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Liberals’ Anthony Rota elected Speaker of the House

MPs used a ranked-ballot voting system to elect the new House Speaker.
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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.
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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.
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'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.
Recent reports on the industry don't deal with issues like firm size and employee talent levels, which are crucial to understanding an evolving industry, says BIOTECanada's Andrew Casey.
The experts from various institutions lauded Canada's accession to the Arms Trade Treaty but said much work still needs to be done.
Universities and colleges see infrastructure and research as key ways they can tackle climate change.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost the second of two key Brexit votes Wednesday, thrusting British politics into further chaos. His push for an election was defeated; a two-thirds majority is needed.
The July meeting was the 33rd time in the past six months BCE has lobbied the government.
RightNow, an anti-abortion group formed in 2016, says it is looking to flip 50 seats to anti-abortion candidates.
Indigenous leaders say climate change, restorative justice, and housing are top election issues. AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the AFN will release its electoral priorities on Sept. 9.
Experts say a few ridings in and around Toronto could be most impacted by Chief Electoral Officer Stephane Perrault's decision not to recommend moving the election date, which overlaps with a Jewish holiday.
A recent Ipsos poll shows Conservatives in the lead with female and millennial voters. Pollsters are cautioning restraint when interpreting its findings.
Sikhs have long been called 'power brokers' in Canadian politics for the ability of Sikh political activists to deliver delegates in nomination and party leader races on the local, provincial, and federal level.
The days when most Canadian Sikhs could be counted on to vote Liberal could be over, experts say.
As internationally mediated talks between the Venezuelan regime and opposition break down, lawmakers and experts are skeptical about the path forward, and are divided on Canada's role in solving the crisis.

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