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Collaborate and listen: Bloc Québécois hopes to leverage minority Parliament dynamics to make mark

‘Now that it’s a minority government, they have to listen to everybody,’ says Bloc MP Rhéal Fortin, his party’s justice critic.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Any sense that Justin Trudeau was in a position to keep his minority government afloat this winter with a fairly low-key approach is now gone.
Opinion|By Lisa Van Dusen
There’s a new favourite word to add to our expanding lexicon of Orwellian, new world order gibberish.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The province is in debt, its population is aging, and the once-strong fishery is a shadow of itself. The picturesque Newfoundland and Labrador of those television ads is in trouble.
The big question is not whether we need minerals and metals, but, rather, will Canada become the destination of choice for sourcing them? 
Opinion|Gwynne Dyer
The Japanese planners were foolish to put four reactors on the coast in a region where earthquakes and consequent tsunamis were to be expected from time to time.
Opinion|Mary Ann Yule
Looking at the statistics about the path of our planet can be daunting, and sometimes downright deflating. To reverse course in the decade ahead, we must begin working together.
Opinion|Robert Fay
There is a tangled web of interconnected national and international governance issues around big data, AI, and digital platforms that pervade all aspects of society.
News|By Beatrice Paez
'We have to move beyond public platitudes and eloquent statements; we need a reality whereby Indigenous law and institutions are placed on the same level as common law,' says Grand Chief Stewart Phillip.
Plus, the PM plans to convene the incident response group to discuss the string of issues—coronavirus, the blockades, and the downing of Flight 752—that have been competing for the government's attention in recent weeks.
News|By Palak Mangat
'Focusing on resilience ignores the systemic problem that forces people to fight so hard in the first place,' says Julie Lalonde.
News|By Mike Lapointe
'Disarmament is not something idealistic or a utopian ideology,' says UN high rep for disarmament affairs Izumi Nakamitsu, and that it's 'part of security.'
News|By Beatrice Paez
'The work they’re doing is going to need to speak for itself,' says Liberal strategist Tiffany Gooch, about the party's recovery from the prime minister's blackface scandal.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Hill Climbers takes a look at International Development Minister Karina Gould’s office, where Hanna Button has stayed on as director of policy.
Canada and Japan ‘need each other very much,’ says Yasuhisa Kawamura.
‘Negotiations should take as long as they need to,’ says Ellen Gabriel, a former Mohawk spokesperson during the Oka Crisis.
Plus, Elections Canada reports it didn't face any significant cyberthreats during the October vote.
News|By Neil Moss
Canada already has a free trade agreement with Australia and New Zealand as part of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
News|By Beatrice Paez
'Silence is never the right response when suicide is the subject,' says Kathleen Finlay. 'It’s too important an issue for our political leaders to stay silent on.'
News|By David Lochead
After sitting as a Senator for more than three years, Wanda Thomas Bernard says she is more determined than ever to continue fighting for causes like social justice, diversity, and inclusion.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
While the Liberals sort out their leadership, the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador is not beyond its own political theatrics.
News|By Mike Lapointe
But public servants say the social impact on workers is not being properly taken into account as the use of artificial intelligence in government advances.
Opinion|By Cong Peiwu
China’s effort to fight the epidemic is in our own interests, as well as in the interests of the world. Therefore, supporting and helping China means safeguarding those common interests.
Opinion|By Douglas Roche
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would better display Canada’s worthiness for a UN Security Council seat by action to back the body's efforts to put some teeth in nuclear disarmament.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
Canada has not been good to Africa and goes to the continent with either its hands out, or its fingers waving, as Trudeau has been wont to do with African countries.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Lost in the powerful emotion of hate is the fact that Omar Khadr was just 15 years old at the time he was captured by U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Charlie Angus joins Wet'suwet'en solidarity protests, former MP Gord Brown is getting a posthumous lifetime achievement award, and Canada is hosting a Lima Group ministerial meeting this week.
'Removing the blockades doesn’t mean you surrender anything,' says Mohawk Council of Kanesatake Grand Chief Serge Otsi Simon.

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