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PM to attend Quebec City funeral for victims of mosque attack

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February 3, 2017
PM to attend Quebec City funeral for victims of mosque attack

As the first week of the winter sitting wraps up, MPs still on the clock in the Commons can expect to spend the day debating the proposed Canada – European Union free trade agreement – and, more specifically, the 53 report stage amendments put forward by the New Democrats, which would, if adopted, leave...
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Tories to force House vote on taxing health and dental benefits

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February 2, 2017
Tories to force House vote on taxing health and dental benefits

Even after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seemingly assured the House that the upcoming budget will not include a new tax on private health and dental insurance benefits, the Conservatives are aiming to get that commitment on the record by forcing a day-long debate on a motion that would, if adopted, see the House formally...
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PM Justin Trudeau to install final stone in newly restored West Block tower

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February 1, 2017
PM Justin Trudeau to install final stone in newly restored West Block tower

After keeping the House fires burning until midnight with an after-hours emergency debate on the impact and implications of the sweeping travel ban imposed by US President Donald Trump, MPs are set to spend much of the morning behind the closed doors of their respective caucus rooms. According to the itinerary provided by his...
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MPs, minister prepare for emergency debate over US travel ban

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January 31, 2017
MPs, minister prepare for emergency debate over US travel ban

After spending much of Monday in a collective state of shock and sorrow over the attack on a Quebec City mosque, MPs from all sides of the House will get the opportunity to publicly air their thoughts and concerns over another issue that has been topping the political headlines in recent days: the temporary...
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Quebec mosque shootings, US travel ban likely to dominate first day of House business

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January 30, 2017
Quebec mosque shootings, US travel ban likely to dominate first day of House business

  Just hours after news broke of a late-night attack on a Quebec City mosque that left six dead and eight wounded, MPs will gather in the Commons for what will almost certainly be a sombre start to the new sitting – and one that, if tradition holds, will likely undergo last-minute scheduling changes...
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Atlantic premiers, senior federal ministers hold mini-summit in Nova Scotia

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January 27, 2017
Atlantic premiers, senior federal ministers hold mini-summit in Nova Scotia

As the post-holiday House hiatus draws to a close, Treasury Board President Scott Brison will lead a delegation of senior cabinet ministers to Wolfville for a one-day “Atlantic Growth Strategy meeting,” which he’ll host in cooperation with Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil. On the invite list are the other three Atlantic premiers – Wade...
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Trudeau town hall tour heads to Winnipeg

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January 26, 2017
Trudeau town hall tour heads to Winnipeg

With just a few days to go before the House of Commons re-opens for business, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to embark on what will likely be the last leg of his cross-country tour – or, at least, the last before he’ll be obliged to make at least a cameo appearance in the...
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Tory MPs descend on Quebec City as Trudeau’s town hall tour heads to Saskatoon

Tory MPs descend on Quebec City as Trudeau’s town hall tour heads to Saskatoon

With the traditional pre-sitting cabinet retreat over, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to spend a few more hours in Calgary this morning as he goes behind closed doors to chat with his “Youth Council” before departing for Saskatoon, where he’ll meet with city council members this afternoon. After that wraps up, he’ll make...
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Saudi arms deal may suddenly end up on Team Trudeau’s cabinet retreat agenda

Saudi arms deal may suddenly end up on Team Trudeau’s cabinet retreat agenda

After nearly a full day of increasingly frantic will-he-or-won’t-he speculation over newly installed presidential advisor Jared Kushner’s travel itinerary, it appears that he won’t be making a surprise appearance at the pre-sitting cabinet retreat currently underway in Calgary after all. The ministerial meeting will, however, continue as scheduled this morning as Team Trudeau spends...
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Team Trudeau heads to Calgary for two-day cabinet confab

Team Trudeau heads to Calgary for two-day cabinet confab

With just a week to go before the House reopens for business, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet ministers are set to spend the next day and a half sequestered behind tightly closed doors at the Palliser Hotel in Calgary, going over their collective and respective plans and priorities for the upcoming sitting....
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