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Federal government to pay $900-million settlement over military sexual misconduct

The settlement comes more than four years after former Supreme Court justice Marie Deschamps released a landmark report identifying what she called an “underlying sexualized culture” in the military that was hostile to women and LGBTQ2 members.

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The public perception of Trudeau's relationship with the Canadian military will continue to sour. After scandals involving some of his top senior officials have plagued his government, the agreement to settle this class-action lawsuit with Armed Forces members and Department of National Defence employees furthers the turmoil. Although the PM has no direct involvement, he is the head of government and as such, the buck stops with him.

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Federal government to pay $900-million settlement over military sexual misconduct

The settlement comes more than four years after former Supreme Court justice Marie Deschamps released a landmark report identifying what she called an “underlying sexualized culture” in the military that was hostile to women and LGBTQ2 members.

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The public perception of Trudeau's relationship with the Canadian military will continue to sour. After scandals involving some of his top senior officials have plagued his government, the agreement to settle this class-action lawsuit with Armed Forces members and Department of National Defence employees furthers the turmoil. Although the PM has no direct involvement, he is the head of government and as such, the buck stops with him.

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Scheer slams Trudeau government for 'mistreatment' of dairy farmers; promises to review 'ideologically driven' Food Guide if elected PM

The Conservative leader told the Dairy Farmers of Canada’s (DFC) annual general meeting in Saskatoon yesterday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau didn’t understand the need to provide “predictability” when compensation is necessary to offset expected losses from international trade pacts.

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The dairy industry has lost a percentage of the market share in lieu of international trade agreements like CETA and the yet to be ratified USMCA. While the federal government promised compensation to supply-managed farmers, they have only provided $250 million as a result of CETA. The Liberals have also offered up supply-managed dairy markets as a bargaining chip with the United States although no compensation figures have been provided. Expect Scheer to continue to ramp up this messaging while he continues to tour Saskatchewan.

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Majority of Canadians want change in Ottawa, 37 per cent say they’d vote Conservative: Ipsos

This new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News has the Conservatives at 37 per cent, Liberals at 31 per cent, NDP at 18 per cent, Greens at 7 per cent, BQ at 5 per cent, and the PPC at 1 per cent respectively. The poll also showed Conservative leader Andrew Scheer picking up the approval of 36 per cent of respondents, compared to Justin Trudeau‘s 32 per cent.

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A number of polls have been released over the last two days, with some having the Conservatives ahead, while others showing Trudeau and the Liberals finally getting over the SNC hump. Polls this early in the game do not mean much. Every party has their own calculus of which seats they expect to win, lose, and then there are the "maybes". If anything, what polls in July can do is help parties strategize and triage specific regions and ridings.

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Canada's federal election candidates' nomination process is 'uncompetitive' and 'biased', new report from the Samara Centre for Democracy says

Samara Centre for Democracy says just 17% of 6,600 candidates competed in a nomination race in one of Canada's five major political parties during the last five federal elections.

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There are still new nominations coming out everyday. The People's Party of Canada, led my Maxime Bernier, have done a good job at nominating as many candidates as possible.

The NDP however, as our very own Naomi Shuman wrote about, is having a more difficult time. They say it is because they are trying to include more voices into the conversation. As this report shows, that is most certainly needed.

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New polls show two different tales. Angus Reid's latest data has Conservatives up eight points, Nanos has Liberals up six

Andrew Scheer's Conservative Party of Canada maintains an eight-point lead over Justin Trudeau and the Liberals. The environment once again is a top issue for Canadians at 33 per cent, well ahead of healthcare at 22 per cent. Meanwhile, the Green Party remains in double-digits for the fourth consecutive wave of polling, while its leader Elizabeth May easily has the highest favourability amongst party leaders at 46 per cent.

The new Nanos Research poll, also released today, paints a much different picture. The NDP are polling much higher at 19 per cent, while Justin Trudeau is almost ten percentage points ahead of Andrew Scheer when Canadians are asked who their preferred choice for Prime Minister is.

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On a day which featured the release of this Angus Reid poll, as well as a new Nanos poll, they really could not be more opposite. Save for the Green Party being below single digits in the Nanos data, both sets will be useful for the Conservatives as well as the Liberals.

Four years ago around this time, the NDP were the front runners in many national polls. It is simply too early to put stock in polls before the official election period has commenced. A key insight from the Angus Reid poll: only four-in-ten Canadians are absolutely certain of their vote. We are a long way away from election day.

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Liberal poll numbers rebounding after SNC-Lavalin scandal

Michel Boyer has the latest on polling numbers that show Liberal support has rebounded after the SNC-Lavalin scandal.

Airdate: Jul 16, 2019

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Canada's air passenger "Bill of Rights" comes into effect

Canadian travellers who run into problems with their airlines will soon have another tool to seek compensation.

Airdate: Jul 15, 2019

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Justin Trudeau questioned over Trans Mountain pipeline

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid a visit to the Trans Mountain pipeline terminal in Edmonton Friday morning.

Airdate: Jul 12, 2019
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Five senior members of the People's Party Elmwood-Transcona riding association, including the prospective candidate, have resigned over concerns the party is "harbouring racists, anti-Semites, and conspiracy theorists." The scathing open letter to Maxime Bernier warned of the party's courting of far right, fringe personalities being welcomed in. Meanwhile, Elizabeth May is bringing the Green wave into Toronto today where she is expected to tout her plan to give cities greater control over 'essential services' and protection from their 'provincial overlords'.

On the day British Columbia posted a $1.5 billion surplus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said yesterday Ottawa was open to proposals from the private sector for a refinery in the province amid soaring gas prices. The back and forth between Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer continues over the comments he made to the Dairy Farmers of Canada, promising to 'absolutely' review recent changes in the new Food Guide. Taylor and other health experts are accusing the opposition leader of peddling lies over the evidence-based guidelines.

Japan's ambassador warns China can afford to wait out Canada in their diplomatic dispute, Attawapiskat is receiving help from the feds, and much more coming your way this Friday with everything #elxn43 related.

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