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These are the 57 MPs not running for re-election

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http://www.thestar.com — There are 57 MPs not running for re-election, that includes 33 Conservatives, 14 NDP members, 5 Liberals, 4 independents and a member of the Bloc Québécois. The departures aren’t all the result of retirements; several lost their riding nominations. Also the count includes a few, like Baird who have already left their seats.Designed by Craig Desson Read More
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Jon Stewart’s fake news revolution

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http://www.thestar.com — It’s hard to determine exactly when the fake news of Jon Stewart eclipsed the legitimacy of the real thing. It came long before the debacle with NBC anchor Brian Williams telling tall tales about his exploits in Iraq. Or closer to home, Global TV’s Leslie Roberts resigning over conflict of interest allegations.But it doesn’t really matter. What remains is that over the last 1 Read More
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‘It’s like hell here’: Greek markets return with a plunge

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http://www.thestar.com — Greece’s stock market reopened after five weeks to the most savage wave of selling in decades, underlining a crisis that’s crippled the economy and pushed the country’s euro membership to the brink.Banks led the plunge following the shutdown, which was due to capital controls to prevent the lenders from bleeding more deposits. Piraeus Bank SA and National Bank of Greece SA sa Read More
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Burundi urged to stay calm after general assassinated

Posted by Oped 2 hours 56 minutes ago Toronto Star| burundi urged stay calm general assassinated All
http://www.thestar.com — The African Union appealed for calm in Burundi after unidentified attackers killed an adviser to President Pierre Nkurunziza.General Adolphe Nshimirimana, the former head of intelligence in Burundi, died Sunday when a group of unidentified men attacked him in the capital, Bujumbura. The incident will probably further destabilize the East African nation, African Union Commission Chairwoman Nkosaza Read More
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Blue Jays Jose Bautista says umpires “mishandled” Sunday's game against Royals

Posted by Oped 2 hours 56 minutes ago Toronto Star| blue jays jose bautista umpires mishandled sundays game royals All
http://www.thestar.com — One day after the Blue Jays' emotional victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday — a game filled with buzz pitches, hit batters, ejections and both benches clearing — Jose Bautista criticized the “mishandling of the situation” by home-plate umpire Jim Wolf.“I believe the warning was put in too early,” Bautista said. Royals' starter Edinson Volquez dri Read More
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First Conservative campaign promise: boosting tax credits for apprenticeships

Posted by Oped 2 hours 56 minutes ago Toronto Star| first conservative campaign promise boosting tax credits apprenticeships All
http://www.thestar.com — OTTAWA — Stephen Harper says a Conservative government would spend $60 million a year on increased and extended tax credits for businesses that hire would-be tradespeople.Speaking in Laval, Que., on the first full day of the 2015 election campaign, the prime minister says the apprenticeship job creation tax credit would help to deal with Canada’s long-standing skilled labour shorta Read More
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NDP surges past Conservatives, Liberals in latest poll

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http://www.thestar.com — The New Democrats have surged to a double-digit lead in public support, gaining more distance over the other federal parties than they have at any time in the past two years, according to a new Forum Research poll.About four in 10 Canadians surveyed (39 per cent) said they would cast their ballot for the NDP if an election were held today.The Conservatives fell from neck-and-neck status with the Read More
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Harper on the offensive, slams Wynne and Notley

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http://www.thestar.com — OTTAWA—Conservative leader Stephen Harper took shots at Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and newly-elected Alberta Premier Rachel Notley as he went on the offensive during the first full day of the 78-day election campaign.Harper said Wynne’s plan to enhance pension savings through the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan is a tax grab that will imperil jobs in the province.“The peo Read More
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