Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Wednesday, February 8, 2017



Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments
from the Federal scene for Wednesday, February 8, 2017.


Freeland talks tough on trade with Trump team
Canadians may want a trade war with Trump, but Trudeau shouldn't
Which Trump will Trudeau meet on Washington visit?
RCMP declines to review recent sexual-assault cases
Western province's populations are the fastest-growing in Canada
With Ottawa's aid, Bombardier's short-term future gets a lift
Bombardier aid: More corporate welfare or a slap in the face to Quebec?
Ottawa's loan to Bombardier reignites battle with Brazil over subsidies
Internal Parti Quebecois report paints picture of an old, out-of-touch party
Immigration is the only way to reverse Atlantic Canada's population decline
Nexus cards reinstated pending court decision on Trump order
Trudeau concerned about refugee influx in Manitoba border town
Trudeau to meet Merkel in Germany, address European Parliament
Kevin O'Leary slams Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil in Facebook post
For Trudeau, old politics won't cut it
Chrystia Freeland says Canada prepared for 'strong offensive position' on NAFTA
Federal government started wrestling with Trump tax plan shortly after election
'Problem for an entire gender': Boys, men not adapting to changing job market
New Brunswick is Canada's only province with a shrinking population
Federal government slammed over attempt to block Sixties Scoop ruling
Hold off on homegrown pot, police chiefs urge government
Justin Trudeau travels to Europe next week to mark EU's ratification of CETA deal
Census 2016: Canada's population surpasses 35 million
Nexus trusted-traveller cards reinstated, at least for now. minister says
'You're seeing how callous they are': Ottawa spent a fraction of promised money on First Nations health
Federal government slammed over attempt to block Sixties Scoop ruling
Ministers cycle through Washington ahead of Trump-Trudeau talks
Big cities home to big share of 35 million Canadians
Brazil launches WTO complaint against Ottawa over Bombardier aid
Ottawa should suspend refugee pact with U.S., Harvard report says
Influx and integration of immigrants key to Qu├ębec's demographic growth
Canada to spend $70M on development aid for Haiti
Census reminds us of importance of immigrants to Canada's future
Rona Ambrose's ship of fools
Economic advisory council delivers Bill Morneau an odd report
Sarah Palin as U.S. ambassador to Canada?
Canadians are smart about immigration
Trudeau's carbon price puts America first
Bombardier deal bad for taxpayers
Two women 'under the bus,' and the big electoral lie
Boost border security funding before Canada finds itself in Donald Trump's crosshairs
Liberal's Bombardier 'loan' - to 1930's public works spending add 1970's industrial policy
Chrystia Freeland warns Washington that Canada will 'strongly oppose' potential tariffs
Ottawa's attempt to block ruling on '60s Scoop of aboriginal children slammed as unprecedented, galling
Iraqi Kurds to receive sniper rifles, anti-tank weapons, mortars from Canada
Scathing report says PQ has become an aging 'social club' that is 'frozen in the past'
Brazil makes good on threat to take Canada to WTO over Bombardier loans
Bombardier played hard to get, but the Federal Liberals were determined to hand it money it didn't need
Canadians deeply dislike Trump, but prefer him to Trudeau on economy, security: poll
NDP to force House vote over whether Liberals 'misled' Canadians on electoral reform
Liberals have yet to decide whether to extend bidding on surface combatants
Census 2016: Canadians embrace downtown living
Will it be Merkel before Trump? Trudeau to visit Europe next week
Revoked Nexus cards reinstated following Trump travel ban: public safety minister
Quebec opposition parties critical of Ottawa's aid response to Bombardier
If we want to keep Trump off our backs, take our military seriously, for a change
What is it with politicians and billionaires? Obama, Trudeau and Ambrose all fall under their spell




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