Thursday, March 9, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments
from the Federal scene for Thursday, March 9, 2017.

Trudeau slams proposed border tax, stresses importance of Canada-U.S. trad relations
Justice  in 'knees together' trial resigns after council recommends he be fired
Shell's retreat from Alberta signals divergent views on future of oil sands
Why Canadians should be more concerned about Ottawa's deficits
Ethics officer criticizes Senator Don Meredith over sexual relations with minor
Officials to review ho Canada, NATO members calculate defence spending
On energy and environment, you can find Trudeau in the political middle
Ottawa's infrastructure talks hit snag over how to prove a project is new
Canada asked to take in families who sheltered Edward Snowden
To paint a rosy portrait of the Liberals' federal budget, Moreau will have to get crafty
Senator Don Meredith guilty of ethics violations after sexual relationship with teen girl
Trudeau says he will succeed on energy where his father and Stephen Harper failed
Justin Robin Camp resigns after judicial council recommends removal
Senator's defence of residential schools akin to excusing Holocaust, NDP MP says
Wilson-Raybould wants Supreme Court advice on genetic non-discrimination bill
Federal plan to fast-track foreign talent could capitalize on Trump's crackdown
Maxime Bernier, Kevin O'Leary lead Conservative leadership field, data suggests
Trudeau to get energy and environment award at Houston energy conference
Government settles with cadets in deadly 1974 grenade blast in Valcartier
Border the big issue as a Trump official finally set to visit Ottawa
Canada's special forces hand over Niger training mission to Quebec-based troops
Budget office says Liberal spending estimates short $2.5B infrastructure
Big bank, insurance CEOs announce new business growth fund of up to $1B
How Emmanuella Lambropoulos scored an upset win in Saint-Laurent
Trump pressure on military spending may push Canada to do more, but not yet
Don Meredith's relationship with teenager breached Senate rules, ethics office says
Senator's residential school comment is like downplaying the Holocaust, MP says
Supreme Court judge says Canadians shouldn't worry about arrival of refugees, migrants
Is Trudeau using the White House to hide the Liberal government's money problems?
War is hell and Chrystia Freeland has nothing to be ashamed of
Canadian officials have made repeated trips to Mali to assess peace mission possibilities
Trudeau dragging his feet on pot legislation stinks
How to heat up the Tory leadership race
Revolts, polls and upsets, not good days in Trudeauland
The Trudeau Liberals' weirdness managed to get even weirder on International Women's Day
Maxime Bernier says Conservative leadership is down to himself and Kevin O'Leary
Canada's forces deployed in Latvia to include 'cyber warriors' to counter Russians
Metis actor accuses Parks Canada of 'censorship' for denying film permit over indigenous gangster character
Former CSIS official, foreign affairs critics urge Liberal government to fight for release of Canadian citizen from Egyptian prison
Senate proposes major amendment to Liberal citizenship legislation: "It goes a long way'
Tory leadership hopefuls give interviews to 'journalist' known for pro-white, anti-Muslim rants
NDP stalwart Margaret Mitchell dies, aged 92
Tom Jackson on Parks Canada's decision to deny filming in Banff, Japser: 'they didn't read the script'
Kevin O'Leary calls Rachel Notley 'toxic cocktail of mediocrity and incompetence'
US needs Canada's resources, Trudeau tells gathering of global oil and gas executives
Budget watchdog says Liberals can't account for $2.5B in infrastructure funds

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