Sunday, May 21, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Saturday/Sunday, May 20 & 21, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Federal scene for Saturday/Sunday, May 20 & 21, 2017

Bank of Canada rate change unlikely amid mixed signs
Canada's vacation property market feeling the heat
RCMP and China strike deal to combat opioid smuggling
Chinese backed firm sees export opportunity for Alberta oil
Trumps woes offer Canada a glimmer of hope on trade front
Canadians need to replace backyards with balconies
Canadians want Ottawa to erase old marijuana convictions, poll finds
How the powers of CSIS could change under possible new legislation
Supreme Court offers rare glimpse into life of a top justice
Opioid panel chair admits conflict-of-interest lapse
Absentee ballots could swing B.C. government
Hospital overcrowding has become the norm in Ontario, figures show
Silver Superman coins prove to be kryptonite to Royal Canadian Mint's bottom line
As Jagmeet Singh steps forward, is Canada ready for a non-white federal leader?
Magnistky bill advances with a strongly Ukrainian flavour
Roger Tassé, architect of Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, dead at 85
Jane Philpott says pharmaceutical heroin a potential lifesaver in opioid epidemic
NAFTA talks kick off early: Early signs raise little alarm, but strategy still in 'pre-game state'
Trudeau questioned on carbon tax, NEB and Vegreville during stop in Edmonton
Post war convention on refugees bucking under current crises, says Lloyd Axworthy
Trade challenge of RCAF Search plane contract tossed
Agency that oversees immigration consultants appears to be in turmoil
Jogging Justin Trudeau photo bombs Vancouver prom students
Ambrose's sex assault bill her parting gift to Canadians
Fentanyl crisis echoes mistakes of HIV/AIDS response
Political correctness used to be a joke, now its downright scary
Get ready for National Energy Program, the sequel
Social media begging for a Trudeau-Macron bromance
Canada , 10 other countries will move forward on a new TPP
China thumbs its nose at rule of law by jailing Richmond winery owners
NDP MP Jenny Kwan writes to mayor and council objecting to Chinatown rezoning proposal
Canadian Speculators, Not Foreign Money, are Driving up Home prices

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