Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff suspended after losing impeachment vote, faces trial in Senate

Brazil’s Senate voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff from office to face an impeachment trial, ushering in a new government to take command of Latin America’s largest economy. Legislators agreed on Thursday after a marathon session that lasted 21 hours to try the president on allegations she illegally doctored fiscal accounts to mask the size…

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Rona Ambrose insists she’s not interested in being permanent Tory leader

OTTAWA – Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose insisted Wednesday she won’t be a candidate for the permanent Tory leadership, potentially snuffing out a “Draft Rona” campaign before it could barely get off the ground. A group of Conservative MPs – led by longtime parliamentarian Scott Reid, Ottawa-area MP Pierre Poilievre and Alberta MP Shannon Stubbs…

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Andrew Coyne: Still confused about the new non-partisan Senate? Here’s a quick refresher

Many people seem to be in some confusion about the government’s plan for the new independent, non-partisan Senate. Does it not suggest some confusion on the government’s part, they ask, that six months on it can neither explain nor defend the changes it has made — that, indeed, the Senate itself seems unsure how to…

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Bombardier bailout would be ‘slap in the face’ for Toronto because of streetcar delays: TTC chair

TTC Chair Josh Colle tried a new tactic in the city’s epic streetcar battle with Bombardier on Wednesday, linking stunning delays on the 204-car order to the prospect of a federal bailout for Bombardier’s struggling aerospace arm. Federal money would be a “slap in the face” for Toronto, Colle suggested, absent concrete and compelling guarantees.…

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Ramble On

The UK produces somewhere in the region of 500 million metric tonnes of carbon emissions annually. Mature, dense forests are amongst the most effective carbon capture and storage sinks that we know. Paul Lister, the heir to the MFI fortune, having already planted over 800,000 trees, intends to reforest and rewild some 50,000 acres of Scottish highlands. These facts […]

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