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Politics This Morning: Canada slowing COVID-19 infection rate, but threat remains as restrictions ease, says Tam

Plus, former Liberal cabinet minister Jane Philpott has been tapped by Ontario to advise the province in its efforts to collect racial and socioeconomic data during the pandemic.
Even as support for structural reforms seeps into the mainstream, some noted it’s dismaying that some politicians continue to deny the existence of systemic racism. 
Plus, the Supreme Court is scheduled to make the switch to virtual hearings for the first time in history.
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'Breaking a Starbucks window is vandalism; getting tear gas in the face is violence. We must never confuse the two,' says NDP MP Matthew Green.
Plus, U.S. President Donald Trump shelved the idea of holding an in-person G7 summit this month after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she wouldn't be able to attend.
Plus, the UN Security Council is holding a debate on the elections. Canada's UN Ambassador Marc-André Blanchard will be squaring off against Ireland's Geraldine Byrne Nason and Mona Juul of Norway.
Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is consulting with public health officials before deciding whether to attend the G7 summit in person.
Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning to join the UN Secretary General and Jamaica's prime minister in convening a 'high-level meeting' to discuss the economic fallout of COVID-19.
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The dynamics of being in a minority government seems to have influenced in part the process for reaching an arrangement that doesn’t sacrifice accountability, says Paul Thomas.
Plus, the Green Party is likely to postpone its planned October convention in Charlottetown, P.E.I., says interim leader Jo-Ann Roberts.
Plus, Small Business and Trade Minister Mary Ng is slated to testify before the House Finance Committee.
Plus, outgoing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer renews his push for Parliament's oversight function to be fully restored.
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Chief among the auditor general nominee's priorities will be to work with government to secure an 'immediate' funding boost.
Plus, the feds' auditor general nominee testifies before the Public Accounts Committee.
Liberal MP John McKay says he hopes negotiations among House leaders 'would lead to something a little more meaningful than the Tuesday and Thursday exercise.'
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Child-care advocates say they expect there’s going to be attrition among existing daycare centres that were forced to shutter their doors to comply with containment measures.
Plus, the feds tap Karen Hogan, a career public servant, as its nominee for the new auditor general. The AG's office, which says it doesn't have enough funds to operate, says it has to delay all other non-COVID audits.
Plus, the Yellowhead Institute reports there are at least over 450 cases of COVID-19 among Indigenous people.
Plus, the Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux and interim auditor general Sylvain Ricard are appearing before the House Finance Committee.
Plus, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for end to privately owned long-term care facilities.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Several polls have the prime minister consistently receiving high marks for his government’s handling of the pandemic, which has effectively required the public to place significant trust in its institutions. 
Plus, in a ceremony at CFB Trenton, the prime minister honours the six Canadian service members killed in the helicopter crash off the coast of Greece.
Plus, the Conservative Party is planning to have a new leader by Labour Day, several days after the Aug. 21 deadline to mail in ballots for the election.
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House Speaker Anthony Rota also gently reminded MPs to use a ‘neutral,’ ‘non-partisan’ background during the virtual House sittings.
Plus, the feds announce the creation of the COVID-19 Supply Council, which includes the Canadian Red Cross and Canadian Chamber of Commerce, tasked with stockpiling equipment for the pandemic.
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Increasing the profile of the Public Health Agency could help sustain public support for funding its operations outside of a pandemic crisis, say health experts.
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Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says legislation to fairly compensate those gun owners will be introduced at the 'first opportunity.'
Plus, the Senate is scheduled to sit and pass the feds' emergency relief package for students, and Ottawa and the B.C. government say they plan to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Wet'suwet'en.
Plus, the Supreme Court pushes back hearings for Ontario and Saskatchewan's carbon-tax appeals.
Plus, the provinces and Ottawa agree to a common 'set of principles' that will guide the gradual reopening of the country's economy amid the pandemic.

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