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Prime Minister Trudeau unveils his new cabinet

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Associate Senior Consultant Chris Gray highlights key changes made by the Prime Minister to his Cabinet for the next parliamentary session.
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Biden wins the White House – what does it mean for Canada?

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With the January 20th inauguration date on the horizon, Grassroots connected with two key business influencers in Ottawa to get their perspectives on what Canada’s business environment could look like moving forward, with a Democrat back in the White House.
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Trudeau lays out government’s plan with Throne Speech

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Yesterday, the government laid out its plan to get Canada back on track and move forward from COVID-19. With the Governor General reading the Speech from the Throne, Parliament has now officially reconvened and will begin to sit regularly (using a hybrid model of in-person and virtual sittings) with House of Commons Committees resuming after Thanksgiving.
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Erin O’Toole wins CPC leadership race

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Peter Seemann reflects on the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) leadership results, commenting on the challenges ahead for new leader Erin O'Toole.
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Prime Minister Trudeau hits the pause button on government business

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Chris Gray addresses today's decision by Prime Minister Trudeau to prorogue parliament and what to expect from parliamentarians moving forward.
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What's the latest in Ottawa as we head into summer?

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As provinces start to re-open and allow larger gatherings and businesses to resume operations, and Canada’s COVID-19 numbers continue to improve, we are hopeful that parliamentary meetings will also resume in a normal fashion come this fall.

The view from Ottawa: federal response to COVID-19

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Chris Gray explores the impact of the COVID-19 virus on federal aid programmes, the advocacy landscape, and upcoming legislative activity.
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The view from Ottawa: rail blockades and other news

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Chris Gray discusses the recent rail blockades, parliamentary committee activity, the BQ's push to expand unemployment insurance, and the NDP's impending pharmacare proposal.
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The view from Ottawa: MPs get back to work

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Chris Gray outlines the recent Speech from the Throne, highlights some new cabinet ministers, and provides a look ahead to parliamentary activities in 2020.
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Trudeau announces federal cabinet appointments

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As promised, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced his new gender-balanced cabinet on Wednesday, November 20th. Chris Gray outlines key changes.