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‘We have to be part of it’: Indigenous MPs talk need for better representation

'You can bet if we had 100 MPs that were Indigenous, the tone about Indigenous issues would change,' says Liberal MP Michael McLeod.
News|By Neil Moss
The Canadian government's commitment to peacekeeping weakened following the removal of Stéphane Dion as foreign affairs minister, says former adviser Jocelyn Coulon.
When confronted with their biases, Prof. Tolley says journalists she interviewed for her research tried to explain away differences in their framing of a candidate’s electability.
News|By Mike Lapointe
‘All we ever wanted out of this was a working pay system, and if it's working pay system(s), we’re OK with that, too,’ says PIPSC president Debi Daviau.
Opinion
Samara Centre for Democracy is interested in learning what MPs believe they need to be effective in their work representing constituents, reviewing legislation, scrutinizing the government, and serving on committees.
Opinion|Erin Tolley
Researchers have largely concluded that when women and minorities run, they win. What this means is that if parties nominated more diverse candidate slates, there would be more diversity in Parliament.
Opinion|Perry Gray
The prime minister's, and his government's, responses to veterans will echo well after the upcoming election campaign.
Like everything else in Trumpian Washington, impeachment would make previous iterations seem both sane and dignified.
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Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, another two rookie Liberal MPs will not run in October election, and a poll suggests Trudeau would make the best U.S. president among all foreign leaders.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau flies to D.C. tonight, where he'll be greeted with a reception hosted by Canada's ambassador to the U.S., David MacNaughton.
With the changing balance between working-age Canadians and seniors, it should be obvious that the current coverage and level of benefits cannot be sustained without overburdening the taxpayer.
No matter how successful a Black person may be, gatekeepers are always there to remind them that race plays a role in society, whether you are on your way to earning your PhD or your place in Parliament.
The truth is, when it comes to Official Development Assistance spending, Canada hasn’t been back in decades.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Democratic institutions critic calls period prior to pre-writ ‘open season,’ with both politicians and academics saying they expect more political advertising during sporting events.
Opinion|By Craig Benjamin
The interventions of two human rights experts are a powerful reminder that the people of Grassy Narrows have suffered profound and unacceptable harms and that they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
‘Harassment is harassment and it must be recognized and we must tackle it,’ says Sen. Tony Dean.
As the city reaches one million citizens, its planning committee has outdone itself and approved something for the Château Laurier that can only be generously described as a mix between an air filter and a radiator.
News|By Nina Russell
MPs have spent a total of $151-million, which represents an increase of about 2.4 per cent from the 2017-18 year, which saw MPs spend a total of $147.7-million.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Assuming NAFTA 2.0 is not at a dead end, Justin Trudeau will at least be able to tell voters this fall that he managed in the face of Donald Trump’s irrational protectionism to preserve free trade with the U.S.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
I understand the operational necessity of having our fighter aircraft stationed in northern outposts. However, the question begs, do our pilots and their families need to be permanently based there?
As the United Nations puts it, for far too many Canadians, anti-Black racism, discrimination and inequality are part of their daily lives. It reaches into our democratic institutions.
It's time for Canada to double down for a UN Security Council seat, as the voice of the voiceless, both domestically and internationally, and align more assertively with the views of those being pressured from all sides.
It looks like we are about to step backwards as politicians want to be safe in talking about some romantic health-care system that doesn’t exist as opposed to the one that does.
The many implications of apartheid seriously maimed not just the physical bodies, but the souls of many South Africans. This is what happens when the people in power do not reflect the people they represent.
The prime minister said construction on the pipeline is scheduled to begin this summer. He was less clear about whether more pipelines will be needed, or how the government will recover the cost of the Trans Mountain.
Kazakhstan’s presidential elections took place in the most competitive and diverse atmosphere in our nation’s history. Seven candidates of different backgrounds and walks of life stood for the highest office.
Plus, the parliamentary budget officer is releasing a report on the feds' program spending on housing affordability.
Many Indigenous peoples are demanding that the risk-assessment process be holistic and demonstrate how any proposed project will affect the well-being of the peoples for future generations.  

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