It’s time to suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement, and luckily it’s not hard to do
By Jim CreskeyFeb. 24, 2017
With the divergence of Trump and Trudeau's refugee policies, the fallout from this 2002 deal is now far worse than its architects could ever have imagined.
Demonstrators in Ottawa in January protest U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
OTTAWA—Canada’s Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States has something in common with a virus. It has remained dormant, apparently harmless, for years and then awakened unexpectedly to cause pain and grief.
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The prime minister said construction on the pipeline is scheduled to begin this summer. He was less clear about whether more pipelines will be needed, or how the government will recover the cost of the Trans Mountain.
The House of Commons International Trade Committee will have a pre-study on June 18 to hear from between 12 and 15 witnesses in preparation for the possibility that the committee will review Bill C-100 in the summer.
The risk for Andrew Scheer is that the Liberals will try to connect Doug Ford to Andrew Scheer and then try to connect that to hidden agenda, that’s not flattering to Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives,’ says Nik Nanos.