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Senators could vote Fairbairn out of Upper Chamber, says Tkachuk

By Jessica Bruno      

Senate Internal Economy Committee chair David Tkachuk says the committee has asked for a legal opinion about what to do in Liberal Senator Joyce Fairbairn’s ‘very unique situation.’ If Sen. Fairbairn, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and is currently on sick leave, does not return to the Senate for two sessions, the Senate could declare her seat vacant.

 

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Reflections on anti-Muslim rhetoric from Tory MPs welcome in wake of London attack, but proof will be on campaign trail, say observers

News|By Palak Mangat
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole, when asked whether his party owes an apology to the Muslim community for past policies—after two members of his caucus expressed regret over 2015 campaign tactics—says ‘all parties need

Canada should revoke diplomatic relations with Holy See if Catholic Church won’t apologize for residential schools; and church should be subpoenaed, search warrants issued, says NDP MP Green

News|By Mike Lapointe
In his last visit to the Vatican, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he directly asked Pope Francis to move forward on apologizing and on making records surrounding residential schools available.

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson ‘could be persuaded’ to run for federal Liberals in Edmonton Centre, say some Alberta insiders

News|By Abbas Rana
Former Edmonton Centre Liberal MP Randy Boissonnault is also preparing for the Liberal nomination to try to reclaim his seat.

‘A pox on both your Houses’: Grits, Tories battle to manipulate dwindling hours left for lawmaking

Silly season is in full swing, as the Liberals try to pass bills on GHG reduction targets and conversion therapy before the summer.

‘I don’t know how Jason Kenney can recover,’ political players say Alberta premier in the fight of his life

News|By Abbas Rana
If Alberta Premier Jason Kenney survives the ongoing controversies, he will hold a major cabinet shuffle in 'late spring, early summer’ as a reset to get a fresh start, say top UCP sources.

Commons Board of Internal Economy punts matter of Bloc MP sharing nude Amos photo to PROC

News|By Palak Mangat
While members of the Board of Internal Economy will no longer be discussing the incident involving Liberal MP Will Amos, it remains unclear when the committee tasked with examining it will be able to do so, given the gro

Not enough data on election misinformation, say experts, as critics warn of government censorship

News|By Alice Chen
It’s ‘incumbent' PROC look more closely at the topic and to strike a middle-ground between protected speech and debate the responsibility people have for the misinformation they spread, says Liberal MP Ryan Turnbull.

Chief Government Whip Holland hires two committees advisers and an executive assistant

Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Danick LaFrance and Matthew Trnkus are new committees advisers to the Chief Government Whip.

Canada hopes for a bolstered G7 in a post-Trump world

News|By Neil Moss
The G7 will meet in the U.K. for the first time since its haphazard summit in 2019 and since the end of the Trump presidency.
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