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Freeland continues role overseeing Canada-U.S. file as Ng takes reigns of new NAFTA implementation act

Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Bob Rae tapped as Canada's next UN ambassador, and Trudeau rebuffs D.C. trip to mark new NAFTA.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, John O’Leary has exited as director of strategic communications in the Liberal research bureau and joins Crestview Strategy as a senior consultant this week.
Feature|By Palak Mangat
Plus, Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan thanks Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds and American actress Blake Lively.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Conservative Parliamentarians want Tommy Prince on $5 bill, and Bruce Campion-Smith becomes The Toronto Star's public editor.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Instead of worrying overly about deficit spending, Finance Minister Bill Morneau told reporters he is more concerned about people and jobs.
The 'either-or' portrayal of the issue involving Meng Wanzhou has contributed to these polarized outlooks.
Home-care nurses face mounting pressures to get people with increasingly complex medical and social care needs out of hospitals without any substantial investment in publicly funded home care. 
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
It would be foolhardy to believe that blood payments altered in any way the failed course of the American-led war in Afghanistan.
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Plus, the feds release new projections on the pandemic, forecasting the death toll could hit between 8,700 and 8,900 by July 17.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Finance Minister Bill Morneau says a decision on whether the government intends to release a full budget in the fall will be dependent on efforts at managing the pandemic and its economic fallout.
News|By Palak Mangat
According to an auditor general report, ESDC 'did not properly check the accuracy of applications.'
News|By Beatrice Paez
According to CBSA, most of the cases in its 'wanted' inventory involve individuals 'considered a low risk to public safety and are not an agency priority.'
Justice advocates agree with the Black Parliamentary Caucus’ recent call for pre-sentencing reports, similar to the Gladue reports for Indigenous offenders, to be used for racialized Canadians.
The timing of the new status order—coming days before countries, including the 55 AU member nations, voted on Canada’s bid for the UN Security Council seat—is notable, say former diplomats.
Opinion|By Ross O’Connor
Alberta can’t compete with Quebec when it comes to the sentiments of Canadians and therefore cannot use the Quebec model to extort similar concessions from Ottawa.
News|By Neil Moss
Liberal MP John McKay says there will be 'incursions and intrusions and aggressive actions taken increasingly in the Arctic' by Russia.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
You wouldn’t know that an act of terrorism took place on the grounds of Rideau Hall, not from an inept Canadian news media.
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
Having displayed the humanitarian values that the UN cries out for, Bob Rae has finally been appointed Canada’s ambassador to an institution that sorely needs his vision and deep understanding of the human condition.
Plus, the auditor general's long-awaited spring reports, including on immigration removals, will be released.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The reductionist concepts touted by so-called ‘Marxist intellectuals’ may play well in social media or on TV, but have a limited connection to contemporary reality or the great philosophers.
The PMO declined to provide a specific breakdown of self-identified Black staffers among cabinet offices when asked, but says it plans to circulate further voluntary surveys to better understand its staff ‘later this sum
News|By Neil Moss
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.
Opinion|By Lisa Van Dusen
Our previously unthinkable, pandemic-besieged moment is a good time to revisit Saint-Exupéry’s humanist epic.
News|By Palak Mangat
'We will not be able to make a determination as to whether those deaths were the result of something, but other analysts might be able to look at those questions,' says Jeff Latimer of Statistics Canada.
Opinion|By Phil Gurski
When we have so little to go on it is best to refrain from pronouncing judgment on a violent incident.
News|By Palak Mangat
Conservative MP Corey Tochor says the new application is the most expensive way to vote. A House official says the app has been developed using existing staff and budgets.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
It is still hard to believe that an ultra-nationalist British government that won the Brexit referendum on a wave of anti-foreign rhetoric will really keep these promises.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
When all the facts of this atrocity come out, including the belief by Turkish authorities that Khashoggi’s body was dissolved in acid, there won’t be much appetite for kings and princes sitting in judgment of themselves.

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