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In papers today ...
Liberals swear I’m wrong but when it comes to the official government-wide policy which regulates how, when, and where federal scientists may talk to the media, the rules laid down by the Trudeau government are essentially unchanged from those laid down by the Harper government.
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Earlier this week, New Brunswick Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc -- who happens to be the de factor regional minister as well as Fisheries Minister -- announced that 51 water, wastewater, and transit projects in the province had received federal [...]
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Today in Bridgetown, N.S., Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that nearly 100 water, wastewater, and transit projects had received federal funding, part of the government's plan to spend about $12-billion in the current fiscal year on [...]
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If you know the landmark, you'll know the answer. ..
The Canadian mission to the capital of India -- and not capitals in the U.S. or the U.K. -- employs more people than any other Canadian mission abroad. So say government bureaucrats in the briefing books provided last fall to Foreign Affairs [...]
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Wait: This doesn't fit the narrative, part I!
OTTAWA -- The Justin Trudeau government is on pace this year to preside over the biggest-ever recorded cut to the number of federal environment scientists.
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Shout-out in this editorial from this week's Economist to Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ...
Farewell, left versus right. The contest that matters now is open against closed
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Could be one of the longest blog posts I've ever done but there's a whole lot here for those interested in the topic....
In support of a column set for Monday's papers, let me offer this annotated timeline of the documentary record of the federal government, its scientists, and communications policy. There's a lot of information here but if you're interested in [...]
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Philpott will pay back the money but still ...
Say what you want about Stephen Harper but he ran a penny-pinching shop.
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Could be the best thing I’ve read on the “farce” of electoral reform consultations ...
The town hall meeting began with an hour-long presentation by a local professor of political science, who was clearly biased against the current “first past the post” system.
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Wait: This doesn't fit the narrative, part 2!
If Stephen Harper muzzled federal government scientists, then Justin Trudeau has failed to lift the muzzle, a federal public sector union says in a memo obtained by Postmedia Network.
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For Access to Information advocates ...
[gallery ids='127701']When General Jonathan Vance was appointed Chief of the Defence Staff in July, 2015 he ended up getting plenty of briefings including a briefing from the lawyers who run the unit inside the Defence Department that responds to [...]
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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
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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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    History, 1983 - 1992
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