Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Ottawa Observations: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Federal scene from Monday, May 3, 2016.

Senator Davide Tkachuyk says he never advised Duffy on housing expenses
Mental illness does not spell end of military carreer: Veterans Affairs Minister
When Canadians are kidnapped rescue missions must be an option
Auditor raises concerns with how Ottawa oversees Via Rail
Gaps in Canada's citizenship program leading to fraud, auditor finds
Vocal in opposition, Liberals turn quiet on fate of jailed Saudi blogger
Tension intensifies ahead of Western premiers' conference
Terrorism is not the threat we think it is
Barack Obama to address Canadian Parliament in late June
Mike Duffy returns to the Senate, pursued but silent
Trudeau's point main in the Senate taps former Liberal, Tory as deputies
Canada will scrap the nickel within five years, Desjardins predicts
Medical pot for veterans not based on evidence, poorly documented, AG finds
Federal Conservatives remain fundraising kings despite election loss to Liberals
Census website interruption being investigated, StatsCan says
Liberals must end Canada's 'previous complicity in torture,' says victim
CF-18 commander describes 'having to take lives' in ISIS bombing mission
Canada's army reserve lacking soldiers, equipment, training, audit finds
Justin Trudeau's true tests are still to come
PĂ©ladeau's departure might be good news for PQ, bad news for Liberals
Our politicians lacked class with Prince Harry
Canada's immigration system about to get more lax
Back on the job, Duffy is the silent senator
Deficits may come back to haunt Liberals
Mike Duffy is back, but meaningful changes to Senate still hard to find
VIA Rail service 'significantly worsens as nearly one quarter of trains were late in 2014
Window Closing on Electoral Reform, Warns NDP's Cullen

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