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Payette fiasco shows need for stronger GG vetting process: LeBlanc

OTTAWA — Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc concedes Julie Payette’s resignation as governor general shows a need to strengthen the process for vetting vice-regal appointments. Payette resigned Thursday, about a week after the government received the damning findings of an independent investigation into allegations that she presided over a toxic

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Dominic LeBlanc taking leave from cabinet to battle cancer

OTTAWA — Dominic LeBlanc is stepping away temporarily from his duties as intergovernmental and northern affairs minister after being diagnosed with a form of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Finance Minister Bill Morneau will take over LeBlanc’s duties on the intergovernmental and internal trade files for now while Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn

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