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Liberals Name Catherine Tait as CBC President, First Woman to Hold Role

Liberals Name Catherine Tait as CBC President, First Woman to Hold Role

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

Catherine Tait
Catherine Tait, smiles as Heritage Minister Melanie Joly, not shown, announces that Tait is the new president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada during a press conference in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – Catherine Tait, a 30-year veteran of the Canadian and U.S. television and film industry, has been tapped to lead a digital revolution at CBC/Radio-Canada, becoming the first woman in the organization’s history to be named president and chief executive.

Tait, who will officially begin her five-year term at the public broadcaster in the summer, called the position a dream job during a Tuesday morning news conference on Parliament Hill alongside Heritage Minister Melanie Joly.

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Ottawa Has ‘Turned a Corner’ in First Nations Child Welfare: Philpott

Ottawa Has ‘Turned a Corner’ in First Nations Child Welfare: Philpott

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Jane Philpott
Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Canada’s Indigenous services minister says Ottawa has fully complied with the orders of a 2016 ruling from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal which said the federal government discriminates against Indigenous children. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

WINNIPEG – Canada’s Indigenous services minister says Ottawa has fully complied with the orders of a 2016 ruling from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal which said the federal government discriminates against Indigenous children.

“We have turned a corner,” Jane Philpott told The Canadian Press. “We will reach a day soon where we will know that the parties have agreed that we have fully complied.”

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Documents Show Liberals Eyed Ways to Tax Netflix Like Quebec Plans to Do

Documents Show Liberals Eyed Ways to Tax Netflix Like Quebec Plans to Do

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

Netflix
The Netflix logo is displayed on an iPhone in Philadelphia on July 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Rourke)

OTTAWA – Federal officials have taken a close look at how the government can make online services like Netflix and Amazon voluntarily collect sales tax, similar to the model Quebec plans to bring in next year.

Pages of briefing notes provided to Heritage Minister Melanie Joly over the course of 2017 detail how certain governments around the world have required foreign-based streaming services to register with the government in order to collect and pay taxes, rather than imposing new taxes on the services.

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Manitoba Liberal Leader Seeking to Win Legislature Seat in St. Boniface

Manitoba Liberal Leader Seeking to Win Legislature Seat in St. Boniface

Dougald Lamont
Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont speaks to media outside the legislature after the provincial throne speech was read at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Lamont is running for a legislature seat in an upcoming byelection in St. Boniface. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont will seek the recently vacated legislature seat in the St. Boniface constituency.

Lamont was elected leader of the Liberal party last October, but has never held elected office.

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Trudeau Holds Town Hall Meeting in Winnipeg, Faces Questions About Immigration

Trudeau Holds Town Hall Meeting in Winnipeg, Faces Questions About Immigration

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a meeting of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council at Red River College in Winnipeg, Wednesday, January 31, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced questions on immigration, pipelines and Indigenous issues — and dealt with a few disruptions — during a town hall meeting with some 1,800 people at the University of Manitoba Wednesday night.

Trudeau was asked by some people whether he would boost the number of immigrants accepted into Canada every year.

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Justin Trudeau to Appear in Town Hall Event at University of Manitoba

Justin Trudeau to Appear in Town Hall Event at University of Manitoba

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during the closing news conference at the World Economic Forum Thursday, January 25, 2018 in Davos, Switzerland. Trudeau is saluting the courage of women who’ve levied allegations of sexual misconduct against the former leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

WINNIPEG — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s coast-to-coast town hall circuit is continuing as the Liberal leader makes a stop in Winnipeg next week.

Trudeau will appear at a town hall event at the University of Manitoba’s Max Bell Centre on Wednesday, January 31.

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Liberal MP Accuses Manitoba Tory James Bezan of ‘Humiliating’ Comments, Sexual in Nature

Liberal MP Accuses Manitoba Tory James Bezan of ‘Humiliating’ Comments, Sexual in Nature

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

James Bezan
Conservative MP James Bezan asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, October 27, 2016. A Liberal member of Parliament from Quebec is accusing Bezan of making comments towards her that were “humiliating” and “sexual in nature.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – A Liberal member of Parliament from Quebec says a Conservative MP made comments towards her that were “humiliating” and “sexual in nature” during an event back in May.

Sherry Romanado levelled the accusation Monday, even though Manitoba MP James Bezan had risen in the House of Commons a few hours earlier to deliver an apology — which he later said he’d been trying to give for months.

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Liberal Legislation Aimed at Limiting How Long Inmates Can Be Kept in Solitary

Liberal Legislation Aimed at Limiting How Long Inmates Can Be Kept in Solitary

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press

Solitary Confinement
A solitary confinement cell is shown in a handout photo from the Office of the Correctional Investigator. The federal government is introducing legislation that would limit how long prison inmates can be kept in solitary confinement. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO- Office of the Correctional Investigator)

OTTAWA – The federal government introduced legislation Monday to restrict the use of solitary confinement inside federal prisons and to better protect prisoners with mental illness or at risk of self-harm or suicide.

Once passed, the bill would — for the first time — impose a so-called legislative framework establishing a time limit for what prison officials call administrative segregation.

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