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Mike Pompeo to visit Trudeau, Freeland in Ottawa on Aug. 22; Venezuela, China will be on agenda

Plus, life jackets get partisan, and Quebec provides $5-million for media company as five newspapers on brink of bankruptcy.
The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations began exploratory trade agreements talks with Canada in 2017, but giving it more attention is a challenge, says Abdul Kadir Jailani.
News|By Mike Lapointe
A number of unions have registered as third party advertisers in the lead up to the October election, but PSAC, PIPSC and CUPW, all big spenders in 2015, haven't locked down their exact spending goals yet.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is down a deputy director, while Trade Minister Jim Carr is down a press secretary.
Service providers and their clients are at risk of criminalization unless there is a federal exemption that protects them from prosecution for drug possession.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals promised in 2015 to take handguns and assault weapons ‘off our streets,’ but have made only limited progress in the face of strong opposition.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Forbidding members from displaying symbolic tattoos will prevent future embarrassment for the institution, but it does not remove the criminals or white supremacists from the military.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The problem for Justin Trudeau is this pattern of behaviour plays into the Liberal Party of Canada’s greatest vulnerability with the electorate: the sense that Liberals act in their own self-interest. Rules be damned.
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News|By Beatrice Paez
Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner
News|By Palak Mangat
A new report on youth political engagement in Canada suggests, based on several measures, younger voters may be more engaged than their older cohorts.
Political scandals can now be charted on a graph from detonation to amplification to stoking to fallout. There was one in 2008 that took a different turn.
The Manitoba Progressive Conservatives are projected to win another majority government, which would be a boon to the federal Conservative campaign.
News|By Mike Lapointe
The Conservatives are trying to maintain 'the greatest level of flexibility' they can by avoiding outlining specific immigration targets leading up to the election, says pollster Nik Nanos.
'We have a lot of candidates running in rural ridings, and we know that in certain areas there is big support for Bill 21,' says deputy leader Daniel Green.
While opposition MPs say the ‘naming and shaming’ approach is no longer enough, others say political accountability should remain with Parliament and the public.
Opinion|By Amy Kishek
The SNC-Lavalin affair is about a political system that is rife for abuse, and those responsible for the recent abuses are seeking re-election on a platform of open and transparent government.
Plus, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is headlining a Laurier Club event in Toronto.
Like so many issues in modern Canada, what is important in rural communities takes a back seat to the big cities’ priorities.
News|By Palak Mangat
Opposition MPs are hopeful that Liberals on the House Ethics Committee will agree to have the ethics commissioner testify on his latest report.
Opinion|By Wyatt Schierman
Several queer MPs have gone on to serve in the House of Commons since Svend Robinson took the brave step of announcing his sexuality. If Robinson succeeds in his political comeback this fall, he will join them in the Hou
Plus, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will be addressing Unifor delegates at their constitutional convention in Quebec City.
Opinion|By Ondina Love
The next government needs to develop oral health-care guidelines for long-term care and home-care settings, as well as oral-care supports for low-income seniors.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
Greenlanders face a choice between trying to preserve what is left of the old Arctic culture, or seeking salvation in full modernization through high-speed economic growth.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Most Canadians have tuned out, and things are still looking up for the Liberals in Quebec.
RightNow, an anti-abortion group formed in 2016, says it is looking to flip 50 seats to anti-abortion candidates.
Opinion|By Ken Grafton
Botttom-line thinking demands a bottom-line solution, ideally one that doesn't deface the Chateau's architecture.

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