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Canada ‘very far’ from quarantining measures, says Trudeau, as feds announce $1-billion coronavirus fund

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'We have a responsibility to make sure Canada is ready for all scenarios,' Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters Wednesday, as he announced a $1-billion package aimed at mitigating the spread.
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Former envoy John McCallum, who was fired over remarks he made about the extradition of Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou, was initially scheduled to appear before committee, but was a no-show.
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'Provinces and territories are going to argue ... that they’re going to see absolutely no investment decisions by the private sector to develop natural resources, until the feds make clear what their net-zero plans are.'
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Ultimately, Dr. Theresa Tam, federal public health officer, said it would be up to local health authorities to consider whether to implement social-distancing measures, such as the cancellation of public gatherings.
'All parties should also reflect upon the many very real and helpful suggestions that have been made to prevent these moments,' says Ry Moran of the National Centre for Reconciliation.
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'Further police action threatens to undermine any chance of real reconciliation,' says NDP MP Taylor Bachrach.
'It’s a question of the Crown and its relations with Indigenous people and chiefs. It’s not a question of getting their views to a parliamentary committee,' says Green parliamentary leader Elizabeth May.
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Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne says there's no plan to repatriate those asking to be repatriated from Iran amid the coronavirus outbreak.
'There’s no solution here that gives the hereditary chiefs what they want that doesn’t blow the underpinnings of the Canadian regulatory process for reviewing infrastructure,' says pollster Greg Lyle.
'The decision that was taken was a decision taken by Teck for its reasons,' says Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson.
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'Indigenous law prevails over Canadian constitution law because we have never surrendered our law,' says Ellen Gabriel, who served as an official spokesperson for the Mohawk during the 1990 Oka Crisis in Quebec.
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'Focusing on resilience ignores the systemic problem that forces people to fight so hard in the first place,' says Julie Lalonde.
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One Mohawk scholar who experienced the 1990 Oka Crisis firsthand says Ottawa's offer to meet with protesters shows 'they’ve lost control of the situation, to a certain extent.'
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One Mohawk scholar who personally witnessed the 1990 Oka Crisis says Ottawa's offer to meet with protesters shows 'they’ve lost control of the situation, to a certain extent.'
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'It's very troubling to see the turn that this has taken. It doesn't feel like reconciliation to many people,' says NDP MP Taylor Bachrach.
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'We have to stress to people, that ... people who are coming back, are healthy and not affected,' says Liberal MP Neil Ellis, who represents Bay of Quinte, Ont., which is where Trenton is located.
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Former Senator Serge Joyal is regarded by some of his peers for his extensive constitutional memory, something he relied on when he took his own government to court not once, but twice.
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Embassy officials in Beijing, along with the government’s rapid deployment team, have also been dispatched to Wuhan to assist those being repatriated.
Conservative MPs Candice Bergen and Michael Chong ruled out possible leadership bids on Wednesday.
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'Part of the process now is figuring out exactly what our protocols will be when we return Canadians that wish to come home,' said Health Minister Patty Hajdu about Canada's goal to repatriate those stranded in China.
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'We don’t want to raise the political fire on this. We want to make sure that we’re all working together to show Canadians that this is being addressed,' says Conservative health critic Matt Jeneroux.
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'I didn’t plan a speech at all, so it came from the heart,' says House Speaker Anthony Rota of his first remarks when he was elected to the post on Dec. 5.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'
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'When you have a $300,000 buy-in, you’re not going to get away from having people tag you as ‘elitist,' " says Najib Jutt, who has advised both Liberal and Conservatives in the past.
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In the last Parliament, the Senate appears to have exercised its authority more of providing 'sober second thought.'
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has enlisted Independent Senator Stan Kutcher, an expert on mental health, to provide advice on how to support the grieving families.
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'We will not accept a situation where we are not being given the information we are looking for,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau of the deadly Jan. 8 plane crash in Iran that left 57 Canadians dead.
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'They’ll probably disregard a lot, and, say, ‘Well, that was Andrew, I’m a different person, and I won’t have the same challenges that he had. My approach will be different,' says Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cautioned against drawing any conclusions until there is a 'full and complete and credible investigation.'
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The election of Liberal MP Anthony Rota to the Speaker's role over his party colleague Geoff Regan, the incumbent, did not surprise Conservative MP John Nater, who said his caucus may have wanted an alternative.

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