Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Federal scene for Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Eyes over the Rockies

No B.C. government has right to block Trans Mountain expansion: Notley
Opposition to pipeline is not obstructionist or working against national interest
Rachel Notley chills as B.C. churns
B.C. can't hold Alberta's economy 'hostage' by blocking pipeline, Notley says
B.C. election turns up volume of pipeline battles
BC Vote doesn't change support for Kinder Morgan, Says Ottawa

Senators discuss removal of infrastructure bank from omnibus budget bill
Auditor General slams government's lack of transparency
Bennett quiet about extension of missing, murdered indigenous women inquiry
Bungled start to missing, murdered inquiry is insulting to Indigenous people
Rona Ambrose, a scrapper who kept coming back stronger
Passenger rights bill stops airlines from bumping passengers without consent
'It's a really sensitive area': Freeland on Trump's disclosure to Russians
Trudeau a no-show at event with Aga Khan in Ottawa
Senator Greene says Tories ousted him from caucus over dinner plans with Trudeau
Philpott vows to bring down 'unacceptably high' drug costs
How the Liberals became masters of their brand
Trudeau under renewed attack for Bahamas vacation
Rona Ambrose will leave Tories better off, but still playing catch-up
Conservatives kick senator out of caucus ahead of dinner with Justin Trudeau
Federal Auditor General says RCMP failing to meet Mounties' mental health needs
New passenger bill of rights spells out compensation for air travellers
Auditor General questions Canada's plans to phase out fossil fuel subsidies
Party leaders pay tribute to Rona Ambrose as she gets ready to leave politics
Aga Khan island that hosted Trudeau owned by company with offshore ties, records show
'Last Resort': Why Canada indefinitely jails immigration detainees, including kids
Chrystia Freeland's foreign policy speech to launch peacekeeping push
Native Women's Association gives missing and murdered inquiry failing grades for efforts so far
Aga Khan opens Ottawa pluralism centre, as Trudeau chopper controversy swirls
Health Minister launches high drug price consultations
Highlights from Auditor General Michael Ferguson's spring 2017 report
Quebec mayors make case for 'win-win agreement' in softwood lumber dispute
'Significant' health gaps found between Canadian and immigrant seniors
Ottawa calls for compensation for air travellers who suffer delays, cancellations
Air passenger bill of rights long overdue
Refugee debate ignores Canada's unflattering historical experience
Canadian, U.S. indigenous communities unite against Keystone XL pipeline
Senator says Tories ousted him from caucus over dinner plans with Justin Trudeau
Rona Ambrose gave the Conservatives a performance to be proud of
Tory campaigns allege 'very high number of mail-in ballots submitted incorrectly and won't be counted
'Bizarro world': Senator booted from Conservative caucus for accepting Trudeau dinner invitation
NDP leadership hopeful Brian Graff takes party to court after they block his candidacy
Canada has 30% chance of housing 'bust' as G10's third riskiest market, Goldman warns
Canada's elections are already being infiltrated by foreign interests, shockingly, it's all legal
Federal government has no plans for phase out of fossil fuel subsidies
Rona Ambrose says goodbye to federal politics
Indigenous tenacity and new Charter rights could transform our courts
'United breaks guitars' singer says airline passenger bill of rights signals positive direction
Ottawa looking into concerns over long-delayed MMIW inquiry
Companies still hiring foreign workers when Canadians available, Says Auditor General
Increased awareness is key to resolving the climate crisis

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