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'Huge irony' in male-dominated study of women, peace and security, says MP

(subscription) (subscription)... peace and security would be met with enthusiasm, the committee accepted it and is “moving in the right direction,” Ms. Laverdière said.

Liberal, Tory, NDP MPs pan protectionist talk by Trump, Sanders

(subscription) (subscription)“It is incredibly important that we maintain trade [with the United States],” said James Bezan, the Conservative MP for Manitoba's Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman constituency, and...

Tories rejected departmental, diplomatic advice to join UN Vietnam program

(subscription) (subscription)An August 2013 memo to then-development minister Christian Paradis proposed a grant arrangement with the UN Development Program to contribute $14 million over...

Panel meant to 'challenge' military can only advise

(subscription) (subscription)“The initiative was a demonstration of the Conservative government's commitment to improving the military procurement system,” opposition defence critic James Bezan told Embassy...

'Not that redneck': MPs react to Donald Trump

(subscription) (subscription)MP Wayne Easter, the co-chair of the group, told Embassy that a dozen parliamentarians were meeting with 63 American senators and congressmen from...

Conservatives support the Canada First Defence Strategy

(subscription) (subscription)... Forces are equipped to serve Canada's national security interests, not a set of Liberal platitudes based on nothing more than nostalgia. James...

When cabinet decides: Parsing Canadian defence politics

Embassy News (subscription) - EmbassyEmbassy News (subscription)Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, Development Marie-Claude Bibeau, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Minister Stephane Dion on Feb. 8.and...

Liberals 'analyzing' recommendations from international election monitors

(subscription) (subscription)But Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre, who was the minister of state for democratic reform when the Fair Elections Act was passed, told iPolitics...

Wave of public servants becoming political staffers

(subscription) (subscription)Dan Brien—While the Liberals were in power, he worked from 1994 to 2006 for ministers including Herb Gray, Andy Scott, Lawrence MacAulay and...

Tories play pipeline politics with new transport review

(subscription) (subscription)Before entering federal politics, Linda Duncan, the NDP's transport and infrastructure critic, was an assistant deputy minister for renewable resources in the Yukon...

Ambassador takes icy plunge for Canada

(subscription) (subscription)The Conservative government had come under criticism after hounding Russia for its annexation of Crimea at Arctic Council meetings, which are supposed to...

Government backs disputed mining institute

(subscription) (subscription)CIRDI was established in 2013 to “deliver knowledge on proven regulation and oversight to help resource-rich developing countries create jobs and economic growth,"...

Canada re-opens investment talks with India

(subscription) (subscription)Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland has been tasked with building closer trade ties with India. Canada and India struck a deal for more access...

Tories slam 'secret' Liberal cabinet committee

(subscription) (subscription)Chairing the committee is Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, Embassy has confirmed. Judy Foote, the minister in charge of procurement, also sits on the...

Haitian foreign minister awards medal to MP Mauril Bélanger

(subscription) (subscription)“When the information went out that Mauril Bélanger was diagnosed with the terrible disease he got, somebody from the community approached me and...

Liberals operating ad hoc cabinet committee on defence procurement

(subscription) (subscription)Judy Foote, the minister responsible for procurement, is also sitting on the committee, her office confirmed. Though Ms. McKenna's office confirmed she sits...

Emerson report on transportation to be tabled by spring

(subscription) (subscription)He chaired a review of Canada's aerospace policy in 2012 for then-industry minister Christian Paradis. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains...

Faith-based, business-funded groups boast deep ties to diplomats, politicians

(subscription) (subscription)The group's executive director, Darlene McLean—a regular in Ottawa's diplomatic party circuit, married to Conservative MP Harold Albrecht—recently travelled to Zimbabwe and Zambia...

Step by step, inch by inch: Ex-officials say renewing Iran ties will take negotiation

(subscription) (subscription)The Tories' foreign critic, Tony Clement, said on CBC's Power and Politics Jan. 18 that engagement with Iran “should still be hinging on...

Lametti on CETA: 'We'll get this deal to work'

(subscription) (subscription)Ms. Freeland has already spoken with at least 80 groups and individuals about the deal, and other ministers have also discussed the deal...

Brison to 'work closely' with commissioner on Access to Information Act review

(subscription) (subscription)In Mr. Brison's ministerial mandate letter, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged that he should empower the information commissioner and include ministers' offices and...

This year's highs and lows

(subscription) (subscription)With less-than-warm relations between Stephen Harper's Conservative government and Russia continuing into 2015, the Russian foreign minister skipped a ministerial meeting in Iqaluit.

Canada should upgrade its subcommittee on international human rights

(subscription) (subscription)Justin Mohammed is a Canadian lawyer based in Nairobi and former SIHR analyst. Wayne Marston is the former Official Opposition NDP critic for...