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With 40% of the vote in Monday’s election, Canadian Conservative Party has won a majority of seats and the left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) became the official opposition. (photo, from radio-canada.ca) (more…)

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Canada’s Conservative government has lost a no-confidence vote in parliament in Ottawa, federal elections are expected in early May. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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Stephane Dion (photo), the head of Canada’s main opposition Liberal party has said he will step down once a replacement is chosen.

He said he would resign after a coalition of opposition parties failed last week to unseat Stephen Harper, the country’s Conservative prime minister, and his government. (more…)

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Michaelle Jean, Canada’s governor general has cut short a trip in order to Europe to deal with a growing political crisis.

In an attempt to bring down the minority conservative government of Stephen Harper (photo) less than two months since a general election, opposition parties have united. (more…)

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For the first time, a videotape has been released from the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay. It shows a detainee, Omar Khadr (photo, from radio-canada.ca), being questioned by Canadian officials in 2003, concerning events leading up to his capture by US forces, Canadian media have said. (more…)

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Stephen Harper (photo, from nationalpost.com), the Canadian prime minister, has apologised for forcing about 150,000 aboriginal children to attend state-funded Christian boarding schools, aimed at assimilating them, during more than one century. (more…)

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