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Politics This Morning: Natural Resource Minister Carr in Rome for G7 Energy Ministerial Meeting

By Ally Foster      
Natural Resource Minister Jim Carr. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau will be spending the day in France as part of their trip to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge. At 9 a.m. (all times local) Mr. Trudeau will be presented with a statue by the City of Barrie at Arras City Hall. At 11:30 a.m., they will arrive in Deauville. There will be a photo opportunity before they travel to the Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer. While there, they will observe a moment of remembrance at 1:05 p.m. and will hold a media availability at 1:40 p.m. Later this afternoon, the couple will lay flowers and pay tribute at the Cross of Sacrifice in the Canadian War Cemetery at Bény-sur-Mer before heading home to Ottawa.

From representing a town of 5,000 to a riding the size of Poland: NDP MP Bachrach settles into job

News|By Beatrice Paez
Much of Taylor Bachrach's career has been steeped in politics, but he hasn’t always been a card-carrying NDP member.

Parties agree to NDP’s push for representation on steering committees

News|By Palak Mangat
Chief Government Whip Mark Holland says the party was hoping to strike the Procedure and House Affairs Committee last week, but opposition had not reached a consensus.

Stand by me: a number of chiefs of staff stick with ministers

Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Jason Easton is staying on as chief of staff to now-International Trade and Small Business Minister Mary Ng, plus Lesley Sherban will be her director of operations.

Feds risk coveting support of autocratic nations in UN Security Council bid, says Conservative MP

News|By Neil Moss
Peter Kent says Canada's campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council is a 'possible, even, likely motivation' for a vote supporting a pro-Palestine, anti-Israel resolution last month in the UN General Assembly.

Should he stay or should he go? Defeated Tory candidates divided on Scheer’s future

‘He made too many mistakes, too often and if he can’t win in Quebec, he will never be prime minister. It’s that simple,’ says a defeated Quebec candidate.

Veterans’ benefits lead in supplementary spending ask of nearly $5-billion

The estimates include $44-million for Phoenix damages, $131.9-million towards reconciliation on Indigenous rights and fisheries issues, and $9.9-million for the Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization.

Feds’ silence on funding, transition plan for child welfare law causing ‘intense nervousness and frustration’

Bill C-92 takes effect Jan. 1, bringing in new, stricter, and culturally sensitive standards to Indigenous child welfare decisions. 

‘The tail doesn’t wag the dog’: PSAC wants a deal of its own amid ongoing negotiations

News|By Mike Lapointe
The government is ‘disappointed’ PSAC rejected an offer in line with recent agreements signed by 34 other bargaining units, according to a Treasury Board spokesperson.

Premiers’ nuclear announcement a potential boon, but issues remain: experts

Energy experts say SMRs could be an environmentally friendly baseload option compared to intermittent sources like wind and solar.
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