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Politics This Morning: O’Toole forced to self-isolate after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

Plus, the ethics commissioner says several officials can't engage in official dealings with David MacNaughton.
Plus, former Conservative leadership candidate Leslyn Lewis eyes a run in Haldimand-Norfolk, Ont., a riding that has long been held by the Conservatives and a seat that will be vacated by the incumbent MP.
Plus, the Canadian Labour Congress is mounting a lobbying effort to influence the feds' planned overhaul of the EI system in the face of the pandemic.
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Another lengthier process would have PROC report back to Parliament with committee assignments within 10 sitting days.
Plus, Ottawa has moved to certify a class action suit that the Assembly of First Nations filed in February regarding the funding of child welfare services
Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says decriminalization of drugs 'not a silver bullet' in fighting opioid crisis, as overdose deaths spike amid the pandemic.
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'Now there’s a new imperative. Bring that mask production, or ventilator production, or for that matter, generic drugs—bring that back home,' says economist Jeff Rubin, author of The Expendables.
Plus, the NDP is calling for the resignation of Youth Minister Bardish Chagger over the 'key role' she played in choosing WE Charity for the troubled student-grant program.
Plus, the PM says Canada has signed two more vaccine deals, with Novavax and Johnson and Johnson.
Plus, the RCMP watchdog is preparing to release online summaries of its probes into allegations of wrongdoing by Mounties, in an effort at transparency.
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Leslyn Lewis' team, and the party, will likely have to tread carefully to avoid undermining the autonomy of the riding associations and local volunteers who may already have candidates in mind, says Paul Thomas.
Plus, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh plans to hold a presser in Toronto on the return to school.
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Some Conservatives also celebrated the win of Leslyn Lewis, the party's first Black female leadership candidate, who had an astounding finish for a relative unknown less than a year ago.
Plus, Ontario Premier?Doug Ford says he intends to stay on the sidelines in the next federal election, adding he's 'swamped' with COVID duties.
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A decision to switch to a smaller envelope to ensure mail-in ballots made it in time ended up spoiling the night's programming.
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Prorogued or not, Independent Senator Rosemary Moodie says the government has 'had months to respond in a substantive way and any continued delay should not be wholly blamed on prorogation.'
Plus, the Trudeau government said it's appealing the Federal Court's decision striking down the Safe Third Country Agreement, which had been ruled unconstitutional.
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One political expert, who studies gender and politics, says the optics of bringing Mr. Carney onboard as new finance minister takes charge are 'tricky.'
Plus, Conservative Party ballots are due to be tallied, with the big reveal slated Sunday.
Plus, some Liberal MPs say they were surprised by the decision to prorogue Parliament, and expressed dismay that committee work was halted.
With Parliament prorogued until Sept. 23, the committee probes into the WE Charity deal have been effectively suspended.
Plus, the prime minister Finance Minister Bill Morneau are reportedly due for an in-person sit-down to hash out issues.
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'If you sent two officers, their only tool available is to transport the individual to a hospital,' says Nishan Duraiappah, chief of police at Peel Regional Police.
Plus, Heritage Ottawa and Larco, the company behind the polarizing Chateau Laurier redesign, reach an agreement.
Though many acknowledge Leslyn Lewis has demonstrated her political chops, her candidacy is still seen as a long shot in a race that some say will be driven by electability in the next general election.
Plus, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller announces an additional $305-million in funding in support of Indigenous people living in urban centres.
Plus, Finance Minister Bill Morneau's job is reportedly on the line, as talk of a cabinet shuffle before the fall parliamentary session continue to surface.
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Cherie Wong of the Alliance Canada Hong Kong says Canada’s intelligence and police agencies appear to be ill-equipped to respond to the 'malicious and sophisticated' ways in which Beijing allegedly suppresses criticism.
Plus, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the borders are expected to remain closed to non-essential travel for the foreseeable future.
Plus, International Development Minister Karina Gould signals the government plans to assist Lebanon after the devastating explosion in Beirut.
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Though late and largely unconvincing, the PM's testimony helps ensure the government’s points, rather than mere speculation, are litigated in the public square instead, says Garry Keller of StrategyCorp.
Plus, feds' COVID-19 alert app launches with some technical difficulties.

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