Monday, May 8, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Monday, May 8, 2017

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

One dead in floods as Quebec, Ontario residents question government response
Canada is bad at organizing flood relief, but it doesn't have to be
Ottawa fails to act in time to stop lawsuit on solitary confinement
Caisse to withhold vote for Beaudoin as Bombardier chairman
Opposition denounce Defence Minister Sajjan, make case for non-confidence
CETA, Brexit pave path to better Canada-Ireland trade relations: Irish PM Enda Kenny
Universities say they accept new rules to boost diversity of research chair candidates
Real tragedy of Operation Medusa is that Taliban may soon win back ground hard won by Canadian troops
Federal government spending tens of thousands at elite private club
Senate wants changes to Liberals' plans for new drug injection sites
Canada needs to 'stand-up to our responsibilities' on defence spending, says Liberal-appointed senator
Public safety, not costs, the top priority in fighting floods, Goodale says
White House spokesman: No, there's not going to be a trade war with Canada
Conservatives launch political assault on Sajjan with symoblic confidence motion
Canada's bid for UN Security Council seat could mean costly campaign
New federal infrastructure bank to call Toronto home
Major Bombardier shareholder votes against compensation plan, withdraws support for chairman
Trudeau Liberals keenly watching outcome of B.C. vote
Feds launch research lab aimed at maximizing Canada's wireless spectrum
Maxime Bernier is as centrist as it gets
PM shouldn't get too cozy with Emmanuel Macron
Harjit Sajjan up for more embarrassment
White House advisors urged Trudeau to help talk Trump down from scrapping NAFTA
Unprecedented anti-trade forces make any outcome in B.C. election a no-win situation for Alberta
The infrastructure bank was a promising idea, if only the Liberals had stayed out of it
Liberals' new rescue aircraft could take to days to reach North Pole in disaster operation: documents
Canada's two most expensive cities for housing are seemingly haunted by the spectre of empty homes
'Toxic atmosphere' in House of Commons blamed on proposed rule changes
Flood response sufficient but Canadian governments need more focus on prevention, experts say
Military tribunal 'disconcerted in the extreme' at slow appointments process under Liberals
How Jared Kushner called a Trudeau aide and helped to save NAFTA
Federal government reviewing policy that bars passport offices from helping disabled applicants
What happened to Justin Trudeau's All-Star Cabinet?
Why the Conservative Party should remain optimistic
Why the troops still trust Harjit Sajjan: Maclean's on the Hill

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