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John Baird wants to find out Palestinian Authority's 'priorities' before renewing $300M in aid spending

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is making no promises to renew Canada’s $300 million in aid spending for the Palestinians.<p>The five-year …

Public celebration of former Alberta premier Ralph Klein’s life to be held Friday

A longtime friend of Alberta premier Ralph Klein says the family wanted his journey to end where it all started.<p>Rod Love said the family said no to a state funeral for Klein, who died peacefully in his sleep.<p>Love said Klein walked into Calgary City Hall as a reporter when he was 26 and later became …

Marijuana Legalization Canada: John Hickenlooper, Colorado Governor, Says It's Inevitable

Marijuana legalization in Canada is inevitable, says the governor of a U.S. state that last fall voted to legalize pot.<p>John Hickenlooper, the …

Colourful, outspoken former Ontario NDP cabinet minister Peter Kormos dies http://natpo.st/10jSUoB

Syria on the agenda when Baird meets Jordan’s king

The ongoing turmoil in Syria will be a major of topic of discussion when Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird meets with Jordan's king on Sunday.<p>Baird is due to meet with King Abdullah on Sunday afternoon after talks with Jordan's foreign minister earlier in the day.<p>Jordan has taken in more than a …

Please forgive us, Ontario teachers, if we don’t thank you

It's welcome news that extracurricular activities are finally returning to all of Ontario's elementary and middle schools after the vast majority of those schools went almost an entire academic year without them. But it's galling to listen to the self-congratulatory tone of the union that ordered …

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Former MPP Peter Kormos was in his element when challenging authority

Lanky and lean in his trademark cowboy boots, Peter Kormos's physical appearance matched his personality: plain-spoken, gregarious, a maverick.<p>A popular former NDP MPP and cabinet minister, he was an idealist, a man of the people to constituents and a thorn in the side of premiers. He was also …