Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ottawa Observations: February 28, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments
from the Federal scene for Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

President Trump's address to Congress

Trump points to Canada as a model for U.S. immigration reform
Traditional address to Congress offers Trump chance to shift tone
Trump's blueprint for America meets sobering realities of Washington politics
Trump says 'real and positive immigration reform is possible' in address to Congress
'The time for small thinking is over,' Trump tells Congress in speech
Trump gives shout out to Trudeau in speech to Congress
Trump premieres his (new and improved) act to Congress
Trump open to 'compromise' on immigration bill
Trump stays on script in speech to Congress, proclaims 'new chapter of American greatness'
Justin Trudeau, Canada get shout out in Donald Trump's speech to Congress
Donald Trump's 'big, big' corporate tax cut could 'erase Canada's advantage'
Trump sounds optimistic tone, hails 'new chapter of American greatness' in speech

Campaign team tries to backpedal O'Leary's private-jet claims
Ottawa keeps wary eye on home prices in Toronto, Vancouver
Moving slowly on pharmacare is better than moving at all
What Facebook and Google don't get about Canada's digital-tax proposal
Canadian veterans are better served now but gaps remain: Ombudsman
Expect a cautious federal budget as Liberals brace for the Trump effect
Senate Tories to look for new leader as Claude Carignan to step down
Federal government buying new radar system to better detect severe weather
Tory debate sees agreement on more defence spending, killing carbon tax and tighter border control
Government must account for tech failures afflicting RCMP, opposition says
TransCanada suspends $15B NAFTA suit on Keystone XL project advances
Report suggesting mercury still leaking near Grassy Narrows 'deeply concerning,' chief says
Navy's mishandling of classified documents spawns series of investigations
Canadian dollars deliver medical aid, trauma counselling for refugees in Iraq
Alan DeSousa barred from running for federal Liberals, no reason given
Kellie Leitch's campaign video breaks the Internet
New law won't stop Canada being used for money laundering, tax evasion, critics say
Desperate times obscure Canada's support in Iraq's uncertain future
Liberal star candidate backed 'common sense' anti-niqab rule
Growing millennial cohort pose challenger for Tory hopefuls
Sanctuary policy handcuffs police
Conservative leadership candidates play to the rowdy crowd at debate in Edmonton
Federal Judge overrules IRB decision to release violent refugee with 54 criminal convictions
CMHC says in new guidebook maybe that loan is actually a little too large for you
Sorry, Canada, when it comes to political leadership it turns out you're not uniquely feminist
Liberal's hopes in infrastructure plan to grow Canada's economy dimmed by fiscal realities
Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary says he'll fix flight financing
NDP Leadership Contest Up to Three Candidates

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