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    Evening Brief: Bye, bye tariffs

    Evening Brief: Bye, bye tariffs


    Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you by GovGUIDE. The ultimate resource for all things #cdnpoli including profiles on all MPs and Senators, an events calendar and the day’s legislative agenda. Click here to learn more! Good evening. The Lead...

    Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you by GovGUIDE. The ultimate resource for all things #cdnpoli including profiles on all MPs and Senators, an events calendar and the day’s legislative agenda. Click here to learn more! Good evening. The Lead Trudeau’s office saw their shot and took it. As the U.S. grappled with China in […]
    Environment groups blast Senate committee for amendments to Bill C-69

    Environment groups blast Senate committee for amendments to Bill C-69


    Environmental groups are slamming members of a Senate committee for approving 187 amendments to the Liberal government’s sweeping environmental assessment bill — a move one advocate calls “unprecedented.” Organizations in favour of Bill C-69 are...

    Environmental groups are slamming members of a Senate committee for approving 187 amendments to the Liberal government’s sweeping environmental assessment bill — a move one advocate calls “unprecedented.” Organizations in favour of Bill C-69 are also worried the Liberals will agree to water it down by adopting some of the amendments proposed by the Senate […]
    Senate accepts amendment government amendment to Bill C-55

    Senate accepts amendment government amendment to Bill C-55


    The Senate has agreed to accept a government amendment to legislation on marine conservation, paving the way for Bill C-55 to pass into law. Senators on Thursday voted to concur with a message from the House of Commons that offered an amendment to the...

    The Senate has agreed to accept a government amendment to legislation on marine conservation, paving the way for Bill C-55 to pass into law. Senators on Thursday voted to concur with a message from the House of Commons that offered an amendment to the bill requiring the federal fisheries minister when designating an interim marine […]
    U.S., China trade dispute gave Canada trade opening of its own: source

    U.S., China trade dispute gave Canada trade opening of its own: source


    As two of the world’s largest economies escalated their ongoing trade war, a senior government source says Canada’s prime minister saw a golden opportunity to end a nagging trade dispute of his own with the U.S. With U.S.-China trade talks on edge,...

    As two of the world’s largest economies escalated their ongoing trade war, a senior government source says Canada’s prime minister saw a golden opportunity to end a nagging trade dispute of his own with the U.S. With U.S.-China trade talks on edge, the source said staff from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) reached out to […]
    Tories to move motion calling for release of Norman memo

    Tories to move motion calling for release of Norman memo


    A Conservative MP has sent notice of a motion to the House calling for the release of a 60-page memo about Vice-Admiral Mark Norman that was sent to the prime minister last year, which Norman’s lawyer had received completely redacted. The memo —...

    A Conservative MP has sent notice of a motion to the House calling for the release of a 60-page memo about Vice-Admiral Mark Norman that was sent to the prime minister last year, which Norman’s lawyer had received completely redacted. The memo — penned by former Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick to Prime Minister Justin […]
    Chinese export permits for two Canadian pork plants remain suspended: industry

    Chinese export permits for two Canadian pork plants remain suspended: industry


    Canada’s pork industry says materials have been submitted to Chinese authorities for review after customs officials suspended the export permits from two Canadian plants because of paperwork concerns. John Ross, the executive director for the Canadian...

    Canada’s pork industry says materials have been submitted to Chinese authorities for review after customs officials suspended the export permits from two Canadian plants because of paperwork concerns. John Ross, the executive director for the Canadian Pork Council, told the House of Commons agriculture committee on Thursday the situation remains unchanged. “The plants themselves have […]
    The Sprout: Happy World Bee Day

    The Sprout: Happy World Bee Day


    Good day and welcome to the Sprout, where it’s World Bee Day! It’s also National Cherry Cobbler Day. Dig in! Before we get to today’s agriculture news, a few programming notes. First, there will be no Sprout on Monday because of the Victoria Day...

    Good day and welcome to the Sprout, where it’s World Bee Day! It’s also National Cherry Cobbler Day. Dig in! Before we get to today’s agriculture news, a few programming notes. First, there will be no Sprout on Monday because of the Victoria Day weekend. Second, today is your host’s last day at iPolitics. As […]
    Goodale orders outside review of NS RCMP call centre: Casey

    Goodale orders outside review of NS RCMP call centre: Casey


    Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has ordered an outside consultant to conduct a review of the Nova Scotia RCMP’s planned relocation of its emergency call centre from Truro to the Halifax area, heeding a request from Liberal caucus colleague Bill...

    Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has ordered an outside consultant to conduct a review of the Nova Scotia RCMP’s planned relocation of its emergency call centre from Truro to the Halifax area, heeding a request from Liberal caucus colleague Bill Casey. The decision was announced in a press released distributed by Casey, who has publicly […]
    The Drilldown: BP investors to push board for heightened climate measures

    The Drilldown: BP investors to push board for heightened climate measures


    The Lead In the latest investor push for the oil and gas industry to become more eco-friendly, BP will face pressure at a board meeting next week to set tougher goals to combat climate change. The London-based major has been lobbied by activists and an...

    The Lead In the latest investor push for the oil and gas industry to become more eco-friendly, BP will face pressure at a board meeting next week to set tougher goals to combat climate change. The London-based major has been lobbied by activists and an increasing number of shareholders, after their carbon emissions spiked to […]
    Supreme Court hears case testing new rules to protect journalists’ sources

    Supreme Court hears case testing new rules to protect journalists’ sources


    After hearing arguments that Canada’s law protecting journalists’ sources grants them constitutional protection and counter-arguments that reports about a former Quebec cabinet minister, based on leaked police reports, represented “an attack on the...

    After hearing arguments that Canada’s law protecting journalists’ sources grants them constitutional protection and counter-arguments that reports about a former Quebec cabinet minister, based on leaked police reports, represented “an attack on the justice system,” the Supreme Court of Canada took the matter under deliberation Thursday. The appeal by Radio-Canada investigative journalist Marie-Maude Denis was […]