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Ireland drinking and driving plan meets with opposition News

  By: Sara Yonis A proposed law allowing drinking and driving in rural Ireland is getting reaction around the world, including in Toronto. “Any amount of alcohol impairs your ability to drive.” That is the message that Connor Cullen, a spokesperson from Alcohol Action Ireland, wanted people to know after news broke that councillors from

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Ontario Liberal leadership candidate profile: Gerard Kennedy News,Politics

By Kaite Boivin and Stephen Donkers Gerard Kennedy is hoping his long career in both federal and provincial politics will land him the top job as Premier of Ontario. Kennedy is one of seven candidates vying for the premier position after Dalton McGuinty announced his resignation last fall. Kennedy born July 24, 1960 in The

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Obama pushes for unity in inauguration speech News,Politics

By Amber Daugherty President Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, was inaugurated to his second and final term today. The recitation of the oath of office was followed by a speech that targeted issues such as healthcare, gay and lesbian rights, and the economy. He highlighted the importance of the country coming

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McGuinty successor: 6 candidates, so far Politics

The list of candidates seeking the leadership of the Ontario Liberal party continued to grow Tuesday with the entry of MPP Eric Hoskins, the sixth person to enter the race. Hoskins, who is also a former family practice doctor, announced his candidacy in front of supporters in his St Paul’s riding in midtown Toronto. He

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Swing states critical in U.S. election Uncategorized

By Matt Creed With both candidates polling fairly even in the 2012 U.S. election, once again it will come down to the swing states to decide the presidential victor. “The U.S. is a deeply partisan country where you have very similar numbers between Republicans and Democrats,” Blake Lambert, political science professor at Humber College, told

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Justin Trudeau receives support for Liberal leadership bid News

By Laura Booth Justin Trudeau is expected to be making a bid for the federal Liberal leadership and already two MPs have declared their support for his candidacy. Liberal MP Massimo Pacetti, for Saint-Leonard-Saint Michel, Que., and Scott Simms for Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls–Windsor, Nfld., announced their support just hours after Montreal’s LaPresse announced his candidacy, the

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