Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments
from the Federal scene for Thursday, February 16, 2017

The CETA deal

Free-trade pacts may be domed unless CETA works, Trudeau warns EU
Trudeau on Canada-EU trade deal: 'This is an important moment'
Trudeau hails CETA as 'blueprint' for future trade deals
Trudeau tries to reassure a Europe worried over potentially troubled relationship with Trump
Can Donald Trump promise to tweak NAFTA? Trade experts say no

NAFTA  worries put Canadian auto-parts makers on edge
Liberals, Tories spar over Islamophobia in full-day debate
Residential school survivors who withdrew claims may never be identified
The real challenge to Canada's health system is not wait times
'Soak the rich' federal budget could be coming soon, says Rosenberg
Conservative MPs are afraid of Motion 103, and things it can't do
Denying abortion akin to violence, Maryam Monsef says of Planned Parenthood funding
Bellegarde, MPs urge feds to change name of Langevin Block
'Kill her and be done with it': MP behind anti-Islamophobia motion reads out hate mail
Heritage minister rejects 'cynical' Conservative anti-religious discrimination motion
Trudeau home to get $2 million in security upgrades
Indigenous leaders want to strip name of residential school proponent from Langevin block
Canadians wait longer to see doctor than international average
TransCanada refiles application in Nebraska for Keystone pipeline route
Innovation budget without intellectual property strategy is philanthropy': Jim Balsillie
Liberal MP swamped by hate mail, threats over anti-Islamophobia motion in Commons
NORAD eyes upgrade to protect against missile threat
Conservatives are wrong to oppose Islamophobia motion
Israel stance hinders Trudeau's chances of getting seat on UN security council
Ford Canada CEO promises to maintain $700-million Ontario investment
What took Charles Taylor so long to reverse his position on Quebec's religious restrictions?
I'm a liberal Muslin and I reject M-103
Trudeau's mixed message on immigration
Sajjan expects 'significant' new defence spending but maybe not on NATO
Liberal minister Melanie Joly accuses Tories of contributing to Islamophobia
Unhappy with anti-Islamophobia motion, Tories have their own condemning religious intolerance
Influential business group pushes for lower trade barriers, regulatory reform in federal budget
Bombardier's government loan may not be fully repaid for 15 years, company says
'We will burn down your mosques,' Muslim MP told after anti-Islamophobia motion
Liberals 'will welcome discussion' on random alcohol testing for pilots
Conservatives supported 'condemning all forms of Islamophobia' in October
MP laughed at for his bus-driving past? Elitist attitudes persist in politics, experts say

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