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Royal Dutch Shell CEO urges carbon price

Royal Dutch Shell CEO urges carbon price | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Some sort of pricing system is needed to convince the industry to reduce emissions, says Mitchelmore...
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Status of Women Canada supports certification system for gender equality | CTV News

Status of Women Canada supports certification system for gender equality | CTV News | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The Liberal government is devoting nearly $860,000 to a project that could end up creating a certification system to let Canadians know how well companies are doing when it comes to gender equality.
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The public service at all levels of government needs to also report how well they are doing when it comes to gender equality.
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No change on Saskatchewan's carbon tax stance after Moe meets prime minister | CTV News

No change on Saskatchewan's carbon tax stance after Moe meets prime minister | CTV News | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hasn't changed his mind about being the lone holdout on a national climate change plan. Moe says he isn't willing to put a tax on carbon that will hurt industry.
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But he's less concerned about hurting people and the environment?
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Federal budget to unveil incentive for 5-week leave for second parent: official | CTV News

Federal budget to unveil incentive for 5-week leave for second parent: official | CTV News | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The upcoming federal budget will include a five-week, use-it-or-lose-it incentive for new dads to take parental leave and share the responsibilities of raising their young child, The Canadian Press has learned.
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Former PC leader Patrick Brown files notice of libel against CTV News | CTV News

Former PC leader Patrick Brown files notice of libel against CTV News | CTV News | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The former leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives has filed a notice of libel against CTV News, claiming it engaged in false and malicious reporting when it broadcast sexual misconduct allegations against him.
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New Democrats hear Leap Manifesto push as convention nears start | CTV News

New Democrats hear Leap Manifesto push as convention nears start | CTV News | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
New Democrats and others were presented with an unapologetically radical vision of Canadian politics Thursday, as they sought to tap into the magic that helped create the 'insurgent campaigns' of Bernie Sanders in the U.S. and Jeremy Corbyn of Britain.
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NDP leader attacks web giants, defends taxes in equality call-to-arms | CTV News

NDP leader attacks web giants, defends taxes in equality call-to-arms | CTV News | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Jagmeet Singh has issued a call-to-arms against inequality as he sought to put his stamp on the federal NDP on Saturday by taking aim at the Trudeau government and foreign web giants while offering a full-fledged defence of taxes and public services.
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Tougher workplace harassment rules would help protect political staffers: Hajdu

Tougher workplace harassment rules would help protect political staffers: Hajdu | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
It is too early to begin claiming the pendulum is in danger of swinging too far the other way when it comes to concerns over sexual misconduct on Parliament Hill, as young political staffers remain especially vulnerable to abuse, says Labour Minister Patty Hajdu.
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From the article: More than half of respondents to the voluntary, anonymous survey -- 58 per cent -- reported having personally experienced one or more forms of sexual misconduct during their time in politics, but the results also suggested the problem is much bigger. Seventy-six per cent of respondents said they had either witnessed, or been told about sexual misconduct targeting another woman, including a staffer, page, intern, House of Commons employee or MP.
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Supreme Court case could lead to First Nations role in law-making

Supreme Court case could lead to First Nations role in law-making | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court of Canada is to begin hearings Monday in an appeal that could force lawmakers to give First Nations a role in drafting legislation that affects treaty rights.
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The arguments as outlined in this article against Indigenous consultation seem pretty weak.
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Man overboard

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Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was second-in-command of the Canadian Forces until an RCMP investigation cost him his job. A year later, no charges have been laid, but Norman remains in limbo
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From the article: “It’s all part of the Ottawa political game,” said retired naval Capt. Kevin Carle, who held senior positions in the media relations branch at Department of National Defence headquarters. “Information is leaked by the government of the day in a controlled method to journalists. No investigations are launched because it’s all sanctioned by the government.”

This type of activity may be acceptable for some, but it is a violation of the public relations code of ethics. https://cprs.ca/aboutus/code_ethic.aspx
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How Donald Trump is dividing Canada

How Donald Trump is dividing Canada | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Opinion: By targeting issues where regional tensions in Canada already exist, the president has struck upon a tactic that could help the U.S. in the NAFTA talks
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RCMP looks to expand third-party reporting for sexual assault cases

RCMP looks to expand third-party reporting for sexual assault cases | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The RCMP is exploring ways to expand a program that allows victims to report allegations of sexual assault -- and get the help they need -- without actually having to go to the police and face their fear of not being believed.
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Federal government to boost treatment options for drug users: health minister

Federal government to boost treatment options for drug users: health minister | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Ottawa is planning to boost treatment options for drug users as it tries to deal with what Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is calling a national public health crisis.
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Inquiry into missing, murdered Indigenous women issues interim progress report

Inquiry into missing, murdered Indigenous women issues interim progress report | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The commissioners of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will issue an interim update later today on the progress they've made to date.
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Trudeau names Brenda Lucki new commissioner of the RCMP | CTV News

Trudeau names Brenda Lucki new commissioner of the RCMP | CTV News | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Brenda Lucki as Canada's first permanent female commissioner of the RCMP. In her first public remarks as the incoming 24th RCMP commissioner, Lucki said she is humbled by the appointment, and outlined her vision for a more diverse RCMP.

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From the article: When she takes the helm, Lucki will face a staffing crisis and members still grappling with issues of discrimination, sexual harassment and misconduct. Goodale acknowledged the damage done to the RCMP’s reputation and internal morale as the result of workplace harassment and discrimination, sexism, bullying, and labour issues.
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Scheer vows to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel if elected in 2019 - National | Globalnews.ca

Scheer vows to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel if elected in 2019 - National | Globalnews.ca | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer wants to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel if he gets elected as prime minister next year.
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From the article: “This is a way of embracing Harper’s foreign policy legacy, which goes far beyond Trump or Israel or Jerusalem and represented a different Canadian strategy and face vis-a-vis the world, more unilateral and confrontational than multilateral and conciliatory (and, to be cynical, perhaps it’s an attempt not just to woo the ideologues and voters who liked it, but some of the donors who supported Harper too).”
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Federal budget to address pay equity in public sector, federally regulated jobs: CP | CTV News

Federal budget to address pay equity in public sector, federally regulated jobs: CP | CTV News | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The Trudeau government's upcoming budget will account for the costs of pursuing gender equality when it comes to workers' pay in both the federal public service and all federally regulated workplaces, The Canadian Press has learned.
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From the article: The document, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act, said when it comes to the wage gap, Canada ranked among the bottom five countries in the OECD. The divide had failed to narrow despite the fact women are increasingly more educated, the memo said.
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Federal firewall: budget plan is for long-term resilience, not stop-gaps | CTV News

Federal firewall: budget plan is for long-term resilience, not stop-gaps | CTV News | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
With so much economic uncertainty radiating from the United States, the Trudeau government will table a federal budget Tuesday that aims to establish a firewall against all that volatility next door.
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Former staffer says she was sexually assaulted by Ontario legislator: Lawyer | CTV News

Former staffer says she was sexually assaulted by Ontario legislator: Lawyer | CTV News | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
A former political staffer is alleging she was sexually assaulted by a Liberal member of Ontario's legislature when she was working for him more than a decade ago, the woman's lawyer said Friday.
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#BoycottBeyaks: First Nations urge Beyak business boycott

#BoycottBeyaks: First Nations urge Beyak business boycott | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
First Nations are calling for a boycott of all businesses linked to the family of Sen. Lynn Beyak and her son, Dryden city councillor Nick Beyak — including multiple car dealerships in the middle of First Nations territory — in protest over the senator’s controversial comments about residential schools. “Beyak’s family owns two car dealerships …
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Gov't weighing 'all legal implications' of pardons for pot possession

Gov't weighing 'all legal implications' of pardons for pot possession | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the federal government is "weighing all of the legal implications" of pardoning people who have been convicted of pot possession, prior to marijuana's legalization this summer.
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Dispatches from the Ottawa biography wars

Dispatches from the Ottawa biography wars | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Paul Wells on Andrew Scheer's new 'people-like-me' (read: not Justin Trudeau) sales pitch and the things he chooses to include in life story
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Shining the light on some of the manipulation that goes on behind the scenes by political parties to try and sell their candidate.
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Globe editorial: Andrew Scheer’s weird tolerance level

Globe editorial: Andrew Scheer’s weird tolerance level | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer gave an interview to The Globe and Mail this week in which he tried to sell the Tories as Canada’s party of tolerance and acceptance. He didn’t nail it.
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Six Simple Ways Canada Can Make Oil-By-Rail Way Safer

Six Simple Ways Canada Can Make Oil-By-Rail Way Safer | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
In recent months, there’s been a re-emergence of one of the oil industry’s most adored tropes: that without new pipelines, companies will ship oil by rail and threaten entire communities with derailments, explosions and spills. The jury’s still very much out on whether shipments will actually increase by much more than what we’ve seen in the past. Regardless, there’s one thing that strangely never gets mentioned by proponents of the argument. Transporting oil by rail doesn’t have to be nearly as dangerous as it currently is.
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PM Trudeau interrupted by pipeline protesters at UN peacekeeping summit

PM Trudeau interrupted by pipeline protesters at UN peacekeeping summit | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was interrupted by pipeline protesters at the UN peacekeeping summit in Vancouver Wednesday.
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How bad teeth are at the root of income inequality in Canada - Macleans.ca

How bad teeth are at the root of income inequality in Canada - Macleans.ca | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Anne Kingston: The glaring omission of dental care from Canadian health-care plans is both illogical and a public-health concern
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