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Politics this morning

By Ally Foster      

Budget Bill and Bélanger's bill to get second-reading debate today.

Ailing MP Mauril Bélanger’s private members' bill aiming to make the national anthem gender-neutral is scheduled to have its second reading in the House this afternoon. Colleagues have said it would mean a great deal to the MP—who is suffering from ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease—to get all-party support for the bill. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright.

It's not Star Wars day, and it's not Cinco de Mayo. But it is Friday. And here's what you should know before starting your day: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced changes in the upper echelons of the public service yesterday. Daniel Jean, who was working as the deputy minister of Foreign Affairs, was named National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister. Ian Shugart, currently Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development, is being moved into the role of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Louise Levonian,

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