iPolitics Former trade minister named Ontario’s softwood lumber negotiator 2017-04-24T19:01:38.000000Z Ontario has named former International Trade minister Jim Peterson as the province's chief softwood lumber negotiator, one day before the United States is expected to impose duties on Canadian imports. Wynne wades into dairy brawl with Trump administration 2017-04-24T18:21:19.000000Z Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is adding her two-cents to a ongoing spat between Canada and the United States over dairy. Women still badly under-represented on parliamentary committees 2017-04-24T18:02:35.000000Z Female MPs fill only 20 per cent of the seats around parliamentary committee tables, an iPolitics analysis shows. Fact check: Saxton’s fundraising email spins iPolitics story 2017-04-24T17:39:47.000000Z Conservative leadership candidate Andrew Saxton misrepresented an iPolitics article recently in a fundraising email to supporters. Ontario NDP pharmacare program would cover 125 essential meds 2017-04-24T17:32:23.000000Z Ontario’s New Democrats initially would cover 125 essential medicines through their proposed universal pharmacare plan, including birth control and drugs for common conditions like asthma and high blood pressure. Liberals repeal cohabitation requirement for permanent residents 2017-04-24T17:28:27.000000Z The Liberals have followed through on an October commitment by eliminating a two-year spousal cohabitation requirement for permanent residents. Grain Commission unveils plan to drop service fees 2017-04-24T17:07:57.000000Z The Canadian Grain Commission has released a draft proposal that would reduce the agency's service fees effect August 1 – a fiscal change that comes following complaints about the fees from farm country. Ethics watchdog could take months to rule on Trudeau’s Bahamian vacation 2017-04-24T17:04:07.000000Z It could be months before the federal ethics watchdog formally weighs in on the propriety of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's now infamous jaunt to the private Bahamian isle owned by the Aga Khan, the billionaire spiritual leader of millions of Ismaili Muslims and, according to the PM, a long-time Tr... The Sprout: Trump still has dairy on the mind 2017-04-24T16:09:59.000000Z Good day and welcome to The Sprout, where your host hopes everyone is having a wonderful National Pig-In-A-Blanket-Day. It’s also National Sauvignon Blanc Day. Sounds like a fine pairing, no? Here’s today’s agriculture news. The Lead We start today with the trade issues that dominated headlines for... Three Alberta Tory MPs endorse O’Toole 2017-04-24T15:21:10.000000Z Conservative leadership candidate Erin O'Toole picked up three more MP endorsements Monday, pushing his endorsement total ahead of his rivals.