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Liberals propose national school meal program as Canada remains back of pack on children’s nutrition

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In yesterday’s federal budget, the government announced its 'intention to work with provinces and territories' toward the creation of the program, though no money was earmarked for it.
Here are six takeaways for public servants, politicos, media, and policy wonks from the Liberals’ final, pre-election fiscal plan.
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Despite being seen as a bit of an unknown by the agriculture community, Marie-Claude Bibeau hails from a Quebec riding with a heavy concentration of dairy farms.
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Big-ticket items in the last federal budget of this majority Liberal government include more than $6.2-billion to expand federal financing of rental construction, $1-billion for increasing access to drugs for rare diseas
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Transport Minister Marc Garneau said the Canadian safety notice was issued after new data showed similarities between the Ethiopian Airlines crash and another last year.
While Justin Trudeau's poll numbers have sunk amid the controversy, Andrew Scheer and Jagmeet Singh have not seen a boost to their own polling numbers as opposition leaders. But it's still early days, say strategists.
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It's not clear yet if the carbon pricing rebate will convince more Canadians to support the Liberals' cornerstone policy.
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Environment Minister Catherine McKenna speaks to The Hill Times about selling her government's carbon pricing policy and what she's learned about the politics of climate action.
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Michael Wernick and Jody Wilson-Raybould had a different interpretation of events, but Mr. Wernick told MPs he did not recall a decision against remediation for SNC-Lavalin was mentioned in a Sept. 17 meeting between the two and Trudeau. Ms. Wilson-Raybould told MPs she raised it.
The department is being treated as a ‘revolving door,’ Royal Canadian Legion dominion president Thomas Irvine told Senators on Feb. 27.
The department had until tonight to issue an order—called an authority to proceed—that would allow for an extradition hearing in British Columbia Supreme Court.
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Marc Garneau also addresses questions on federal zero-emissions vehicle policy, modernizing the country's port authority system, and investments in improving trade routes in the North.
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Plans for a national zero-emission vehicle strategy were announced in 2017, but without provincial consensus, the scope of a national policy will likely be narrowed.
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SNC-Lavalin risks a takeover if it's convicted. But aside from likely outrage in Quebec, Ottawa can find other builders for its infrastructure plans if the company is banned from bidding on federal contracts, experts say
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In a Q&A, the innovation minister also says a report on federal digital and data consultations should be released in the 'coming weeks.'
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One expert says it will be years before the public could reasonably say how successful the Liberals' flagship superclusters program will be.
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While many experts have applauded the new Canada Food Guide, a national food policy with programs addressing food access by the poorest Canadians may do more to improve people's health.
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A definitive timeline of the dispute from Dec. 1 until now.
The Liberal government has attempted to court international allies to speak up about the detention of two Canadians in China, amidst a proceeding to extradite a Huawei executive to the U.S. to stand trial for fraud.
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Canada recently deployed two ships to Asia-Pacific waters to join allied American and Asian navies in a deterrence mission. More naval missions may occur as China asserts its claims on the South China Sea.
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The federal government attributes issues with the new legal cannabis supply chain to local problems with distribution and retail.
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Minister Bill Blair talks about the federal government's goals for cannabis policy in 2019, draft regulations on edibles, privacy concerns, and expungement.
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With the federal Liberals doing well in Toronto and the Conservatives successful in rural Ontario, ridings in Toronto's suburbs are set to be the key Ontario battleground this year.
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'Sometimes politicizing or amplifying the level of public discourse on this may be satisfying in the short term, but would not contribute to the outcome we all want,' said Mr. Trudeau.
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In a year-end interview, the leader of Canada's largest Indigenous advocacy organization says the 2019 federal election will be key as the voting power of First Nations people increases.
Canada and China are in a high-stakes dispute over the arrest of a Huawei executive, and options are limited for cooling the boiling conflict.
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Scheduled to expire in March 2019, the tax credit’s extension to 2024 will help junior companies raise capital, says the natural resources minister.
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The Canadian Forest Service is mandated to focus on forest science research, but critics say it needs to be a better team player.

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