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The New Democrats say the Liberals’ federal budget doesn’t do enough to ensure equal pay for men and women. On Tuesday, Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef responded saying the NDP report contains “inaccuracies and omissions.”

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says she was disappointed by a tweet from Conservative MP Gerry Ritz referring to her as a “climate Barbie.” McKenna says she would rather discuss her work than have to respond to sexist comments.

Hundreds of RCMP officers attended the Moncton, N.B., funeral of Const. Frank Deschenes, who was killed last week in a traffic collision. In a eulogy, a friend spoke of Deschenes' excitement at marrying the "woman of his dreams.”

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is questioning why edible marijuana is not included in the government’s bill to legalize pot. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says work is ongoing to regulate cannabis in “all of its forms.”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer went head-to-head in the House of Commons over the government’s recent small business tax plan. Trudeau says Scheer “does not understand” the Liberal proposal.

Omar Khadr had some bail conditions eased at a Friday hearing in Edmonton, but he was denied a bid to have unsupervised visits with his controversial sister, Zaynab Khadr. The former Guantanamo Bay detainee’s lawyer outlines the rules.

 

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she wanted to take the witness stand Wednesday to be as “open as possible” at a bribery trial involving a former top adviser and a Liberal fundraiser.

RCMP Const. Frank Deschenes was remembered Wednesday as a “quality colleague,” dedicated to helping those in need. The Nova Scotia Mountie was killed Tuesday after his cruiser was struck by a utility van in New Brunswick.

The foreign affairs minister is acknowledging the “terrible ordeal” Canadians went through in Caribbean islands hit by hurricane Irma. Chrystia Freeland says the government is open to improving after criticism of evacuation efforts.

Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown is accusing the government of using its marijuana policy to distract from two trials involving senior Liberals. The attorney general says the plan is to meet the federal legalization deadline.

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