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Kenney’s Alberta win both good, bad for Trudeau, Scheer, say strategists

News|By Beatrice Paez
Conservative MPs Michael Cooper and Matt Jeneroux, both from Alberta, are sympathetic to Jason Kenney’s threat to 'turn off the taps' of gas to B.C.
After studying barriers facing women in politics, the Status of Women Committee also suggests calling for a crackdown on gender-based heckling.
Claudine Courtois is planning a May 2 reception to mark the first anniversary of his death, saying she’s touched by Hill community support.
‘We are committed to making legislative changes’ to continue with Senate modernization, says the office of Government House Leader Bardish Chagger.
Poll results tell us there is widespread public support for foreign aid. But this budget doesn’t reflect that priority.
While I teach the values of equality and diversity, I oppose forcing all lawyers to promote these or any other government-prescribed values.
After three years of political convulsion at home, the process of extraditing the U.K. from nearly half a century of membership in the EU is becoming a full-scale nightmare for Europeans too.
Opinion|Scott Taylor
I dare say that it is a slippery slope once you start making allowances to accommodate individual tastes in an institution whose core value is disciplined conformity.
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Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Employment Minister Patty Hajdu has a new senior communications aide, and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has a new issues manager.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Tory MP Mark Warawa is hoping for a 'miracle' as he battles cancer, and Supreme Court Justice Clément Gascon is set to retire from the top court in the fall.
The access-to-information bill needed close scrutiny to turn it into ‘workable legislation,’ says committee chair Sen. Serge Joyal.
‘Imagine losing your job, getting fired, but you’re fired by basically your entire riding and your whole life has been serving these people, and there’s just a lot wrapped up in it:’ Tory House leader Candice Bergen.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Though being temporarily relocated is a recurring feature of their lives each year, residents expected this year to be different.
Bill C-48 would ‘basically trap Alberta oil,’ says Independent Alberta Senator Paula Simons.
News|By Abbas Rana
Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott say they have no endgame, but some observers say they risk their reputations by continuing to find points of disagreement with Justin Trudeau, the government, and the Liberal Party.
News|By Abbas Rana
But the Trudeau government’s motivation to help out SNC-Lavalin is to protect jobs, not any strategy for the federal election, says Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux.
Conservative Whip Mark Strahl grilled House Clerk Charles Robert on the initiative last week, suggesting it was out of order and questioning who was driving it.
Employment and Social Development Canada has had part of its budget re-directed towards ensuring Canada's CPTPP trading partners live up to their commitments around labour.
The Liberals’ ‘ceiling’ of possible support shrank to 38 per cent during a three-day period earlier this month, below the vote share the party won in the last election.
Parliamentarians will face 194 votes, instead of one, to approve $6-billion in budget measures. It’s a ‘clear improvement,’ says the parliamentary budget officer, but opposition MPs say it still erodes spending scrutiny.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould has been noncommittal about how, or whether, the government intends to regulate social media companies when it comes to taking down inflammatory content.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Toronto Star reporter Tonda MacCharles, says there’s a 'hunger' for stories grounded in fact-based analysis that can cut through the polarization that often characterizes the discourse on social media.
News|By Neil Moss
Critics point to the Canadian Infrastructure Bank providing a loan for a Montreal transportation project, which was originally highlighted as a potential investment opportunity.
News|By Neil Moss
Canadian peacekeepers have been ‘lucky,’ says Conservative James Bezan, pointing to a January attack on another UN base.
The Trudeau cabinet could make the decision ‘on any given Tuesday’ to make the necessary changes, says Sharon McIvor, who brought the most recent complaint to a UN human rights body.
Taiwan Night was the hot ticket in town last week, with dozens of Parliamentarians in attendance.
The National Security and Defence Committee stripped away key elements of Bill C-71, which sponsor Sen. André Pratte says he hopes will be restored before the Chamber’s final vote.
News|By Emily Haws
By threatening to sue Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, the PM has added fuel to the SNC-Lavalin fire rather than trying to stamp it out, say politicos of all stripes.
News|By Neil Moss
In a wide-ranging interview, Infrastructure Minister François-Philippe Champagne talks about the Liberals' $190-billion infrastructure plan, investment in Canada's North, and the SNC-Lavalin affair.
News|By Beatrice Paez
They spent $111-million less in the past two fiscal years than they would have in the absence of the federal program, says a new report from the parliamentary budget officer.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Labour Minister Patty Hajdu has hired a new Quebec regional adviser.
There was ‘quite a backlash’ over the original plan to only go to B.C. for the oil tanker ban study, says Transport Committee chair Sen. David Tkachuk.

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