To this day, I have not heard a logical explanation of why a spouse’s presence is bona fide but a minor child’s is not.
If ever you think the battle for equality is over, just look at what is happening around the world.
Sen. Mike Duffy and his lawyer have made it clear they won’t go down without a fight.
There are just so many unanswered questions surrounding the return of Rob Ford that no feckless, feigned apology is going to make it right.
Justice Minister Peter MacKay was right. More Canadian women are involved in child rearing, house cleaning, and food preparation than their male counterparts. So why are we shooting the messenger without actually doing anything about it.
For Tom Mulcair, who loves to trumpet his party’s squeaky-clean image, his spending scandal may be more than pricey. But he is banking that a future day in court will lower the cost.
It would be impossible to square that image with a leader who waffles on abortion.
The rules are deliberately vague because they are established by the Commons Board of Internal Economy and then applied to all political operations.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s fingerprints were all over the initial news stories claiming that the chief justice of the Supreme Court had inappropriately tried to contact his office.
But Canadians are dumbfounded by RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson’s decision not to proceed with charges against a public official who, by his own admission, paid $90,000 to a public officer holder to make a political problem go away.
Jim Flaherty may have been a powerful influence in the inner circle of the national government, and one of Canada’s longest-serving finance ministers, but it was his constituency work that meant the most to the people.
But don’t expect Pierre Poilievre to be dumped any time soon. The Prime Minister, and his whole Conservative entourage, are repeating their mantra, ‘secret votes not secret voters.’
Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.
Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.