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Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | January 28, 2019
Independent Senator Yuen Pau Woo is the facilitator at the helm of the largest group in the Senate, the Independent Senators Group. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | January 28, 2019
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | January 28, 2019
Independent Senator Yuen Pau Woo is the facilitator at the helm of the largest group in the Senate, the Independent Senators Group. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | January 14, 2019
Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Caroline Mulroney, Ontario's attorney general and minister responsible for francophone affairs. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | January 14, 2019
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | January 14, 2019
Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Caroline Mulroney, Ontario's attorney general and minister responsible for francophone affairs. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | October 8, 2018
Members of the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, pictured on Oct. 3, 2018, on the Hill. It’s now up to Independent Senators to take action and bring about real and comprehensive Senate reform overall in the Upper Chamber, writes Jean Fournier. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | October 8, 2018
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | October 8, 2018
Members of the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, pictured on Oct. 3, 2018, on the Hill. It’s now up to Independent Senators to take action and bring about real and comprehensive Senate reform overall in the Upper Chamber, writes Jean Fournier. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | January 29, 2018
Ottawa mayor Jim Watson, pictured on Oct. 12, 2017, at the opening of Terry 'Aislin' Mosher's exhibition of editorial cartoons 'Trudeau to Trudeau' at Ottawa City Hall. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | January 29, 2018
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | January 29, 2018
Ottawa mayor Jim Watson, pictured on Oct. 12, 2017, at the opening of Terry 'Aislin' Mosher's exhibition of editorial cartoons 'Trudeau to Trudeau' at Ottawa City Hall. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | November 13, 2017
Senate Speaker George Furey, pictured in this file photo. Insularity, complacency and tardiness are the Senate’s worst enemies and the Senate has to change, writes former Senate ethics officer Jean Fournier. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | November 13, 2017
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | November 13, 2017
Senate Speaker George Furey, pictured in this file photo. Insularity, complacency and tardiness are the Senate’s worst enemies and the Senate has to change, writes former Senate ethics officer Jean Fournier. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | April 17, 2017
Would John A. Macdonald, Georges-Etienne Cartier, and the 34 other Fathers of Confederation who attended the weeklong Charlottetown Conference, the three weeklong Quebec Conference in 1864 ( known as 'the meeting that made Canada,') and the London Conference in 1866—have proposed or knowingly accepted that the capital of the new country called Canada, would be an officially unilingual English city? Of course not. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | April 17, 2017
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | April 17, 2017
Would John A. Macdonald, Georges-Etienne Cartier, and the 34 other Fathers of Confederation who attended the weeklong Charlottetown Conference, the three weeklong Quebec Conference in 1864 ( known as 'the meeting that made Canada,') and the London Conference in 1866—have proposed or knowingly accepted that the capital of the new country called Canada, would be an officially unilingual English city? Of course not. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | January 9, 2017
It's not on: The Special House Electoral Committee failed to rise above petty mischief and partisanship. They blew their chance to make a difference and punted the issue back to the government, writes Jean Fournier. Bloc MP Luc Thériault, left, Conservative MP Scott Reid, Liberal MP and chair Francis Scarpaleggia, and NDP MP Nathan Cullen, pictured Dec. 1, 2016 at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | January 9, 2017
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | January 9, 2017
It's not on: The Special House Electoral Committee failed to rise above petty mischief and partisanship. They blew their chance to make a difference and punted the issue back to the government, writes Jean Fournier. Bloc MP Luc Thériault, left, Conservative MP Scott Reid, Liberal MP and chair Francis Scarpaleggia, and NDP MP Nathan Cullen, pictured Dec. 1, 2016 at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | June 13, 2016
The responsibility for overseeing Senators' expenses should be separated from those of the Standing Senate Committee on Internal Economy, headed by Conservative Sen. Leo Housakos, and assumed by a committee chaired by the Speaker of the Senate with outside members who have relevant experience. The standing committee is currently in a potential conflict of interest when it advises on, and approves, or otherwise, the expense claims of its own members or of other Senators. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | June 13, 2016
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | June 13, 2016
The responsibility for overseeing Senators' expenses should be separated from those of the Standing Senate Committee on Internal Economy, headed by Conservative Sen. Leo Housakos, and assumed by a committee chaired by the Speaker of the Senate with outside members who have relevant experience. The standing committee is currently in a potential conflict of interest when it advises on, and approves, or otherwise, the expense claims of its own members or of other Senators. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | March 28, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's announcement on the seven new Senators two weeks ago was not a routine announcement, writes Jean Fournier. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | March 28, 2016
Opinion | BY JEAN T. FOURNIER | March 28, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's announcement on the seven new Senators two weeks ago was not a routine announcement, writes Jean Fournier. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright