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Weekly Round-Up: December 11, 2015

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Each Friday, CIVIX provides a digest of the major events in Canadian politics. MPs back to work After last week’s Speech from the Throne (which you can watch here), Members of Parliament were back at it on Monday with the return of question period. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet fielded questions on subjects that included […]

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Weekly Round-Up: December 4, 2015

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Each Friday, CIVIX provides a digest of the major events in Canadian politics. Parliament returns Canada’s 42nd Parliament is now underway! The first order of business was the election of the new House of Commons Speaker, and Halifax West MP Geoff Regan was chosen by his peers. MPs Yasmin Ratansi, Denis Paradis and Bruce Stanton were also in contention […]

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Weekly Round-Up: November 27, 2015

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Each Friday, CIVIX provides a digest of the major events in Canadian politics. NL election countdown The Newfoundland and Labrador provincial election is just a few days away! All polls point to a sizable win for Liberal leader Dwight Ball over PC leader Paul Davis, but there is some debate over just how big that lead really is. A […]

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Weekly Round-Up: November 20, 2015

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Each Friday, CIVIX provides a digest of the major events in Canadian politics. Trudeau’s debut on the world stage Just more than a month removed from the federal election, newly sworn-in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spent the past week on a “globe-spanning trip” that has taken him from the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey […]

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Weekly Round-Up: November 13, 2015

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Each Friday, CIVIX provides a digest of the major events in Canadian politics. Canada’s new prime minister We were unable to post the ‘Weekly Round-Up’ last week, so had to wait to share that Justin Trudeau was officially sworn in as Canada’s twenty-third prime minister by Governor General David Johnston, along with the members of […]

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Weekly Round-Up: October 30, 2015

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Each Friday, CIVIX provides a digest of the major events in Canadian politics. Government transition continues Prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau has announced that the House of Commons will reconvene in December. The specific date has not yet been set, but a speech from the throne will be read to lay out the new government’s agenda. […]

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Weekly Round-Up: October 23, 2015

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Each Friday, CIVIX provides a digest of the major events in Canadian politics. Canadians elect a Liberal majority government The results are in! Canada’s 42nd general election took place on Monday and Canadians elected a Liberal majority government led by Justin Trudeau. The Conservatives came in second and will form the official opposition, while the NDP […]

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Weekly Round-Up: October 9, 2015

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Each Friday, CIVIX provides a digest of the major events in Canadian politics. Advance polls open today Thanksgiving weekend is here! This year that means turkey, family, football, playoff baseball and advance polls! This is the first time Canadians will have four days to cast advance ballots and polls will be open Friday-Monday from 12 […]

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Weekly Round-Up: October 2, 2015

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

We asked students to tune in live to the Munk Debate on Foreign Policy and share their commentary. Here are some of their responses:

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Weekly Round-Up: September 25, 2015

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Each Friday, CIVIX provides a digest of the major events in Canadian politics. Leader’s debate recap Last night’s Radio-Canada French-language debate brought together the five major party leaders – Harper, Mulcair, Trudeau, May and Duceppe – for the first and only time this federal election campaign. The two-hour debate focused on five themes: government in […]

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