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Joe Biden Earned $15.6 Million in Two Years After Leaving Office

WASHINGTON—Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden earned $15.6 million in the two years after he left the Obama administration, according to newly released financial documents.The former vice president, who has built his nearly five-decade political career as an advocate for middle-class families, made millions of dollars through paid speaking engagements, sales of his 2017 book and…


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How Vancouver became the world’s ‘laundromat for foreign organized crime’

Vancouver penthouses, ski chalets at Whistler, and holiday retreats in the Gulf Islands are among the thousands of properties identified in a dirty money probe that estimates more than $7 billion was laundered through the western Canadian province of British Columbia last year.The startling findings from two reports released by the provincial government Thursday illustrate…



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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunities The government slowly zeroes in on buying online through portals

The federal government is inching closer toward building a B2B ecommerce portal that would enable government agencies to purchase approved commercial products online. More than a year after the General Services Administration developed a plan for a congressionally mandated ecommerce portal that would ultimately make the selling of products and services to the federal government…


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Federal carbon tax constitutional, Saskatchewan Appeals Court rules

REGINA — Saskatchewan’s Court of Appeal has ruled in a split decision that a federally imposed carbon tax is constitutional.The Saskatchewan Party government had asked the court for its opinion on the levy that came into effect April 1 in provinces without a carbon price of their own.In a 155-page decision on the reference case,…


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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney launches eastward and westward challenges as pipeline fight intensifies

CALGARY — The day after being sworn in as Alberta’s premier, Jason Kenney has picked fights on two different fronts by threatening a constitutional challenge against Ottawa over Bill C-69 and declaring a new law that gives the power to cut off oil shipments to British Columbia.On Wednesday, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna added steam-driven oilsands…


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Posthaste: Jason Kenney’s win in Alberta boosts Conservative coalition against Justin Trudeau

Good Morning!Another Canadian province is reportedly ‘open for business’. Jason Kenney’s UCP party swept into power in Alberta last night, bolstering a Conservative alliance comprising Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and federal Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer to challenge Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on issues ranging from resource reform bills and carbon taxes.Here’s…



House Democrats are preparing for a fierce fight with the Justice Department over some of the most sensitive parts of the Mueller report

House Democrats are preparing for a fierce fight with the Justice Department over some of the most sensitive parts of the Mueller report

House Democrats and outside groups are digging their heels in on obtaining grand-jury information contained in the special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report in the Russia probe. The move is paving the way to a court battle because federal law states that prosecutors cannot disclose information obtained by a grand jury, absent a court order,…