Most collective agreements between the House of Commons, the Senate, and their respective unions expire this year, affecting hundreds of staff.
If the $7-billion central vote passes with the main estimates on Thursday, former PBO Kevin Page says it represents â€˜a new lowâ€™ for Parliament's financial oversight system.
The All-Party Democracy Caucus is surveying MPs to see where thereâ€™s momentum for change in the wake of a Samara report that found ex-MPs disillusioned by their lack of independence.
Plus, ex-PMO appointments adviser Juniors Damy is now working in the office of the Department of National Defenceâ€™s corporate secretary, under another former political staffer.
Parliamentary secretaries are â€˜closely associated to the exercise of power,â€™ says Sen. Serge Joyal, who wants to see them covered in the bill's new transparency rules.
From the start of my political career in 1972, the library has always been a place of calm in Centre Block where I could escape to. Now, at 88, I likely won't see it again, as it's soon to undergo 10 years of renos.
Reducing the use of plastic would not only be a promising step away from a carbon-centric economy, it would also have immediate, and positive, environmental impacts.
Former NDP MP Paul Dewar has revealed his brain cancer diagnosis is terminal, Canadian Press' Joanna Smith had her baby girl and Conservative MP Matt Jeneroux is hosting an event on the Hill to promote men's mental healt