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Pallister Says Canada Can Unite on Climate Action If Partisan Politics Set Aside

Pallister Says Canada Can Unite on Climate Action If Partisan Politics Set Aside

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister in his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA — Giving clear indications that he’s prepared to broker a truce between the federal Liberals and his more disgruntled Prairie counterparts, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said he offered strategies to the prime minister Friday for uniting the country.

“I came in peace,” Pallister said after a 45-minute meeting with Justin Trudeau in his Parliament Hill office.

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Manitoba Premier to Talk Pipelines, Flood Protection and More with Prime Minister

Manitoba Premier to Talk Pipelines, Flood Protection and More with Prime Minister

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, left, on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is hoping to discuss pipelines, flood protection and other issues during a one-hour meeting Friday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says the prime minister must help unify the country by ensuring the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is built so that western oil can get coastal access to overseas markets.

The pipeline, the economy and crime are three of the things on Pallister’s agenda for a one-hour meeting with Justin Trudeau set for Friday in Ottawa.

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Winnipeg Mayor Calls for Meeting with Premier, Prime Minister Over Violence

Winnipeg Mayor Calls for Meeting with Premier, Prime Minister Over Violence

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg mayor Brian Bowman speaks to media after the reading of the throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on November 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The mayor of Winnipeg says a meeting with the prime minister and Manitoba premier is necessary after a rise in violence and multiple homicides in the city, including the death of a three-year-old boy stabbed in his sleep.

Mayor Brian Bowman said Tuesday he requested an urgent face-to-face meeting with Justin Trudeau and Brian Pallister.

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After Blackface Scandal, Trudeau Shuns Photo Ops of Trick or Treating

After Blackface Scandal, Trudeau Shuns Photo Ops of Trick or Treating

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks with his son Hadrien as they go trick or treating at Rideau Hall on Halloween in Ottawa on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has always seemed to relish dressing up for trick or treating with his children but, in the wake of the blackface scandal, he’s giving Halloween a miss this year — publicly anyway.

A spokesman for the prime minister says Trudeau will “be trick or treating with the kids, but not going to Rideau Hall or doing a photo op.”

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Conservative Carbon Tax ‘Resistance’ Showing Cracks After Liberals Re-Elected

Conservative Carbon Tax ‘Resistance’ Showing Cracks After Liberals Re-Elected

By Michelle McQuigge and Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes an early morning campaign stop at a riding office in West Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

The so-called “resistance” force of Conservative premiers waging war against the carbon tax implemented by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began showing cracks on Tuesday, following the Liberals’ re-election.

While some of the five provincial leaders who had publicly criticized or legally challenged the carbon tax maintained their attacks in the hours after voters elected a minority Liberal government, at least one appeared to back down.

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Trudeau Thanks Morning Commuters in His Montreal Riding After Election Victory

Trudeau Thanks Morning Commuters in His Montreal Riding After Election Victory

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets commuters at a metro station in Montreal, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau showed up at a Metro station in his Montreal riding of Papineau Tuesday to thank his constituents after the Liberals secured a minority-government victory.

Only a few hours after he left the stage at Liberal party election headquarters in Montreal, Trudeau stood at the top of the station’s escalators to shake hands with commuters, thanking them as they congratulated him on his electoral success and posing for photos when asked.

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Liberals Win Most Seats in Election 2019, But Will Need Opposition Help

Liberals Win Most Seats in Election 2019, But Will Need Opposition Help

By The Canadian Press

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Liberal supports react as poll numbers come in at Liberal election headquarters in Montreal on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau has emerged from a bruising 40-day election campaign with his image tarnished and his grip on power weakened, needing the support of at least one party to maintain a minority Liberal government in a country bitterly divided.

With results still trickling in early Tuesday, the Liberals had 156 seats — 14 short of the 170 needed for a majority in the 338-seat House of Commons.

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Leaders Look for Votes, Fire Up Base, at Start of Thanksgiving Weekend

Leaders Look for Votes, Fire Up Base, at Start of Thanksgiving Weekend

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Mary Agnes Welch at a cafe in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — Party leaders hit the hustings at the start of the long weekend hoping to fire up their bases and their get-out-the-vote machines before turkeys are served on Thanksgiving tables — or drop on their chances at electoral success.

Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer, Jagmeet Singh and Elizabeth May all spent time Saturday in areas of the country where their parties have been competitive in the past, or that are seen as key to their path for electoral success.

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Trudeau Attacks Tories for Not Releasing Platform as Leaders Prepare for Debate

Trudeau Attacks Tories for Not Releasing Platform as Leaders Prepare for Debate

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press

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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau plants a tree with sons Xavier and Hadrien (left) during a campaign event in Plainfield, Ont. on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

OTTAWA — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau took aim at the Conservatives on Sunday for not releasing their election platform as the majority of federal party leaders spent the day cramming for Monday’s critical English-language debate.

The debate is in Gatineau, Que., within sight of Parliament Hill. Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh were the only two leaders to spend the day on the hustings shaking hands and, in Trudeau’s case, attacking the Tories, though neither strayed far.

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Heat Rises as Trudeau, Scheer Exchange Fire in Climate Fight on Campaign Trail

Heat Rises as Trudeau, Scheer Exchange Fire in Climate Fight on Campaign Trail

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a crowd at a Liberal fundraiser in Brampton, Ont., on Thursday, September 5, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

OTTAWA — Long-simmering political differences over climate change boiled over into a series of personal attacks between the Liberal and Conservative leaders on the campaign trail Tuesday.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau characterized his Conservative opponent Andrew Scheer as a do-nothing denier of climate change, lumping him in with other political opponents such as Jason Kenney and Doug Ford, the Alberta and Ontario premiers.

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