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January 29, 2020

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Loonie Politics Wednesday: Morning Edition

  • Innovation minister mum on whether Canada will mirror U.K. with partial Huawei 5G ban - Amanda Connolly, Global News
  • Alberta climate plan part of cabinet decision on oilsands mine: Wilkinson - The Canadian Press, Edmonton Sun
  • Tories seek auditor general review of Liberal infrastructure plan - Jordan Press - The Canadian Press, CTV News
  • Feds rang up $1.4M in legal costs during failed prosecution of Mark Norman - Lee Berthiaume - The Canadian Press, Toronto Star
  • Liberal tax cut will cost $1.2-billion more annually than promised: PBO - Bill Curry, The Globe & Mail
  • Canada’s bilingualism myths die hard — just ask Peter MacKay - Chris Selley, National Post
  • Conservative leadership race still looking back - Brian Lilley, Toronto Sun
  • More than 200 cabinet-appointed positions remain empty, says memo to PM - Lee Berthiaume - The Canadian Press, Toronto Star
  • Here’s why a Stephen Harper loyalist regrets the tough-on-crime politics he once practised - Susan Delacourt, Toronto Star
  • Peter MacKay’s energy policy needs some refining - John Ivison, National Post
  • Vetting process not meant to keep people out of the leadership race, says Conservative official - Vassy Kapelos & Tyler Buist, CBC News
  • Poll shows support is slipping for Trans Mountain, raising political risk for Trudeau - Bloomberg, Calgary Herald
  • Middle class prosperity minister says Canada can’t measure who is in the middle class - Rachel Gilmore, CTV News

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Loonie Politics Tuesday: Afternoon Edition

  • ‘Unprecedented’ Supreme Court decision on Trans Mountain should be message for Quebec: Kenney - Geoffrey Morgan, Financial Post
  • Government to unveil plan to assist Canadians trapped in coronavirus-affected region of China - Kathleen Harris, CBC News
  • Peter MacKay says he will march in Toronto’s Pride parade - John Paul Tasker, CBC News
  • Cambridge lawyer Jim Karahalios enters Conservative leadership race - Tegan Versolatto, CTV News
  • The PM has changed his look. But it’s a policy change that’s needed - Rex Murphy, National Post
  • No scandal in Ford appointments - Editorial, Toronto Sun
  • To win the Conservative leadership, Erin O’Toole needs to be what he wasn’t in 2017 - Éric Grenier, CBC News
  • Top earners could benefit from Liberals’ income tax cut, PBO says - The Canadian Press, CTV News

Loonie Politics Tuesday: Morning Edition

  • Erin O’Toole on climate change, LGBTQ rights and Alberta — plus what he says he learned from Andrew Scheer’s struggles - Kieran Leavitt, Toronto Star
  • Conservatives weed out unfit as ‘stinking albatross’ returns - Mark Bonokoski, Toronto Sun
  • Canada, U.K. discussing how to pay for Prince Harry and Meghan’s security costs: minister - John Paul Tasker, CBC News
  • Former MP Nathan Cullen appointed B.C. liaison in pipeline dispute - The Canadian Press, CTV News
  • With pledge to lower wireless prices, Liberals insist on solving problems that don’t exist - John Ivison, National Post
  • MPs pay tribute to, call for justice for Canadians who died on Flight PS752 - The Canadian Press, CTV News
  • Bill to give border agency an independent oversight body comes back to the Commons - Catharine Tunney, CBC News
  • Dominic LeBlanc returns to House of Commons for first time since cancer diagnosis - The Canadian Press, Global News
  • BC wants to keep cash found during money laundering probe - Kim Bolan, Vancouver Sun
  • Kenney presses Ottawa for green light on oilsands project - Bill Graveland - The Canadian Press, Toronto Star
  • RCMP lay three more charges against top Mountie Cameron Ortis - Daniel LeBlanc, The Globe & Mail
  • Canadian consumers flock to federal rebates for EV purchases - The Canadian Press, Toronto Star

Washington Tuesday

  • The Last Time Democracy Almost Died - Jill Lepore, The New Yorker
  • As Roe Nears 50, Abortion Is Under Attack - Alexis Johnson, CNN
  • The Democrats’ Burisma Bait and Switch - Andrew McCarthy, National Review
  • GOP senator: Romney trying to ‘appease the left’ with impeachment witnesses - Jordain Carney, The Hill
  • How Pete Buttigieg Campaigns Differently Before Black and White Voters - Reid J. Epstein, New York Times
  • Trump disputes Bolton bombshell book, tweets he ‘NEVER’ linked Biden investigation, Ukraine aid - Allan Smith, NBC News
  • Supreme Court allows Trump administration to proceed with immigration rules - Robert Barnes, Washington Post

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