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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


Would-be Conservative leaders wooing Quebec dairy farmers, but organizers say they won’t decide the race this time

With Maxime Bernier out of the party, dairy farmers don’t have a supply-management bogeyman to unite against this time.

‘Prudent, gradual, and phased-in’: public servant return-to-worksite plan slowly unfolding seven weeks in, but ‘no single date’ yet pinned down

News|By Mike Lapointe
Federal departments and agencies are taking numerous precautions and adapting worksites to meet physical distancing requirements, according to the Treasury Board.

‘When you have the will, there is a way’: Canadian-Lebanese Liberal MP Fayçal El-Khoury’s rise to federal political power

News|By Mike Lapointe
The Liberal MP was first elected in the 2015 federal election, taking just over 25,800 votes and 47 per cent of the tally in the Quebec riding of Laval-Les Îles.

Job losses in July highest among racialized communities, StatsCan data shows

News|By Palak Mangat
'I think the issue with racialized people not returning to work is more about whether or not they’re going to be hired,' says Arjumand Siddiqi, who holds the Canada Research chair in population health equity.

‘The vast majority of the TFWs would rather come here and get their PR’: some MPs signal support for extending permanent residency to Canada’s migrant farm labourers

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‘Beirut is bleeding’: Lebanese-Canadian MPs express horror, disbelief in wake of massive explosion

News|By Mike Lapointe
'I’m sure with the will of the Lebanese and their friends from all over the world, Beirut will shine again,' says Liberal MP Fayçal El-Khoury.

‘I await your response’: inside N.S. Liberal MPs’ push for a public inquiry

News|By Neil Moss
'If the 10 MPs are articulating the position for Nova Scotia, I would like to think the government would consider that as a strong indicator of what's happening on the ground,' says Liberal MP Darrell Samson says.

Introduction of remote voting in the House could come without unanimous support

House leaders continue to hold talks over the summer, but whether an agreement can be struck to get Conservatives on side with a recent call to allow remote voting in ‘exceptional circumstances’ remains to be seen.

‘No gotcha moments’: Trudeau’s gambit reflects lessons learned from past ethical entanglements

News|By Beatrice Paez
Though late and largely unconvincing, the PM's testimony helps ensure the government’s points, rather than mere speculation, are litigated in the public square instead, says Garry Keller of StrategyCorp.
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