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Quebec Senator Gold named government’s new point man in the Red Chamber

Sen. Marc Gold has been working as the liaison for the biggest group in the Senate, the ISG.
By this winter, PSPC expects work to assess the state of the Centre Block building to be completed, with schematic design plans expected by spring.
News|By Neil Moss
Iran's chief justice Ebrahim Raisi was part of a 'death commission' in 1988, during a period of political repression which saw thousands of dissidents executed.
News|By Mike Lapointe
The 2019 federal budget allocated $523.3-million over five years, starting in 2019–20, to 'ensure that adequate resources are dedicated to addressing pay issues,' according to PSPC.
Opinion
It’s too early to know for sure what Vladimir Putin is hatching, but it looks like he is aiming for a three-pronged system.
Beijing is celebrating the Lunar New Year by cracking down on satire. This is not a good sign in a presumptive superpower.
Opinion|Tim Powers
Somewhere in heaven, John Crosbie is sipping on his rum and coke muttering to himself: 'I always said I’d leave with a bang.'
News
Mr. Poilievre is among the latest high-profile candidates to drop out of the contest this week.
News|By Palak Mangat
'I didn’t plan a speech at all, so it came from the heart,' says House Speaker Anthony Rota of his first remarks when he was elected to the post on Dec. 5.
Meanwhile, Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez is entering the new sitting with a director of Senate affairs, Kornelia Mankowski.
Plus, the World Health Organization is set to decide today whether the coronavirus, is a global health emergency.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Learn to reach across party lines for relationships and resist sticking to talking points, new MPs told at a Carleton University-hosted orientation event.
News|By Palak Mangat
'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Senator Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia battles Newfoundland blizzard, and The Toronto Star's parliamentary bureau is moving to the Byward Market to join iPolitics.
Plus, former Quebec premier says he won't be running to succeed outgoing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, citing his outsider status. Hearings on the extradition of Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou continue in Vancouver.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Danielle Keenan has been named director of communications to Diversity, Inclusion, and Youth Minister Bardish Chagger, among other recent hires.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
If there is a reckoning for this increasing cycle of disparity, it will not be pretty. Instead of awaiting economic catastrophe or class war, governments in the West should collaborate.
An advocate for women, Reem Al Khaled says she’s always wanted to be ‘one of the voices’ pushing to get women involved.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
While U.S. President Donald Trump and his allies touted last week’s ‘Phase 1’ agreement with China as a victory, most analysts saw it as, at best, a saw-off.
From a boyhood dream of holding the country’s top political office to almost 20 years in the Red Chamber, retiring Sen. Joseph Day reflects on his parliamentary career.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
How can one disassociate the American assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani with the escalated tensions and Iranian reprisals against U.S. targets in Iraq?
In an election year, lobbying activity dropped by 30 per cent compared to 2018.
Opinion|By Peter MacLeod
More than a decade spent working in the borderlands between formal and informal politics has taught me that for democracy to endure, we need to redouble our commitment to citizens representing citizens.
News|By Palak Mangat
'When you have a $300,000 buy-in, you’re not going to get away from having people tag you as ‘elitist,' " says Najib Jutt, who has advised both Liberal and Conservatives in the past.
Opinion|By Alex Lee
Canadians’ press freedom, politics, and education are threatened by the authoritarian overreach of Beijing, writes Alex Lee of Alliance Canada Hong Kong.
By exclusively focusing on the dissemination of some of our values, Canada is merely amplifying its domestic priorities outwards while other pressing geostrategic issues are flouted.
Plus, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland dismisses engaging in a 'prisoner swap' with China to secure the release of the two Canadian detainees.
News|By Palak Mangat
In the last Parliament, the Senate appears to have exercised its authority more of providing 'sober second thought.'
Opinion|By Phil Gurski
If we elect to put ourselves out there, do we not give up our right to privacy? In other words, do we not lose control over who sees it and how they choose to use it?

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