Thursday, May 11, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Federal scene for Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Metrolionx strikes  light-rail deal with Alstom, bypassing Bombardier
Top-level change loosens grip of Bombardier founding family
Canada Infrastructure Bank could fund high-speed rail in Alberta, Ontario
U.S. signing declaration supporting Paris accord is significant: Freeland
Harper to skip party convention naming new Conservative leader: official
Trudeau taps David Vigneault as next head of CSIS
Most Canadians oppose giving police greater powers to obtain breath samples
The Greens could clean B.C.'s dirty political ecosystem
The end of the B.C. election signals the start of politics as (un)usual
Mandatory breath tests for booze won't violate rights, justice minister says
Peacekeeping mission must start with exit strategy, military officials warn
'Rebuild better:' Justin Trudeau says Canada must brace for more storm devastation from climate change
Justin Trudeau appoints cabinet secretary David Vigneault to lead CSIS
'Some nail biting to come': B.C. election creates uncertainty for Trudeau's pet projects
Off-target airstrikes in Iraq buried behind wall of secrecy
With his new trade representative in place, Trump eyes 'massive' NAFTA changes
Union files Phoenix grievances, wants federal government to 'immediately pay all monies owed'
Federal Liberals to reinforce Trans Mountain pipeline support with B.C.
Stop being a 'safe haven': How Canada could do a better job of keeping 'dirty money' out of the country
Trudeau picks cabinet adviser to become new head of CSIS
Speed up missing and murdered indigenous women inquiry
Liberals should restore right to citizenship hearing
Infrastructure bank won't best serve the public
Green election surge puts B.C. in centre of climate debate
Canada needs to deliver on fully-funded defence policy
Justin Trudeau just plain silly in Question Period
Tory candidate 'outraged' after video of brochure burning posted to Maxime Bernier Facebook page
Conservatives should stop playing political games and support the infrastructure bank
Trudeau Liberals close to breaking all-time recored for per capita federal spending, Fraser Institute finds
Canada's Minister of Justice says demanding a breath sample is not a violation of rights and freedoms
By resigning, disgraced Senator Don Meredith gets a regular pension, rather than a much lower lump sum
Deep breath, Alberta. the B.C. election shouldn't overturn Trans Mountain applecart
Pipeline project safe regardless of BC election results: federal government
Trudeau tabs career security official David Vigneault to head CSIS
Energy East pipeline review to possibly include issue of greenhouse gas emissions
Vancouver MP says John Horgan deserves second change if B.C. NDP fails to regain power

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