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Story 2 – The TransMountain pipeline saga

An issue long-simmering in Western Canada took the national stage in the first half of 2018 – the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline expansion. There were no shortage of story lines when it came to that project. Green Party Leader Elizabeth

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Story 1 – Ford Nation takes Ontario

After years of discontent with the Liberal government under Kathleen Wynne, all signs pointed to change in the Ontario election. In February, however, odds on favourite to become the next Premier, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario leader Patrick Brown, stepped

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Story 3 – The New NAFTA

The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement traveled a rocky road. The process was contentious, and characterized by missed deadlines and threats of withdrawals from U.S. President Donald Trump. Early in 2018 Canadian officials were reportedly convinced the President would pull the plug on

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Story 4 – Poverty a problem, Canadians want more from government

 What does it mean to be poor in Canada? Does it mean having to rely on food banks and payday loans to make ends meet? Does it mean struggling to afford warm clothes for the winter? What about having to

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Story 5 – The Opioid Crisis

More than 1,000 Canadians died from opioid overdoses in the first three months of 2018, raising the total to more than 8,000 since January 2016. Research from the Angus Reid Institute at the beginning of this year found that one-quarter

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Story 6 – Future of Saudi relations

In the wake of the coverup – and later confirmation of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder on the order of senior Saudi officials, nearly half of Canadians (46%) said they believed the government should cancel the current arms deal

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