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Downe wants Parliament to have power to amend new NAFTA, Liberals pledge to share objectives of future trade talks with House

News|By Neil Moss
'The precedent has been set,' says Senator Percy Downe of Parliamentarians being able to modify trade agreements, following changes made to the new NAFTA by U.S. House Democrats.
A new government bill is coming, the Finance Committee is pulling together its pre-budget report, and a Senate committee could be struck to pre-study the CUSMA trade bill.
News|By Neil Moss
Committees would have to submit amendments for Bill C-4 to the House Committee on International Trade by April 2.
‘Parliament is interfering too much with what judges do, and I don't think it’s a good trend,’ says Independent Senator Mobina Jaffer.
The Canadian Transportation Act Review of 2016 contains many important recommendations for upgrading our transport system and can be the basis on reaching agreement for legislation change and significant investments.
Opinion|Phil Gurski
But what is the role of principle? What is the place for standing up for what is morally right? In the end, what do we, as Canadians, represent? How do we want to show ourselves to the rest of the world?
With a plan and appropriate funding, Parliament has the opportunity to make history and completely realign the way prescription medication is delivered and paid for in Canada.
We do not need more governmental control of speech. If you see a disconnect between the stated problems and the proposed solutions, you are not alone.
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News|By Abbas Rana
'It clearly is becoming a moment in Canada where everyone's paying attention,’ says Innovative Research president Greg Lyle.
If climate change mitigation is to begin in cities, we should be discussing how municipalities can access additional and predictable revenue sources to support required investments and in turn, support our national econo
Justice Minister David Lametti, Health Minister Patty Hajdu, and Disability Inclusion Minister Carla Qualtrough are expected to make an announcement on Canada's medical assistance in dying legislation.
Maximizing cycling rates and achieving the benefits that will accrue for all levels of government requires federal leadership.
Feature|By Aidan Chamandy
It was the 15th anniversary of the event, and the seventh year eBay partnered with Proof.
Though we must not have illusions about Canada’s relative lack of power in this triadic relationship, there is an alternative way of thinking about this situation, as our European allies are quickly learning.
Opinion|By Philip Cross
Not being able to quickly and efficiently move goods across the nation and to export markets further damages Canada’s attractiveness to international investors.
Feature|By Aidan Chamandy
Transport Minister Marc Garneau is facing criticism over how he's handled the recent blockades, but behind the scenes in political Ottawa, he's considered 'a great brief' and 'exceptionally well-informed about his files.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
Conservatives only seem to want to show the protesters who's boss, ignoring the long history of Indigenous rights being trampled.
Opinion|By Graham Saul
The proposed Teck project would be Alberta’s largest open-pit oilsands mine. At 29,000 hectares, this colossal mine would cover more than twice the area of the City of Vancouver.
Opinion|By Rose LeMay
This is also about government overreach in Indigenous governments, the oil and gas industry’s hardening grip on a dying energy source, and the alarming tendency of the RCMP to use excessive force.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
It is one thing for the hereditary chiefs to demand reconciliation from the rest of us. But they need to show their good faith as well.
Opinion|By Arlen Dumas
AMC argues that the Supreme Court case exposes an outdated, inaccurate and destructive narrative about Canada yet poses an opportunity to address the reality that First Nations people and laws 'have always been here.'
News
‘It’s gotten worse as the Senate has diversified,’ says Lillian Dyck.
Opinion|By Ashley Morton
Somehow our government started spending a lot of money to get urban commuter cars on and off highways, too, while ignoring national, regional and rural public transportation. Greens want to reverse that.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
This could end up as a major war, and since Turkey can easily block Russian ships heading for the Mediterranean, Russian victory would not be quick or easy. But they would win in the end, as they always do.
News|By Mike Lapointe
A recent government survey found that although just under 92 per cent of public service managers believe that appointees can do the job they were hired for, just under 54 per cent of employees agreed.
Opinion|By Mark Wegierski
The post-election report has been delivered to Andrew Scheer, but the Conservative caucus will never see it as long as he remains the leader of the party.
Feature|By Palak Mangat
'Indigenous law prevails over Canadian constitution law because we have never surrendered our law,' says Ellen Gabriel, who served as an official spokesperson for the Mohawk during the 1990 Oka Crisis in Quebec.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
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