Sunday, March 5, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Saturday/Sunday, March 4 & 5, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments
from the Federal scene for Saturday/Sunday, March 4 and 5, 2017.

Ottawa set to reject plans to beef up national security oversight committee
Cabinet set to map out scenarios for dealing with asylum seekers illegally crossing border
U.S. Allies shaken by Donald Trump's wiretap tweets about Obama
Former PMO staffer will run for the Liberals in by-election
Trudeau to attend Canada 9/11 inspired musical Come From Away on Broadway
Cabinet to map out scenarios for dealing with border-crossers
Liberals look at making skilled immigrant loans pilot project permanent
Diefenbaker award missing in action after Liberals take over
PMO staffer Mary Ng will run for the Liberal in federal byelection
EU, Canada need to work together to enforce Paris agreement: commissioner
Ukraine looks to Canada to help modernize military's 'Soviet mentality'
Federal ministers see the asylum seeker situation on the ground in Emerson, Manitoba
Trudeau cabinet to map out strategies for dealing with illegal refugees
Crown should appeal 'Clearly a drunk can consent' ruling
How Canada can lead on the global stage
Liberal budget needs restraint
Will Bill Morneau give us a balanced budget plan?
NDP and Conservative leadership races are a study in contrast
Buying 'political insulation': Liberals to call for bids in 2019 for permanent fleet to replace CF-18s
Iran indicts Iranian-Canadian nuclear negotiator for espionage, six months after he was arrested: reports
M-103 protests: Violence breaks out as supporters, critics of motion condemning Islamophobia clash
As Senators became more independent, meetings with lobbyists hoping to take advantage tripled in 2016
As Trump tightens budget, U.S. Congress bill would allow snowbirds to stay for an extra two months
Justice denied: More money the best fix for court delays, say Crown lawyers
Ottawa takes another step toward free trade agreement with China
Rachel Notley defends NDP government's pipeline push
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says Manitoba borders are 'properly resourced'
Ottawa and Alberta to help fund carbon conversion test facility in Calgary
Why is a Norwegian Disease on a BC Fish Farm Such a Big Deal?
Canada needs New Reporting to End Forced Labour in Global Supply Chains

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