CBC - Politics Nova Scotians to go to the polls on May 30 2017-04-30T12:20:06.000000000-04:00 After weeks of spending announcements and just three days after a balanced budget was introduced in the House, Stephen McNeil's Liberal government has announced that Nova Scotians will be going to the polls in 30 days. Pipeline politics: How an NDP victory in B.C. could divide Canada's left 2017-04-30T10:00:00.000000000-04:00 An NDP victory in the B.C. provincial election on May 9 — a distinct possibility, if you believe the current polls — would put progressive parties in charge of Canada's two westernmost provinces. But it could also spark a conflict with electoral ramifications in Alberta and beyond. From Trudeau to Trudeau: Political cartoonist Aislin looks back at 50 years of drawing Canada 2017-04-30T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 Terry Mosher, better known as Aislin, talks to The National's Wendy Mesley about his five decades of challenging taboos and skewering Canadian politicians. Mexico and Canada 'in this together' on NAFTA, amid Trump confusion 2017-04-30T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 Over the last two weeks, Canada has joined Mexico as a bad neighbour of the Trump White House. As both countries look over the fence and see confusion, they're co-ordinating some of their moves. But Mexico's facing other unique challenges. True test of Trudeau's expensive data devotion will be whether he follows the numbers 2017-04-30T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 Justin Trudeau's Liberals are a group that enthuses about "evidence-based policy" and "smarter decisions" and has concerned itself with "deliverology." And they are apparently hungry for much more data. What Harjit Sajjan really did while serving in Afghanistan 2017-04-29T09:00:00.000000000-04:00 Truth being the first casualty of war has taken a decidedly different turn with growing outrage in both the political and military community about Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan's characterization of himself as the architect of Operation Medusa. Millennials, boomers meet as Conservative Party-crashers 2017-04-29T05:00:34.000000000-04:00 Inspired by a Maclean's magazine columnist, moderate conservatives in search of a political home are meeting to question the Conservative Party and perhaps even try to tear it in two. 'Not for the faint of heart': Why getting a marijuana producer licence is a long shot 2017-04-29T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 The regulatory gates to Canada's legal marijuana regime are open, but only a crack. Health Canada has received 1,630 applications for licences to grow or sell medical cannabis as of March 31. Only 43 licences have been approved so far, representing just 2.6 per cent of the total applications. Retired widower's $50K severance stuck in troubled public pay system 2017-04-29T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 The federal government's new plan to fix its troubled public servant payroll system is getting a lukewarm reception. The strategy is being rolled out, as more stories of financial hardship are emerging. Look beyond the jesters, and you'll find real, live progressive conservatives in the CPC race: Neil Macdonald 2017-04-29T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 Rick Peterson is, for example, someone who wants to govern, not entertain, and whose focus is on the economy. Which is why you've probably never heard of him.