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Transportation Security Board of Canada press conferences aren’t sometimes magnets for nationwide reporters, however immediately’s replace in Ottawa was an enormous exception. TSB chair Kathy Fox advised journalists that two of the company’s workers have been on the bottom in Tehran and primed to help the investigation into the downing of Flight 752. Fox additionally mentioned a second group of investigators would ultimately head to Iran to help within the evaluation of the flight’s black field information. Here’s everything we know about that investigation so far.


On the weekend, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned he was “livid” in regards to the downing of Flight 752. Yesterday, he advised World Information that rising tensions within the area performed a significant function within the catastrophe: “If there have been no tensions, if there was no escalation lately within the area, these Canadians can be proper now residence with their households.” The PM didn’t out-and-out identify Donald Trump, after all. However he continues to not absolve the U.S. president of blame. [Global News]

International Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says his ministry is investigating ugly reviews that households of Flight 752’s victims are being harassed by Iranian officers. Champagne was responding to a Twitter video that seems to characteristic a lady desperately calling on the Canadian authorities to repatriate her son’s physique. Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko advised CBC’s Ottawa Morning that repatriation of victims’ our bodies may take months. [CBC News]

Champagne will head to London later this week. On Thursday, he’ll host a gathering of the Worldwide Coordination and Response Group assembled within the wake of Flight 752’s downing. That’ll occur at Canada Home, and embody reps from Canada, Ukraine, Sweden, Afghanistan and the UK.


Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan can also be on the transfer, headed to Brussels immediately. A terse media advisory says Sajjan will meet with NATO officers and Danish defence minister Trine Bramsen.

Price range season: Finance Minister Invoice Morneau launched his annual pre-budget consultations yesterday at Ryerson College. Morneau gave a short lesson in economics to the scholars within the room. The feds need to rely extra on fiscal coverage (how a lot they tax and spend) as a result of the Financial institution of Canada has few levers to drag on financial coverage (as a result of rates of interest are already so low). Thanks for the Four-1-1, Minister.

That was the official launch of those consultations, however after all lobbyists didn’t watch for Jan. 13 to make their case to authorities. Federal data present 41 conferences on the topic thus far relationship to the tip of the final election—together with three such conferences simply the day after the election (right here’s to you, Canadian Wildlife Federation and Nature Canada). The Toronto Monetary Providers Alliance—is it merely coincidence the group’s abbreviation is TFSA?—is the newest itemizing.


Inform Ottawa what you concentrate on assisted dying: Justice Minister David Lametti launched a two-week session on the best way to change the federal assisted dying regulation to adjust to a courtroom ruling. Lametti has a deadline. Final September, a Quebec Superior Courtroom choose referred to as the regulation too restrictive—and gave the feds six months to repair it. If the Liberals can’t cross amendments, a part of the regulation can be suspended in Quebec. Mark your calendars for March 11. [CBC News]

Karina Gould, the minister for worldwide improvement, left yesterday on a five-day journey to Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Gould, who final week gave a spirited defence of Pierre Trudeau’s legacy at a College of Toronto convention, will meet with the area’s main gamers. World Affairs Canada tells Maclean’s the minister has conferences deliberate with Congolese president Denis Sassou-Nguesso and DRC president Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo. She’ll additionally sit down with prime UN officers.

Fact, reconciliation and compensation: Yesterday, Ottawa introduced that Indigenous individuals who attended Federal Indian Day Colleges—survivors who have been not noted of residential faculty settlements—have been eligible to use for a minimal compensation of $10,000, and will obtain as much as $200,000. The announcement comes greater than a decade after Garry McLean launched a multi-billion greenback class-action lawsuit. [APTN News]


On Christmas Eve, the Canada Border Providers Company seized a whopping 200 kg of suspected meth—that’s about 440 kilos, price an estimated $25.5 million—on the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ont. Mohamed Ahmed Abdirahman, a industrial trucker, faces fees.