Justin Trudeau

Conservatives launch bid to force full audit of federal infrastructure fund

Should the federal auditor general launch a full investigation into Team Trudeau’s much-self-touted multibillion dollar infrastructure program? Yes — and “immediately,” even — according to a Conservative-sponsored motion set to hit the House today, courtesy of the first designated supply d ...

iPolitics AM: Coronavirus, royal security costs likely to come up as Team Trudeau holds cabinet huddle

ALSO TODAY: O’Toole launches bid for Conservative leadership — Bergen ‘seriously considering’ joining the race Opposition MPs will get a fresh crack at calling out the leader of the minority Liberal government this afternoon when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to be back in the Ho ...

Process Nerd: How quickly could the new NAFTA bill make it through Parliament?

MPs, start your engines: As of a little after 11 AM on Monday, Team Trudeau’s push to put the proposed new North American trade deal on the legislative fast track is now officially underway, courtesy of a motion filed by Deputy Minister Chrystia Freeland that lays the fiscal groundwork for a bil ...

MPs spend one more day on the throne speech as Team Trudeau readies paperwork for NAFTA ratification debate

With the Commons officially back on the parliamentary clock following the six-week winter hiatus, the governing minority Liberals are expected to kickstart what will likely be a brief but lively debate over the revised North American trade deal, the details of which have now been ratified by both th ...

What We’re Watching: Back in session

New NAFTA tops Team Trudeau to-do list as House reopens for business After serving notice outside the pre-sitting cabinet conclave in Winnipeg last week that ratifying the new North American trade agreement is officially at the top of Team Trudeau’s back-to-work House agenda, Deputy Prime Minister ...

RCMP blocks human rights lawyers from accessing Wet'suwet'en territory

Brent Patterson Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs have not given their free, prior and informed consent to the construction of the Coastal GasLink fracked gas pipeline on their unceded territory in northern British Columbia. On January 18, the Unisto't'en camp posted: "Gidimt'en and Unist'ot'en ar ...

Defending against fake news

Dennis Gruending I read recently in The Guardian that social media trolls are spreading fake news that the raging bush fires in Australia were set by arsonists and are not linked to climate change. Shifty ministers in the British government of Boris Johnson picked up and repeated this claim. T ...

Trudeau doesn’t know what “normal” is - Loonie Politics

  Apparently we’re manufacturing a scandal here with Trudeau’s posh doughnuts.  At least so says a National Post colleague.  But putting aside that we journalists would never hyperventilate salaciously over trivia, it seems to me it’s the PM who manufactured the scandal. When I first saw ...

If a building isn’t a disaster, how can we be sure it’s in Ottawa?

It’s difficult to attend any announcement in Ottawa for any building, monument, public enterprise or expression of collective will without feeling a nearly overwhelming sense of foreboding. I’ve been a defender of Ottawa against those who call the country’s capital a dowdy locus of mediocrity ...

Evening Brief: Trudeau takes conciliatory tone in address to caucus

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