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House of Commons committees are finally forming up for this 42nd Parliament. The 25 standing committees of the House and three Joint Committees (committees of MPs and senators) are where much of the real work of our federal politicians happens.Each [...]
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Fun day of debate ...
OTTAWA — Liberals and Conservatives crossed swords all day Thursday in the Great Deficit Debate, with each side accusing the other of wrecking the country's finances.
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By all accounts, Bill Morneau was a smart, shrewd and successful business executive.
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Among the more controversial memorial proposals to get off the ground during the Harper government's time in office was the one pictured above, the 'Mother Canada' monument intended to honour Canada's overseas war dead. It's officially known as the [...]
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My big reveal here: A whipped vote by all parties on physician-assisted death legislation
OTTAWA -- One of the country's leading Roman Catholics pressed MPs this week not to legalize physician-assisted death for the terminally ill.
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Like a lot of Canadians, I think the Energy East pipeline is an important project that will benefit the whole country. But, like a lot of Canadians, I recognize that many are concerned about climate change issues and pipeline safety. Their concerns [...]
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Canada gets praise here. But what more can we do?
As Australia and Canada seek to attract more foreign students, America and Britain could lose out
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What every McDonald's accomplishes, every day, is not supposed to be possible. One tainted food story could hobble it
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  • Sun Media
    National Bureau Chief, 2010 - present
  • Canwest News Service, CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Hamilton Spectator, Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal, Orillia Packet and Times, Orangeville Banner
    National Affairs Correspondent, 2008 - 2010
  • CTV National News
    Parliamentary Correspondent, 2001 - 2008
  • The Globe and Mail
    Contributing Writer, 2001 - 2005
  • National Post
    Senior Technology Correspondent, 1998 - 2001
  • Hamilton Spectator
    Business Reporter, 1996 - 1998
  • Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal
    Reporter, 1994 - 1998
  • Orillia Packet and Times
    Reporter, 1991 - 1994
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Guelph, Ontario - St. John's, Nfld - Orillia, Ont. - Thunder Bay, Ont. - Hamilton, Ont. - Oakville, Ont.
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Gemini Award-winning reporter David Akin is the National Bureau Chief for Sun Media and is based in Sun's Parliament Hill bureau in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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  • University of Guelph
    History, 1983 - 1992
  • John F. Ross CVI, Guelph
    1977 - 1982
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Top Catholic pushes for free vote on physician-assisted death
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OTTAWA -- One of the country's leading Roman Catholics pressed MPs this week not to legalize physician-assisted death for the terminally ill

Finance Minister Morneau’s missteps costing him credibility
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By all accounts, Bill Morneau was a smart, shrewd and successful business executive.

Brains without borders
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As Australia and Canada seek to attract more foreign students, America and Britain could lose out

Canada to Trump: You should be fired!
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He may be topping the charts among U.S. Republicans, but Canadian voters don't have much taste for Donald Trump, according to a new poll pro

Mr. Trudeau goes to Davos
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The world’s elite thinkers and doers are feeling antsy. But that’s not the case with the sunny Canadian Prime Minister

Rate cut the last thing Canada needs
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A barrel of oil is currently trading at just over three heads of cauliflower. - Paul Fairie, Political Scientist, University of Calgary, Jan

PM Gives Canadian Journalists a Lesson on Double Standards | Honest Repo...
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In a candid and refreshing article, Sun Media Bureau Chief David Akin conceded that Prime Minister Harper made a “reasonable point” when he

Men must star in murdered women inquiry
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OTTAWA — Later this year, the federal government will launch an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls. But really, it

Broken promises piling up for Trudeau
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Stephen Harper ran on his record. Tom Mulcair had a program for governing. But the Trudeau Liberals had a plan to win an election.

Ambrose aims to re-take government in 2019
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The Liberal win on Oct. 19 was a formidable one, an impressive one.

Free Ottawa yoga class scrapped over 'cultural issues'
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Student leaders have pulled the mat out from 60 University of Ottawa students, ending a free on-campus yoga class over fears the teachings c

Trudeau sticks to refugee plan despite plea from Wall to suspend program
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The new Liberal government will not budge on its commitment to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada and to do it by Jan. 1, 2016, Prime Mi

Three scientists on the research they couldn’t discuss to media under Ha...
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With federal government gag order lifted, experts can now discuss important issues like ‘rock snot’ again

No quick route to legalizing pot in Canada
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On Parliament Hill, the real work gets done by committees of MPs.

Time for Tories, NDP to challenge Liberal downtown dominance
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There they are, in the number 3, 4 and 5 spots on a list of the world's most livable cities: Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary.

Mélanie Joly to reset ‘symbols of progressiveness’ as heritage minister
www.theglobeandmail.com

The money promised during the Liberals’ election campaign is on the way, but Joly will also devote herself to resetting the symbols tweaked

In spiking Keystone, Obama puts pipeline pressure on Trudeau
www.torontosun.com

OTTAWA — The New York Times told its readers Saturday that U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to spike the Keystone XL pipeline “takes w

O'Toole could be fresh face for temporary Tory leader
www.ottawasun.com

OTTAWA -- And just like that, the race to be the interim leader of the Conservative Party has taken off.

Our choice is clear -- Stephen Harper
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There's been a lot of talk in this election about strategic voting -- voting for someone you don't really support to block someone else you