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Trudeau says some promises ‘clearly’ touch provincial jurisdiction after premiers slam Throne Speech, but calls for unified approach

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the Liberals' Throne Speech committed to 'more policies that would invade provincial jurisdiction than I could count.'
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While the conditions for Liberal longevity might not have been ripe, Liberal strategist Charles Bird says late former prime minister John Turner came to the leadership when 'he was already something of a living legend.'
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'Writing this book has brought me close to Canadians and the wonder of our national diversity. This prize is the icing on the amazing cake that has been my life': former Supreme Court chief justice Beverley McLachlin.
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'All of us have the future in our hands in terms of the decisions we are making today,' says Health Minister Patty Hajdu.
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Plus, former Harper-era cabinet minister Ted Menzies is being scooped up by Hill+Knowlton Strategies for his agriculture and agri-food expertise.
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Bloc Québécois Leader tested positive for the virus and is in isolation until Sept. 26, which means he will be missing the Throne Speech.
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'We know this generation will be paying the debt that's incurred in the pandemic for a long time, so Canada needs to look at things we’ve been calling for for a long time now,' says Lisa Wolff of UNICEF.
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Plus, as Parliament readies to return, new Conservative Whip Blake Richards recently likened the remote voting system being considered by the House of Commons to swiping on Tinder.
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Given 'all the different hints' of an early election call, Burlington Conservative riding association head Ross Noble says his team is looking to expand its fundraising efforts, with different formats and larger groups.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shied away from providing specifics when asked by reporters about the idea of universal basic income, which has made its way to the top of the Liberal caucus’ policy priorities.
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Plus, NDP MP Niki Ashton and longtime party staffer George Soule celebrate their birthdays by appealing to voters and donors.
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Health Minister Patty Hajdu says 'no one at the political level knew' the network's international focus had been 'sidelined,' calling it 'an administration decision.'
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'We must never erase their stories by tearing them down. Cancel culture dooms us to forget the lessons from these stories, and it also ignores the incredible progress and resilience of Canada,' says Erin O'Toole.
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The feds spent $11.3-million on public opinion research in 2019-20, but researchers expect that figure to rise as the government works to gauge reaction to COVID-19 relief measures.
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'When you have somebody with such a great reputation as [Chrystia] Freeland, you try to tarnish her by association. That’s a smart strategy but it has to be two-pronged,' says political strategist Najib Jutt.
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Plus, late Liberal MP Ralph Ferguson is remembered by Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley as 'ahead of his time on conservation, the environment and renewable energy.'
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Asked about rumblings of Western alienation that picked up steam last fall, newly appointed Conservative Deputy Leader Candice Bergen says it is something the new leader asked her to 'focus on' in her new role.
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'No vaccines are mandatory. They’re generally mandated to be used in Canada, and a COVID-19 vaccine would be no different,' says Health Minister Patty Hajdu.
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Plus, Canada's chief public health officer and her deputy may take their message to TikTok.
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'All Erin O’Toole has to do is say, ‘There’s a role for Derek Sloan in the party, and when we know the full makeup of the new Conservative team in the next election, we’ll work out that role,'' says pollster Nik Nanos.
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'The thing I don't know, and we can’t predict, is whether [Mr.] O’Toole will want [Mr.] Ford to campaign with him,' says David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data.
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he would appeal to Quebec Premier François Legault to reconsider his province’s position: 'Just do it. It protects everyone.'
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Plus, respected satirical columnist Allan Forthingham dies at the age of 87.
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'We know that you cannot arrest your way out of an opioid crisis. It is escalating as we speak,' says Canada's chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam.
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'I think any opportunity that [Prime Minister Justin Trudeau] has to change the channel, to distract from and obscure the facts, he’s taking that opportunity,' says Conservative MP Michael Barrett.
With Parliament prorogued until Sept. 23, the committee probes into the WE Charity deal have been effectively suspended.
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Evan Medeiros, who previously served as an adviser on the Asia-Pacific to then-U.S. president Barack Obama, says Ottawa should consider 'issue-specific' measures in response to China's national security law.
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'We miss our American friends dearly, we do, but both sides of the border recognize the need to keep our citizens safe, so it’s ... critical that we continue to do what we need to do,' says Liberal MP Terry Sheehan.
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Plus, rookie MPs Matthew Green and Patricia Lattanzio lean into their city councillor chops during a brief showdown at a House committee., and diplomatic shifts continue over in the Big Apple.
Though many acknowledge Leslyn Lewis has demonstrated her political chops, her candidacy is still seen as a long shot in a race that some say will be driven by electability in the next general election.
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Liberal MP Sherry Sherry Romanado, who voted along party lines to oppose the motion, says the probe falls outside the scope of the committee's mandate.
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'There were many sources. Public servants wanted to help; ministers wanted to help. A problem had been identified and a multitude of ideas were put forward,' says Privy Council Clerk Ian Shugart.

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