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Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says the government is still working on the action plan for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls after missing a June deadline, but didn't say when it will be ready. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Pandemic makes delayed MMIWG action plan more urgent, say Senators, advocates

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.
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 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 Perrin Beatty
We’re now past that 60-day mark. Canada’s economy relies on those small businesses, and so we must do more to help them.
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Opinion|By 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.
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.
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.
Opinion|By Rebecca Jesseman
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.
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.
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 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.
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