monday afternoon, saying she’s lost confidence in the way the government has dealt with criminal charges against the Montreal engineering giant.

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Trudeau Shuffles Cabinet Amid Ongoing Controversy on SNC-Lavalin File

Trudeau Shuffles Cabinet Amid Ongoing Controversy on SNC-Lavalin File

By Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to a caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ended a stormy week for his government by making a few minor changes to his cabinet to fill the void left by the resignation of Jody Wilson-Raybould.

Longtime MP Lawrence MacAulay was sworn in as veterans-affairs minister — a post briefly held by Wilson-Raybould before she resigned from cabinet last month in the wake of the ongoing SNC-Lavalin controversy.

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