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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'The core operating ideal within ... Ottawa is evidence-based policymaking and there are clearly other jurisdictions out there besides the U.S. that have done a better job in containing [the virus],' says Eric Miller.
Small Business Minister Mary Ng says the extent of her interactions with the organization was limited to that initial pitch, and did not extend to the since-cancelled contract for the student-grant program.
Cherie Wong of the Alliance Canada Hong Kong says Canada’s intelligence and police agencies appear to be ill-equipped to respond to the 'malicious and sophisticated' ways in which Beijing allegedly suppresses criticism.