Trudeau cleared in WE Charity controversy, but ethics commissioner finds Morneau broke the rules

Then-Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks in Ottawa, on Aug. 17, 2020. Justin Tang/The Canadian Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been cleared in the Ethics Commissioner’s investigation into the WE Charity controversy, but his former finance minister, Bill Morneau, was found in breach of the Conflict of Interest Act. Commissioner Mario Dion released two reports…

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Growing number of Republicans plan to run against Liz Cheney in 2022 after ouster from leadership post

Rep. Liz Cheney speaks to reporters at the Capitol, in Washington, on May 12, 2021. Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/The Associated Press For pro-Trump Republicans, removing Rep. Liz Cheney from House GOP leadership was relatively easy. Booting her from office will be another matter. The rush to punish Cheney for her criticism of former President Donald Trump and…

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Alberta MLA Todd Loewen steps down as UCP caucus chair, calls on Kenney to resign

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks during a news conference in Edmonton, on March 20, 2020. JASON FRANSON/The Canadian Press Simmering internal discontent within Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s United Conservative caucus has boiled over into an open challenge to his leadership. Senior backbench member Todd Loewen, in a letter posted on Facebook in the pre-dawn hours…

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Canadian Tire tops expectations as pandemic continues to drive purchases of home, outdoor gear

A Canadian Tire store in Toronto. The retailer reported quarterly results Thursday. Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press Sales have continued to surge at Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. , as demand for outdoor gear, backyard items and home improvement products remains high. The Toronto-based retailer beat analysts’ estimates for its first-quarter results on Thursday, reporting revenue growth…

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