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Source: Global News

Senate committee to hold public hearing in Edmonton on oil tanker ban Bill C-48

Today 01:30 GMT

The Senate committee on transport and communications will conduct public hearings Tuesday in Edmonton on Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act.

Bill C-48 aims to make law an existing moratorium on tankers that carry more than 12,500 tonnes of crude oil in the waters between the northern tip of Vancouver Island and the Alaska border. The hearing will take place on April 30 at 9 a.m. at Delta Hotels Edmonton Centre Suites (10222 102 Street) in the Champlain Room.

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Source: Fox News

Rashida Tlaib’s removal from committees urged by Zionist Organization of America

Today 01:30 GMT

In an editorial posted on its website, the Zionist Organization of America, which dates to 1897, pointed to what it described as Tlaib’s “anti-Israel record,” and accused the freshman congresswoman of associating with “terrorists, anti-Semites and conspiracy theorists.” “Rashida Tlaib’s anti-Israel record was already well-known before she was elected in last year’s midterm elections,” the ZOA article asserts.

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Source: DW

Deutsche Bank hands over Donald Trump loan documents: reports

Thursday 21:51 GMT

Deutsche Bank has begun to provide financial documents to New York state authorities related to loans for President Donald Trump and his business.

James requested the documents from Deutsche Bank after Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen testified to Congress that Trump inflated his assets to secure loans. Deutsche Bank has been one of the few major banks to lend to Trump and his family-owned organization, following several defaults and bankruptcies by the real-estate mogul in the 1990s.

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Source: The Guradian

Theresa May survives attempt to allow early no-confidence vote

Thursday 19:06 GMT

Theresa May has survived an attempt to change Tory party rules to make it possible to oust her within weeks, but backbench MPs have demanded a “roadmap” for her departure, in a fresh blow to her authority.

The prime minister saw off a no-confidence vote at the end of last year and the party’s rules stipulate that a fresh challenge cannot be launched for 12 months after that date. Brady said the decision by the committee on Wednesday was the result of “two lengthy meetings and a good, full and constructive debate, in a friendly and collegiate way”.

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Source: The Guradian

Brexit: cross-party talks to restart as Tories step up efforts to oust May

Tuesday 22:44 GMT

Brexit talks between government ministers and Labour are due to resume on Tuesday amid distinctly limited expectations of a breakthrough, with the political focus likely instead to shift on to renewed Conservative efforts to oust Theresa May from Downing Street.

In the Brexit talks, a government team including David Lidington, May’s de facto deputy, and the Brexit secretary, Steve Barclay, is to meet Barclay’s Labour shadow, Keir Starmer, the shadow business secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey, and others at the Cabinet Office.

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Source: The Guradian

May should go today, says senior 1922 Committee member

Wednesday 06:04 GMT

A senior member of the 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers has called for Theresa May to step down immediately – suggesting the influential group could set a timetable for her departure.

This could pass a symbolic vote of no-confidence – though neither the 1922 Committee nor the NCC can force May to step down. Evans said the combined force of both the parliamentary party and the grassroots meant May should “accept the fact the call for her resignation now is growing into a clamour”.

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Source: The Guradian

Labour says Theresa May unwilling to offer key Brexit concessions

Wednesday 18:10 GMT

Labour has accused Theresa May of failing to offer any substantive changes to her Brexit deal in cross-party talks, as Downing Street’s hopes of a breakthrough in time to avoid taking part in European parliamentary elections waned.

Labour sources said the government team again appeared unwilling to countenance changes to the political declaration, which sets out the UK’s future relationship with the EU.

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Source: BBC

Cross-party Brexit talks to resume

Wednesday 11:45 GMT

Talks between the government and Labour on Brexit will resume later as MPs return to Westminster following the Easter break.

The joint executive secretary of the back bench 1922 Committee and MP for Ribble Valley told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "The only way we're going to break this impasse properly is if we have fresh leadership of the Conservative Party. "If there was an announcement today by the prime minister then of course we could start the process straight away."

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Source: Common Domain

Brexit Brief: Politicians return from Easter, still hunting their golden egg

Wednesday 08:59 GMT

According to the Guardian, the 1922 Committee, a group of euroskeptic Conservatives, are due to meet on Tuesday, with chair Graham Brady reportedly planning to tell May she should resign before the end of June in light of her failure to secure Brexit.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program, MP and 1922 Committee member Nigel Evans called on May to step down “as soon as possible”. He said: “The only way we’re going to break this impasse properly is if we have fresh leadership of the Conservative Party… If there was an announcement today by the prime minister then of course we could start the process straight away.”


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