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MP Don Davies goes live with Facebook baking session of his signature banana bread

Feature|By Alice Chen
Plus, the UNHCR has released a refugee cookbook featuring recipes from Canadian political players, and distinguished political science professor Leo Panitch has passed away.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Allen Alexandre has exited as director of parliamentary affairs to Diversity, Inclusion, and Youth Minister Bardish Chagger.
A House-wide test of the new remote voting application developed by the administration has yet to take place, and questions on how exactly voting by app would work and look in the Chamber remain to be ironed out.
News|By Paige Peacock
She follows former MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, who also sat as the only Black woman in the House of Commons between 2015 and 2019.
Opinion
We simply do not know yet what leads people to become terrorists. They can be male or female; religious or secular; highly educated or from poverty-stricken backgrounds.
As Canada finds itself at another critical juncture on the pandemic path, we believe that it is time for the federal government to recognize the growing number of COVID-19 infections as a national emergency, and pursuant to subsection 6(1), based on the definition contained in 5(b), invoke the Emergencies Act, and the accompanying temporary authorities.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
Unexpected and dramatic events often occur during elections and they can quickly reset the odds. So even though Trudeau is looking good right now, if he calls an election, he’d still be rolling the dice. 
Opinion|By David Crane
There’s too much at stake. Failure could mean a poorer country. So this budget really matters.
Hill Life & People
The government is facing class-action lawsuits and a constitutional challenge based on the conditions thousands of prisoners are being kept in that advocates describe as similar to solitary confinement.
News
The changes weren’t made in a vacuum, says Lori Turnbull, director of the School of Public Administration at Dalhousie University.
Plus, Admiral Art McDonald was installed as chief of defence staff in a subdued virtual ceremony.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Mobilizing younger voters, especially millennials, would be a 'political windfall' for the Greens, especially in ridings where left-leaning voters have a say in the outcome, says Nik Nanos.
Plus, outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump has made history with a second impeachment for ‘incitement of insurrection’ for his part in the Capitol Hill riots one week ago.
News|By Palak Mangat
Liberal MP Ken Hardie, former broadcaster, says he doesn't want to see lawmakers or social media companies 'running rampant over free expression,' but there is a 'fine line' that needs to be walked.
Opinion|By Bruce Carson
At best, this is a shuffle necessitated by resignation, but designed to get the government through the short term until an election is potentially held later this spring after the budget.
In 2019-20, federal departments and agencies met 1,352 performance targets, missed 556, and tracked 431 more that didn’t have available results.
Opinion|By Kathleen Finlay
The tragic death by suicide of a frontline physician ought to raise red flags about the mental health pressures of the pandemic. Will it?
Opinion|By Jacques J.M. Shore
The violence that unfolded in the Capitol was a grotesque moment of American history, and cannot be left unpunished.  
Opinion|By Irving Gold
Although 'doctors and nurses' is a common shorthand in the media to refer to health care workers, front-line health care workers are made up of a much more diverse set of professionals.
Opinion|By Robert M. Cutler
Canada has a great potential to contribute to the human security of both sides, but it is unlikely to have any considerable role in the region in the absence of a broad dialogue with Azerbaijan.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
As COVID-19 has controlled our lives for the last 10 months, it also controls the electoral clock.
Opinion|By Martin Pochtaruk
Canada is seeking to merge a transition to green power with its COVID-19 economic recovery plan. When it comes to solar power, that will require protection of Canada’s small but mighty solar manufacturing industry.
News|By Alice Chen
New disclosure reports for MP spending contain more information about travel and associated costs in a one-report format.
News|By Neil Moss
'We simply have to find the bandwidth for the joint committee to meet virtually or in a hybrid format,' says Independent Senator Yuen Pau Woo, who is designated to become co-chair of the Scrutiny of Regulations Joint Co
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Among the lessons for Canada in this capstone of Trump’s destructive tenure is the danger of coddling good old (white) boys.
News|By Neil Moss
The NCC has proposed building six new embassies in the Mechanicsville neighbourhood, which would increase the diplomatic presence west of downtown Ottawa.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The Bye bye provides a better assessment of the state of politics in Quebec and Canada than a whack of political panels. 
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
The same white grievance industrial complex that was erected in America to advance white supremacy is the same one that Conservative MPs have used to build their electoral base of support.

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