Tory, Liberal Senators join chorus opposing justice minister’s drunk-driving proposal

Senators point to an already backlogged court system that they see getting worse if the blood-alcohol threshold for criminal drunk-driving charges is lowered. But advocates say it would send a strong message and change drivers’ behaviours.


Conservative MPs, Senators echo Scheer’s condemnation of The Rebel, but many stay silent

Clockwise from left, Conservative Senator Salma Ataullahjan says The Rebel ‘never represented’ her; she applauds the decision of Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer to stop giving interviews to the site; MP Deepak Obhrai says he has no interest in doing so, and never had; and MP Blake Richards says the site made the right decision to fire one of its contributors, but does not rule out being interviewed by The Rebel in the future. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright and Andrew Meade, photograph courtesy of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

There’s a market for a Canadian conservative news outlet but 'only if it’s smart, sane, savvy,' says a former Conservative aide.

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  • The Week Ahead In Parliament

    The House of Commons and the Senate have adjourned for the summer break. The House is scheduled to resume on Monday, Sept. 18, and the Senate is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

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    Parliamentary Calendar

    Sunday , August 27 , 2017

    The party will hold a debate in Montreal, Que. 1:30-3 p.m. Club Soda, 1225 St. Laurent Blvd. In order to vote for the leader, you need to become a member of the NDP no later than Aug. 17. Online voting begins Sept. 18 and a leader will be announced no later than Oct. 29.

    Wednesday , September 6 , 2017

    The bank is expected to make its latest interest rate announcement. 10 a.m.

    Wednesday , September 6 , 2017

    From Sept. 6-10, Canada will host the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in Montreal, Que. The 46th session of the IPCC will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) headquarters, 999 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Montreal, Que.

    Sunday , September 10 , 2017

    The party will hold a debate in Vancouver. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr. In order to vote for the leader, you need to become a member of the NDP no later than Aug. 17. Online voting begins Sept. 18 and a leader will be announced no later than Oct. 15.

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