The Hill Times' annual Party on the Hill brought politicos together for the last big party before the October election.
Some provinces and municipalities have already banned plastic bags, but adding certain single-use plastics to a federal list makes it easier to co-ordinate across the country, advocates say.
In a wide-ranging interview, the environment minister also says she hopes Japan will respond to outreach efforts and sign on to the Ocean Plastics Charter at this month’s G20 summit.
The 2019 Labatt Election Brew Off was held at the National Arts Centre in support of Equal Voice. Labatt donated $25,000 to Equal Voice in honour of Liberal MP Nick Whalen's winning Belgian Wit beer.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's U.S. counterpart and principal diplomatic contact is U.S. President Donald Trump. So far, they have spoken more than 30 times since November 2016.
If successfully elected, Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott have an opportunity to effect change, say observers, but must clear financial, infrastructure hurdles.
The Defence Committee's report gave 13 recommendations for helping Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia defend against Russian aggression. The federal government's response supported some, but not all of the recommendations.
Plus, Celina Caesar-Chavannes named Viola Desmond Award winner, and Jagmeet Singh takes seat on Iron Throne.