Xi’s Collection Cartoon

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 03:46 AM PST

Canada-China relations, fiscal projections to dominate Hill agenda

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 03:45 AM PST

As reported by iPolitics yesterday — which was, as it turned out, slightly ahead of schedule — the House foreign affairs committee has scheduled a special pre-sitting get-together to discuss a Conservative-initiated — and New Democrat-backed — proposal to hold an emergency session to examine the current state of Canada-China relations following the since the arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng […]

Morning Brief: Burnaby, Sherbrooke and Brexit

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 03:42 AM PST

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iPolitics AM: Trudeau holds pre-huddle meeting with QC Premier François Legault

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 03:15 AM PST

After spending the last few days making the rounds in ever-diminishing circles around Sherbrooke, Team Trudeau is set to kick off a two-day cabinet huddle with an extended session that, according to the official itinerary, will begin shortly after 9 a.m. and continue until late this afternoon, when they'll emerge — albeit briefly —  to pose […]

National Defence doesn’t know impact of carbon tax on fuel costs

Posted: 16 Jan 2019 03:52 PM PST

The Department of National Defence hasn’t yet measured how much more it will be paying for fuel under the federal carbon tax. The military spends around $200 million on fuel per year. In response to an order-paper question in mid-December, National Defence parliamentary secretary Serge Cormier said the department “is in the process of determining […]

Evening Brief: Burnaby South loses Liberal candidate

Posted: 16 Jan 2019 02:55 PM PST

Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you by GovGUIDE. The ultimate resource for all things #cdnpoli. Profiles on all MPs and Senators, events calendar, brief with the day's legislative agenda. Click here to learn more! Good Evening. The Lead The byelection campaign in Burnaby South was upended on Wednesday, when Liberal candidate Karen Wang resigned […]

Brexit mess may bring about dissolution of United Kingdom

Posted: 16 Jan 2019 01:14 PM PST

Anybody who tells you he knows exactly what will happen with the Brexit catastrophe in Britain is either delusional or dishonest. It will be a mess, of course, and is already. Whether the Conservatives change their leader, and whether there is a general election and another party comes to power is relevant, but doesn't do […]

Parties in Ford government’s challenge of federal carbon price get intervenor status

Posted: 16 Jan 2019 12:31 PM PST

Ontario's highest court has granted intervenor status to 14 advocacy groups and provinces in the Ford government's legal challenge of the national carbon price. The Ontario Court of Appeal on Tuesday approved all but one of the requests filed to intervene in the case, paving the way for environmental, health, Indigenous and spending watchdog groups, […]

Liberal Karen Wang steps down in Burnaby South byelection

Posted: 16 Jan 2019 11:45 AM PST

The Liberal candidate in the upcoming Burnaby South byelection has resigned over racist comments she made on social media. Karen Wang, who runs a daycare, announced in a statement Wednesday that she was stepping down as the party's candidate in next month’s vote, after drawing criticism for a post on the social media app, WeChat, […]

Ford Place Cartoon

Posted: 16 Jan 2019 11:00 AM PST