- The Sprout: Grain, trains and looming trade spats
- At committee today: Sugary, high-caffeine alcoholic drinks, Team Trudeau’s ‘feminist’ budget and sexual harassment in defence and security sectors
- MPs ponder limits on BC tanker traffic as hotel sector calls for Airbnb to ‘pay fair share’ of taxes
- Morning Brief: Toronto Strong
- PSAC threatens to campaign against Liberals if public servant pay issues aren’t fixed
- The Best People Cartoon
- iPolitics AM: Team Trudeau set to outline plan to ‘modernize’ election laws
- Trudeau is losing faceoffs in his own end
- Bloc Quebecois members meet to discuss party’s future
- What We’re Watching — Election law rewrite and carbon tax ‘cover-up’
Posted: 30 Apr 2018 08:42 AM PDT
Good morning and welcome to the Sprout, where your host hopes everyone is having a wonderful National Raisin Day – that annual holiday where your co-workers, for once, can’t get mad if you bring in oatmeal raisin cookies instead of chocolate chip cookies. Here's today's agriculture news. We start this morning with a transportation update: […]
Posted: 30 Apr 2018 04:30 AM PDT
After spending the last few weeks surveying public health advocates, nutritionists, childhood obesity experts and marketing executives on the pros and cons of Conservative Sen. Nancy Greene Raine's bid to ban food and drink advertising targeted at under-18s, the HEALTH committee is set to wrap up clause-by-clause review of the Senate-endorsed bill this afternoon, after […]
Posted: 30 Apr 2018 04:00 AM PDT
When the curtain rises on the House of Commons this morning, the top item on the government's to-do list will be the opening round of report stage debate of Transport Minister Marc Garneau's proposal to restrict oil tanker traffic along British Columbia's northern coast, which has been in the queue for Chamber consideration since it […]
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Posted: 30 Apr 2018 03:45 AM PDT
Posted: 30 Apr 2018 03:41 AM PDT
TORONTO — The largest federal union is threatening to campaign against the Liberal government in the next election as part of "escalating action" to resolve the Phoenix disaster and pay Canada's public servants properly. Robyn Benson, president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), urged 500 delegates at the opening of the union's triennial […]
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Posted: 30 Apr 2018 03:10 AM PDT
Posted: 30 Apr 2018 02:45 AM PDT
With just seven weeks to go before the House shuts down for the summer, Team Trudeau is poised to unveil its latest proposed overhaul of Canada's election and political financing laws. What We're Watching — Election law rewrite and carbon tax ‘cover-up’ The new bill, which could be introduced as early as this afternoon, is […]
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Posted: 29 Apr 2018 02:28 PM PDT
In the season of Lord Stanley, a hockey metaphor: Justin Trudeau is beginning to lose faceoffs in his own end. In hockey, losing the draw in front of your goalie gives the other team a chance to score. In politics, it allows the opposition to split the defence — carefully contrived image-making — to reveal […]
Posted: 29 Apr 2018 02:13 PM PDT
DRUMMONVILLE, Que. — The Bloc Quebecois’ embattled leader fended off a challenge from her rivals on Sunday as party members adopted her timeline for an early June confidence vote. The two-day vote on Martine Ouellet’s leadership will begin June 1, along with a referendum on whether the Bloc should focus on promoting Quebec independence on a […]
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Posted: 29 Apr 2018 01:00 PM PDT
Omnibus bill looms as Liberals scramble to rewrite Canada's election laws in time for 2019 As the clock ticks down to both the summer recess and the official run-up to the next federal election, it appears Team Trudeau is finally ready to fire up the engines on its pledge to "protect the integrity of our […]
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