Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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

Justice Minister points to U.S. sex assault initiative for Canada
Canada spending $650-million on reproductive rights, including fighting global anti-abortion laws
Canada will have to 'make concessions' in NAFTA renegotiations, U.S. warns
Dealing with child soldiers require specific training: Dallaire
Young Canadians could pay dearly for Liberals' deficit-financed spending: report
Trudeau's foreign policy vs. Harper's: There is little difference
Loonie hits lowest point this year as oil slumps, Fed decision weighs
Liberals take aim at old abortion law
Liberals defy Trudeau, approve 'unconstitutional' genetic testing bill
Advocates say Trudeau has plenty to do on women's rights
B.C. softwood lumber envoy says long-term deal needed with U.S.
Liberal backbenchers defy cabinet wishes and vote to end genetic discrimination law
Conservative senator defends 'well-intentioned' residential school system
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau defends post urging women to thank men on International Women's Day
Governments moves to formally scrub abortion law from Canada's Criminal Code
Justin Trudeau marks International Women's Day with $650M for reproductive rights
Trudeau's mediocre cabinet a result of choosing diversity over competence: O'Leary
Search underway for Canada's next top Mountie, as Paulson prepares exit
NAFTA talks on big changes to start this year, U.S. commerce secretary says
Ethics watchdog won't investigate Sajjan over Afghan detainee inquiry decision
Trudeau cabinet OK's new coins to honour Stanley Cup, Vimy Ridge
'Daughters of the vote' take seats in House of Commons
Phoenix backlog for parental leave, disability benefits easing: Lemay
Meet the McMaster prof quoted by Kellie Leitch and learn why he's unhappy about it.
Border issues to dominate U.S. homeland security secretary's visit Friday
Canadian officials have made repeated trips to Mali to assess peace mission possibilities
Men and women 'partners in our quest for equality,' Sophie Grégoire Trudeau says in response to critic
Parks Canada rejects movie after learning First Nations in storyline
Tory senator says 'good deeds' of residential schools were overshadowed
Young women take over House of Commons for International Women's Day
Admit it, Canada, you're racist!
MPs throw sand on slippery slope of genetic discrimination
Butting out: Not seeing the tobacco fields for the leaves
Morneau must say 'no' to budget requests
Assumptions behind immigration rage don't stand up to scrutiny
Liberal backbenchers vote against Trudeau, pass law banning genetic discrimination
Shock as political unknown beats Liberal party favourite to win nomination in former Dion riding
Enter the Freeland-Nazi conspiracy - and the amping-up of Russian's mischief in Canada
Ex-PM Kim Campbell clears a path for more women in politics with inspiring speech in House of Commons
Liberal backbenchers vote against Trudeau, pass law banning genetic discrimination
Niki Ashton Pledges to Steer NDP to the Left
Trudeau confronted about electoral reform on International Women's Day
Emmanuella Lambropoulos wins nomination for Liberals in Satin-Laurent byelection
Bill calling for sexual assault education for judges to be fast tracked through House of Commons
Genetic non-discrimination bill unconstitutional: Trudeau
Federal justice minister moves to end 'zombie laws,' clean up Criminal Code
Ottawa weighing chances of potential surge in U.S. asylum seekers as weather improves

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