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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS MORNING
> Fresh discontent is surfacing over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal that Canada signed in the dying days of Stephen Harper's government – uneasiness that Justin Trudeau's Liberals must confront as the job of ratifying the accord falls to them.
> Debate is growing within the leaderless Conservative Party about how long to wait before picking a new chief, sources say.
> Hunter Tootoo's desire to represent the riding of Nunavut in the House of Commons was slow to develop. But, like others among the new and expanded cohort of indigenous MPs, he says his disillusionment with the policies of the former Conservative government convinced him he had to run.
> Under heavy fire and facing a possible audit, Premier Kathleen Wynne has pulled an abrupt U-turn, telling a surprised legislature she will force teachers' unions to provide receipts before they receive multimillion-dollar payments to cover negotiating expenses.
> A day after Alberta's NDP government unveiled a $34-billion stimulus package that relies heavily on borrowing, Premier Rachel Notley dismissed concerns that the province's pristine credit rating could be downgraded due to new debt.
> Justin Trudeau's election gives Mexico and the United States a true continental "amigo" in the fight against climate change, Mexico's ambassador said Wednesday.
CONCESSIONS TO MAY EXCEED RELEVANCE OF GREENS
There are people who believe the System, capital-S, has been unfair to the Greens and Elizabeth May, that she isn't given enough air time or treated with enough respect. Precisely the opposite is true, John Ibbitson writes. (For subscribers.)
WHAT EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT
"Had Albertans taxed themselves properly – that is, with a sales tax and higher personal and corporate income taxes, putting money from fossil fuels into long-term investments instead of the operational costs of government – they would not be in today's pickle." - Jeffrey Simpson on Alberta. (For subscribers.)
Konrad Yakabuski (Globe and Mail): "The federal election of 2015 was not all bad news for Quebec sovereigntists. It showed that even the unlikeliest political comebacks are possible when the winning conditions are present."
Andrew Jackson (Globe and Mail, for subscribers): "The briefing books being prepared for prime-minister-designate Justin Trudeau and his new cabinet are likely warning of tough fiscal choices ahead. It will be very hard for the incoming government to reconcile a genuinely progressive platform on the social-spending side with limited revenue, even given an acceptance of short-term deficits."
Ken Battle, Sherri Torjman and Michael Mendelson (Globe and Mail): "Every province and territory but British Columbia has a poverty reduction strategy in place or in development. Many cities and towns do, too. Until now, the big missing piece has been our national government."
Christopher Ragan (Globe and Mail): "Mr. Trudeau ran a remarkable election campaign, in which he was resolutely positive in tone and optimistic about Canada's future. He clearly believes that government, when run well, can play a crucial and constructive role in building a better country."
This newsletter is produced by Chris Hannay and Steve Proceviat.
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