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Privacy and data should be a top priority for ‘energetic’ Innovation Minister Bains, say experts

The federal government should be prioritizing data and privacy issues, given the increased global focus on the subject, says MaRS Discovery District's Cory Mulvihill.
Feature|By Aidan Chamandy
The snow was blowing outside, but the whisky was flowing inside.
Minister Lametti said he intends to table a bill in February, a month before the Qeubec court deadline.
Feature|By Aidan Chamandy
Need a bite and short on time? The Hill cafeterias may be your best bet.
Feature|By Aidan Chamandy
From Stornoway to Sir John A, the party circuit gets cooking when the weather gets warm.
The Lobby Act is two years past a mandated review by Parliament.
A new website is expected within the next few months, according to the OCL.
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The 400 block of Gilmour street, where the shooting occurred, is blocks from Parliament Hill
Feature|By Aidan Chamandy
Don Martin will soon be found on a golf course in Florida.
Energy experts say SMRs could be an environmentally friendly baseload option compared to intermittent sources like wind and solar.
MPs used a ranked-ballot voting system to elect the new House Speaker.
Feature|By Aidan Chamandy
Queen Elizabeth, on her first royal visit to Canada in 1957, delivered John Diefenbaker's first Throne Speech. In 1977, she delivered Pierre Trudeau's Throne Speech as well in Canada.
Increasing the carbon tax to $210 per tonne by 2030 would allow Canada to meet greenhouse gas emission targets, the report said.
Feature|By Aidan Chamandy
After 15 years, Hamilton Centre will have a new representative in parliament, but expect more continuity than change.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has also called for a national aerospace strategy.
Despite Liberal policy aiming for 25 per cent female recruits by 2026, the number of women in Regular Forces and Primary Reserves is still below 16 per cent, according to latest data.
'It's important because of the regulatory side, but politically, it's becoming more important because it can be used as a tool for political gain,' said Jake Enwright.
'[Former Prime Minister Lester B.] Pearson's minority is still remembered for some of the big things Canada did. I think this is the next frontier that Mr. Trudeau can achieve,' says Ujjal Dosanjh.
Rookie Green MP Jenica Atwin, the first Green MP elected outside Vancouver Island, spoke to The Hill Times on Nov. 5 about her plans for navigating a minority parliament, and the future of her party.
Health Canada has set the per package THC dosage limit at 10 milligrams for cannabis edibles, which will soon be available for recreational users in store.
‘The trap that PM Trudeau has to avoid is the narrative that he’s hostage to Ontario and this is an Ontario-driven government,’ says pollster Nik Nanos.
‘If version 1.0 was Sunny Trudeau, version 2.0, to be successful, will have to be a Pragmatic Prime Minister,’ says pollster Nik Nanos.
'If anybody should've won a majority, it should've been Trudeau. He didn't, and it's his to wear,' says CBC columnist Neil Macdonald of the Oct. 21 election results.
The viewership for the Leaders' Debates Commission's French debate was more than double the viewership for the TVA debate, preliminary data shows, and higher than the 2015 French consortium event.
There have been 26 shootings in the riding in this calendar year.
A robust mental health policy promise could help sway millennial and female voters, polls show.
Feature|By Aidan Chamandy
'I’m hoping I can earn the trust of residents of Ottawa Centre again,' says Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, who narrowly won the riding for the first time in 2015.
The $14-billion deficit for fiscal year 2019 adds to the total federal debt, which now sits at $696.5-billion.
Feature|By Aidan Chamandy
As the campaign rolls on into its second week, The Hill Times takes a look at what the campaigns and party leaders have done to date.

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