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Liberals’ Bump in Child Benefits Fuels Poverty Rate Drop, Statistics Canada Says

Liberals’ Bump in Child Benefits Fuels Poverty Rate Drop, Statistics Canada Says

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

Statistics Canada
Signage marks the Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa on July 21, 2010. The national statistics office says there has been a decline in the poverty rates for children in Canada and is drawing a connection to the Liberal government’s signature child benefit. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — Fewer Canadians are living under the official poverty line than at any time in the last decade, Statistics Canada reports.

The agency laid the credit for the drop on a combination of a buoyant economy and the Liberals signature child benefit.

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Liberals Reimburse Commons for Using PM’s Office in Fundraising video

Liberals Reimburse Commons for Using PM’s Office in Fundraising video

By The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a few questions following a meeting with a group of businessmen in Longueuil, Que. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

OTTAWA — The Liberals will reimburse $500 to the House of Commons for using Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s parliamentary office to record a video pitch for donations to the party.

Liberal national director Azam Ishmael says the party is also offering to reimburse people who made donations linked to that video.

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Governing Tories Spent Little on Manitoba Byelection Won by Liberals

Governing Tories Spent Little on Manitoba Byelection Won by Liberals

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Dougald Lamont
Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont speaks to media outside the legislature after the provincial throne speech was read at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on November 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Newly released documents show the Manitoba Liberals outspent their opponents in a summer byelection that gave party leader Dougald Lamont a legislature seat.

The documents filed with Elections Manitoba show the governing Progressive Conservatives spent the least of any major party, despite having raised much more money than anyone else.

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When Three’s Not a Crowd: Jackman-Atkinson

When Three’s Not a Crowd: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Dougald Lamont
Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont addresses supporters after winning a provincial byelection in Winnipeg on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Armed with a new legislature seat and more clout for his long-suffering party, Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont says he intends to fight against the Progressive Conservative government’s cost-cutting agenda and for public spending to stimulate the economy and reduce the deficit. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Westman residents can be forgiven for forgetting that a provincial byelection just took place. While usually dull affairs, that wasn’t the case this time and the outcome could have an interesting impact on the province’s political future.

When the polls closed in the St. Boniface riding on July 17, the results were surprising.

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Feds Will Make Marijuana Legal in Canada on Oct. 17, Trudeau Says

Feds Will Make Marijuana Legal in Canada on Oct. 17, Trudeau Says

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reflected in a TV screen as he speaks at a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA – Canadians will have to wait until Oct. 17 — one month longer than expected — before they’ll be able to legally purchase and consume recreational marijuana.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the date Wednesday during the last question period in the House of Commons before MPs departed for a three-month summer break.

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Ethics Watchdog Says Bill Morneau Didn’t Break Law with Pension Bill

Ethics Watchdog Says Bill Morneau Didn’t Break Law with Pension Bill

By The Canadian Press

Bill Morneau
Minister of Finance Bill Morneau arrives for a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 4, 2018. The federal ethics commissioner says Finance Minister Bill Morneau did not violate any conflict of interest laws in sponsoring a pension bill last year. Morneau found himself in hot water when he introduced pension-reform legislation, which critics insisted would benefit Morneau Shepell, his family company. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA – Finance Minister Bill Morneau did not violate any conflict of interest laws in sponsoring a pension bill last year, the federal ethics commissioner said Monday.

Morneau found himself in political hot water when he introduced the pension-reform legislation, which critics insisted would benefit Morneau Shepell, his family company. The finance minister rejected the allegations, which were among a series of ethical questions he faced late last year.

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Manitoba Politician Sorry for Saying Crash That Paralyzed Colleague Was a Gift

Manitoba Politician Sorry for Saying Crash That Paralyzed Colleague Was a Gift

By The Canadian Press

Steven Fletcher
Conservative MP Steven Fletcher holds a press conference on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa Thursday, March 27, 2014. A Manitoba politician is apologizing for saying a crash that left Fletcher a quadriplegic was a gift. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba politician is apologizing for saying a highway crash that left one of her colleagues a quadriplegic was a gift.

Judy Klassen, a Liberal legislature member, made the remark to former MP Steven Fletcher, who sits as an Independent in the Manitoba legislature.

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Several Resignations Hit Manitoba Liberal Party Ahead of Key Byelection

Several Resignations Hit Manitoba Liberal Party Ahead of Key Byelection

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Dougald Lamont
Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont speaks to media outside the legislature after the provincial throne speech was read at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on November 21, 2017. The Manitoba Liberal Party has lost some key members as its leader, Dougald Lamont, prepares to run for a legislature seat in an upcoming byelection. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Liberal Party has suddenly lost some of its key members in the lead-up to a byelection in which leader Dougald Lamont is seeking a seat in the legislature.

Party president Paul Brault, communications director Ian McCausland and a co-ordinator for byelection volunteers, Michelle Finley, all resigned this week.

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