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‘We see a lot of denial, but when it’s brought right into view, there’s a deep sense of shame and denial’: Cole

Feature|By Beatrice Paez
Desmond Cole's The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power was one of the finalists for this year's Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for the best political book of the year.
Plus, the Conservatives' Diane Finley bows out as the longtime MP for Haldimand–Norfolk, Ont.
News|By Beatrice Paez
The lieutenant-general says one of her first assignments is to ‘issue guidance’ for military leaders ‘in the next few weeks’ on how to lead with inclusivity in mind.
Plus, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh draws a direct line between protests against masks and other pandemic measures and far-right extremism.
Plus, the House Heritage Committee will hear from departmental officials for another round as members work through more than 100 amendments to Bill C-10
News|By Beatrice Paez
Katie Telford repeatedly deflected questions around whether she ‘deliberately withheld’ information from the prime minister.
Plus, former cabinet minister Amarjeet Sohi, is expected to announce his candidacy for Edmonton mayor soon. Outgoing mayor Don Iveson's tenure wraps up in October.
News|By Beatrice Paez
With so much of everyday life migrating online due to the pandemic, says Michael Edwards of Sussex Strategy, the potential for engaging political supporters who weren’t initially comfortable doing transactions has grown.
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Opinion|By Beatrice Paez
‘It shouldn't take members of the public suing the federal government to get them to act,’ says one of the groups urging the government to reorient EDC's financing away from carbon-intensive projects.
News|By Beatrice Paez
The administration of Canada’s census itself is a seven-year undertaking. Shortly after the 2021 census wraps up, StatsCan is already plotting out how to run the 2026 count.
Plus, the prime minister goes to bat for his chief of staff, Katie Telford, saying 'her leadership' on the feds' response to the misconduct allegations facing the military 'is why we call ourselves a feminist government.
Plus, House Speaker Anthony Rota says it was a 'clear breach of our rules' for Bloc MP Sébastien Lemire to take a screen capture of Liberal MP Will Amos during proceedings.
Plus, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa is 'constantly' evaluating the border measures it has in place to try to slow the spread of new mutations from abroad.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Former aide Elder Marques demurred when asked if the PM’s chief of staff should have informed the prime minister of the allegations. ‘I’m not here to pass judgment,’ he said.
News|By Beatrice Paez
The Trudeau government unveiled a new target to cut emission up to 45 per cent below 2005 levels, by 2030, in an effort to help prevent temperatures from rising above 1.5 degrees Celsius. 
Plus, the Quebec Superior Court upholds most of the province's ban on religious symbols for many government employees, but grants exemption to English-language schools. The province says it will appeal.
The budget proposes some $101.4-billion in new spending over the next three fiscal years, and calls for an extension to some of the pandemic-relief measures like the wage subsidy.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Barring residents who haven’t been vaccinated from travelling to another province may be the unlikeliest of scenarios, but Prof. Krishnamurthy says he sees certificates being used to confer benefits to pass holders.
Plus, the Federal Court of Appeal overturns the suspension of the refugee pact between Canada and the United States, siding with the government.
News|By Beatrice Paez
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.
News|By Beatrice Paez
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.
News|By Beatrice Paez
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.
News|By Beatrice Paez
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.
News|By Beatrice Paez
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.
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.
News|By Beatrice Paez
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.
News|By Beatrice Paez
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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