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Former UN envoy Marc‑André Blanchard has a new gig

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Plus, former Grit MP Ted Hsu wants to run for provincial office, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being urged to do ‘so much more’ in the fight for nuclear disarmament.
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The threat to recruiting posed by the bad press and reputational damage DND has suffered as a result of anti-Black racism amounts to a threat to national security, says Richard Sharpe.
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'If the 10 MPs are articulating the position for Nova Scotia, I would like to think the government would consider that as a strong indicator of what's happening on the ground,' says Liberal MP Darrell Samson says.
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'There's pretty strong proof and testimony that there have been acts of genocide perpetrated against the Uyghur people,' says NDP MP Heather McPherson.
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Plus, past Tory MP Jim Abbott dies at 77, and Global News lays off many, citing commitment to ‘fact-based’ journalism.
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Plus, Canadaland's Jesse Brown to appear at the Finance Committee, and former Green Party and NDP staffer Angela Rickman dies at 56.
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'Whatever CSE thought or continues to think about Huawei as a security risk no longer matters,' says national security expert Wesley Wark.
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Though still not made official, the government says it will comply with new trade policy provisions, including in trade talks with the United Kingdom, which began before the guidelines were agreed to in February.
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A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has called for Canada and the United States to 'immediately craft a comprehensive framework for phased reopening of the border.'
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Plus, Deputy House Speaker Bruce Stanton will not run for re-election, and Leona Alleslev steps down as Tory deputy leader.
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'[Trudeau] neglects the fact that you need experience and competent people,' says Guy Saint-Jacques, a former Canadian ambassador to China from 2012 to 2016.
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Liberal MP John McKay says there will be 'incursions and intrusions and aggressive actions taken increasingly in the Arctic' by Russia.
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The United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand were among 17 countries that wouldn't comment on whether they backed Canada's recent bid for a Security Council seat.
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Plus, Bob Rae tapped as Canada's next UN ambassador, and Trudeau rebuffs D.C. trip to mark new NAFTA.
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'We all have to expect that there's going to be some bumps over the next six months,' said Ohio-based trade lawyer Daniel Ujczo.
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Plus, Conservative Parliamentarians want Tommy Prince on $5 bill, and Bruce Campion-Smith becomes The Toronto Star's public editor.
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'At least at this stage, it's better to work the backrooms, work the players that have some influence with the White House, and try to ensure that such a threat doesn't become a reality,' says Canada-U.S. group co-chair.
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'Compared to our GDP, our aid budget has really shrunk,' says former Canadian diplomat Gilles Rivard. 'Countries notice that at the United Nations.'
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Plus, the U.S., EU, U.K., and others stand by Canada after two Michaels charged, and the Senate Ethic Committee suggests Lynn Beyak’s suspension be withdrawn.
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'There needs to be a new bilateral arrangement in place by the end of this year,' says Mark Agnew of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
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Norway and Ireland received 130 and 128 votes, respectively, to Canada's 108. The minimum number of votes needed for a seat was 128.
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'[Canada] should be going out of its way to ensure that what happened in Bolivia in the fall is something that the Bolivian people actually want,' says NDP MP Jack Harris.
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Plus, Senator Lillian Dyck calls for the RCMP commissioner's resignation and Canadians to celebrate Canada Day virtually with Alanis Morissette, Sarah McLachlan, and others.
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'Pulling the eagle's tail feathers is an easy, but a dangerous way, to get a certain temporary popularity, as well as a feeling of self-satisfaction at having annoyed the big bird,' said Lester B. Pearson in 1965.
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Plus, former iPolitics publisher James Baxter is pitching-in at AFN, and Stephanie Nolen is named latest Atkinson Fellow.
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'It's the one foreign policy venture that is truly his,' says former diplomat Colin Robertson on Justin Trudeau's campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council.
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Plus, MPs joined anti-Black racism protests across Canada, and three Senators have joined the call for an 'immediate' public inquiry into the Nova Scotia mass shooting.
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Plus, MPs look to parliamentary diplomacy to counter Chinese influence, and Justin Trudeau receives praise and scorn for 21-seconds of silence.
The Special House Committee on Canada-China Relations hasn't met since March 9.
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Plus, Liberal MP Lenore Zann calls for a public inquiry into the Nova Scotia shooting, and former opposition leader Michel Gauthier has died at 70.
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'I think we do need to review the activities of the legislative association,' says Conservative MP and vice-chair Michael Cooper.
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Plus, Torstar gets new owners as Postmedia is set to lay off 'approximately' 40, and a new book looks back at the Marc Nadon affair.

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