April 4, 2017

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Four questions for Ottawa's newest Liberal MP

On Monday, Liberal Mona Fortier won the by-election in Ottawa-Vanier with 51 per cent of the vote. She will take over the empty seat of...

Elizabeth May Says Stopping Heckling Is An Easy Way To Improve Parliament

“The Liberals no longer heckle, but the Conservatives and New Democrats are heckling fiercely and it is a violation of this place.” House Speaker Geoff...

Canadian politics and its WrestleMania lookalikes

Meanwhile, the NDP must understand that, like wrestling, politics is more than hard work and technical prowess. Being skillful in the ring doesn't always get...

Tory MP to revive Cotler's organ trafficking bill

(subscription) (subscription)... a press conference at the National Press Theatre that he will reintroduce C-561, which was brought before the last Parliament by former...

Maguire launches petition to save CBS clinic in Brandon

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire recently launched an online petition on his website calling on the Canadian Blood Services to reverse their decision to close...

'No one wants this report to be put on a shelf': Indigenous Affairs Minister responds to inquiry criticism

This special edition of The Current is a public forum held at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., across the river from Parliament Hill.

Rona Ambrose: Bill C-337 Not About Assigning Blame, But About Better Training For Judges

OTTAWA — Changes the Liberals have made to the way judges are appointed would not necessarily prevent someone who believes in stereotypes about sexual assault...

Mona Fortier holds Ottawa–Vanier for Liberals in byelection

The Ottawa–Vanier seat has been empty since the death in August of longtime MP Mauril Bélanger, who had represented the riding since 1995. Fortier is...

Security, Human Rights Critical in Canada-China Trade Talks, Says Peter MacKay

The Liberal government sparked renewed concern last month when it approved a Chinese company's takeover of Montreal high-tech firm ITF Technologies, a deal previously blocked...

What Is The Point Of My Voice In The Conservative Leadership Race?

From the very beginning, my voice has been ignored by the bulk of the media to the point that many people still do not even...

Early election unlikely: expert

Last month, former Thunder Bay MP John Rafferty announced plans to run for the NDP provincially to challenge current Liberal MPP Bill Mauro in the...

Federal by-elections stick to script but Tories, NDP come on strong in Ontario

CBC.caA strong performance in the riding — long a Liberal stronghold held by ex-cabinet minister John McCallum — was critical for the Liberals, given the...

March 2017—Arts Etc.

In a conservative country, his photographs of friends with themes of explicit sexuality and queerness pushed the envelope. His shows were often censored or closed...

Graham Thomson: Alberta NDP MLAs gleeful in their indignation over Jason Kenney quotes

The NDP is indignant over comments made last week by Progressive Conservative Leader Jason Kenney who seemed to suggest that teachers “out” gay students to...