Thursday, May 5, 2016

Ottawa Observations: Thursday, May 5, 2016

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Federal scene from Thursday, May 5, 2016.

Fort McMurray Fires

Fort McMurray fire spreads to 850 square kilometres; thousands being airlifted
From one firestorm to another, Syrian refugees forced to flee Fort McMurray
How firefighters are trying to tame Fort McMurray's unpredictable blaze
Some shuttered businesses in Fort McMurray not likely to return
Fort McMurray residents face long wait as fire crews 'still have a long way to go'
Ottawa to match Red Cross donations for For McMurray wildfire, Trudeau says
Size of Fort McMurray fire grows as fast as losses mount
Fort McMurray fire now too large, too fierce to stop without rain
Inside the Fort McMurray rescue convoys: 'I've been trying 26 hours to find a way to help'
Fort Mac isn’t karma — any blame is shared by all of us
Feds ratchet up funds for Fort McMurray and deploy aircraft: ‘We will get through this tragedy together’
Fleeing Fort McMurray ... for Good?

Constituent support for assisted-dying leads some Tory MPs to back bill
CRA cracks down too hard on average taxpayers, goes easy on rich, Liberals say
The sorry state of freedom and democracy
Justin Trudeau accused of 'childish behaviour' in House of Commons
Justin Trudeau to meet Attawapiskat chief in wake of more suicide attempts
Mike Duffy talks abortion access in 1st words since return
CRA executives decline to answer KPMG questions before finance MPs
Trudeau apologizes in House over misleading remarks on electoral reform delay
Judy Foote 'not ruling out anything' in Canada Post review
Liberal government seems comfortable playing the long game
We can fix gender inequality in Parliament
It's time Canada reaffirms the importance of NATO
Immigration fraud makes us vulnerable
Assisted-dying bill fatally flawed for saying eligible patients must be teminal: lawyer
Liberals kick off review of Canada Post but restoration of home mail delivery uncertain
Senate committee moves to make Senators disclose more about their expenses

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