'I think it could have been handled differently from both sides,' says ex-NDP national director Karl Bélanger of MP Erin Weir's caucus dismissal, though others say the party did the best it could.
MP Erin Weir, pictured on Oct. 12 at a Phoenix pay-system protest in Ottawa, was dismissed from the NDP's 44-member caucus on May 3. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
As the NDP opens a new investigation into misconduct allegations against MP Christine Moore, some party stalwarts say they don’t think it properly handled its most recent conduct review and dismissal last week of MP Erin Weir from caucus.
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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.