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ISG Senators say poll shores up Red Chamber reforms, but feds running out of time to make them law

‘We are committed to making legislative changes’ to continue with Senate modernization, says the office of Government House Leader Bardish Chagger.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The Alberta politician isn’t the villainous, heartless character out to destroy the planet, as some of his political opponents ridiculously try to characterize him.
After studying barriers facing women in politics, the Status of Women Committee also suggests calling for a crackdown on gender-based heckling.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Were I advising him, I would suggest he keep a low profile for now, mend fences, and delegate effectively.
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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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.
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.
Opinion|By Sakhi Naimpoor
Canada’s aging sub fleet needs to be replaced, but from a political standpoint, it’s more convenient to fix the existing fleet than start a costly procurement process in an election year.
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.
Claudine Courtois is planning a May 2 reception to mark the first anniversary of his death, saying she’s touched by Hill community support.
‘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.
Opinion|By Lisa Van Dusen
Things have changed since the pro-democracy revolutions of post-Soviet eastern Europe, in part because of another revolution altogether—the Fourth Industrial one.
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.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
Elizabeth May now has an opportunity to finally put the interests of the Green Party first. But to do it, she needs to end both her friendship with the Liberals and her war with the Conservatives.
Opinion|By David Crane
Trudeau deserves some credit for measures that help the middle class, such as the Child Benefit, expanded CPP, and more emphasis on training. But slow wage growth is the prime reason for stagnant middle-class incomes.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
That means responding quickly and forcefully to false opposition claims and moving aggressively on a progressive policy agenda.
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.
Opinion|By Warren Kinsella
Justin Trudeau’s libel lawsuit against Andrew Scheer is in no way defensible.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is right about not wanting to put up with lying in politics. But the words are hard to take, coming from a leader who has done more twisting than Chubby Checker.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
If tripping over themselves with a leaking campaign wasn't enough, someone thought it would be a grand idea for the prime minister's personal lawyer to send Andrew Scheer a libel notice.
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.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Vox party leader Santiago Abascal, a Trumpish anti-immigration nationalist, could be the possible kingmaker in a national election in a few weeks.
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.
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.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
My fear is the bill will encourage the worst elements of Quebec society to attack Muslim, Sikh, and Jewish citizens.
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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