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Political Panel

Political panel, Jun 24: Reflecting on the Brexit

David Cameron's legacy as a political leader will forever be tied to last night's historic vote -- a footnote he'd probably like to forget. The British Prime Minister had urged the country to vote Remain, but lost. The Tory announced he'll step down by October.

 

On this side of the pond, both Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Rona Ambrose thanked Cameron for his service, and Trudeau also took to a podium in Quebec City where he tried to calm Brexit fears in both languages...and was booed. So how WILL Canada move ahead after last night's decision? Our political panel has been watching the events unfold.

 

Political panel, June 10: Belanger's O Canada bill

Today, Mauril BĂ©langer's bill to make the English lyrics of O Canada gender neutral officially started its way to a final vote next Wednesday. The health of the Liberal MP for Ottawa-Vanier is rapidly deteriorating as he lives with ALS. But he returned to the Commons, as the rules require, for the motion to accept the bill at report stage. 

 

Our political panel, Susan Burgess and Julie van Dusen, joined us with their thoughts on this and more from the week in federal politics.

 

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Political panel, June 3: a to-do list as summer break looms

The Peace Tower clock is ticking - only three more weeks until summer recess on the Hill. But there's still plenty of business to tend to before then. This week alone we saw: the assisted-dying legislation travel to the Senate for review; the liberal party's epic flip flop on how it would move forward with electoral reform; and a minister departing both cabinet and caucus for addiction issues.

 

Julie van Dusen and Susan Delacourt joined us to discuss this and more.

 

 

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