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It’s hard to find a “smoking gun,” as Liberal MP Randy Boissonnault put it, if you don’t look for one.

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Chagger warns of more time allocation, but Conservatives say House cooperation conditional on Liberal ‘transparency’ over SNC-Lavalin

The government has 10 sitting weeks left to pass legislation to bolster its resume for voters before the next election, and 21 government bills still progressing through the House and Senate.

Observers eager to see bills on Indigenous languages, child services passed, but legislative time-crunch a cause for concern

Changes to address Indigenous language loss and child welfare are seen as ‘high priority,’ but with calls for broad amendments, the short timeframe left to pass bills C-91 and C-92 is a source of frustration for some.

Wilson-Raybould says SNC-Lavalin scandal a ‘wake-up call’ and May says two former cabinet ministers to change ‘old boys club’ from the inside 

News|By Abbas Rana
Meanwhile, former Liberal MP Mary Clancy says the SNC-Lavalin controversy is a ‘bump in the road’ and said Liberal MPs have full confidence in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s leadership.

Amid SNC-Lavalin lobbying, legalizing deferred prosecution agreements in budget bill raises questions about ‘timing’ and ‘undue influence,’ says ethics lawyer

Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s explanation for the move—helping the economy—puts him in a direct contradiction with his own law, says ex-Conservative finance minister Joe Oliver.

Time to debate separating top civil servant’s roles, says leading expert Savoie

News|By Emily Haws
Amid allegations of partisanship against Michael Wernick, Prof. Donald Savoie says he could stay as DM to the PM and secretary to cabinet, but another bureaucrat may be better suited as the public service head.

How Robert ‘Fife the knife’ broke the SNC-Lavalin story and 40 years of other scoops

News|By Emily Haws
The Globe and Mail bureau chief's vast source list and eye for detail has helped him expose numerous government scandals, including the SNC-Lavalin affair, which he broke with Steven Chase and Sean Fine.

Canada, U.S. ground Boeing 737 Max 8, 9 planes as international fallout from Ethiopian crash grows

News|By Jolson Lim
Transport Minister Marc Garneau said the Canadian safety notice was issued after new data showed similarities between the Ethiopian Airlines crash and another last year.

To cries of ‘shame,’ and ‘coverup,’ Liberals on House Justice Committee shut down opposition’s push to invite Wilson-Raybould back, punting discussion to budget day

News|By Beatrice Paez
The House Justice Committee will reconvene behind closed doors on March 19, budget day, to debate whether to invite Jody Wilson-Raybould back.

SNC-Lavalin affair ripe for opposition to capitalize on, say politicos, but Scheer, Singh poll numbers still flat

While Justin Trudeau's poll numbers have sunk amid the controversy, Andrew Scheer and Jagmeet Singh have not seen a boost to their own polling numbers as opposition leaders. But it's still early days, say strategists.
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