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Politics This Morning: Canada to impose ‘dollar-for-dollar countermeasures in response to new U.S. tariffs

Plus, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the borders are expected to remain closed to non-essential travel for the foreseeable future.
Plus, International Development Minister Karina Gould signals the government plans to assist Lebanon after the devastating explosion in Beirut.
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Though late and largely unconvincing, the PM's testimony helps ensure the government’s points, rather than mere speculation, are litigated in the public square instead, says Garry Keller of StrategyCorp.
Plus, feds' COVID-19 alert app launches with some technical difficulties.
Plus, Canada's auditor general is reportedly in the process of opening a probe into the country's early-warning system for pandemics.
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'My primary concern was to make sure that the public service could fully support its recommendation, that without a doubt, WE Charity was the right, and indeed, the only partner to deliver the program,' says Mr. Trudeau.
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'Canada is proud of being an independent country, or a country with its own independent foreign policy, so I hope that Canada is wise enough to make its own decision,' says Cong Peiwu, China's ambassador to Canada.
Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his chief of staff Katie Telford will testify before the committee Thursday.
Plus, the Kielburger brothers, the faces behind the WE brand, will testify before the House Finance Committee on Tuesday.
Plus, General Jonathan Vance, chief of defence staff, announces he's stepping down.
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The next UN ambassador says part of his job will be to convince Canadians it’s in the country’s 'self-interest' to 'step up' and support global efforts to mitigate the pandemic.
Plus, the federal court rules that Canada's Safe Third Country agreement with the U.S. is unconstitutional.
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The finance minister's disclosure that he had 'unknowingly' accepted free trips from the WE organization has prompted calls from the Conservatives for his resignation.
Plus, the House Finance Committee is slated to hear from Canadaland's Jesse Brown today, and the Kielburger brothers will appear before members next week.
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'To the best of my knowledge, officials did not engage in a detailed scrutiny of the financial affairs of the organization,' says PCO Clerk Ian Shugart.
Plus, the House votes in favour of recalling the Special Canada-China Committee, after efforts to revive the dormant committee appeared to have stalled.
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'We have to look at the national security legislation in its full, broad consequential impacts,' says Irwin Cotler.
Plus, the 31-member Bloc caucus releases a statement in support of its leader, Yves-François Blanchet, who is facing anonymous allegations of sexual misconduct. Mr. Blanchet denies the allegations.
Plus, Finance Minister Bill Morneau faces another ethics probe over his involvement in signing off on an arrangement that gave WE Charity, an organization with ties to his family, oversight of a $900-million program.
The minister said she did not 'personally' bring the recommendation to award WE oversight of the program to the attention staff at the Prime Minister’s Office before it was discussed at cabinet.
Plus, StatsCan and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police have struck a partnership to collect race-based data on police interactions.
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'It is hard to imagine a crisis—even one half its dimension—where the international community had done so little to rally together,' says Refugees International.
Plus, the Conservative Party boasts that they added nearly 270,000 new members to their roster during the leadership contest, setting a record.
Plus, the prime minister announced his government's intention of extending the wage-subsidy program to December.
Plus, the Conservatives also sent a letter to Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion, requesting that he open a separate probe into whether Finance Minister Bill Morneau ran afoul of conflict-of-interest rules.
'I appreciate we’re not going for the Cadillac option. …  The larger option was much more expensive,' says NDP House Leader Peter Julian. 'We’re talking about over $110-million in savings.'
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The committee noted that the Public Health Agency of Canada has yet to revise or finalize its guidance for long-term care homes in light of concerns about its current relevance.
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Finance Minister Bill Morneau says a decision on whether the government intends to release a full budget in the fall will be dependent on efforts at managing the pandemic and its economic fallout.
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According to CBSA, most of the cases in its 'wanted' inventory involve individuals 'considered a low risk to public safety and are not an agency priority.'
Plus, the auditor general's long-awaited spring reports, including on immigration removals, will be released.
Plus, the Senate's Internal Economy Committee says the Senate will issue a formal apology to the employees of former Senator Don Meredith, who is facing allegations of sexual abuse and workplace harassment.
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The public safety minister says he's working with the RCMP, the civilian oversight body, and departmental officials to develop firm legislative guidelines for resolving civilian complaints against the RCMP.

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