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Canada's climate plan gets good grade as Trudeau heads to summits in Europe

A new analysis suggests the Liberal climate plan could meet Canada's greenhouse gas emissions targets for the first time before the end of this decade. The study by Clean Prosperity published today could give some heft to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's credentials as he heads to planned climate discussions at the upcoming G20 summit and United Nations COP 26 meeting.

O'Toole says caucus will both respect and challenge House vaccine policy

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole says that his caucus has agreed to 'respect and abide by' the new rules mandating vaccination in the House of Commons, but at the 'earliest opportunity' his party will be challenging the policy decided by a board of MPs. 'A question of privilege will be raised in the House of Commons to challenge the improper conduct and precedent set,' O'Toole said.

PM Trudeau names new ministers to several key files in sizable cabinet shakeup

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has considerably shaken up his cabinet roster, naming new ministers to key portfolios including defence, health, foreign affairs, and environment, while adding in a handful of rookies as he forges ahead with a third mandate. Gender parity has been restored, there is new emphasis on regional development agencies. Overall there are 39 members of the new cabinet.

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Feds make vaccines mandatory for public servants, domestic travellers

'Core' federal public servants will have to attest to being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 29 or face being put on leave without pay by Nov. 15. And, anyone who wants to board a plane or train in Canada will have to prove they're vaccinated by Oct. 30 with 'limited exemptions,' the federal government has announced.

Conservatives 'united' O'Toole says, after MPs give themselves the power to remove him

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says his caucus is 'fully united,' despite MPs voting to give themselves the power to potentially oust him after the party's 2021 federal election loss. On Tuesday Conservative MPs met in-person in Ottawa for their meeting since the election, where O'Toole faced a caucus upset by various elements of the unsuccessful national campaign, including losing seats and MPs in key regions of the country.

Another minority government. Now what?

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the 2021 federal election, he said it was because he thought Canadians should have their say about where the country is going. Well, voters have spoken, and it's another minority Liberal government. With an almost identical House of Commons heading to Ottawa in terms of seat distribution, leaders are now facing post-election questions about their futures.

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OPINION | Don Martin: The good, bad and ugly of the new Trudeau cabinet

The over-arching theme of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new cabinet is how this gaggle of ministers is more lapdog than usual, where a long, loyal, sycophantic friendship to the prime minister appears to be THE critical consideration for a ticket to The Show, Don Martin writes in an exclusive column for CTVNews.ca.

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health Carolyn Bennett is sworn in during a Cabinet swearing in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

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OPINION | Don Martin: Jason Kenney's political fate is in the ICU - and failing fast

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is confronting a full-throated justification for a pink slip thanks to his chronic tone-deafness during the pandemic, incredulously topped off by taking a two-week vacation in Europe this month as Albertans were dying from the consequences of his policies, writes Don Martin in his exclusive column for CTVNews.ca.

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