Thursday, August 3, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Thursday, August 3, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Federal scene for  Thursday, August 3, 2017

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EDC's backing of Bombardier jet sale calls secrecy policies into question
Quebec's resources wear thin as wave of asylum seekers swells
Most Canadians oppose Tory MPs criticizing Khadr payout in U.S. media: survey
Kelly Craft confirmed as U.S. ambassador to Canada
Activist groups sue Environment Minister McKenna over Volkswagen investigation
Canadian, U.S. mayors drop challenge to Lake Michigan water diversion
U.S. Senate approves Kelly Knight Craft as ambassador to Canada ahead of NAFTA talks
Leaked Trump phone call: 'Don't worry about Canada,' says he's happy with trade
Is Jagmeet Singh the one to beat?
Dozens of MPs also collecting government pensions
Liberals to step up NAFTA charm offensive in Washington come September
New Chinese baby formula plant to buy Canadian milk - but at what price?
Ottawa to do whatever it takes to protect right whales, says Fisheries Minister Dominic Leblanc
Waves of asylum seekers keep coming at illegal border crossing in Quebec
Why are thousands of Haitians streaming into Canada from the U.S.?
'Do not worry about Canada' on NAFTA, Trump says in leaked transcript. 'We do not even think about them'
NAFTA talks could hinge on Mexico's disproportionate share of auto investment, jobs
Canadian businesses warn Trudeau against Trump-inspired NAFTA rewrite
Indigenous issues require action and programs, not studies
'Welcome to Canada, have a nice day'
Morneau's tax changes provoke a firestorm
Morneau turns to class warfare to justify a massive attack on high earners
Why Canada would be directly in the way of a North Korean nuclear war
Kelly Knight Craft confirmed as U.S. ambassador to Canada in time for upcoming NAFTA talks
If Mulroney succeeds, it hopefully won't be because of selfies and magazine covers
Would-be refugees fleeing Donald Trump policy may not fare better in Canada
Canadians still wildly overestimating the level of violent crime
Quebec housing asylum seekers in Olympic Stadium, dealing with 150 requests a day
Why Afghanistan's ambassador to Canada was called home
Justin Trudeau's response to a direct question on Vancouver housing prices

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