Thursday, March 23, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments
from the Federal scene for Wednesday March 22, 2017

Budget Notes

Morneau says government not planning to raise rate on capital gains
Federal budget positions Canada to lure scientists from U.S. and Britain
Trudeau's budget: Delaying decisions on Trumpian matters
Energy firms decry tax clampdown in federal budget
Federal Budget scratches surface of issues impacting the labour market
Uber Canada hits back at Liberal plan to charge tax on rides
Access to tax credit for fertility treatments expanded in budget
It never seems a good time for a tax-the-rich budget
Justin Trudeau touts budget's 'meaningful' investments
Morneau sees 2017 budget as Chapter 2 of ongoing plan
Morenau's faith in small reforms - and small headlines
Federal Budget has no new spending for on-reserve fire safety
Did 'feminist' Trudeau government's gender budget really support women?
Finance Minister isn't ruling out future changes to capital gains taxes
Liberals face a five-alarm fiscal fire
Mars, weed, coding and hiking: A few things you might have missed in the federal budget
This week, the Liberals learned, again, that promises sometimes cost real money
Canada's new 18-month parental leave offers flexibility - but comes with a catch
Lack of defence spending draws fire

House of Commons votes to pass motion condemning Islamophobia
First Nation says outside manager's pay prevents spending on crucial issues
Feds can keep info secret in Chinese refugee-claim case: court
Latvia warns Canada to expect Russian smear campaign against troops
NDP to hold cross-country town halls on electoral reform
With the M-103 debate out of gas, we reflect on a squalid exercise in democracy
House of Commons passes anti-Islamophobia motion
Montreal man linked to ISIS arrested on terrorism-related charges in Turkey
Canada warned to be prepared for Russian-backed fake news and smears in Latvia mission
Canada suspends meat imports from 2 Brazil plants in food scandal
Opposition MPs want Justin Trudeau to sanction Liberal MP accused of sexist remark
Senator Don Meredith dumps racism defence, hires new lawyer
U.S. set to recommend approval of Keystone XL pipeline on Friday
Leitch slides, O'Leary gains in Conservative Leadership index
Senator Don Meredith's new lawyer says sex scandal outcry isn't racist
Justin Trudeau's promise of transparency is starting to look empty
Canada gets approval to join controversial China-led infrastructure bank
M-103 passes and now the Islamophobia study begins
What happened to our "green" PM?
Liberals latest attempted power-grab in Commons sure to fail again
Find out how your MP voted in the House of Commons on M-103, the anti-Islamophobia motion
Trudeau pressed to discipline male Liberal MP who joked about female Tory MP being a stripper
MPs pass M-103 Thursday even as new poll says most Canadians would vote down anti-Islamophobia motion
Canadians doubt anti-Islamophobia motion will have any effect, even if they support it: poll
Rachel Notley fights back against O'Leary comments: 'Misunderstanding of the constitution'

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