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Politics This Morning: Conservatives propose their own carbon price to rival Liberals’

Plus, the Federal Court of Appeal overturns the suspension of the refugee pact between Canada and the United States, siding with the government.
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What is and isn’t considered a subsidy is politically charged. The government and industry are both likely to dispute or take issue with the inclusion of some, or many, of the programs to the group's tally. 
Plus, Health Canada reports one case of a rare blood clot linked to an AstraZeneca vaccine recipient.
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There were a number of resolutions that were immediately shot down by grassroots members, including one urging the government to create a program for student-loan recipients to reduce their debt through volunteer work.
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As the only Black female MP in Parliament, the Liberals' Marci Ien says it was equally important for her to demonstrate to young people that she had a place in politics.
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The whale biologist says 'for the first time,' she and the federal government are in sync in their push to phase out fish farms on the Discovery Islands in B.C.
Plus, Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole vows to push for a public inquiry into the Trudeau government's pandemic response if he forms government.
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Gregory Lick, military ombudsman, says the larger issue underscored by the allegations is that complainants lack confidence that any complaints they bring forward will be taken seriously.
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Plus, more than two million vaccine doses are set to arrive in Canada this week.
Plus, Senate committees agree to let committees begin meeting regularly, some for the first time since the 2019 election.
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Though the poll suggested that Liberals were the 'clear favourites' to preside over a majority, the temptation of triggering an election may be dampened by concerns about the resurgence of the virus.
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The prime minister says Canada's portfolio of vaccines is 'extremely heavily weighted towards Moderna and Pfizer.'
Plus, a Chinese official takes a swipe at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, calling him 'boy.'
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NDP MP Heather McPherson says while the $8-million pledge to extend its partnership with The Canadian Press is 'great,' it’s a pittance relative to the revenue that Facebook collects from digital advertising.
Plus, Rogers and Shaw executives are slated to testify before the House Industry Committee on their proposed merger.
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The only way for the party to combat that perception that it's not serious about tackling climate change is to deliver a credible alternative, says Conservative strategist Yaroslav Baran.
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The cancellation of a pair of hearings at the last minute 'translates to a minimum delay of three weeks to initiate the third reading of the bill,' says Senator Pierre Dalphond, sponsor of Bill C-3.
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Chief Justice Wagner says the federal government’s legislation sets a national GHG pricing floor that takes effect only when provinces have failed to provide their own equivalent.
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It took the shootings in Atlanta, Ga., ‘for the world to take a hard look at the ongoing experiences of anti-Asian racism,’ says Kennes Lin of the Chinese Canadian National Council.
Plus, the RCMP civilian watchdog group released a blistering report into the police force's handling of its investigation into the death of Colten Boushie.
Plus, Conservatives elect former Hill staffer Robert Batherson as party president. He's the party's first president from Atlantic Canada.
Plus, the Conservatives push to hold hearings on Rogers Communications' proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications at the House Industry Committee.
Plus, Justice Minister David Lametti will appear before the Senate's Legal and Constitutional Affairs on his government's proposed bill on requiring judges to undergo sensitivity training for sexual-assault cases.
Plus, the Ontario Superior Court struck down a key provision in the feds' election law aimed at mitigating the spread of misinformation during the vote. Ottawa has yet to decide whether it will appeal the decision.
Canada's federal budget watchdog said the government has spent nearly double what it initially projected to for the Canada Recovery Benefit, bringing the cost to $11.1-billion, according to the federal budget watchdog.
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The bigger challenge that faces India in undertaking one of the world’s biggest immunization campaigns is the logistics, rather than a shortage of vaccines, says Stewart Beck, president of the Asia Pacific Foundation.
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'There was no indication he has renounced the conspiracy views he held, nor is there any indication that he recognizes the wrongfulness of taking armed action to express his political views,' says Justice Robert Wadden.
Plus, the prime minister declines to wade into discussions about cutting ties with the monarchy, saying he's focused on getting Canadians through the pandemic.
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Editorial staff at HuffPost Canada filed their union certification with the labour board in late February, just a week after BuzzFeed finalized acquisition, according to CWA Canada.
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The app requires MPs to snap a selfie to go along with their vote in order for it to be counted.
Dr. Howard Njoo says it's too early to say whether the approval of Johnson and Johnson's vaccine could move up projections for vaccinations earlier than September.

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