Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments
from the Federal scene for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The passage of the CETA deal

Against all odds, Canada-EU trade deal moves forward - now what?
With CETA, Canada swims against the anti-trade tide
Trudeau arrives in France to address European Parliament after CETA passes key vote
Most Canadian approve of trade deal with European Union, poll suggests
'A deal for the people': European Parliament approves trade deal with Canada
Justin Trudeau brings pro-trade pitch to conflicted Europe
Experts say most small Canadian businesses not ready to take advantage of CETA
Justin Trudeau touches down in France ahead of historic EU speech
European Parliament approves Canada-EU Free trade deal

Canada, United States will focus on bilateral NAFTA negotiations
Statscan, police in talks about publishing data on unfounded cases
Conservatives argue motion to condemn Islamophobia impacts freedom of speech
Watchdog outlines concerns with B.C. RCMP's missing persons, use of force procedures
Top Canadian news officials urge Senate to pass bill on source protection
Quebec can't keep politics out of the identity debate
Why community mailboxes are the future
Adjudicators remedy overcharging done by lawyers in residential-school cases
NDP asks election watchdogs to probe Liberal donation reports
Trudeau aide Mary Ng vying to run in by-election, highlights her relationship with China
Tories playing a high-risk leadership game - again
RCMP watchdog's probe into review of northern B.C. policing thwarted by poor record keeping
Liberal MP won't remove Islamophobia reference from motion condemning discrimination
Conservative senators accused of stalling transgender rights bill
Conservative MPs laugh at Amarjeet Sohi's past as ETS bus driver
Trudeau must act now to protect Canada from Trump's domestic agenda: Business council
Canada's takeaway from Trump meeting: 'cautiously optimistic'
Indigenous water solutions: 2 steps forward, 1 step back
Bernier's broad donor base still tops the Conservative leadership field
'We want to fix this': Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett on Sixties Scoop ruling
Senate bill to protect journalist sources gets media backing
Canada faces a crisis of trust
Donald Trump - Justin Trudeau meeting polite but inconclusive
How Canada should react to Trump and refugee crisis
Trudeau's mixed message on immigration
Question wars: Trump's 'Trojan Horse' vs. Trudeau's 'hugs'
The real threat behind M-103 is 'mission creep'
Islamophobia motion will target moderate Muslims
A wake up call for Canada's elites
Hysteria from Conservatives over harmless motion on Islamophobia
Liberals primed for budget revamp of how Ottawa spends $5B annual on innovation
Conservatives accuse Liberal government of playing politics with Islamophobia motion
Canadian government using kittens and selfies to spark little girl's interest in science and technology
Liberal MP keen to allay 'fear and anxiety' on anti-Islamophobia motion but will not change it in face of  'hatred'
Uh, oh ... that Republican 'border tax' might just be legal (and we might just have to live with it)
Canadian less tolerant of uncontrolled immigration than Americans
Former MP Laurie Hawn asked to redesign as RCAF Hon. Col. due to 'political advocating'
Proposed bill letting U.S. border guards detain Canadians could face legal challenges
U.S. defence chief issues sharp ultimatum telling Canada, NATO allies to up defence spending
Trudeau must act swiftly to protect Canada from Trump's economic agenda: John Manley

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