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‘That’s a tough one’: potential prolonged delay in COVID-19 vaccines for Canadians would be politically ‘explosive’ for Trudeau Liberals, say politicos

News|By Abbas Rana
If Canadians are behind other countries in getting inoculated against COVID-19, the Liberals would not want a spring election, as speculated, since it would mean losing the government, say politicos.
News|By Abbas Rana
Quebecers are more upset with Liberal MP Emmanuella Lambropoulos’ comments about decline of French in Quebec than they were with the WE Charity scandal, says one Quebec Liberal insider.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Two names have emerged stating their intentions of running for the party’s nomination in the riding so far, including long-time Conservative staffer Melissa Lantsman as well as Progressive Conservative MPP Gila Martow.
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During a banner year for home sales in Canada despite the economic downturn associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, both MPs and experts are watching the country's housing supply carefully in the months and years to come.
Opinion|Rose LeMay
Five years into reconciliation, and the government hasn’t added reconciliation nor personal learning for cultural competence as basic knowledge requirements in job descriptions nor performance reviews.
Opinion|David Crane
In both the public and private spheres, including our universities, we are doing far too little to understand this new world and to pro-actively prepare for it.
A national aerospace strategy is needed to address the challenges faced by the Canadian aerospace sector before the pandemic struck, and the novel challenges that have arisen due to COVID-19, writes MP Matt Jeneroux.
Any relapse by governments into confused messaging and contradictory actions risks eroding the public buy-in, depriving Canada of what up until now has been one of its greatest advantages.
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Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Leslie Church, who was last chief of staff to Public Services Minister Anita Anand, is now director of policy to Chrystia Freeland as finance minister.
Opinion|By Nadia Bhuiyan
A holistic approach is needed for a long-term aerospace recovery plan, and should include the three pillars of sustainability: economic, social and environmental dimensions, writes Prof. Nadia Bhuiyan.
Plus, Senator Murray Sinclair says he's retiring in the new year shortly after his 70th birthday, five years before the mandatory retirement age.
Opinion|By Kate Harrison
On the eve of Giving Tuesday, it’s only appropriate that we honour Tracey Hubley’s generous spirit and keep her legacy of commitment to community going.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
Back in 2015, a campaigning Justin Trudeau promised that he would end all long-term boil water advisories on reserves across Canada within five years. He has had the five years, and nothing has changed.
A recognition that we share a fragile global commons like outer space as custodians, not just for ourselves but for future generations, is, frankly, the only realistic way forward for the sake of humanity. 
Opinion|By Andrej Litvinjenko
Canada has a role to play in bringing like-minded nations into the Artemis Accords, the new framework established to govern activities in outer space.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Putting Canadian jobs first would also ensure that when it comes to vaccines, we are not at the back of the line.
The aerospace industry is a big contributor to GDP and employs hundreds of thousands of Canadians. Many of Canada's biggest competitors in the space, like France, have doled out billions in sector specific relief.
News|By Beatrice Paez
The feds’ television ad campaigns featuring Dr. Theresa Tam don't sufficiently leverage the power of the medium, says Professor Alex Marland.
Plus, for some federal bureaucrats, working remotely could be the new norm, thanks to a new directive from the Treasury Board.
‘It’s caused a great deal of stress,’ and agriculture producers want an answer on compensation before 2020 closes, says Conservative MP Richard Lehoux.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
If the economy goes into a tailspin, will Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh follow Erin O’Toole’s lead? 
The road to post-COVID-19 recovery.
Opinion|By Susan Riley
The clearest culprit in the current mess is an ideology—the neoliberal preference for small government, the stubborn and wrong-headed belief that private sector is always more efficient, a distrust of science.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Though Canada no longer has the manufacturing ability to scale up production, the two most promising vaccines are produced using a new technology called mRNA, which is not widely available. 
Opinion|By Joseph Ingram
If we are to sustain human civilization, not only must we make changes at an accelerated pace, we must also recognize that they are within our reach.
The Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA) legislation will provide world-leading privacy and data protection for Canadians. It balances our drive for innovation with increased protection of Canadians’ online life.
Plus, new Liberal MPs Ya’ara Saks and Marci Ien were sworn via videoconference, officially taking on MP duties Wednesday.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the legislation it introduced in January, which died on the Order Paper in the summer, came with a budgetary increase that would help the civilian body hold the RCMP to account.

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