Thursday, June 8, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Thursday, June 8, 2017

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

Canada's chief justices given green light to help solve court delays
Critics oppose Liberals' handling of Chinese investor's Norsat takeover
Liberals waive security review for Chinese takeover of high-tech firm
Hudson's Bay to cut 2,000 jobs as losses mount in tough retail climate
High water levels threaten St. Lawrence shipping
Bennett urges MPs to kill Senate amendment that aims to take sexism out of the Indian Act
Trudeau reaffirms his opposition to constitutional negotiations with Quebec
Munchin eyes taxes, infrastructure spending in upcoming Ottawa visit
Gender equality to top agenda at G7 summit in Quebec
Tougher election law needed to guard against foreign influence: senators
Poor co-ordination and communication hindered battle with Fort McMurray wildfire, says leaked report
Hudson's Bay Company cutting 2,000 jobs amid reorganization
Judge's son defends jailing of Edmonton sex assault victim
Armed drones are the future, but discussion needed on how we use them, Trudeau says
Senate defeats amendment that threatened to kill bill making O Canada gender neutral
Defence spending increase won't boost deficit, Finance Department says
Indigenous youth leaders bring their voice to the Senate
Federal Court dismisses claims that RCMP pension plan discriminatory
Coming deal on national child care will compel provinces to expand services
Government uses Access to Information Act as 'shield' against openness: czar
Kevin O'Leary's pitch to pay back leadership race debt rejected
Reconsider environmental subsidies and embrace carbon taxes, new analysis says
Justin Trudeau lauds La Malbaie as 'ideal location' for next G7 summit
CSIS kept 'all' metadata on third parties for a decade, top secret memo says
Liberal government signals it would welcome Chinese investment in oilsands
Chrystia Freeland's nostalgic elegy for a U.S. dominated world order
NAFTA's dirty secret: it lets U.S. control our oil
Tackling Ethiopia's drought the Canadian way
Liberal plan to grow the Canadian Armed Forces gets parliamentary reality check
Canadians can't be expected to understand the government if their own party leaders don't
'Urgently' fix election law to prevent foreign interference in Canadian elections: Senate committee
Christy Clark sworn in as B.C. premier of province's first minority government in 65 years
Increasingly activist Senate plans amendments to Liberal budget bill - again
Federal government using fishery closures to count towards promised 5% marine conservation target
Trudeau failing to deliver on transparency promise, information czar says
Canada's premiers try to sidestep Comey circus and focus on NAFTA during meeting in Washington
A bold week for Canadian foreign policy: Ottawa Power Rankings
An audacious vision of Canada's place in a changing world
B.C. premier sticks to rules, isn't going anywhere
Clark sworn in to lead B.C. minority government
Report into Fort McMurray wildfire cites communications breakdown in early days
Refugees at risk after BC support Group denied Federal Funds, critics say

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