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Do more to counter violent extremism in Canada, MPs recommend
News/Politics: The federal government has to do more to counter the threat of ideologically motivated violent extremism in Canada, including strengthening terrorist financing laws to counter it, says the House of Commons public safety committee.
Brown considering a run in Brampton mayoral race if rival Poilievre looks likely to win Tory leadership
News/Politics: Brampton, Ont. Mayor Patrick Brown says he's considering a run for re-election if it seems he’s going to lose to Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre in the party’s September leadership race.
Blair says he never interfered in N.S. shooting investigation, as more allegations emerge
News/Politics: Bill Blair said that while serving as public safety minister it was his job to gather information about how the RCMP was responding to the worst mass shooting in Canadian history, but he did not interfere politically in the investigation.
Government needs more time to move COVID-19 arrival testing out of airports: transport minister
News/Politics: Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said the government needs more time to figure out the logistics of moving random COVID-19 testing out of Canada's airports, suggesting the government may extend its suspension on testing beyond July 1.
U.S. increases its firepower in eastern Europe while Canada discusses next steps at NATO
News/Politics: U.S. President Joe Biden announced that thousands of additional troops, as well as more aircraft and anti-aircraft systems, are headed for Europe to bolster existing defences as NATO goes through its biggest organization since the Cold War. Canada, however, is still discussing what more it will contribute to the buildup of forces.
Victory or not losing: Ukraine knows what it wants, but experts wonder if NATO leaders do
News/Politics: The sunlit conference room at the luxury German resort of Elmau Castle, nestled in the green mountain folds of Bavaria, was about as far removed from the bloody, missile-littered landscape of Ukraine as one can get.
'It's intimidation': Judge faces threats after Freedom Convoy hearings
News/Canada/Ottawa: One of the judges who presided over court hearings of Freedom Convoy organizers is speaking out after receiving threats considered serious enough to require police intervention, according to information obtained by Radio-Canada and CBC.
Liberal government will allow Emergencies Act inquiry to see cabinet documents
News/Politics: The Liberal government has waived cabinet confidence over documents relating to its invocation of the Emergencies Act, agreeing to a request from the head of the public inquiry examining the use of the act.
Green leadership rules so restrictive, Elizabeth May would struggle, says Sask. Green leader
News/Politics: The contest to find the next Green Party leader is off to a rocky start, with leadership hopefuls and a former party insider complaining about how restrictive the race rules are.
2nd RCMP staffer suggests commissioner under political pressure after N.S. mass shooting
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: The former head of communications for the Nova Scotia RCMP said it was "appalling" to hear the commissioner of the Mounties bring up federal political pressures in a meeting days following the mass shooting.
Canada has no abortion right law. Does it need one?
News: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to defend the right of every woman to an abortion in Canada after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. But in a country that has no legal framework governing abortion, what does that actually mean?
As war in Ukraine grinds on, G7 vows to reduce Russia's energy leverage
News/Politics: The leaders of the world’s wealthiest democracies, meeting in the Bavarian Alps, ended their annual summit on Tuesday vowing to do everything in their power to stop Russia from using energy as a weapon to profit from its invasion of Ukraine.
Employment insurance benefits delayed for thousands of Canadians
News/Canada/Montreal: For more than 20,000 Canadians, the delay for receiving a first employment insurance payment exceeds three months, according to data obtained by the Bloc Québécois through an access to information request.
Bigger battle groups, more reinforcements: What overhauling NATO means to Canada
News/Politics: NATO's Secretary General has announced that alliance's battle groups in Eastern Europe will get bigger and as many as 300,000 troops across the 30 member states will be put on a higher state of readiness. The decision, when formalized later this week by NATO leaders will have profound implications for Canada.