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House committee votes to examine feds’ response to migrant issue, calls in three ministers to testify

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Coming at a time of increased tension between the federal and Ontario governments over who should cough up money for them, the committee voted unanimously to study the federal response to and impact of migrant crossings on some cities and provinces.
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The federal government wants to move to a low-carbon economy, and electricity generation will be a critical part.
'I've had an inbox full of messages from victims saying, 'What do I do now? Because I'm really worried that the tide is turning back,' says Kathleen Finlay, CEO of the Centre for Patient Protection.
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A bill reforming Canada's foremost environment law won't be tabled until a 'later Parliament,' McKenna said.
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Economists say that lower economic growth spurred by trade action would make the deficit situation more challenging, but how bad may depend on the severity of Trump's action.
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For the prime minister to speak out against a domestic policy matter of his closest foreign ally requires some hard political calculations, say observers.
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'One of things we’ve seen from the president is that he prides himself on a certain degree of unpredictability,' said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at an end-of-sitting press conference today.
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Yves Giroux will take over an office that has been given an expanded role and provided more resources, albeit with a sizeable new task of costing party platforms for the 2019 federal election.
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The AFN national chief race comes at a critical juncture with a landmark Indigenous rights bill expected to be tabled a few months after the election, something that has sharply divided candidates so far.
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Industry and environmental groups are pushing Environment Minister Catherine McKenna on reforms to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, which Ottawa is carefully reviewing for the first time in 20 years.
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'He's more combative and is someone with a policy agenda, to the extent we know, is quite distinct from that of the federal government,' said one expert.
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The Dairy Farmers of Canada letter was sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his comments to NBC's Meet the Press that 'we were moving towards flexibility' with dairy imports.
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Despite serious funding cuts, Ottawa's tobacco control strategy was successful in cutting the number of Canadians who smoke from 25 per cent in 2001 to 15 per cent today. Now, the goal is slashing another 10 per cent by
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In an email Q&A, the health minister talks about preventing marketing abuses by prescription drug companies, the healthy eating strategy, suicide prevention, and changes to the assisted reproduction act.
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Employers have been pushing the federal government to address what they see as legal uncertainty surrounding cannabis use by workers.
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If not enough spending is allocated to DND, spending will likely fall short first on capital projects, like procuring military equipment.
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Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said DND's plans for purchasing new military equipment will be out this spring, while also discussing Bill C-59, the CSE's new Centre for Cyber Security.
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The head of the cybersecurity centre is expected to be announced this spring, but industry advocates say finding enough cybersecurity experts to staff it will be a major hurdle.
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The Liberals' nominee, Stéphane Perrault, didn't have many answers Tuesday as to what happened to Saskatchewan electoral officer Michael Boda's nomination, so Conservative MP Blake Richards is asking for a minister to ex
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When asked by reporters on May 16 about his indemnity pledge against costs due to delays caused by B.C., Bill Morneau wouldn’t put a cap on how much federal taxpayer money he's willing to cough up.
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Companies currently permitted to explore for deposits or hold on to discoveries in Arctic waters have waited in uncertainty since December 2016 over whether they can continue to operate.
NDP MP Christine Moore 'clearly wanted to get her side of the story out and, given the potential consequences for her career and her reputation, I don't blame her for trying to do that,' says Conservative strategist Rachel Curran.
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Public Services and Procurement Canada’s decision to study eco-friendly replacements to natural gas ignited criticism.
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The PBO says Andrew Scheer's proposed tax credit could cost as much as $868.6 million in the first fiscal year in which it would come into effect. The Tories say that's about the same number they estimated.
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NAFTA advisory council member Rona Ambrose and other panelists also painted a gloomy picture of future Canada-U.S. relations and of U.S. president Donald Trump's impact on the free trade consensus.
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The federal innovation minister is spending 2018 overseeing the implementation of major industry programs and rolling out the government's new strategy on intellectual property.
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While the Liberals produced the largest-ever one-time investment for scientific research in a federal budget, it didn't fulfill all of the recommendations of the Naylor report.
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Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains unveiled his $85-million intellectual property strategy on World IP Day on April 26, largely to praise from industry.
Conservative MP Gord Brown, 57, died of an apparent heart attack this morning, leaving two children and his wife, Claudine Courtois, who worked for Conservative Senator David Wells.

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