Canadian Politics

SNC-Lavalin’s fight for a remediation agreement grinds on in Federal Court of Appeal

OTTAWA — The SNC-Lavalin affair may have largely disappeared from the political scene, but the battle is quietly raging on in the Federal Court of Appeal between the company and the federal prosecution service. The Montreal-based engineering firm filed a stack of paperwork in court on Nov. 26 and has another submission due Dec. 20 …

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GUNTER: The throne speech was obsolete by the next day

I can never understand commentators who seem surprised (even irritated) by the vagueness of a throne speech. Vagueness is the point. A typical throne speech is to legislative agendas what daydreaming about winning the lottery is to retirement planning. Vice-regal addresses are accurate indications of a government’s priorities — until all those best-laid plans get …

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How Wexit looks to Alberta’s First Nations: ‘A lot of Indigenous folk feel just as alienated’

CALGARY — A wry smile briefly crosses Lee Crowchild’s careworn face when the word “alienation” is mentioned. He hears this particular word from so many lips these days in Alberta. It’s the place where he was born, so he understands well enough those long-standing strains and issues that exist between the province and Ottawa. However, …

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