Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Ottawa Observations: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Federal scene for Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

Finance Minister Morneau's Financial update

Infrastructure spending to rise at expense of Ottawa's bottom line
More spending, higher deficits - the Liberals are playing a dangerous game
Ottawa vows to end secrecy around federal fiscal-planning meetings
In face of soft economy, Liberals ask voters to be patient
Bill Morneau goes long as Liberals recommit to big spending
Critics, stakeholders split on Liberals' steps to grow economy in fall update
Fiscal update boosts Liberal infrastructure plans but offers no path back to balance
What to expect from Bill Morneau's fall economic update
Liberals eye infrastructure, foreign investors as tonic for slow growth
Progressives want you to think debt always leads to prosperity
Morneau's path to new economy paved with good intentions
Federal government expects $32B more in red ink as it creates new bank to invest $81B in infrastructure
Liberals announce Canada infrastructure bank: what is it and how does it work?
Deeper deficits, no sign of balanced budgets in economic forecast

How can immigration improve our standard of living?
Harjit Sajjan to visit Mali as Liberals debate where to send peacekeepers
House of Commons unanimously approves motion on First Nations child welfare
Pot tax would reduce profits, allow black market to thrive: report
When First Nations take control of their affairs, they succeed
Weather could delay sunken boat's removal from B.C. coast
Jacques Corriveau found guilty on three fraud-related charges
Defence minister to visit Mali as Liberals debate where to send peacekeepers
Trudeau to open doors of top-secret parliamentary committee, give new powers to StatsCan chief
Government defends retroactive elements of criminal pardons law
Legal marijuana could raise federal cash - but not right away, PBO says
Pressure mounts on federal Liberals to invest in First Nations child welfare
Jacques Corriveau found guilty of fraud, forgery, money laundering
Ottawa faces class-action lawsuit over fired LGBT civil servants
Canada to open door to more skilled workers, immigrant families in 2017
Carefully selecting immigrants an idea that sounds smarter than it is
Canada's naive about immigrants, refugees
Trump style nativism could spread to Canada
New Senate appointments just more of the same
Leitch top fundraiser among Conservative leadership candidates, but Bernier catching up fast
Canada holds its 2017 immigration target - despite recommendations to increase it to spur growth
New Liberal immigration plan seeks to woo overseas talent into moving to Canada

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