Members of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group should be making monthly trips to Washington to help grease the wheels on the new NAFTA, says Liberal MP John McKay.
Members of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group, including, from left, NDP MP Brian Masse, Liberal MPs John McKay and Wayne Easter, and Conservative MP Randy Hoback, emphasize the importance of cross-border outreach, especially with so many new members of Congress. The Hill Times file photographs and The Hill Times photgraph by Andrew Meade
With 100 new members in the Congress, MPs in a friendship group of Canadian and American legislators say work needs to be done to establish new relations with their incoming southern counterparts.
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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.