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Booting of NATO group chair prompts new rules for association oversight

The Joint Interparliamentary Council approved a new process to step in when parliamentary associations lose confidence in their leaders.
The Conservative Party said it’s offered two names—one several months ago—to fill its spots on the National Security and Intelligence Committee, but hasn’t heard back from the government.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The political theatre they generate can work in the PM’s favour. But as a tool to achieve tangible results for Canadians, they are as useful as Stéphane Dion’s leadership of the Liberal Party.
Also, Kazakhstan celebrates its 27th anniversary of independence and deepening relations with Canada after the historic visit of a Canadian Governor General.
Opinion|Scott Taylor
The battle to save Afghanistan has yet to be fought and the Taliban remain a very clear and present danger.
Small policy changes, like using more wood in new construction projects, can make a big impact.
Opinion|Grant Bishop
Canada can't risk further delays in boosting pipeline export capacity.
A company can do everything right and still see a project fail. Why? Because governments need to do everything right as well.
A 1989 investigation found there was no national security threat from uranium imports, but experts agree times have changed under President Trump.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Hana Kokanovic has left Families Minister Jean-Yves Duclos’ office to become a policy adviser to Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor.
News|By Emily Haws
Liberal House Finance Committee chair Wayne Easter says he thinks the finance minister, his staff and bureaucrats have been listening.
Opinion|By Lisa Van Dusen
As the world’s democratic and non-democratic tectonic plates continue to grind, the perpetual content feed is the new battlefield.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
The GOP has become more committed to power than the notion of the peaceful transfer of it.
Opinion|By Thomas Walkom
Climate change is not another blip in federal-provincial relations that can be resolved by changing the equalization formula. If the scientific consensus is correct, it is a crisis on par with worldwide nuclear war.
Opinion|By Warren Kinsella
Justin Trudeau so far has a mixed track record on byelection wins, which is not necessarily all bad, but not all good either.
Opinion|By Thomas Walkom
Don’t be too hard on Doug Ford. His climate change plan is largely empty. But in real terms no one else is doing much either. Maybe that’s what people want.
News|By Abbas Rana
The federal government needs to put in place a plan to help out Albertans in the fossil fuel industry to retrain themselves to find jobs in the green energy sector, says NDP MP Linda Duncan.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
By pushing a favourite off playlists, those who deem the lyrics improper are applying their own narrow, sexist lens, the same lens that used to characterize society’s negative view of sexually active unmarried women.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
Politics is essentially a business where you need to persuade people quickly. So forget about any idea that’s too complicated or too nuanced or that’s in anyway counter-intuitive.
Burnaby South, B.C., byelection offers a key chance for NDP leader Jagmeet Singh to take the national spotlight, but ‘failure is not an option,’ says former NDP staffer Farouk Karim.
Opinion|By Chantal HÉbert
Any government—Liberal or Conservative—looking to meet the court requirements rather than to challenge them would have to avoid shortcuts liable to bring about a new round of litigation.
Opinion|By Lisa Van Dusen
The patriarch of America’s Republican political dynasty defined leadership as duty, honour, country. His death is a reminder of how much character counts.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
It would be foolhardy for NATO to heed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s request for warships to escalate the tension in the Sea of Azov.
Ignoring the brokerage formula is a risk, even in our atomized, Trumpian, internet-dominated political landscape.
'If Canada actually achieves these targets smoothly, we should seriously question that,' says researcher Aniket Bhushan.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The Alberta premier can’t transform herself into a Jason Kenney clone, but the Angry Albertan fist pumper is more appealing to voters.
The group just reached the 50 members needed to file an application to be a formal body and hopes to join the 13 groups that receive annual Parliamentary funding.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
If USMCA is approved by Congress, Donald Trump claims he fixed a bad trade deal. If not, he blames the Democrats for the damage to the industrial and agricultural sectors.
News|By Jolson Lim
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland wouldn't rule out suspending already-approved arms export permits when asked by reporters in the lead up to the G20 Summit in Argentina.
News|By Neil Moss
‘Weakness’ in House Foreign Affairs Committee report lies in its lack of direct recommendations for action, says Gar Pardy.
Politicized science policy can suffer, alongside politicians, a decline in public trust.
Young children will be able to hear that language in the background and know that it is important, that it is not a forgotten language and it is not something which is not worthwhile.

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