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    It's now confirmed that the two University of Regina students from Nigeria, deported last year, are now back in Regina. Welcome Victoria+Favour. Congratulations to UofR President, Vianne Timmons, and the whole university community that never gave up in this fight for justice.
    Jun 07, 2014 6:09 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Big crowd, great entertainment and wonderful food at Mosaic's Italian pavilion in Regina - 3rd + final night!
    Jun 07, 2014 5:50 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Let's hope this ushers in a new + happier chapter in the lives of Victoria + Favour. http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/canada/saskatchewan/story/1.2668530
    Jun 07, 2014 4:18 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Let's hope this ushers in a new + happier chapter in the lives of Victoria + Favour. http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/canada/saskatchewan/story/1.2668530
    Jun 07, 2014 4:17 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Justin Trudeau gave a strong, substantive speech about the Canadian economy last Friday in Regina. Check it out: http://www.liberal.ca/newsroom/blog/justin-trudeaus-speech-regina-district-chamber-commerce/
    Jun 07, 2014 3:25 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Sunny morning in Regina brings out a good crowd at the downtown Farmers Market - always good stuff to buy!
    Jun 07, 2014 10:16 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    An interesting take on Justin Trudeau in the West http://www.leaderpost.com/touch/story.html?id=9916616
    Jun 07, 2014 7:37 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Justin Trudeau mobbed for photos at the bustling Hellenic pavilion at Regina's Mosaic.
    Jun 06, 2014 8:42 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Justin Trudeau + Regina UCC president Orest Gawdyda at Mosaic's Kyiv Ukrainian Pavilion.
    Jun 06, 2014 7:33 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    A big crowd as always at the Kyiv Ukrainian pavilion. Mosaic in Regina is terrific this year!
    Jun 06, 2014 7:23 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    What a fantastic reception for Justin Trudeau at the Philippines pavilion at Mosaic in Regina!
    Jun 06, 2014 7:12 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    After wowing the big crowd at India Pavilion, Justin Trudeau now heading for Philippines, then Kyiv Ukrainian. Great Mosaic!
    Jun 06, 2014 6:33 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    2nd busy night of Mosaic Festival with Justin Trudeau - starting at the Orr Centre with both the Russian Pavilion + India!
    Jun 06, 2014 5:31 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Just small portion of large crowd welcoming Justin Trudeau at public reception in Regina - back to Mosaic festival next
    Jun 06, 2014 4:21 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Justin Trudeau speaks with a roundtable of Treaty-4 First Nations Chiefs, elders and community leaders at RTSIS in Regina
    Jun 06, 2014 2:07 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Justin Trudeau speaking to packed luncheon hosted by Regina Chamber + Sask Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs
    Jun 06, 2014 12:23 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Glad to be with Justin Trudeau as part of Lieutenant-Governor's D-Day ceremony in Regina today
    Jun 06, 2014 10:35 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Ted Hughes is a distinguished jurist originally from Saskatoon —children-in-care issue potentially bigger than Indian Residential Schools! http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canada-must-tackle-serious-aboriginal-child-welfare-problem-former-judge-1.1855709
    Jun 06, 2014 8:32 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    More evidence Canada needs "growth" agenda: 29,000 full time jobs lost in May, any new jobs are all part-time, jobless rate up again.
    Jun 06, 2014 8:18 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Before your 2nd night of Mosaic Festival tonight, drop by Regina's DoubleTree Hotel — 4pm to 6pm — to "Meet+Greet" Justin Trudeau
    Jun 06, 2014 7:41 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Got a great start at Mosaic Festival in Regina last night with Justin Trudeau. More tonight! https://www.flickr.com/photos/justintrudeau/sets/72157644627534950/
    Jun 06, 2014 6:04 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    COMMEMORATING D-DAY IN WAYS THAT MATTER Seventy years ago today – on June 6th, 1944 – Allied Forces in World War Two crossed the English Channel to land on the coast of Normandy and begin the liberation of Europe. It was a day that changed the course of history. Canadians played an integral part in the success of D-Day. Our troops faced brutal Nazi resistance at Juno Beach, but made greater progress in meeting their objectives than any other part of the invasion force. And right in the thick of the action was the valiant Regina Rifles Regiment. Because of what they and their Allied comrades accomplished that day, the foundation was laid for victory in Europe and ultimately around the world. Can you imagine what D-Day demanded of those who were there? The strength and skill. The sheer guts and determination. The valour. The tenacity. The selflessness. To be prepared to die, and many did. For freedom, democracy, human rights, the rule of law and decency – in short, for the foundations of a civilized way of life. Whether stated in formal policy or not, once a country sends its military personnel into harm's way to defend its values, that country must be bound by a sacred compact with all those who answered the call. They put themselves on the line. Some lost their lives. Others returned home with serious physical or psychological injuries. Canada must always honour the memory of those who fell. We must be equally prepared to take proper care of those who were damaged. That applies to those WW2 Vets who are now in their 90's. And to all the other members of the Canadian Forces who served in Korea or in subsequent peacekeeping or peace-making operations, or more recently in places like Libya and Afghanistan. Their country is in their debt. Something is seriously wrong in the affairs of a nation when returned soldiers, veterans and their families feel driven to public protests and confrontations with Cabinet ministers – just to be heard and treated with respect. On this solemn anniversary – 70 years from Juno Beach – we must reinvigorate Canada's national resolve to honour-in-full that sacred compact that does, indeed, exist between this country and those who gave their all so others might have freedom and peace. Lest we forget. Lest we fail to honour our obligations.
    Jun 06, 2014 4:28 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Live orchestra performing at the Poltava Ukrainian pavilion at Regina's Mosaic last night. Always a hit.
    Jun 06, 2014 4:25 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Justin Trudeau dancing up a storm at the Caribbean pavilion at Regina's Mosaic
    Jun 05, 2014 7:32 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    With Justin Trudeau at Mosaic Festival in Regina - now en route to the Punjab and then Ukrainian Poltava pavilions
    Jun 05, 2014 6:47 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Justin Trudeau with Sask artist Joe Fafard at the Francophone pavilion at Regina's Mosaic Festival
    Jun 05, 2014 6:37 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Great day in Regina with Justin Trudeau - met Mayor Fougere + University of Regina President Timmons, plus media interviews. At Regina's Mosaic Festival tonight, we'll start at Chinese pavilion + then onto Francophone. More to follow.
    Jun 05, 2014 4:30 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Thinking of A/Commissioner Louise LaFrance + all the young RCMP recruits training at Depot Academy in Regina http://www.liberal.ca/newsroom/news-release/liberal-statement-death-rcmp-officers/
    Jun 05, 2014 11:56 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    The thoughts + prayers of all Canadians are with the RCMP and the families of the tragedy last night in Moncton. Regina is home of RCMP "Depot" Training Academy. Former Depot CO Asst-Commissioner Roger Brown is now CO for New Brunswick.
    Jun 05, 2014 7:13 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Canadian economic growth is not coming from domestic demand because consumers are overburdened with record high household debt. It not coming from exports with our trade balance in deficit, or from businesses because investor confidence is low. And it is not coming from public sector either because key programs like the Building Canada infrastructure fund has been slashed by 90%.
    Jun 04, 2014 12:27 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    In Question Period, the Conservative government has no answer for its "slow growth" record - the worst since 1930s. Some 140 other countries are doing better!
    Jun 04, 2014 12:06 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Justin Trudeau with Patrick Chan and members of Canada's 2014 Olympic Team today in Parliament. Bravo!
    Jun 04, 2014 11:43 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    So proud to welcome Saskatchewan speedskating Olympian Lucas Makowsky in the House of Commons.
    Jun 04, 2014 11:29 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Chaos on the floor of the House of Commons today as Parliament welcomes Canada's Olympic and Paralympic athletes. So proud!
    Jun 04, 2014 11:25 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Last summer, Justin Trudeau helped launch Riders' championship season at the home-opener win over Calgary. He'll be back in Regina this week. Drop by a "Meet+Greet" with Justin at the new DoubleTree Hotel, Friday, 4-6pm.
    Jun 04, 2014 5:40 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    In Question Period, Justin Trudeau points out that Conservatives have blamed their lack of action on Climate Change on no action in US. But now that Obama is taking action on highest emission sources in US, the Conservatives still refuse to take any action in Canada. In 2006, the Harper government killed 2005 Liberal Budget Plan which would have achieved 80% of Canada's Climate Change commitments.
    Jun 03, 2014 11:44 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) confirms the point the Liberal Opposition has been making for months. Federal funding for infrastructure has been reduced, delayed and convoluted - bad public policy + poor administration. http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=dc416ad6-77f1-45ac-8a20-963f6de83d7c
    Jun 03, 2014 4:51 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    JUSTIN IN REGINA As part of his remarkable ongoing effort to meet and engage with Canadians in every corner of this country -- not remotely long-distance from Ottawa, but up close and in person -- Justin Trudeau will be back in Regina again this week. He will be visiting several multicultural pavilions at the annual Mosaic Festival, D-Day ceremonies at Government House, a Regina & District Chamber of Commerce Lunch and a public Meet & Greet. Busy schedule!
    Jun 02, 2014 6:55 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    In Question Period, Liberals ask Veterans Minister Fantino why he's wasting millions on vacuous TV ads. He has no answer; waste continues at expense of Veterans!
    Jun 02, 2014 12:01 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    In Question Period: Liberas call on HarperCons to start working with willing provinces to monitor + stop abuses of the Temporary Foreign Workers program. Employers who need help filling legitimate job vacancies want stronger administration + enforcement to end abuses of the program.
    Jun 02, 2014 11:38 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    FEDERAL BUDGET CUTS LIMIT INFRASTRUCTURE POSSIBILITIES Many people are discussing the new by-pass to be built around southeast Regina to divert through-traffic, and especially heavy trucks, off both Victoria Avenue East and the old by-pass that runs along the edge of Whitmore Park. Traffic volumes are rising rapidly due to major new urban developments in eastern Regina and the ramping-up of the Global Transportation Hub to the west -- all good indications of Regina's growth and vitality. As a matter of public safety, community convenience and economic efficiency, a new by-pass is an urgent infrastructure priority. So it's good that governments have announced their combined intentions to get on with it. But some legitimate issues deserve attention. For example, Regina's by-pass has been designated a public-private partnership (P3) by the federal government. The province likes that model because it means this project may get done faster than through conventional government financing. The Feds like it because they have massively slashed their "Building Canada Fund" (BCF) and a P3 arrangement outside the BCF is the only ready source of federal dollars. To see how much the Harper Conservatives have cut back on infrastructure, just look at their budgets. Planned BCF investments last year were in the order of $1.6-billion across the country. This year, the BCF is capped at just $210-million – that's a whopping reduction of 87%. To look at it another way, if the $200-million the Feds say they'll contribute to this by-pass had to come from the BCF, it would consume that entire fund for the whole country for a full year. That's not because the federal contribution is particularly large; it's because the BCF is particularly small. So P3 is the only alternative. Under federal budget limitations, even going the P3 route doesn't leave much room for federal generosity. The P3 program is limited to about $1.2-billion in total nationally spread over the coming five years. That's why the federal commitment to the Regina by-pass will cover only about one-sixth of the total cost. The province and the private contractor/operator will have to cover the rest (i.e., the vast majority). Did it have to be this way? No. A sensible Government of Canada – looking to promote good jobs, economic growth, greater productivity and modern, safe, successful communities – would be investing a great deal more right now in both the Building Canada Fund and the P3 program to drive transformative infrastructure renewal and expansion. A more ambitious infrastructure vision would also help avoid invidious comparisons among different projects. For example, why is a $1.8-billion light rail project in Edmonton getting $400-million from the Feds, while Regina's $1.2-billion by-pass will get only half that much? In its search for the best private sector partner to build, operate and maintain the new by-pass, the Saskatchewan government will need to be confident about any potential contractor's financial strength. There would be no public tolerance for a dodgy business plan, any risk of future bankruptcy or the use of tolls. The public will also expect excellent quality in the construction of this project, and in operational things like winter snow-clearing. And safety will have to be the top consideration -- especially with the possibility of high-speed, elevated traffic ramps suspended above railway tracks. And that leads to location issues. Is this by-pass positioned far enough to the southeast? Should it perhaps begin at the Pilot Butte intersection, or even Balgonie? Does it come too close to homes already on the SE edge of the city? Is the vision too modest? Good questions merit thoughtful consideration.
    Jun 02, 2014 4:22 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    Regina's Wascana Park busy with charity walks today, despite blustery weather - Huntington's, PalliativeCare, Lupus...just to name few.
    Jun 01, 2014 2:22 pm | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    St Paul's Cathedral, Regimental Church of Royal Regina Rifles, today marking 70th anniversary of D-Day.
    Jun 01, 2014 10:14 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    It's a rainy day in Regina but it's still a "go" for the Aga Khan's World Partnership Walk. Great cause.
    Jun 01, 2014 10:13 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana
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    The Regina Sikh Society's Vaisakhi Mela last night finished with a terrific Bhangra performance. Well done!
    Jun 01, 2014 6:48 am | Saskatchewan, Wascana

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