Sunday, June 18, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Saturday/Sunday, June 17 & 18, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Federal scene for Saturday/Sunday, June 17 & 18, 2017.

Morneau wants provinces to keep taxes on legalized marijuana law
Softwood lumber producers face added duties from U.S.
Countries pile on in attack of Canada's dairy regime
Canada's trade policy must focus on NAFTA - and also far beyond
Canada may lead regional effort to address Venezuelan crisis: source
NDP leadership hopeful Charlie Angus promises help for Indigenous children
Immigration, Intolerance and the 'populist paradox'
NDP demands inquiry into Afghanistan war veteran's triple murder-suicide
Liberals' gender-based violence strategy to focus on better data, prevention
Trudeau Liberals' softer security tact still won't please all
Ottawa wants provinces to keep pot tax low
U.S. punishes American firm after its Canadian subsidiary leases cars to Cuban embassy in Ottawa
Civilian oversight key to offensive cyber operations, says expert
All hands on deck for emergency personnel bracing for Canada 150 bash in Ottawa
In current climate, selling trade deal means selling the social benefits
Justin Trudeau, Donald Trump talk softwood lumber, steel during phone call
Governor General David Johnston says there's room for 'continual debate' on the Constitution
Canada's top general keeping door open to F-35's in open fighter-jet competition
Ottawa's gender-based violence strategy includes getting better data
Canada can get more out of immigration
Senate report offers valuable roadmap to tackling court delays
Ottawa bets on infrastructure bank as a took for social justice
Parliamentary committee recommends scrapping immigration consulting regulator
Letting ambition put your party at risk
Clicking with youth voters critical in next election
NDP leadership race brings jolt of honest policy to the forgotten
Canada's an exceptional country - let's keep in
The RCMP play fast and loose with gun registry
Canada must also be on guard for violent rhetoric
Parliamentary crunch time: MPs scramble to pass bills so they can go home for the summer
Tory senator sues House of Commons over slip in parliamentary cafeteria
Bill Morneau, provincial finance ministers to start deep dive on pot taxes
Senate holding up Liberal budget bill is the Senate Justin Trudeau envisioned, he says
Canada Day security in Ottawa to include bag searches, heavy barricades

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