Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Federal scene for Thursday, May 18, 2017

Canada threatens U.S. over aerospace as countdown to NAFTA begins
Russia warns Canada Magnitsky sanctions would be blow to relations
Ottawa, Saskatchewan brace for battle over carbon pricing
Senate's proposed Magnitsky bill badly needs a rethink
Jagmeet Singh's challenge: substance over style
Trudeau warns Liberals not to be complacent in face of Conservative, NDP leadership races
Kevin O'Leary would play a role in Maxime Bernier-led Conservative party
Ukraine seeks weapons from Ottawa to help fend off Russia-backed rebels
White House chaos has weakened Trump's NAFTA hand
Meilleur met with Trudeau advsisers before nomination as official languages commissioner
Modernization of transportation law would improve rail service: Garneau
Military has been shortchanged by successive governments Sajjan
Health Minister orders review of opioid guidelines after conflict-of-interest revelations
'Pollution isn't free': Catherine McKenna makes her case for pricing carbon
Russia warns Canada over 'blatantly unfriendly' Magnitsky Act
Former cabinet minister Vic Toews challenges conflict ruling in Federal Court
Trump administration writes Congress to officially trigger NAFTA renegotiation
Federal Health Minister orders independent review of opioid guidelines after conflict-of-interest controversy
Military and police deployed overseas will get tax exemptions, Sajjan says
Legislative backlog prompts move to midnight sittings in House of Commons
Senator apologizes for using 'N-word' during committee discussion on language
Rona Ambrose says proposed PC-Wildrose merge what Alberta needs
Alberta's Wildrose, PC's agree to create new United Conservative Party
Bill to make it easier to create supervised drug-consumption sites becomes law
Auditor general's complaint leads to cabinet order for release of Finance documents
How the counting of points, not votes, could determine Conservative leadership race
Liberals provide details of plan for national carbon tax
Proposed official languages commissioner surprised by controversy
Snowbirds safety incident a factor behind air show cancellations
Bombardier and Boeing clash in trade dispute over CSeries
On trade, Trump bellows but Canada keeps it cool
Jagmeet Singh juggernaut a test for NDP race
Canada needs to focus more on the working-class
Don't be duped by Trudeau's carbon pricing plan
Uniting the right is right move in Alberta
What we still don't know about the federal carbon-pricing plan
Tory Senate leader defends ousting Senator from caucus over dinner with Trudeau
The Wild Conservatives? Suggested alternate names for Alberta's new united conservative party
Opposition calls on Bardish Chagger to follow Trudeau and recuse herself from ethics commissioner hiring
Canada threatens to scrap Boeing contracts amid Bombardier pricing row
Alberta MP slams Trudeau government for motive behind plan to move Vegreville immigration centre
Beware of those opposed to Jagmeet Singh and his supporters
Justin Trudeau visits Washington governor, Microsoft and EA before Liberal fundraiser in Vancouver
Democracy should trump a pipeline

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