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Media shakeups in Ottawa and beyond: Globe bids adieu to Leblanc, HuffPost Canada readies for new editor-in-chief

By Palak Mangat      

Plus, Liberal MP Peter Fragiskatos supports a petition calling on the feds to provide free menstrual products in the washrooms of all federally regulated workplaces.

Veteran Globe and Mail reporter Daniel Leblanc, shown at right in this 2005 file photograph with colleague Campbell Clark, is leaving the paper at which he has spent more than two decades. Mr. Leblanc is now headed to Radio-Canada. The Hill Times file photograph

Globe and Mail veteran reporter Daniel Leblanc split his time last week between digging into the government’s $343-billion deficit and announcing his resignation from the paper at which he spent more than two decades. “The news is trickling out… After nearly 22 years, I have resigned from the Globe and Mail. It was a pleasure, an honour and a great source of pride. My best work was always teamwork and I leave behind fantastic journalists, but the friendships are intact,” tweeted Mr. Leblanc on July 8, just hours before the government unveiled its deficit figures.

Palak Mangat

Palak Mangat is an online reporter with The Hill Times.
- pmangat@hilltimes.com


Parties ramping up candidate nominations across Canada as election threat looms

Quebec is expected to once again be a key electoral battleground, spurred on by the Bloc Québécois’ resurgence in 2019, with multiple candidates already nominated in three target ridings.

Conservative caucus votes to expel Sloan, former contender for party leadership

News|By Beatrice Paez
He faced potential expulsion last year during the leadership race over comments he made that appeared to question whether chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam, who is of Asian descent, was a pawn of China.

Could Parliament Hill withstand a Capitol Building-style insurrection?

News|By Alice Chen
'I hope that intelligence and security officials in Canada learned after what they saw in the U.S. and can make sure something like that does not happen here,' says Ottawa-turned-Washington correspondent Richard Madan.

‘Democracy has prevailed,’ Biden tells nation as Trump leaves office

News|By Palak Mangat
‘The rise of political extremism, white supremacy, and domestic terrorism [is one] that we must confront and will defeat,’ said U.S. President Joe Biden in his first address.

Post controversy, Green Party executive director position remains unfilled

News|By Alice Chen
The Green Party's former executive director resigned in October, but a public search for a permanent replacement has yet to begin.

Updated mandate letters allow Grits to showcase pandemic fight without being attacked for abandoning promises, say politicos

News|By Neil Moss
The new mandate letters add new priorities to the instructions given to cabinet ministers in the 2019 mandate letters.

Garneau’s new foreign affairs post centres on his American links and steady hands, say analysts

News|By Neil Moss
With Garneau's appointment as foreign affairs minister, the 'big message' to Biden in Washington is 'we have somebody here who can work with you' and who 'understands you,' says Carleton professor Fen Olser Hampson.

Canadians ‘overrepresented in the alt-right,’ says filmmaker who chronicled movement’s rise

The U.S. insurrection was an ‘inevitable consequence,’ says documentary filmmaker Daniel Lombroso, after years of far-right activity he witnessed first-hand.

Biden’s plan to cancel Keystone XL pipeline could be ‘blessing in disguise’ for Liberals, says former diplomat

News|By Palak Mangat
'Knowing that you won't get too many seats in the West, [Prime Minister Justin Trudeau] can turn around and say, ‘Well, I did everything I could to get the project going forward,' ' says a former diplomat.
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