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‘We’re past talk’: MPs call on feds to re-examine policies underpinning systemic racial inequities

News|By Beatrice Paez
'Breaking a Starbucks window is vandalism; getting tear gas in the face is violence. We must never confuse the two,' says NDP MP Matthew Green.
Consultations are ‘dragging on,’ say some who argue COVID-19 shouldn’t be used as an excuse for slow work and bad communication from the Liberals.
Four hours to study $87-billion in government spending is inadequate, says Liberal MP John McKay, calling it ‘short-term gain for a long-term pain.’
News|By Neil Moss
'I think we do need to review the activities of the legislative association,' says Conservative MP and vice-chair Michael Cooper.
Opinion|Pierre Cyr
While accommodations have been made for temporary foreign workers, there has yet to be a clear plan in place to assist hundreds of thousands of international students.
The heavy lobbying of the last decade which saw an average of six meetings per work day between industry lobbyists and the federal government seems to have carried forward into this crisis.
Opinion
The racial disparity repeatedly leads to a debate in the U.S. media about whether the disparity is due to racism or just to a higher black crime rate, but it’s really quite unnecessary.
Other public-health crises aren’t put on 'pause' during a pandemic. The opioid crisis that we were experiencing before COVID-19 did not just fade away.
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Plus, the Supreme Court is scheduled to make the switch to virtual hearings for the first time in history.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Emily Harris, who was previously director of communications to the public services minister, recently joined the federal public service.
Feature|By Kate Malloy
Longtime politicial science professor Nelson Wiseman talks about his new book, Partisan Odysseys: Canada's Political Parties.
News|By Palak Mangat
'I do agree that things need to be implemented as quickly as possible. We could've done this a lot sooner. The good news is that we’re doing it now and announcing it today,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau.
Opinion|By Yasser M. Dhouib
The resilience of tiny Qatar in managing its economy, while stepping forward to help internationally, should make it an important global ally.
Opinion|By Lisa Van Dusen
The reality show president is playing ringmaster to the exploitation of Black outrage in a pre-election chaos narrative only he could front.
‘Dr. Lewis has surprised many by getting this far,’ says campaign manager Steve Outhouse. ‘We’re looking to continue to surprise people right up to the end.’
News|By Mike Lapointe
MPs, former Star journalists, and Torstar's soon-to-be new owners weigh in on the sale of Canada's largest daily newspaper, and what it says about progressive journalism in Canada.
Plus, today marks the one-year anniversary since the MMIWG national inquiry released its final report, calling on the government to adopt sweeping reforms.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Liberal MP Lenore Zann calls for a public inquiry into the Nova Scotia shooting, and former opposition leader Michel Gauthier has died at 70.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
Unless Trudeau plans to be out on these streets, fighting against police brutality or in cabinet drafting legislation to curb police powers, his, and all the other white voices of his ilk, have no merit here.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
With this most recent crash putting the Snowbirds back in the spotlight, and the COVID-19 crisis, it may be difficult for the government to justify the needed spending to replace the aging Tutor aircraft.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
If George Floyd or all the other Black people who have been brutally killed have children, I would want the same for their kids—safe places and spaces to live free of the horrors their daily lives often resemble now.
Opinion|By Monique Smith
James Rajotte will have to quickly engage American stakeholders at a time when both countries are still grappling with an unprecedented public health crisis and social distancing guidelines are still in effect.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
As it moves aggressively into the South China Sea, prepares to quash democracy in Hong Kong, and cow Taiwan into irrelevance, the continuing occupation of Tibet is a reminder of the hollowness of China’s claims.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Donald Trump, who has been enabling white racists throughout his tenure, appears almost thrilled at the chance to play the law-and-order card now.
News|By Palak Mangat
'We saw this during the last election, where members and their designated travellers were singled out, targeted, and exploited for partisan gain,' says Conservative Whip Mark Strahl.
Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shoots down U.S. President Donald Trump's push to invite Russia back as the eighth member of the G7, citing its annexation of Crimea.
If there is a crisis to be found in the earnings of Canada’s Big Six banks, it isn’t in how much their profits have been reduced, but rather how high they’ve remained in the face of a global health emergency.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Meanwhile, Associate Finance Minister Mona Fortier recently shook up her office, with a number of staff getting new titles, including Blue Knox taking on oversight of communications.

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