Friday, July 7, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Friday, July 7, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Federal scene for Friday, July 7, 2017

G20 Meetings

Violent protests greet G20 as leaders grapple with deep divisions
Handshakes in Hamburg: A better day for Putin than Trump
Canada hoping at least 19 of the G20 leaders sign climate statement: McKenna
Trump and Putin find chemistry, draw criticism in first meeting
G20 leaders debate whether to stop flowing money to kidnappers for ransom
Trudeau. Merkel push common climate goals at G20 summit in Hamburg
Security forces in Hamburg call in reinforcements as G20 protests erupt
Trump and Putin: Warm handshake and a long meeting
G20 protests draw thousands as additional police called in
Melania Trump tried and failed to end Donald Trump's prolonged chat with Putin
Trump, Putin discuss U.S. election meddling in first meeting

Federal government officially apologizes to Omar Khadr
Wildfires destroy buildings, force thousands to evacuate in central B.C.
Trudeau's forgot-to-mention-Alberta gaffe rekindles age-old grievances
In Andrew Scheer's early days, it's still Stephen Harper's party
Unit for injured soldiers facing third leadership change in a year
Trudeau to attend meetings with U.S. governors before NAFTA talks
Canada caught in a web of competing Kurdish factions in Iraq
Liberals defend and Tories attack Omar Khadr payout, both citing principles
Government formally apologizes to Omar Khadr, as Andrew Scheer condemns 'disgusting' payout
Omar Khadr says government apology 'restores a little bit my reputation'
Feds want to cut taxi bill by abandoning paper chit payments
Canada adds 45,000 jobs in June, mainly part time
'Impossible to close the gap': Immigration board boss says more resources needed to process legacy refugees
Towns, airports evacuated across B.C. Interior as wildfires burn out of control
Seeking U.S. ties apart from Trump, Trudeau will be first PM to address governors' meeting
15 years and nearly $5 million in legal costs later, Ottawa apologizes to Omar Khadr
Omar Khadr and an exercise in changing minds
Will Canada last another 150 years?
If Khadr wants public trust, we need an apology
Trudeau treating Khadr with kid gloves
Khadr apology likely to unite Canadians, but not how Liberals hoped
Trudeau skips the theme socks for his scheming Khadr apology
Former PM Stephen Harper blasts Liberals for 'secret deal' with Omar Khadr
'Im not a hardened terrorist': Omar Khadr on his past, his future and the $10.5M settlement
Who was Sgt. Christopher Speer, the soldier who died in a firefight with Omar Khadr?
Liberals formally apologize to Omar Khadr, acknowledge it has divided Canadians
'Razzle Dazzle' Trudeau's Canada looks much like Harper's, says Harry Smith
Climate and national unity are the losers with Peter Julian pulling out of federal NDP leadership race
Halifax veterans speak out against Omar Khadr settlement
The shady business of paying Omar Khadr
We should celebrate Canada's British influence, not denounce it
Andrew Scheer, the Conservative Party's folksy unifier
Thoughtful, or just slow? Justin Trudeau is taking the long view

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