Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Federal scene for  Tuesday, August 8 2017

BC Wildfires

Our archive of notes can be found here

Trudeau's top security adviser in North Korea to discuss imprisoned Toronto pastor
Trudeau government defended arms sales to Saudi Arabia weeks before crackdown
Amid court backlogs, Wilson-Raybould seeks province's help to lower blood alcohol limit
Delta comes to Bombardier's defence in Boeing dispute
Canada welcomes refugees, but shuts the door on asylum seekers
Canadian aid helping, but global funding gap persists in Jordan: Unicef
Inquiry's remaining commissioners must resign, Indigenous families say
The TPP can fix Canadian farmer's beef with Japan's tariff
New video purports to show Canadian-made LAVs being used in Saudi crackdown
Canadian delegation in North Korea to seek Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim's release
Federal proposal to lower legal blood-alcohol limit meets opposition
MMIWG loses another key staffer as families slam 'colonial' inquiry process, demand hard reset
NDP MP Charlie Angus back on leadership campaign trail despite family illness
Canada's hope to get climate change into NAFTA could prove difficult
Questions about fighter replacement loom large as Boeing benefits plan arrives
Freeland says officials urgently reviewing reports Canadian arms used in Saudi crackdown
Members of Haitian government in Montreal to 'support' asylum seekers
Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls inquiry loses community relations director
Americans crossing Canadian border bringing handguns with 'alarming frequency'
Canada must expand beyond Trump's America
How NAFTA has hurt Canadian auto jobs
Liberal energy policy is creating regional rifts in Canada
Until Trudeau acts on border crisis, Canada is basically one giant sanctuary city
Lockheed Martin offers F-35 to Canada as 'interim' fighter jet
One Afghan war vet gets a break after court ruling
Canada should replicate leaked U.S. climate report, expert recommends
So what if Saudi Arabia is using Canadian-made arms to fight citizens?
How smugglers and scammers target refugees desperate to get to Canada
Why women are coming to Canada just to give birth

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