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Pot lobbying to remain high in wake of legalization, insiders say

There’s likely to be a lot of ‘jockeying’ from interested groups, as rules around non-smokeable products are still undecided.
Time has run out for legislation to set up the promised independent commissioner to run leaders’ debates, says Karina Gould, who will rely on recommendations made by a House committee in the spring.
The Liberals are spending $100-million over six years on public awareness campaigns, which most insiders say are a good start but opposition MPs slam as a ‘failure.’
News|By Emily Haws
Long processes, problematic procurement tools, and security clearances were noted as the top complaints of both federal officials and suppliers in the last year.
Opinion|Natan Obed
Inuit are one of the most researched peoples in the world. Yet colonial approaches to research, in which our role is imagined as being marginal and of little value, remain commonplace. That needs to change.
Opinion|Paul Dufour
Attention to how taxpayers’ funds are spent is just as important as how much is spent.
The federal government ought to use its granting-agency funding structure to support research in centres of expertise and innovation without slashing funding to colleges and universities.
Opinion|Scott Taylor
There are political and domestic economic reasons for Canada to get its hands dirty in an ongoing UN mission.
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Plus, the PM is in the Toronto area attending former cabinet minister Donald Macdonald's funeral and meeting with his youth council.
Individual human rights cases ‘can’t be the driver of international policy,’ says Dennis Horak, who was Canada's ambassador to the Middle Eastern power before being expelled in August after what he called an 'ill-advised
Learn how each province is approaching legalization.
News|By Jolson Lim
As the new financial plan comes together, post-secondary schools want 'complementary' funding for the administrative costs of research, student awards, and work-integrated learning.
News|By Emily Haws
The ‘perception versus the reality seems to be a little out of whack,’ says Public Service Commission president Patrick Borbey.
News|By Jolson Lim
Science Minister Kirsty Duncan discusses her office's remaining priorities before the next election, support for graduate students and Canadians researching abroad, and improving equality and diversity in science.
News|By Neil Moss
The Canadian government has focused on attracting international students to Canada, now it has to do the same for encouraging Canadian students to study abroad, says a former Canadian International Development Agency
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains recently hired new aides.
News|By Jolson Lim
Algoma Steel told the House International Trade Committee that it would support certain quotas in exchange for a duty exemption, something U.S. president Donald Trump hinted as a solution to ending the trade spat.
‘Staying the course when it’s the wrong course is not leadership,’ said Green Party Leader Elizabeth May of the Liberal government’s response to a recent UN report on the impacts of climate change.
News|By Neil Moss
'China has not shown a lot of enthusiasm for sectoral deals,' says Charles Burton, a former aide in Canada's embassy in Beijing.
News|By Abbas Rana
Former Brampton Conservative MP Kyle Seeback says he will make a decision about running in Dufferin-Caledon after the Oct. 22 municipal election.
News|By Jolson Lim
For some Asian-Canadian MPs, being elected to Ottawa comes with expectations. But they say the job brings them much pride and an opportunity to learn about their community.
News|By Abbas Rana
MPs offer mixed reaction to Paul Wernick’s ideas and are expressing concerns that following some elements of the pledge would violate the privacy of their staff.
News|By Jim Creskey
Advice for a prime minister on how to save the world while winning public support.
The government has proposed more than 60 changes to Bill C-76, which NDP critic Nathan Cullen says points to a ‘flawed’ bill. There are a whopping 340 suggested changes altogether, to be debated next week.
News|By Emily Haws
The Conservatives and the CAQ have shared some candidates and ideas, but are not directly linked.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, there are a flurry of staff changes in the LRB, including former Ontario Liberal staffer Kevin Den Heijer’s addition as special assistant for Ontario regional affairs.
Feature|By Emily Haws
Union leader Dany Richard says he sometimes tells his members ‘don’t bark too much’ when they have issues with hiring to avoid problems the next time around.
Twenty-seven MPs and cabinet ministers had moved into new offices in the Wellington, Justice, and Confederation buildings by Oct. 1, according to House staff.
News|By Neil Moss
‘When you break norms, those norms are very difficult to re-establish,’ says one former policy adviser to the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Also, a new 'controversial' book offers a blueprint to radically change Canadian health care, and an interprovincial trade conference will be hosted in Ottawa.
Some trade experts think Canada will ratify the trilateral agreement before the 2019 election, while one warned against rushing through legislation, with the U.S. timeline up in the air.
The government is responding to critics who want to make the information commissioner’s order-making powers immediate, and scrap a requirement that requesters detail the time period, subject, and type of document.

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