Thursday, March 2, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Thursday, March 2, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments
from the Federal scene for Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Trudeau says he won't decriminalize illicit drugs beyond marijuana
Canadian military addresses issue of child soldiers in published directive
Proposed lawsuit says B.C.'s foreign buyer tax violates Canada's charter
Candidate withdraws from Liberal nomination for Ontario by-election
Morneau's budget will be based on two-month-old survey in spit of recent, rosier economic data
RCMP not charging asylum seekers for illegal entry into Canada
Trudeau touts pipeline approvals while campaigning in Calgary
Military watchdog limits investigation of complaint into Afghan prisoner abuse
Facial recognition technology is coming to Canadian airports this spring
Bank of Canada official touts pricing carbon to reduce climate change
Officials confirm rise in asylum seekers crossing illegally into Canada, but RCMP lay no charges
NDP leadership race a chance to stir things up and make the party interesting again
Canada asked to both help and negotiate with U.K. amid 1st ever Commonwealth trade talks
Canadian immigration website crash started hours before Trump victory, documents show
Kellie Leitch cites viral video as indication Canadians support her immigration policies
Trudeau says marijuana legislation expected by summer
Sharon Carstairs asks Senate to reimburse legal fees expenses scandal
Canada's economy grew at faster-than-expected 2.6% 4th quarter of 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau preaches patience
'Trudeau is letting my people down by failing to lead on solving our mercury crisis': Chief
Further changes to Canada Pension Plan will have to wait, Bill Morneau says
Garneau is right to urge consistent rules against distracted driving
Trudeau must make budget work for working people
Trump bump lifts Canada's banks
How we handle who's coming could make or break Canada
Ottawa must keep private sponsorship of Syrian refugees a priority
Candidate pulls out of Liberal nomination fight, saying process is 'neither open nor fair'
$750K in federal funding breathes life into project celebrating separatist René Lévesque
'That's My Tory!' Pick your favourite Conservative leader with the help of this National Post quiz
The Liberal's First Nations agenda encounters reality
CBSA Union President says border is like 'Swiss Cheese,' calls for patrol force
Top Defence bureaucrat jumps to firm that's part of group awarded multi-billion dollar military contract
Polling stations to get electronic upgrades in 2019, speeding up voting process
Will Pipelines Pump Controversy into the Federal NDP Leadership Race?
Guaranteed Basic Income on Verge of Take-off in Canada
Brazil's Deadly Prison Riots a Warning for Canada

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