Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Ottawa Observations: Wednesday, May 3, 2017



Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Federal scene for Wednesday, May 3, 2017.


Census 2016: Canada's seniors outnumber its children for first time in survey history
Christy Clark to target thermal coal exports regardless of U.S. softwood dispute outcome
Home Capital's credit rating slashed again after company delays earnings
China detains second Canadian despite plans for extradition pact
Senate passes bill that repeals many Conservative citizenship changes
Why you can thank multiculturalism for Canada's strong population growth
Sajjan offers grim assessment of military, stops short of promising new funds
Liberal plan will undermine PBO's independence: Fr├ęchette
Ethics watchdog considers request to revisit probe into Sajjan over detainee abuse inquiry
Canadian seniors now outnumber children for 1st time, 2016 census shows
'Unprecedented' crisis in South Sudan needs troops along with aid, groups say
Trudeau should recuse himself from choice of ethics watchdog, MP says
Maxime Bernier's broad regional donor base edges out remaining rivals
Military grappling with years of underfunding, Sajjan acknowledges
Missing persons DNA databank running 1 year behind schedule
Highlight of Statistics Canada's latest 2016 census
Spies' use of cellphone surveillance technology suspended in January, pending review
Military grappling with years of underfunding, Sajjan acknowledges
Harjit Sajjan 'architect' fuss was a scandal about nothing
Ottawa takes a welcome first step in fighting fires on reserves
Trudeau's non-answer answers are not transparency
Trudeau tells world media alternative facts about Canada's 'headscarf bans'
Former immigration judge has 'grave doubts' about IRB reforms
Reinstate Steve Fonyo to Order of Canada
Sajjan's lies renew questions about Afghan torture
Where you live could determine your odds of getting cancer or dying from it
Money talks - and the Liberals are listening. Cash for access is back
Liberal government to debate Senate amendments to long-delayed citizenship bill
Sajjan faces 'two burdens': Military angered by his boast, also expects his defence review to fall short
Notwithstanding clause is a bottled labelled 'drink me' that cheapens the Charter
Canada, Mexico identify states that could lose big if NAFTA unravels
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley denounces Clark's coal tax promise
What the census tells us about Canada's aging population








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