New Senator Pierre Dalphond worked for the Liberal Party in the early 1990s, but says he has no interest in a Red Chamber beholden to the government or any party.
After six months of study, the Senate had passed 46 amendments to Bill C-45, including 29 written by the government.
Patricia Fuller will advise Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, and represent Canada at overseas meetings that the ministers don't attend.
â€˜Whether or not you can pressure an administration that has no policy, no direction, and no philosophy, I donâ€™t know,â€™ says ex-Democratic U.S. trade representative Mickey Kantor.
Liberal MP Pam Damoff says she is confident the government will back her change.
Liberal MP Pam Damoff is working on an amendment to expand background checks for people who apply for gun licenses.
The Liberals will probably lose seats in B.C. over the decision, says Angus Reid Instituteâ€™s Shachi Kurl.
The Senate Social Affairs Committee is wrapping up its study of the cannabis legalization bill, and the House Environment Committee has made more than 130 changes to the environmental assessment bill.