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Commons okays $2.4-million in committee travel over past year

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The Board of Internal Economy separately approved the Special Committee on Electoral Reform's travel budget. It requested $540,000-plus.
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'We can build a better system that provides a stronger link between the democratic will of Canadians and the election results,' new minister Karina Gould said in the House of Commons in June, before she became the minister responsible for electoral reform.
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NDP MPs raise concerns over whether rookie MPs on major files like Democratic Institutions and International Trade will be able to make any real policy progress.
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Mr. Scheer's publicized supporters include Conservative MPs, former MPs, senators, and 20 MLAs from the Saskatchewan Party.
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Justin Trudeau displaying 'gutsy' approach to media, even at risk of being blindsided by tough, unexpected questions, says Barry McLoughlin
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Kellie Leitch says Conservatives know more about immigrant screening thanks to the party leadership race, and new Canadians agree with her stance.
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'The challenge for the Liberals is complacency,' said Nik Nanos, president of Nanos Research. 'If people think the Conservatives and NDP are weak, then it is harder to raise funds and motivate the Liberal tribe.'
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Both Lockheed Martin and Boeing Company, which is providing 18 CF-18 Super Hornets to the Canadian government as an interim solution for the current capability gap, will be permitted to enter the multi-billion-dollar competition for the full fleet replacement.
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A tentative acquisition schedule for the warplane was required to stay in the U.S. consortium.
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Liberal committee members publish a dissenting report, disagreeing with the committee's recommendation to hold a referendum, calling it "premature" and stating the need for more engagement.
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Ms. Duncan, the NDP's environment critic and an environmental lawyer by trade, says that the federal government's approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, as it stands, means that the government hasn't 'delivered on their responsibilities for a threatened species.'
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Bill C-33 proposes that Elections Canada collect data on youth as young as 14 who pre-register to vote. Other countries such as the U.S., France, and New Zealand allow for similar pre-registering, but at a minimum age of 16.
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'I’m very honoured,' Angus says in response to people urging him to run. It’s early days, though, with no candidates declared and a lack of consensus among Canadians.
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The Immigration department also revealed that the onslaught of U.S. web access on election day itself, Nov. 8, was more than twice the amount originally stated by the department; 249,950 user requests, rather than the initial tally of about 100,000.
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When a coalition government was included as an option, preference for a majority government dropped from 66 per cent to 59 per cent, with 13 per cent of respondents favouring a coalition.
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The NDP is now backing Conservative MPs in support of a national referendum on reforming the voting system.
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The work involved intricate restoration. 'We are leaving a legacy for Canadians,' says Public Works.
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'The CBC is the Globe’s largest competitor in the digital-ad space amongst Canadian based media,' says Phillip Crawley.
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Conservative leadership contender Deepak Obhrai, who immigrated to Canada in 1977, said that after he opposed fellow candidate Kellie Leitch's plan to screen newcomers, he received hate mail at his MP office.
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Conservative Party will face a choice between a new path, and old tactics, says the veteran pollster.
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Meanwhile, Maxime Bernier’s fundraising success during the summer and September put him almost neck-and-neck with Ms. Leitch for the entire five-month period since May.
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A lawyer for a B.C. First Nation says he expects cabinet to serve up a 'compliment sandwich.' The compliments are the two slices of bread: final rejection of the Enbridge Northern Gateway project and an oil tanker moratorium. In the middle, something less palatable to opponents.
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Economic update also includes an additional $800-million for military and development assistance in Afghanistan and central and eastern Europe; $10-million to help Montreal celebrate its 375th anniversary; $382.5-million to child and family services for First Nations children; and $1.4-billion to boost the immigration target to 300,000 people per year between now and 2022.
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The total for Mr. Trudeau’s White House visit was $12,824-less than the cost of an earlier high-profile foray into the U.S.—Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper’s 2014 visit to New York for one of his occasional speeches to the United Nations general assembly.
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Women make up the majority of the nine new Senators, who are well-known volunteers, advocates, and community leaders within various fields.
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Although the poll results are good news for Mr. Bernier—especially considering Mr. Clement, his biggest competition for support at this point in the race, has since dropped out—42 per cent of the respondents chose "someone else" when they were asked to select their choice for best leader.
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Liberal MP Mark Holland calls the Conservative language 'partisan nonsense.'
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Conservative MPs held 'household' votes over the summer months, finding a 90 per cent support for a referendum.
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One expert points out that an unusually high portion of respondents with no opinion indicates that Canadians, on average, are not familiar with extradition treaties, while another scholar said an explosion of media and political commentary criticizing the government’s plan has taken root in public opinion.
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Liberal MP Larry Bagnell says MPs from other parties have also been eyeing a shorter work week in Parliament.
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The Public Safety and National Security Committee takes ups a separate 'security framework' study.
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Pollster predicts the leadership race will look something like 'The Hunger Games,' but cautions that candidates will have to avoid tearing "the party apart, along policy lines especially.”

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