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Liberal firearm ban unlikely to curb gun violence, RCMP union says, calling for ‘evidence based’ policy

Criticism of the Liberal gun ban comes as the federal government has so far failed to secure a private-sector contractor to design a federal buyback program Gun retailers and owners were deeply critical of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s sweeping ban, saying it arbitrarily outlawed “military-style” firearms based solely on how they look. OTTAWA — The union representing the RCMP says ...

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Build Our Ships Here At Home – Canadian Marine Industry Opposes Federal Offshore Used Ship Purchases

OTTAWA, ON, – The Canadian Marine Industry and Shipbuilding Association (CMISA), representing marine suppliers and shipyards from all across Canada, strongly objects to the current Request for Proposal (RFP) published for the Canadian Coast Guard, where it is again purchasing a used ship from offshore, instead of building this ship right here at home https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-MB-007-27889. Our members are quite capable of designing, engineering, supplying material ...

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Feds creating ‘inventory’ of racial minorities to fill senior public service posts

OTTAWA — The Liberal government wants to create an “inventory” of Black, Indigenous and other racialized people who could play high-ranking roles in the federal public service. It is looking for an executive search firm to create and maintain the list of candidates from minority groups, as well as people with disabilities, who could be considered for deputy minister and assistant deputy minister positions. Details ...

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John Ivison: Trudeau government’s Chinese contract not short on stupidity

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne responds to a question during a news conference in Ottawa on March 9, 2020. It is a good maxim when watching the government not to attribute to malice those decisions that can be explained by stupidity. It’s likely that nobody in the government of Canada really wanted to award a state-owned Chinese company the contract ...

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Ottawa Senators to seek proposals for charitable arm

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators hockey club today announced it will begin a request for proposal (RFP) process to explore alternative options to further its philanthropic endeavours. The Ottawa Senators Foundation, the charitable arm of the hockey club, has primarily focused on its work to empower children and youth and had contributed significantly to the community.  The current terms of the foundation’s licensing ...

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