Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Federal scene for August 2, 2017

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Canada financed sale of Bombardier jet to tycoons embroiled in South African scandal, e-mails show
Environment Canada widens investigation into Volkswagen emissions tampering
Trudeau loads up NAFTA's ark with every species of critic
In Venezuela, the despotic Maduro has got to go
Ottawa says it lacks law to sanction Venezuelan government officials
Federal NDP hopefuls target B.C. as party eyes critical rebuild
Airline bill of rights aims to prevent woes like those experienced by Air Transat travellers
Ambrose named to NAFTA advisory council as Liberals push for united front in talks
Weak support for supply management in NAFTA talks: Poll
NDP leadership candidates pledge to improve housing, Indigenous rights and deal with opioids
Waves of asylum seekers keep coming at illegal border crossing in Quebec
Montreal's Olympic Stadium used to house surge in asylum seekers crossing from U.S.
Ambrose, ex-Tory minister Moore on Liberal government's NAFTA Advisory Council
Canadians becoming more bilingual, linguistically diverse, census data shows
A winning formula? China invests in Canadian dairy to help feed its baby boom
Transportation agency demands answers after stranded airline passengers call 911
Federal NDP leadership hopeful Jagmeet Singh's fundraising lead might not be as wide as it looks 
Caroline Mulroney, daughter of Brian Mulroney, seeks PC nomination in Ontario
Caroline Mulroney to seek Tory nomination in York-Simcoe
It's ka-ching for Jagmeet Singh as donors flock to stylish MPP
Venezuela must step back before democracy is lost
Caroline Mulroney eyes running for PCs in Ontario election
Canada's border crisis flares up once again
Andrew Scheer is a 'feminist'?
Trudeau's ego reveals his character
If Trudeau is the free world's last hope, the free world is doomed
'Canadians are concerned': Private data on the table in NAFTA negotiations
Why France didn't want Canadian trees planted at Vimy Ridge
Trudeau willing to use racial stereotypes to his advantage
Liberals tap Rona Ambrose for new NAFTA advisory council
'We're close to the limit': Big O becomes a shelter as refugees flow from U.S.
B.C.'s LNG woes are the result of red tape and government stalling
Caroline Mulroney, the anti-Trudeau, enters the political fray
Why Canada's Indigenous principles document matters
Canada's immigration policy inspired Donald Trump's new plan: White House
Jagmeet Singh proposes big changes to OAS
Saudi Arms Deal a Triumph of Political hypocrisy
NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh gains traction in B.C. by showing he's a warrior with a heart

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