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Women's rights activists are taking to the Hill today ahead of a Supreme Court hearing on Thursday in the case involving the acquittal of a trucker accused of first-degree murder,
Quebec premier-designate François Legault's visit to Armenia for a summit that will touch on diversity comes amid a renewed debate in Quebec over whether public servants should be banned from wearing religious symbols.
Opposition parties will predictably exploit the issue, pundits say, but the issue could be defused long before 2019 vote. The feds have pledged to develop a compensation package to mitigate the dairy industry’s losses.
Departmental officials, including those at health and public safety, are holding two technical briefings in preparation for the legalization of recreational pot, set for Oct. 17.
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‘The opposition will be confined to quibbling around the edges’ to avoid looking like they’re siding with Donald Trump, says Prof. Robert Bothwell.
With no relief yet in sight for the steel and aluminum industries, the House International Trade Committee is planning to hear testimony from steel producers.
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Ottawa says it has pledged to work with farmers to determine the best form of compensation as a result of the looming changes under the new trade agreement.
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Critics say there's still uncertainty around whether Canadians will encounter greater scrutiny when crossing the U.S. border. There's also the question of when the government will implement its cost-recovery regime.
After a series of open hearings at the start of the fall sitting, the House Justice Committee is scheduled to meet in camera. The committee has been considering reforms to the feds' justice reform bill.
MPs unanimously voted in favour of stripping Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary citizenship over her inaction in condemning the atrocities that the Rohingya are experiencing in Myanmar.
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The storm made for a memorable few days for local MPs and Hill staffers, including one who was forced to get married by candlelight.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is still in NY for the UN General Assembly, where he's been hobnobbing with world leaders in the hopes of courting votes as Canada seeks a UN Security Council bid in 2020, but he'll be back
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Karen McCrimmon, his parliamentary secretary, will be touring the areas devastated by the tornadoes that struck the Ottawa-Gatineau region.
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Some industry observers say there are rumblings that the announcement on the CSC project could happen in a few weeks' time, but Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says he hopes a decision will come 'by the end of the year.'
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland are poised to deliver separate addresses at the UN, with Ms. Freeland assigned to address member states at the GA. 
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is inviting party supporters to join him on a bike ride in Hamilton, Ont., where he'll also squeeze in some talking points about the NDP's plan to develop a national cycling strategy.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday that the government needs to see a 'certain amount of movement' before it's ready to sign onto a revamped trade deal with the U.S.
News|By Beatrice Paez
The formation of the Coalition to Keep Trade Free comes as Canada is facing an Oct. 1 deadline to sign onto the agreement struck between Mexico and the U.S.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is back in D.C. to try to inch closer to a trade deal with the U.S. Washington wants Canada to commit to the agreement by the end of the month.
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May isn't the only one who finds herself with a new seat mate in Maxime Bernier, who left the Conservatives to form his own party, the People's Party of Canada, last month.
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Rookie MP Leona Alleslev's defection, which she said is supported by many of her constituents, is seen as a boost to the Conservatives who hope to scoop up seats in the Greater Toronto Area.
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Of the more than 5,000 lobbyists on the federal registry, the names listed, for the most part, occupy an enviable position as having the ear of the government.
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As much as those talks are consuming the Trudeau government’s bandwidth, it has also sent the signal to stakeholders that it’s hoping to reorient some of its resources to other files as it lays the groundwork for 2019.
Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen and Alain Rayes, the party's Quebec lieutenant, are holding a media avail in the House foyer to talk about the Conservatives' fall agenda.
Quebec MP Maxime Bernier is expected to end the suspense surrounding his new political party at a presser he's holding at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa at 10 a.m.
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc broke conflict-of-interest rules over his decision to award a lucrative licence to a company that employs his family member, the ethics commissioner found.
While in Saskatoon, Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Transport Minister Marc Garneau are hosting a roundtable with industry leaders in the grain and transportation sector.
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Federal directives limit the government from commissioning studies that explicitly advance its own self-interests.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Toronto for the Women in the World Summit, where he'll be sharing the stage with IMF managing director Christine Lagarde.

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