Trudeau’s plans to counter foreign meddling, Poilievre clarifies abortion stance | CAPITAL DISPATCH

CTV News’ Rachel Aiello breaks down what you need to know from this week in Canadian politics.

On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government proposed a bevy of new measures aimed at countering foreign interference in Canada, including a long-called for foreign agent registry. Rachel breaks down what to know and when it could take effect.

Then, Pierre Poilievre was under political pressure to clarify his stance on abortion as protesters gathered on Parliament Hill for an annual rally, a week after he hinted a Conservative government would look to use the notwithstanding clause.

Also, the pressure from business groups for the Liberals to reverse course on increasing the capital gains inclusion rate kept up – here’s what to know.
The Capital Dispatch Quote of the Week features Chris Aylward, the president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, who during an emotionally-charged press conference on the new in-office policy warned the government to prepare for a “summer of discontent.”

Next week is the last break week of the spring sitting, meaning MPs are back in their ridings for one last stretch before the full-on push to the finish line begins.

However, one storyline to keep an eye on is the approaching deadline for Trudeau to heed the House’s call for him to convene an emergency carbon tax meeting with Canada’s premiers.

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