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 Calgary-Rocky Ridge is a new-for-2015 riding and the Liberals could do well here. But can they do well enough to win it? I think it will be tough. There is no incumbent here. And, over the weekend, Pat Kelly beat out former Conservative MP [...]
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Elisabeth Riley's story sounds like a great one. She started out as a nurse and went on to become the CEO of the hospital in Orillia. She's been retired for a few years but, on the weekend, she won the Liberal nomination in the riding of Simcoe [...]
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On Tuesday, Albertans will vote in the 29th general election since the province’s entry into Confederation in 1905.
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Abacus Data is out this morning with its latest poll of decided voters. The poll was done Apr 22-24, after the release of the federal budget and it looks like the budget may have been enough to boost the fortunes of the Harper government. Current [...]
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OTTAWA - He flies his own Black Hawk helicopter around his Middle East kingdom.
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OTTAWA - Politicians love to heckle each other other in the House of Commons.
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Heads up -- Big Liberal announcement Monday at 1 pm, Justin Trudeau says right here ...
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While Thomas Mulcair's NDP continues to tread water in third place in national polls, the party says strong first quarter fundraising growth gives it momentum in this election year.
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 Can Twitter be used to detect the partisan bias of political journos? Longtime Harper and Conservative strategist and advisor Ken Boessenkool thinks so and came up with some system to to try measure the partisan bias of journos. I'm not so [...]
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This logo (above) is what Canada used for the celebration of our centennial in 1967. It was designed by Stuart Ash, an award-winning influential graphics artist.   The logo (below) was designed by a high school student and chosen from among 300 [...]
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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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Ottawa, Ontario
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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.
Education
  • University of Guelph
    History, 1983 - 1992
  • John F. Ross CVI, Guelph
    1977 - 1982
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Will Alberta make Notley Canada's most powerful New Democrat?
www.torontosun.com

On Tuesday, Albertans will vote in the 29th general election since the province’s entry into Confederation in 1905.

With Canada's help, a moderate Muslim king battles ISIS
www.torontosun.com

OTTAWA - He flies his own Black Hawk helicopter around his Middle East kingdom.

Duffy, as Senator, Paid Journalists
canadalandshow.com

The high-profile trial of Mike Duffy, one of the country's best-known former journalists, has put a spotlight on two other political journal

Tom Mulcair fights the squeeze in Metro Vancouver ridings
www.vancouversun.com

Tom Mulcair is being squeezed on all sides as he begins a campaign-style swing through the Lower Mainland on Wednesday to promote what he sa

Top soldier stepping down at critical time for Canadian Forces
www.theglobeandmail.com

General Tom Lawson is stepping aside after three years on the job

Ratf**king: a lengthy exposition, five questions, and a TV appearance | ...
warrenkinsella.com

That's what they called it, in the Watergate days: ratf**king. No less an authority than Wikipedia defines it as "an American slang term for

Is an Alberta election imminent?
www.sunnewsnetwork.ca

With so many candidates being acclaimed, political strategist Stephen Carter joins with David Akin to discuss potential of an election.

Tim Cook Defused Steve Jobs' Thermonuclear War, Then He Took Down Android
www.forbes.com

It would be fair to say that Steve Jobs did not like Samsung's smartphone team. He promised all of Apple's resources would be deployed in a

Jeb Bush: will he run?
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Marc Caputo from Miami Herald joins David Akin to discuss whether we can expect a presidential bid by Jeb Bush.

Kathleen Wynne, Jim Prentice agree to meet on Energy East | Metro
metronews.ca

TORONTO – Concerns raised by Central Canada over the proposed Energy East pipeline project should not deteriorate into provincial infighting

NDP MP tells story behind sex accusation against Liberal
www.torontosun.com

One of the MPs booted from the Liberal caucus by Leader Justin Trudeau now stands accused having sex with a female NDP MP

Pallister, Bokhari challenge Selinger to call snap election
www.winnipegsun.com

Intimating that Manitoba’s governing party has become a national embarrassment, Opposition Leader Brian Pallister once again called for an e

Keystone XL: Cornerstone or Tombstone?
opencanada.org

The Republicans have won control of the U.S. Senate! What’s the magic word in Ottawa? Keystone! The U.S. House of Representatives passed leg

G20: Canadian prime minister shirtfronts Vladimir Putin instead | World ...
www.theguardian.com

Stephen Harper said to have rebuked Russian president over Ukraine while all Tony Abbott got was a two-fingered salute

Possible family feud brewing in Elgin County
www.theweeklynews.ca

They say politics makes strange bedfellows.

Gap narrowing between Vision and the NPA in Vancouver’s race: report | N...
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According to internal polling numbers from Vision, the gap is down to just four percentage points. A political scientist says a major factor

Two Liberal MPs booted from caucus on 'personal misconduct' allegations
www.ottawasun.com

OTTAWA — Two Liberal MPs have been turfed from Justin Trudeau's caucus after allegations of

Where the terrorist fell, explained
www.sunnewsnetwork.ca

David Akin walks you through Parliament Hill Centre Block where the firefight took place Wednesday in Ottawa.