Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Federal scene for Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Don't have a cow, eh!

As the political cost declines, so will Canada's supply managed dairy market
United front on NAFTA tricky as war of words turns into full-fledged negotiation
Canadian ambassador plays down U.S. trade-rift talk
Donald Trump goes gunning for Canada's Laughing Cow
Supply management talk must put consumers first
Canada should avoid more protectionism in face of Trump's trade criticism
Canada's dairy cartel, an unkillable sacred cow made of other, literal cows
Milking Trump for our own benefit
Donald Trump's dairy bombast isn't a threat to the industry - it's an opportunity
Maxime Bernier is only Tory leadership candidate to welcome Trump's swipe at Canadian dairy industry
The world wants Canada to scrap supply management, but does it make sense?
Canadian envoy downplaying talk of potential trade rift with the U.S.

China pushes to expedite exploratory free-trade talks with Canada
Expert panel endorses public coverage for abortion pill in Canada
Canada's assisted-dying laws must be open to those with mental illness
B.C. could save $1.6-billion by cancelling Site C: UBC report
Think tank lays out ways Liberals can ease concerns over proposed PBO changes
X-Files star Gillian Anderson calls on Trudeau to end East Coast Seal hunt
Feds announce $1.2 million in mental health support for Saskatchewan First Nations
O'Leary back marijuana legalization; other candidates split
RCMP stopped 887 asylum seekers from illegally entering Canada last month
Government says there's no 'free ticket' to Canada as number of asylum seekers climbs
Retroactive changes to criminal pardons violate charter rights, B.C. judge rules
Canadians have a right to be 'concerned' about 1984 Sikh massacre, Harjit Sajjan says
Why did the Liberals in leaky old Ottawa get so angry about shipbuilding stories?
Regina woman charged with human smuggling after 9 asylum seekers intercepted at border
Canada will legalize pot, after arresting a bunch of people for pot offences first
Transport Minister promises legislation on airline passenger rights
Illegal border crossings into Canada continue to rise
Do not ignore the Malalas in our midst
It's time to end the Korean War
Trudeau leads from the rear on climate change
Trudeau in denial about border crossings
Illegal crossings are increasing and feds still don't have a plan
How Elizabeth May's betrayal taught conservatives to never again trust green activists
Human smuggling charges for woman discovered driving nine refugee claimants near U.S. border
Take away federal funding if universities don't protect free speech on campus Andrew Scheer says
Suddenly, Trudeau is 'a disaster for the planet' and an enemy of the militant climate crusade
Celebrity fisherman says he's prepared to die on hunger strike over Ottawa's mismanagement
Canadian defence minister accused of being Sikh nationalist during visit to India
Number of asylum seekers continues to rise, especially in Quebec
Former veterans advocate Pat Stogran set to join NDP leadership race
Time for an Outsider to End "Politics Incorporated,' says NDP Leadership Hopeful Pat Stogran
Halting Site C Now will Save up to $2 Billion, Says UBC Report

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