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MPs pass Conservative motion to initiate expansive committee study on feds’ pandemic response, despite Liberals’ objections

Lun, 26/10/2020 - 21:34
Parliamentarians on Monday passed a Conservative motion that will allow a committee to launch an expansive study into the government’s COVID response, despite warnings from the Liberals that the move to disclose sensitive documents “jeopardizes” contracts to secure vaccines and medical equipment. Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner’s (Calgary Nose Hill, Alta.) motion passed in a […]
Categorie: Canada

Before passing judgment on decision to invoke War Measures Act, consider the context

Lun, 26/10/2020 - 18:26
Over the past few weeks, Quebec politicians from across the political spectrum, ranging from Bloc Quebecois separatists to sovereigntists in the National Assembly, have lined up to denounce Pierre Trudeau for his contentious 1970 decision to invoke the War Measures Act.  People. Policy. Politics.This is an exclusive subscriber-only story.Already a subscriber? Log in.Subscribe Today Check to […]
Categorie: Canada

Why feds ban on single-use plastic is a step backwards in eliminating waste

Lun, 26/10/2020 - 17:29
Innovation and co-operation are a powerful duo. In Canada, we’re at our best when governments and businesses are working together to develop innovative solutions to address society’s most hard-to-tackle challenges. People. Policy. Politics.This is an exclusive subscriber-only story.Already a subscriber? Log in.Subscribe Today Check to see if you have corporate access. To discuss re-use of this […]
Categorie: Canada

The unfrozen arctic

Lun, 26/10/2020 - 16:40
It’s the last week of October, and the main nursery of new Arctic Ocean sea ice has not yet started to refreeze. Hardly surprising, since 2020 is on course to be the second-warmest year on record, but it’s still a matter of concern. It should have started refreezing about five weeks ago.People. Policy. Politics.This is […]
Categorie: Canada