Jim Hillyer

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Byelection named No. 1 for 2016

The story unexpectedly began when Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner MP Jim Hillyer was found dead from a heart attack in his Ottawa office on March 23. “He...

Leonard Cohen, Austin Clarke, Don Getty: Canadian newsmakers who died in 2016

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Byelection date set for Alberta following death of Conservative MP

OTTAWA—A date for a federal byelection in Alberta has been set following the death of Conservative MP Jim Hillyer. The vote in the Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner...

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Newest Councillor Michael Ford 'a little milder than Rob and Doug'

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Kenney may see no end to Liberal majority soon

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Letter on the Canadian Prime Minister and his Liberal Government

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Northern Gateway approval overturned by court

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Milking won't stop until Canadian online shoppers speak up: Neil Macdonald

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Toronto City Officials Oppose Mayor Tory on the Legality of Dispensaries

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Mark Carney faces toughest task yet as fears grow world is entering darkest phase since financial crisis

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Motz wins CPC nomination for byelection

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Letter on the Canadian Prime Minister and his Liberal Government

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THE CITY: Karygiannis doing his part to play role of council's angry man

Jim Karygiannis is the first-term successor to Toronto's former budget chief, Mike Del Grande — who kept Ward 39 strange for a decade before that,...

Reflections on 10 years of Harper government

Brodie reflected on what he saw as a crucial tactical mistake the Conservative Party made in trying to rush a balanced budget in the years...

Councillor Jim Karygiannis harassed, intimidated residents, watchdog finds

Councillor Jim Karygiannis' targeted intimidation of local residents was “shocking” conduct that broke council's rules, a city watchdog has found. But after two separate incidents,...

Final day to become a Conservative Party member

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OECD warns of 'rapidly rising housing prices' in Canada as Scotia takes 'foot off the gas' on mortgage growth in ...

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Members concerned with Tory meeting rules

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