‘There’s no problem,’ says Independent Senator Pierre Dalphond, arguing the bill simply creates a ‘safety valve’ to prevent privileged information from being wrapped up in the new mandatory financial disclosures.
The Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, pictured in October, continues its study on Bill-C58.
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Two words in a new bill could erode the power of the Upper Chamber and hand it to the Senate Speaker, according to some Senators studying a bill that creates mandatory proactive disclosure of expenses.
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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.