Sunday, April 9, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Saturday/Sunday, April 8 and 9, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Federal scene for Saturday/Sunday, April 8 and 9, 2017

Vimy 100

'This was Canada at it's best': Remembering the fallen 100 years after Vimy
On the Vimy anniversary, it's time we all learned the name Arthur Currie
Trudeau, dignitaries pay homage to fallen Canadian soldiers at Vimy Ridge
From Vimy to Kandahar, all sacrifice is sacred
Trudeau faces history and political legacy of Vimy
100 years later: Leaders pay homage to fallen soldiers at Vimy Ridge
As Canada celebrates Vimy, veterans at home point to inaction on pension promise
The story of Canada at Vimy Ridge and the high price we paid
Canada couldn't have taken Vimy without citizen soldiers
Cowboys, immigrants, First Nations and hockey players (of course): The Canadian Soldiers at Vimy
Thousands of Canadian pay respects at Vimy Ridge: 'We haven't learned a thing have we?"
'The attack was at daybreak': How Canadians won the Battle of Vimy Ridge 100 years ago
Justin Trudeau visits France for 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge

To truly reinvent itself, the Senate must first prove its value
All of Canada would pay the price if Toronto's real estate bubble burst
Economic improvement not enough to change BoC rate outlook
Fort William First Nation Chief to discuss status expansion with Ottawa
Ottawa changes policy to ensure women giving birth away from reserves aren't alone
Trump team frustrated with go-slow approach on NAFTA: Ross
Pearson hub a fitting project for Canada Infrastructure Bank: Metrolinx CEO
From the ironic to the banal: Conservative leadership candidates' 1st words in House
Ottawa to now pay for travel companion for Indigenous women giving birth away from reserve
Pot legalization needs to focus on health not cash, urge advocates
Parks Canada documents suggest tight timelines for Icefield Parkway bike path
'America is back': John Baird says strike on Syria crucial in sending message
Liberals want to move up pot legalization to avoid Canada Day celebrations
Canadian aid groups bracing for more Syrian refugees in wake of U.S. strikes
Ottawa is rethinking its approach to immigration detention
As legal weed looms, barriers to research still standing
Promising interprovincial trade deal misses opportunity on booze
Former presidents vs. former prime ministers
Conservatives wrong to appease Liberals
Federal Liberals threaten to repeat Ontario Liberals' corporate welfare
Mulroney worth every penny he's not being paid
Canadian Free Trade still isn't what it first seems
Trudeau mum on real carbon pricing cost
Our PM was busy this week, with feminism and firepower. It was all very middle class
Protests continue in Montreal over Bombardier CEO pay scandal
Liberals 'will not give a veto' to Conservatives on House reform: Chagger
The government must make the Canadian Forces ombudsman an officer of parliament

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