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MPs, Senators, including 20 who’ve served in the military, mark Remembrance Day

By Neil Moss      

Also, Trudeau to apologize for Canada's refusal to admit Jewish refugees in midst of Second World War, and former MP Paul Dewar gets a new key.

Parliamentarians who serve and who’ve served in the Armed Forces, or reserves are, from top left: Leona Alleslev, Stephen Fuhr, Kevin Lamoureux, Karen McCrimmon, Erin O'Toole, Marc Garneau, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Michel Boudrias, Andrew Leslie, and Harjit Sajjan. Bottom, from left: Sen. Joseph Day, Sen. Patrick Brazeau, Alupa Clarke, Sen. Percy Downe, Peter Kent, Dane Lloyd, Marc Miller, Christine Moore, Pierre Paul-Hus, and Dan Ruimy. Photographs courtesy of the House of Commons and the Senate

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, fighting ended in the Great War, eventually leading to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 and an end to the First World War.

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Implementation of new NAFTA will be ‘important priority’ for Liberal government as U.S. negotiations progress

News|By Neil Moss
The U.S. chair of the House Agricultural Committee says he thinks the USMCA will be brought to the floor for a vote by the end of year.

Senator Diane Bellemare leaving role on government team in Red Chamber

Continuity key to speakership in minority Parliament, say politicos, contenders

News|By Beatrice Paez
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a relatively 'comfortable' minority Parliament, and could survive with one fewer vote if the new Speaker is a Liberal, says Samara's Paul Thomas.

New Senate group eligible for $191,000 for rest of the year, but funding source up in the air 

Conservative Senators' questions over new Canadian Senators Group’s purpose are ‘sour grapes,’ says interim leader Senator Scott Tannas.

PIPSC to expand fight against government outsourcing, says union president

News|By Mike Lapointe
PIPSC president Debi Daviau says amount spent on outsourcing has increased ‘despite commitment by the government to reduce spending on external consultants to 2005 levels,’ at union’s annual general meeting.

‘This is different’: diplomats warned of divided Canada during parliamentary crash course

Given Canadians' self-professed preference for a minority government, 'I think we all are on probation,' Liberal MP Greg Fergus told diplomats.

Nearly 100 new MPs waiting until after cabinet reveal to move into offices

News|By Palak Mangat
The process of new MPs learning where their Ottawa offices will be will begin after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces who will be making up his re-jigged cabinet on Nov. 20, the government whip said last week.

86 ridings in 40 days: Trudeau’s cross-country sprint may have given party an edge

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While a whistle stop in a tight race can help tip the outcome, political experts say there are other factors at play in galvanizing the electorate.

As Conservatives squabble, governing Liberals trying to lay low for maximum political advantage, say Liberals

News|By Abbas Rana
The seven-hour Conservative caucus meeting on Nov. 6 was ‘intense,’ with ‘blunt’ criticism of the party’s campaign performance, say Conservative sources
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