MPs will get a $3,500 hike in their annual salaries at the end of the month, according to a memo from the House of Commons governing board Thursday.
Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand warned Thursday thousands of voters ‘will be denied the right to vote’ if controversial clauses about voter ID are not removed from an election law amendment bill the government is speeding through Parliament.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has stepped up attempts to brand NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair as a paranoid ‘conspiracy’ theorist for arguing legislation the government is promoting as a ‘Fair Elections Act’ intended to improve federal election law is actually designed to benefit the Conservative party as Canada heads toward a 2015 general election.
The government forced an inevitable end Tuesday to a lone NDP MP’s committee filibuster over contentious new election legislation, paving the way for long-awaited testimony on the government bill from Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.
Senior Parliament Hill reporters, speaking at the Manning Networking Conference, say it has become increasingly difficult over the last 20 years for journalists and MPs to obtain information about the federal government’s activities and that it’s hurting the public’s understanding of public policy, the perception of Parliament, and the government.
Debating against abolishing the Upper Chamber, Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre saves his vitriol for Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s Senate reform proposal.
Political strategist Dimitri Pantazopoulos lays out keys to conservative success at the local level
Michael Chong and Jay Hill engage in spirited debate on reforming Parliament at Manning Networking Conference.
The U.S.-based company says a synced-up social database enables people to ‘feel more engaged’ in politics.
Pollster and Carleton University Professor Andre Turcotte says conservatives can’t just dismiss the results of this year’s survey of political attitudes in Canada as circumstantial or the result of a Trudeau effect.
A senior Conservative MP whose close 2011 election victory was among six challenged in Federal Court over allegations of fraud on voters says he has carefully scrutinized a controversial bill amending the Canada Elections Act because he wants to ensure the next federal election is a 'clean election.'
Elections Canada and critics of proposed government legislation that will restrict communications between the chief electoral officer and the electorate say the measure will also limit information the chief electoral officer will be able to distribute to news media.
A provision in the federal government’s contentious bill to amend the Canada Elections Act could allow political parties or candidates new ways to exclude spending from campaign limits by attaching political messages to fundraising letters or phone calls to past donors, opposition MPs say.
Elections Canada documents and voter turnout records since 2006 do not support arguments the government is using to support legislation that would severely restrict the authority of Elections Canada and the chief electoral officer to communicate with voters.
Liberal Senators, who were expelled from the party’s national caucus last month, have begun discussions that could result in regional alliances with Conservative Senators on economic or social issues across the country, The Hill Times has learned.
The first national Liberal biennial policy convention under Justin Trudeau’s leadership ended with a bit of a whimper rather than a bang Sunday, as Mr. Trudeau barely made an appearance for the final hours and party officials moderating party resolution votes were left to say the final goodbyes on behalf of the party leadership.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau won four standing ovations from a packed Liberal convention on Saturday, as a party that was on life support only a year ago showed it is not only ready, but is hungry for an election battle against Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2015.
It took nearly a half-hour for a crowd of media covering the Liberal biennial policy convention to wring confirmation out of Andrew Leslie that he had discussions with senior Conservatives before deciding to join Justin Trudeau’s Liberal team for the next election.
Laureen brings the movie treats: President of Les Films Séville Patrick Roy, Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, Public Safety Minister Steven Balney, Laureen Harper, Telefilm Canada chair Michel Roy, director Louise Archambault, producer Luc Déry and Christal Film president Christian Larouche.
Actor Alexandre Landry, director Louise Archambault, Telefilm chair Michel Roy, actress Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Christal Film president Christian Larouche, and President of Les Films Séville Patrick Roy.
Telefilm Canada chair Michel Roy and Laureen Harper and her bag of treats for the movie.
President of Les Films Séville Patrick Roy, actor Alexandre Landry, Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, actress Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Telefilm Canada's Michel Roy, Laureen Harper, director Louise Archambault, producer Luc Déry, and Christal Film president Christian Larouche.
Christal Film's Christian Larouche, NAC's Rosemary Thompson, Telefilm's Jean-Claude Mahe, and Les Films Seville's Patrick Roy.
Laureen Harper, director Louise Archambault, producer Luc Déry, and Christal Film president Christian Larouche.
Rogers Communications' Colette Watson and Heritage Minister Shelly Glover.
The two stars of the film Gabrielle, Alexandre Landry and Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, pose for a pic with Heritage Minister Shelly Glover.
Heritage Minister Shelly Glover and Gabrielle's director Louise Archambault pose for another.
Telefilm Canada's mini-designer cupcakes topped with the letter 'T' were a hit at the after party.
Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney and Telefilm Canada's Michel Roy.
David McArthur, chief of staff to Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, and Bluesky Strategy Group's Sandra Buckler.