'Nothing wrong will happen under my watch,' Conservative Party's Dustin Van Vugt tells Conservative MP Bob Saroya.
All members of the Senate's Ethics Committee are 'beyond reproach' and will not play politics with this issue, says Liberal Sen. George Baker
Liberal MPs Nick Whalen, left, and Scott Simms at the Procedure and House Affairs Committee meeting on Wednesday night, March 22, 2017. The opposition MPs on the House Affairs Committee filibustered for about 38 hours last week and plan to continue delay the study of the government's discussion paper on sweeping changes to the House rules next week when the House returns.
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'It’s so important that you’ve got the NDP and the Conservatives arm in arm, singing Kumbaya, and nothing right now is going to phase us from continuing this fight,' says the NDP's David Christopherson.
This is a tragic illustration of the growing inequality in our country: families who are struggling to make ends meet are being made to go to ridiculous lengths to prove and reprove their eligibility, yet millionaires who wilfully defraud the government are given a free pass.
A significant implication of the report is that Canada is given a single chance to implement 17 recommendations to avoid having WBNP placed on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger, a significant international black eye.
Members of the Procedure and House Affairs Committee are in the in midst of a filibuster spurred by the opposition and prolonged by the government over voting on the Liberal motion to expedite the study on changes to the House rules.
A month after M-103 was first debated in the House setting off a storm of reaction across the country, police are still patrolling her Mississauga-Erin Mills riding office, but Liberal MP Iqra Khalid is trying to focus on the positive responses she's received too. The motion is scheduled for a second hour of debate on March 21 and will likely pass shortly after.
In a sense, Trump is an independent candidate who won the presidency through the vehicle of the Republican Party. His 'independent' base starts with his 25 million Twitter followers.
‘They should start focusing on the issues that are before Parliament now that will better protect innocent people and victims and make the judicial system work,’ says Conservative justice critic Nicholson.
It’s time for Canada to think outside the lab—and invest more in public health and the research that supports it.
‘The first thing you realize is that she actually understands the issues,’ says HealthCareCAN’s Bill Tholl on Health Minister Jane Philpott, who is a physician.
Lobbyists take note: when a passionate case for public interest gains momentum, if this is not a strong consideration in your talks with Parliamentarians, no amount of diligence and strategizing can counter it.
Banks, universities, airports, and energy companies are among the groups that have had lobbied Bill Morneau since he became Finance minister.
‘Let’s not forget, the guy is a teacher,’ says Don Boudria.
To somehow claim that all incidences of hate speech are tied to potential acts of serious violence is inaccurate. I am not suggesting that we do nothing about hate speech, just that we take action that both respects our freedoms and challenges the combination of prejudice, 'alternative facts' and specious arguments made by the haters.
There are 5,500 lobbyists registered to lobby the federal government, but 100 are the tops.
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NDP MP Charlie Angus, who represents the riding of Timmins—James Bay, Ont., gestures passionately during the first NDP leadership debate on Sunday, March 12 in Ottawa. Fellow MP and leadership contender, Niki Ashton, looks on. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia.
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The House is not sitting this week, but sits again April 3-April 13. It breaks again April 17-April 28 and resumes sitting May 1-May 19. It breaks May 21-May 26 and resumes sitting again May 29 and is scheduled to sit every weekday until June 23, but it could adjourn earlier than scheduled. The House will break until Monday, Sept. 18.
Join author Jamie Swift for a presentation on The Vimy Trap: Or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Great War, which he wrote with Ian McKay. Monday, March 27. 5-7 p.m. Royal Oak, Canal branch, 221 Echo Dr. Co-sponsored by the Group of 78, Rideau Institute, Citizens for Public Justice, and Peace Quest.
Should Canadians be ashamed of their country’s history? Jack Granatstein and Noah Richler will hash out that question as part of another Great Canadian Debate, 7 p.m. March 28, at the Barney Danson Theatre, Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Pl. in Ottawa. To buy tickets, visit macdonaldlaurier.ca.
Veterans and their families are invited to hear more about Veterans Affairs benefits and Veterans Review and Appeal Board hearings. Organized by 5P Legal Services. Tuesday, March 28, 1:30 p.m. Free. Unit 3, 158A McArthur Ave. (Chateau Vanier), Ottawa. Free parking, accessible venue. For more info: 613-729-9983.