Senator Marilou McPhedran, one of the so-called 'activist' Senators, recently sent out a letter to her Senate colleagues asking them to support a new initiative towards a more just and inclusive Canada. She wants to table a bill to lower the federal voting age in Canada from 18 to 16 years old, as soon as possible, when Parliament returns to regular sittings.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured at that day's media briefing on May 7, 2020. The PM’s failure to replace Canada’s archaic first-past-the-post system with a more representative voting model, still stands as his biggest broken promise, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
HALIFAX—Not everyone might agree on the fix, but most Canadians would admit that democracy is ailing in Canada.
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Apologizing for 'tensions' that became public over the last months, Julie Payette said that 'we all experience things differently, but we should always strive to do better, and be attentive to one another’s perceptions.'
He faced potential expulsion last year during the leadership race over comments he made that appeared to question whether chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam, who is of Asian descent, was a pawn of China.
'I hope that intelligence and security officials in Canada learned after what they saw in the U.S. and can make sure something like that does not happen here,' says Ottawa-turned-Washington correspondent Richard Madan.