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Trudeau Liberals risk leaving ideological centre open by tilting further to the left in Throne Speech, say some Grit MPs

News|By Abbas Rana
The Liberals do not want an election, but don't want to be seen 'pushed around' by opposition parties either, says Liberal political insider Greg MacEachern.
News|By Palak Mangat
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shied away from providing specifics when asked by reporters about the idea of universal basic income, which has made its way to the top of the Liberal caucus’ policy priorities.
‘When he kicked off his campaign, he was picking a fight with me. The reality is, I accept,’ says Unifor president Jerry Dias.
News|By Abbas Rana
Conservatives don't want a snap election in the fall but will be ready if one is called, say Conservative MPs.
Now is the perfect time for the party to be vocal on the need for climate action and push for its climate vision.
Opinion|Dr. Sam Wong
Time and again, the rights of children and youth are ignored and their interests are not reflected in government policy and practice.
Opinion|Helyeh Doutaghi 1:10 PM ET
It is crucial for the Trudeau government to join UNSC members and its European allies in refusing to adopt any measures under the United Nations Act that would enact UN sanctions on Iran under U.S. terms.
Opinion|Ken Rubin
Limitations on the Access to Information Act and government heel-dragging could make it difficult to ever see the full truth behind the WE Charity controversy.
Meanwhile, freshly minted Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole met with Quebec Premier Fran?ois Legault on Monday for the first time since winning his party's leadership last month.
There is little doubt that IP, especially patents, should not be an impediment to forging solutions to the global crisis that we are all facing.
Opinion|By David Crane
While excellent at starting really smart new companies, Israel, like Canada, has much less success in turning these into locally owned multinationals with the potential to create thousands of domestic jobs.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
The U.S. president has encouraged Americans to play Russian roulette with their lives, and mocked opponents who have taken the virus seriously.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Bitter partisanship in U.S. could undermine intelligence sharing within the Five Eyes and Ottawa needs to rethink its security and intelligence apparatus this century as the Arctic melts.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
What Donald Trump has triggered—and somebody was bound to trigger it around now, because every political niche, like every evolutionary niche, is always filled—is a final reckoning on the ‘race problem.'
Later this afternoon, three economists will deliver exclusive advice to Canada's Parliamentarians and top government officials on the pandemic recovery, through a panel discussion organized by Senator Rosa Galvez.
Opinion|By Charles Weijer
If COVID-19 challenge studies are not ethical at present, do they have a future role in vaccine development? I believe they may.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
The death of WE in Canada will kill any momentum that the opposition parties are seeking to pump up. But don’t expect them to stop trying. The program was killed, the finance minister is gone, and so is WE.
Opinion|By Pierre Leblanc
Recognizing the Northwest Passage as Canadian would deny access to China and Russia and safeguard U.S. security.
Feature|By Aidan Chamandy
Four Liberal MPs and health experts recently penned an op-ed arguing that challenge trials are worth the risk.
Opinion|By Ishwar K. Puri
Necessity is indeed the parent of invention. While the pandemic entered uninvited, we accepted the challenge to up our game and do our part in bringing it to an end. Canada succeeds by supporting its universities.
The Canadian biotech sector should rest assured that our government recognizes the critical role it plays in our economy.
Feature|By Palak Mangat
Plus, NDP MP Niki Ashton and longtime party staffer George Soule celebrate their birthdays by appealing to voters and donors.
Opinion|By NDP MP Don Davies
The Trudeau government owes it to all Canadians to be open, honest, and accountable about its COVID-19 vaccination plans.
Opinion|By Harvey Schipper
Canada is in a unique position to be a, if not the, world leader in preparedness. We now have an unprecedented opportunity to reframe our thinking of what a pandemic represents, and in so doing, we can potentially create a revolutionary and science-driven health economy. Here’s what we need to do.
News|By Palak Mangat
Health Minister Patty Hajdu says 'no one at the political level knew' the network's international focus had been 'sidelined,' calling it 'an administration decision.'
Plus, Economic Development Minister Mélanie Joly announces support for Yukon businesses as her parliamentary secretaries fan out with funding announcements of their own.
Opinion|By Ross O’Connor
Morneau’s departure fits a worrying pattern of a prime minister who dismisses ministers who challenge him.
Opinion|By Paul Dufour
The lessons of the past should tell us that foresight and follow-up matter. It is not too early to start planning for a next normal within our knowledge and research ecosystem across the country.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
It’s plausible that an election is near and that plausibility is all political fundraisers need to inject their pitches with a sense of urgency.?And believe me, urgency is a key part of any fundraising message.?

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