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Politics This Morning: After swatting away calls to resign, Scheer steps down

Plus, the Senate's largest group, the Independent Senators Group, is holding its leadership vote.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Much of Taylor Bachrach's career has been steeped in politics, but he hasn’t always been a card-carrying NDP member.
Plus, the House's Board of Internal Economy Committee and its Senate counterpart hold meetings.
News|By Beatrice Paez
'What Blanchet has said again and again is, ‘We’ll take a position in accordance with what’s in the best interest of Quebec,’ allowing him not to have to take a left or right stance more generally': Sébastien Dallaire.
Plus, the PM will meet with Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil and will make an appearance at the National Liberal Caucus' holiday party at the Shaw Centre.
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Mr. Kenney’s other demands include calling for a 'fixed,' 'firm' timeline for completing the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Plus, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney comes face to face with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
News|By Beatrice Paez
'The government has heard Canadians’ concerns that the world is increasingly uncertain, and that the economy is changing,' the Throne Speech read. 'And in this context, regional needs and differences really matter.'
For the first time, all the pomp and circumstance of electing a Speaker and watching the Speech from the Throne will unfold in two separate buildings, with Centre Block still undergoing a decade's worth of renovations.
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Incumbent House Speaker Geoff Regan says he expects MPs will be largely influenced by their peers' assessments of the candidates in casting their ballots for the new Speaker.
Plus, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett is set to address the Assembly of First Nations.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Losing its grip on a majority has been humbling for the Liberal government, says House leader and Quebec lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez.
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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer seemingly dismissed the calls for his resignation, chalking them up to the 'Conservative tradition' of intraparty division following an election loss, while promising to make changes.
'There’s a real focus on listening to regional voices and strategizing around how best to thread together a narrative that really encompasses a national vision once again,' says Liberal strategist John Delacourt.
Plus, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is scheduled to meet with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and Regina's mayor.
Plus, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is in Gander, N.L., to meet with the mayor, and will be heading to Halifax for the defence industry confab.
Plus, the PM convenes his first cabinet meeting following the shuffle. Ahead of that meeting, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will sit down with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart.
Rookie MPs Anita Anand and Steven Guilbeault are among those making up the 18 women and 18 men who will join Prime Minister Justin Trudeau around the cabinet table.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Beyond being a voice for Conservative women, Lisa Raitt was unifying force who could transcend bitter partisan divides, says Melanee Thomas, political science professor at the University of Calgary.
François-Philippe Champagne, who served as infrastructure minister, is expected to succeed Chrystia Freeland as foreign affairs minister, according to reports.
The PM is keeping a low profile and hunkering down for private meetings ahead of tomorrow's swearing-in ceremony for the new crop of cabinet ministers.
'Peace and regional security' in the Middle East is listed on the agenda.
News|By Beatrice Paez
The Greens' Elizabeth May says her three-member caucus isn’t prepared to back any confidence motions unless Canada adjusts its climate targets.
Plus, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says agreement on the new NAFTA is 'imminent,' raising the prospect that ratification could come before the end of the year.
Ahead of NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh's meeting with the PM, he said yesterday that if his party's priorities aren't reflected in the Speech from the Throne, he would 'absolutely be open to voting against' it.

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