Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments
from the Federal scene for Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Refugee's a comin'

Canada's Border agencies shift staff to deal with illegal crossings
Is Canada ready for Donald Trump's refugee crisis?
Province, Ottawa require united refugee approach: Manitoba premier
Canada to give asylum to 1,200 primarily Yazidi refugees by end of 2017
A solution to Canada's refugee surge is no easy feat
Liberals unveil resettlement plan for 1,200 Yazidis and other victims of ISIS
Government pressed on plan to deal with migrants illegally coming into Canada
'I am a man with no land': African migrants wait in limbo, dreaming of sanctuary in Canada
Tony Clement hangs up on CBC Daybreak after exchange over asylum seekers
Sanctuary city movement grows in Canada, but could bring tension with police, immigration officials
Toronto must enforce its 'sanctuary city' status 
If this many risk frostbite to cross U.S. border in February, how many will come by June?
Lack of resources makes border 'vulnerable' as refugees pour in: CBSA union boss

Ottawa approves sale of B.C. retirement-home chain to Chinese group with murky ownership
U.S. Dairy farmer push for Trump to milk the Canadian market
Canada won't abandon Mexico in NAFTA talks, Freeland says
Freeland stresses talks on NAFTA will involve all three members
Ontario Attorney-General urges Ottawa to scrap most preliminary inquiries
Liberals vote down Conservative anti-racism motion
CRA's new fingerprinting policy could create travel problems for accused tax evaders
Canada isn't about to 'throw Mexico under the bus,' foreign ministers say
Liberals defeat Conservative counter-proposal to Islamophobia motion
Liberal backbenchers, Tory leadership hopefuls among Parliament's biggest dissenters
Canadians warn against Trump pressure to change strategy for fighting ISIS
Trudeau apologizes to anglophone woman for answering in French at Sherbrooke town hall
Justin Trudeau's Hamburg speech hints at populist shift in Ottawa
Canadian generals defend strategy for fighting Daesh
Want to get ahead with Trump? Access is key, Mulroney says
Trudeau is striking right balance with U.S., China, says former Liberal PM Paul Martin
M-103 could morph into something unrecognizable
Canadians want a light shone on radical Islam
Conservatives have created 'waves of Islamophobia", Muslim leader says ahead of key House vote
Preston Manning's message to Conservative leadership candidates: Don't take party unity for granted
Canadian tourism is thriving with a lower loonie. Trade is not.

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