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Mulcair voted most valuable politician in 2014, Trudeau and May ranked second, third

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Justin Trudeau’s high ranking for both Most Valuable Politician and Least Valuable suggests ‘we’re in for a really brutal partisan election coming up,’ says Lorne Bozinoff.

The partisan tension gripping Parliament in the lead-up to a federal election as well as a desire for cross-party cooperation and a softening of partisan rhetoric were reflected in The Hill Times’ 18th Annual Most Valuable Politician & All Politics Poll.

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.

Working group struck to review Red Chamber’s opaque environmental policy

What’s currently covered in the Senate’s environmental policy is unclear, but Sen. Deacon says the group will work to recommend short-, medium-, and long-term steps the Senate can take.
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