Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Ottawa Observations: Wednesday, April 20, 2016



Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Federal scene from April 20, 2016.



Ottawa killed appeal of residential-school settlement ruling
Duffy awaits verdict in Senate expense trial
Liberals block NDP motion to create arms exports oversight body
Liberals to unveil marijuana legislation next year
Church had moral duty to residential-school survivors, but walked away
Liberals may be wise to run out the clock on electoral reform
Mike Duffy verdict will carry 'weight and influence'
Saudi-Iranian oil feud gives Justin Trudeau climate-change leeway
Judge set to rule on Mike Duffy fraud, bribery and breach of trust charges
Federal marijuana legislation to be introduced in spring 2017, Philpott says
Justin Trudeau defends doctor-assisted death legislation as a 'responsible first step'
Senate ethics watchdog looks into new allegations against Colin Kenny
St├ęphane Dion urged to protect Honduran villagers from Canadian mining company
Former Supreme Court justice's Senate report could signal trouble for Mike Duffy
Play hardball with Bombardier
These are the "good old days' for Trudeau Liberals
4/20 demonstration on Parliament Hill: The bells ring out for pot protestors
Trudeau knows climate deal's a fraud
Expect Duffy to beat some - but not all - 31 charges
Cullen early favourite in NDP leadership race
A Liberal government styled by Dorian Gray
Health Canada looks at forcing tobacco companies to make cigarettes less addictive
Pallister's an unlikely standard-bearer for the Conservative brand, but he'll have to do
Conservative, Liberal MPs trade blame in Commons for failed military equipment purchases
$3.7 billion in spending delayed: Helicopters, Arctic patrol ships targeted by defence budget freeze
‘Independent businesses built this industry’: With legal weed near, free market wants in on green rush
National weed day gives Liberal backbencher chance to rock own government's boat
Avi Lewis, Jagmeet Singh and Nathan Cullen are favourites to take party helm



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