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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
The Liberal appointment process is ‘broken,’ according to a new Public Policy Forum report, but MPs and observers are split on the fix.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Only the NDP can appeal to voters who want change and those afraid of Doug Ford at the same time.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, an assistant to Liberal MP Gagan Sikand is set to become chief of staff to the British high commissioner.
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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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.
Feature|By Shruti Shekar
Tunisian elections were 'unimaginable' in 2011, says Mohamed Torjemane, who hopes to build stronger relations between Tunisia and Canada.
Opinion|By Peter Showler
The Immigration and Refugee Board has rightly reversed a decision to close Ottawa hearing rooms in 2014.
Their concerns about Canada’s impending legalization are bolstered by claims that U.S. jurisdictions that have legalized cannabis have seen a public health disaster. But that’s just not true.
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 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.
Opinion|By Lisa Van Dusen
After more than a year of bad actors hogging the global stage, the marriage of a good one to a prince offers joy amid chaos.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Such recognition would also show our maturity as a country far more than celebrating a foreign-born head of state, or her telegenic grandchildren.
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.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Cameron Ahmad Liberal strategist “Our government is focused on growing the economy, creating jobs, strengthening the middle class, and working with Canadians to expand equality of opportunity for everyone. We have been delivering on the…
Opinion|By J. Michael Cole
The Trudeau government’s cowardly response to Air Canada’s decision to list Taiwan as part of China could damage Canada’s reputation abroad.
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|By Chantal HÉbert
Notwithstanding Ottawa’s willingness to backstop whatever extra costs (to a yet unspecified level) could be incurred as a result of 'politically motivated' delays, the clouds hovering over the project remain intact.
Opinion|By Greg Lyle
There is a political price to be paid for this disapproval. One third (33%) of Canadians say they are less likely to vote Liberal because of the way they have handled the issue. Just 12% say more likely.
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.
Opinion|By David Crane
TORONTO—My late great, friend Fraser Mustard, founder of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, would often ask, “why is there such a gap between what we know and what we do?” The British economist, Diane…
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
OAKVILLE, ONT.—I recently received a summons to show up at a courtroom for possible jury duty. And naturally, like any other red-blooded, civic-minded citizen, my initial reaction to the summons was, “How do I get…
Opinion|By Nancy Peckford
Processes to ensure a fair and impartial hearing for both alleged victims and perpetrators of harassment are crucial to existing Hill harassment policies, as well as the newly tabled federal legislation under Bill C-65.
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.
Opinion|By Susan Riley
CHELSEA, QUE.—This country needs a reconstructed Conservative Party—one that embodies the prudent policy and personal rectitude of a Peter Loughheed, Bill Davis, Joe Clark, or Robert Stanfield, not the extremism, vitriol, and defiant ignorance on…
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
Here’s what’s at stake: climate change policies, pharmacare, basic income or a living wage, housing and homelessness, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and multilateralism on the world stage.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
The bizarre juxtaposition of death and celebration was no accident. Israeli Minister of Public Security, Strategic Affairs and Information Gilad Erdan defended the deaths, telling Ynet News: 'We need to go back to targeted killings, and they need to go back to hiding underground and fearing for their lives, not organizing the masses to carry out terror attacks.'
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.

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