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More than 60 per cent of Canadians support idea of prime minister's Question Period, half are in favour of ...

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MP Nathan Cullen (Skeena-Bulkley Valley, B.C.), his party's democratic reform critic, told The earlier this month that he doesn't like the...

Kevin O'Leary drops from Conservative leadership race, backs Maxime Bernier

(subscription) (subscription)Mr. O'Leary had the support of four members of the Conservative caucus: MP Guy Lauzon (Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, Ont.), MP Len Webber (Calgary Confederation,...

Senators, opposition set to challenge pot bill age limits, prison terms in committee

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative health critic Colin Carrie (Oshawa, Ont.) has also taken issue in the past with the 18-year minimum age for legal marijuana, which...

Less than a quarter of caucus undeclared in Conservative race, with a month to go

(subscription) (subscription)as well as MPs Earl Dreeshen (Red Deer-Mountain View, Alta.), Cheryl Gallant (Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, Ont.), Mr. Lake, John Nater (Perth-Wellington, Ont.), and David Sweet...

Taiwan and table tennis: diplomatic parties this week

(subscription) (subscription)Indonesian Ambassador Teuku Faizasyah and Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev. Their embassies placed second and third, respectively, in the 3rd Annual Table Tennis Friendship...

Parliament has a power problem: why few staffers report sexual ...

(subscription) (subscription)One contributing factor is staffers are often seen as 'dispensable and lucky to be there,' says one ex-aide. After-hours receptions and other informal...

Liberal MP Easter says Grits should switch approach on House rule changes to get legislative agenda moving

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MP Wayne Easter, right, pictured with Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner. Mr. Easter told The that there's not enough getting done in...

Conservative leadership race enters 'horse-trading phase' and candidates are making deals

(subscription) (subscription)have not made any endorsements due to their positions. Conservative MP Diane Finley (Haldimand-Norfolk, Ont.) is also staying neutral because she is a...

Pink and positive vibes at Day of Pink Gala

Hill Times (subscription) - The Hill Times - The ...Hill Times (subscription)Celebrating inclusivity and taking a selfie with Special Adviser on LGBTQ2 issues and Liberal...

'She challenged us': MPs praise Malala Yousafzai's Parliament speech, opposition urges more funding for girls' education

(subscription) (subscription)Up to this challenge also includes investing money in girls' education...beyond words, we need actual money, and that starts with increasing our international...

Educate new Senators on how to report sexual harassment: Sen. Hartling

(subscription) (subscription)about the conduct of two of his MPs: Massimo Pacetti and Scott Andrews. The two men were eventually kicked out of Liberal caucus...

Conservative MPs criticize Gilmore for floating Conservative Party shakeup, take aim at his marriage to Liberal minister

(subscription) (subscription)Former Conservative MP Brent Rathgeber, who left the party to sit as an independent and was defeated in the last election by Mr.

Filibuster over potential House rule changes 'a waste of everybody's time,' says former Liberal MP

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MP and committee chair Larry Bagnell; Liberal MP Scott Simms; Conservative MP Scott Reid; Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski; Conservative MP Phil McColeman,...

From the Grain Growers of Canada reception to the Broadbent Institute's Progress Summit, it was a busy start to spring

(subscription) (subscription)Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) President Jeff Nielsen with Karen McCrimmon, parliamentary secretary to Transport Minister Marc Garneau, at the GGC reception at...

Ottawa rolls out the red carpet for the music, glamour of the Juno Awards weekend

(subscription) (subscription)Yasmina Proveyer, music manager; Derek Andrews, chair of the World Music Advisory Committee; and Donna Murphy, vice-president of operations at the Canadian Independent...

Conservative leadership results to indicate level of MPs' influence in ...

(subscription) (subscription)The Conservative Party will make riding-by-riding leadership results public after each ballot count, says Conservative Party spokesman Cory Hann.and more »...

Conservative MP Tilson tells O'Leary 'to his face' he won't vacate his House seat

(subscription) (subscription)Five-term Conservative MP David Tilson, right, informed Conservative Party leadership front-runner Kevin O'Leary, left, at a private meeting last week that he would...

Opposition House leaders want new special committee to take over Commons rule changes study, vow to continue ...

(subscription) (subscription)The filibuster at the Procedure and House Affairs committee is back on after two days of unsuccessful talks between Government House Leader Bardish...

Rural Liberal MPs 'awfully nervous' about upcoming gun legislation, any tinkering could be trouble

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Larry Miller and NDP MP Matthew Dubé (Beloeil-Chambly, Que.), both members of the House Public Safety Committee, said last week that...

Liberals to meet for two-day caucus this week, some Grit MPs dissatisfied with level of cabinet consultation

(subscription) (subscription)Usually, all political parties meet prior to the start of the post-Christmas parliamentary sitting, but this time Liberals are meeting in the middle...

A night of firsts and girl power at the Museum of History

(subscription) (subscription)Conservatie MPP Lisa MacLeod, Conservative MP Lisa Raitt, and Raylene Lang-Dion. The photograph by Cynthia Münster. Conservative MP Lisa Raitt, former Conservative...

Manning Conference featured red-carpet style soirée, while Senators get social...media, that is

(subscription)Conservative MP Kelly Block, former Conservative MP Stella Ambler and Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch. The photograph by Jake Wright. Conservative MP Gerard...

Conservatives face off against Liberals in charity hockey game

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MP Marc Miller alongside Conservative MP Robert Kitchen. This is the first Grit vs. Tory game since 2009, when the two teams...

Scheer's Conservative caucus support gives him the advantage, but leadership win not in the bag

(subscription) (subscription)PARLIAMENT HILL—Conservative MP and leadership candidate Andrew Scheer may have the most endorsements from his caucus colleagues on the Hill, but that doesn't...

Conservative MP Andrew Scheer surpasses 50 high-profile endorsements for leadership bid

(subscription)His current endorsements from the House of Commons include Scott Reid (Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, Ont.), Sarnia-Lambton, Ont., MP Marilyn Gladu; Saskatchewan MP and former agriculture minister...

Liberal membership in Ottawa-Vanier balloons to 3000 ahead of federal nomination in January, 10 candidates lining up

(subscription)She also ran unsuccessfully in the last federal election. Eight-term Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger, who represented Ottawa-Vanier since 1995 and was a member of...

Ottawa's diplomats shocked by assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov

(subscription)Conservative MP Peter Kent (Thornhill, Ont.), his party's critic for foreign affairs and a member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he condemns...

House Finance Committee could ask all Commons committees to hold pre-budget consultations next year

(subscription) (subscription)House Finance Committee chairman Wayne Easter, right, pictured with Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, wants his committee to narrow down the focus on pre-budget...

'It has a terrible history,' Indigenous Affairs needs to go in order for reconciliation to happen, says Liberal MP

(subscription) (subscription)One the biggest critics of the government's commitment to UNDRIP has been NDP MP Romeo Saganash (Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik-Eeyou, Que.). Mr. Saganash, who is...

Library of Parliament Committee hasn't met in 19 months

(subscription)NDP MP Anne Minh-Thu Quach (Salaberry-Suroît, Que.), the sole NDP member of the committee, said it is losing time to discuss what it needs...

Ambrose hosts Hill media for a lively Christmas party

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative House leader Candice Bergen tries her hand at beer pong against the press gallery at the Conservative leader's Christmas party for the...

McKenna's handling of Ottawa Hospital relocation showed 'lack of political experience,' say Liberal insiders

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MP David McGuinty (Ottawa South, Ont.), in an interview with The , conceded that Ottawa-area Liberal MPs were not consulted individually, but...

The Liberal Party goes on fundraising blitz in early anticipation of 2019 federal election

(subscription)A Liberal-branded toque if the donation is more than $99; a scarf if the wallet-opening results in more than $199; and the full set...

Dinner for Mexican president cost $134000; well worth it, say MPs

(subscription)The budget for the event at Casa Loma, a tourist hotspot in Toronto, was made public in response to a question tabled by Conservative...

Liberal MPs want per-vote subsidies for political parties back

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski (Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan, Sask.) said he has mixed feelings about it. He said if the government chooses to pursue...

NDP MP Linda Duncan blasts government over tanker threat to endangered West Coast orcas

(subscription)Linda Duncan, the lone New Democrat MP elected in Alberta, is bucking NDP Premier Rachel Notley's support for the federal cabinet's approval of a...

NDP MP Linda Duncan blasts government over tanker threat to endangered West Coast orcas

(subscription) (subscription)Ms. Duncan, the NDP's environment critic and an environmental lawyer by trade, says that the federal government's approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans...

Inside caucus, Trudeau advises nervous Liberal MPs not to publicly criticize US president-elect Trump

(subscription) (subscription)“My reaction is probably just like everybody else's: quite concerned. Hopefully, he will understand how important the relationship is between the U.S. and...

Fantino joins Deepak Obhrai Tory leadership campaign, to focus on minorities, immigrant communities

(subscription) (subscription)Mr. Obhrai said that in addition to Mr. Fantino, his former caucus colleagues Corneliu Chisu and Joe Daniel are supporting him. Mr. Chisu...

Mauril Bélanger remembered for his service, devotion to the job

(subscription) (subscription)Parliamentarians across party lines spoke highly of Mr. Bélanger in statements after his death, including Bloc Québécois, NDP, and Conservative party leaders. Governor...

Summer committee meeting on softwood lumber 'waste of time and money,' says Liberal MP

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MPs on the House Trade Committee, including, from right, Linda Lapointe, Steven McKinnon, and Peter Fonseca, voted down a Conservative motion to...

Ranked-ballot system could have stopped Trump, says US expert set to speak to MPs on electoral reform

(subscription) (subscription)... reform to include Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (Saanich-Gulf Islands, B.C.) as well as a Bloc Québécois MP and give the opposition...

Government group cites tech as key to energy future

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative natural resources critic Candice Bergen, however, says, 'Oil and gas are at the heart of our natural resource sector,' and should not...

Bernier, Clement lead declared Conservative candidates in survey, but more would prefer someone else

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Maxime Bernier has a narrow edge over Conservative MP Tony Clement among declared candidates in the Conservative leadership race, according to...

Mulcair says NDP will push for repeal on anti-terrorism law, despite divided public support

(subscription) (subscription)Outgoing NDP Leader Tom Mulcair told The on Aug. 11 that his party will push ahead with a private member's bill from...

Despite problem-plagued email, pay system, Liberals push ahead on government-wide HR amalgamation

(subscription) (subscription)Treasury Board President Scott Brison. A spokesperson for the department said “the business case and proposals for transformation are at the initial development...

Liberals on pace to miss Syrian refugee goal by a year

Hill Times (subscription) - The Hill TimesHill Times (subscription)But the Immigration Department says it will meet the year-end target without more staff. Immigration Minister John...

Liberals accused of playing politics with national security as they consult on changes to Bill C-51

(subscription) (subscription)... changes to Bill C-51 because it has realized the benefit of the legislation, though is wary of upsetting opponents. The Liberals, however,...

Kellie Leitch's fundraising success indicates deep shift in party dynamics

(subscription) (subscription)Duncan Jackman, the son of a prominent Ontario Conservatives, Hal Jackman, contributed $750 to Ms. Leitch's campaign that day. Former Conservative MP Bob...

House Electoral Reform Committee should stop burning daylight, come up with concrete alternatives, says NDP MP ...

(subscription) (subscription)Special House Committee on Electoral Reform members Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and NDP MP Nathan Cullen pictured speaking with witness Henry Milner,...