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Opposition MPs demand minister testify to explain ‘odd’ chief electoral officer nomination switch-up

News|By Jolson Lim
The Liberals' nominee, Stéphane Perrault, didn't have many answers Tuesday as to what happened to Saskatchewan electoral officer Michael Boda's nomination, so Conservative MP Blake Richards is asking for a minister to ex
News|By Emily Haws
PSAC has set bargaining dates, which extend from late May to mid-July, for groups representing about 90,000 of its 140,000 federal public service members.
The Liberal appointment process is ‘broken,’ according to a new Public Policy Forum report, but MPs and observers are split on the fix.
Many of the recommendations were repeated from the 2013 review, say civil society groups, who want Canada to change its human rights-management approach.
Opinion|Editorial
Another day, another ethics inquiry into the conduct of a Liberal Member of the House. On May 17, ethics commissioner Mario Dion announced he was launching an investigation related to the conduct of Brampton East…
If not, 3,400 workers will find themselves unable to contribute to their public service pension plans this fall.
With Donald Trump involved, the utility of the multi-million-dollar annual G7 gathering could become a very open question.
Opinion|Scott Taylor
It’s not worth spending an arbitrary percentage of our GDP to prove our commitment to NATO. The blood and gold we expended in Afghanistan should have more than proven our resolve.
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Feature|By Shruti Shekar
Tunisian elections were 'unimaginable' in 2011, says Mohamed Torjemane, who hopes to build stronger relations between Tunisia and Canada.
News|By Shruti Shekar
'I would be surprised if he wasn’t the No. 1 minister being lobbied,' says Navigator consultant Andrew Balfour as energy and environment bills work their way through the House.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, an assistant to Liberal MP Gagan Sikand is set to become chief of staff to the British high commissioner.
Feature|By Shruti Shekar
Plus, there's a new pool camera for ministers to dodge in the foyer outside Question Period, and the Ottawa Art Gallery has been mentioned in the New York Times.
News|By Emily Haws
Farm groups are pushing the Liberals to ratify the 11-member deal, but automakers want to pump the brakes until NAFTA is a done deal.
Consultations on how to remove gender discrimination following the passage of Bill S-3 have to begin by June 12.
Feature|By Shruti Shekar
'When you look at the core business, it’s still running pretty much the way it was run 40 years ago,' says Patricia Meredith, one of two authors who won the $50,000 prize for best public policy book announced last week.
News|By Abbas Rana
‘We will not work on Justin Trudeau’s timeline’ on Bill C-76 or any other piece of legislation, says Conservative Senate Whip Don Plett.
News|By Abbas Rana
Stephen Harper, who said back in February that he could still "easily" be leader of the Conservative Party but decided not to in order to secure the party's future fortunes, has been generating a number…
The Ontario Liberal campaign team includes David Herle, Deb Matthews, Michele Cadario, Mel Wright, Chad Walsh, Rebecca MacKenzie, Drew Davidson, Bob Lopinski, Zita Astravas, Jamie Kippen, and more.
News|By Neil Moss
But Peter Jones, a professor of public and international affairs at the University of Ottawa, said Chrystia Freeland's position could limit the government's ability to engage with Iran.
News|By Jolson Lim
When asked by reporters on May 16 about his indemnity pledge against costs due to delays caused by B.C., Bill Morneau wouldn’t put a cap on how much federal taxpayer money he's willing to cough up.
News|By Emily Haws
In a Q&A this week, Jane Philpott also said she hopes Indigenous child welfare legislation will be tabled by fall, and that in leading her new department she's focused on customer service and improved staff morale.
Feature|By Shruti Shekar
The group split most recently on the U.S. decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal.
Canada's new information commissioner says the bill could impose new barriers and even deter requests, echoing calls for changes that she says are more important than having the bill pass right away. 
News|By Neil Moss
The Liberals' commitment to the North is being questioned as the Senate Banking Committee's recommendation to fund of research on a 7,000-km northern transportation system is unheeded.
News|By Jolson Lim
Companies currently permitted to explore for deposits or hold on to discoveries in Arctic waters have waited in uncertainty since December 2016 over whether they can continue to operate.
NDP MP Christine Moore 'clearly wanted to get her side of the story out and, given the potential consequences for her career and her reputation, I don't blame her for trying to do that,' says Conservative strategist Rachel Curran.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Zita Astravas, chief of staff to the defence minister, is on leave from the Hill to help out the Ontario Liberal campaign.
News|By Shruti Shekar
NDP MP Charlie Angus also wants Parliamentarians to discuss regulating lobbyists who take up jobs as political staffers.
News|By Emily Haws
Opposition critics say the Liberal goal of eliminating tuberculosis by 2030 is unrealistic given housing, treatment money allocated to northern regions.
Parliament ‘isn’t an instrument of government,’ says Tory Sen. Housakos, who put forward a motion that the next Senate clerk be appointed ‘with the express recommendation of the Senate.’
News|By Emily Haws
Expect disabilities legislation to be tabled before summer, but the government to otherwise focus on getting through priority bills already in the House.
Politicians and the media are to blame for using needlessly alarmist language on the rise of asylum seekers, when the system has the capacity to manage, says a former Immigration and Refugee Board chair.

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