Thursday, July 13, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Federal scene for Thursday, July 13, 2017

BC Wildfires

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Canada's New Governor General

Julie Payette hailed as 'an inspired choice' for governor-general
Julie Payette says being governor-general a chance to serve Canada 'on Earth'
Julie Payette embodies the modern governor-general as a Canadian symbol
Countdown begins for Julie Payette's new life at Rideau Hall
'Unquestionably qualified': Ex-astronaut Julie Payette formally introduced as Canada's next GG
As an astronaut, an engineer and a woman, Juile Payette will make her mark as governor general
Julie Payette as GG sends a powerful message
Julie Payette is a good choice
Canada's rocket woman personifies image to which Liberals aspire
Meet Canada's next governor general
Canada's next governor general will be former astronaut Julie Payette

Leader of missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry rebuffs calls to start over
As Canada signed pacts with China, Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo died in custody
Canada-U.S. softwood deal possible by next month: forest analyst
Trudeau says Omar Khadr case could have cost $40-million
In 2019, it could be Trudeau vs. Trudeau
Quebec cleans up its fiscal act, with help from Ontario and Alberta
Trudeau says fighting Khadr was a losing proposition and could have cost taxpayers up to $40M
Trump promises to tax steel imports as Trudeau heads to American governors gathering
Federal government to downsize failing project
PM sidesteps calls to reboot inquiry into missing, murdered Indigenous women and girls
Jagmeet Singh tops NDP leadership endorsements, but front-runner status yet to be confirmed
Judge rejects request to freeze Omar Khadr's assets
Trudeau looks to court U.S. governors as NAFTA talks loom
Wynne heads to U.S. at 'critical moment' in trade relationship
Former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose joins TransAlta board
Five CSIS employees are accusing the spy agency of Islamophobia, racism and homophobia in a $35 million lawsuit 
Canadian judge rejects bid from U.S. soldier's widow to freeze Omar Khadr's assets
Republicans reject Trump's plan to cut $300 million for Great Lakes cleanup
In praise of Justin Trudeau's approach to Donald Trump
Outrage over Omar Khadr defies reason
Former PM Stephen Harper reaches out to Khadr victim
Canucks and the feds need to start taking debt seriously
Refugee policy and the quality of mercy
The MMIW inquiry needs a clear an unified vision
The Khadr blowback isn't going away anytime soon
Khadr free to spend his millions after victims' unsuccessful bid to freeze assets
Family sues U.S. after 11-hour detention at Canadian border, blames terrorist watchlist
Get ready to be angry, Alberta, over a new equalization grab
Insiders speak out on 'dysfunctional' missing, murdered Indigenous women inquiry
Justin Trudeau says $10.5 million payout to Omar Khadr was 'best option'
Trudeau aims to make friends in Rhode Island, not bypass Trump: PMO
Alberta gives more than it gets from federal government: Fraser Institute
Canada can no longer trust U.S. with sensitive intelligence, warns former CIA officer
NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh promises federal ban on racial profiling
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan admits mistake in tossing cherry pits on pavement

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