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Trudeau government survives confidence vote
Trudeau government survives confidence vote
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The conservative party had demanded a committee to investigate alleged government corruption. During the pandemic, contracts have allegedly been awarded unlawfully to persons close to Trudeau. The government had declared the application a matter of trust and the liberal Canadian government of Prime Minister Trudeau has survived the subsequent vote of confidence.

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Trudeau’s Liberal Party has reintroduced a bill to ban "gay conversion therapy"
Trudeau’s Liberal Party has reintroduced a bill to ban "gay conversion therapy"
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Trudeau’s Liberal Party has reintroduced a bill that would ban "gay conversion therapy", a pseudoscientific practise of trying to alter someone's sexual orientation or gender identity, on Thursday.

The legislation was previously introduced back in March before parliament had to close due to Covid-19.

"Conversion therapy is harmful, degrading, and has no place in Canada … I hope that all parties will do the right thing by supporting this bill," so PM Justin Trudeau on Thursday.

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Stephen McNeil, Nova Scotia Premier, steps down from office
Stephen McNeil
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The Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announced Thursday he is stepping down and leaving public office after 17 years.

Initially elected in 2003, McNeil, as a member of the legislative assembly for Annapolis, a town of Nova Scotia, and has been the Premier of the province for the last seven years. In a news conference, McNeil said: "17 years is a long time, and it’s long enough".

McNeil said he had decided to resign from office before the Covid-19 pandemic, but reconsidered his decision when the virus reached Nova Scotia earlier this year.