Mauril Bélanger

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BC MP says most oppose changes to Canada's national anthem

His take is that the Liberal government “rushed” the legislation for Bill C-210 through the House with almost no consultation. The bill launched by MP...

Ottawa-Vanier's new MP says Conservatives exploiting 'emotion' over Khadr deal

(subscription) (subscription)Newly elected Liberal MP for Ottawa-Vanier Mona Fortier says it's unfortunate Conservative MPs have been talking to U.S. media about the government's out-of-court...

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...

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...

Will the 82-year-old Liberal bastion of Ottawa-Vanier topple? Monday's byelection will decide

As a federal riding, it has been Liberal since its creation in 1935. Its last MP, Mauril Bélanger, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)...

Mauril Bélanger's widow shakes up Liberal nomination battle in Ottawa-Vanier

The widow of Mauril Bélanger is throwing her support behind one of the former Liberal MP's most trusted aides, giving a jolt to the ongoing...

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...

Belanger's bid to tweak O Canada inches closer to the finish line ...

Last May, Ottawa-Vanier MP Mauril Belanger gave a thumbs up as he receives applause after using a tablet with text-to-speech program to defend his proposed ...and...

Statement on the passing of the Honourable Mauril Bélanger

(blog) (blog)"Today we have lost a great friend and an exemplary Member of Parliament. Mauril Bélanger's lifetime of dedicated service to the people of...

Mauril Bélanger, Liberal MP Who Battled ALS, Dead At 61

OTTAWA — Mauril Belanger, a Liberal member of Parliament for more than two decades and a lifelong advocate for francophone rights in English Canada, has...

Liberal MP Mauril Belanger dead at 61

Ottawa-Vanier MP Mauril Belanger gives the thumbs up as he receives applause after using a tablet with text-to-speech program to defend his proposed changes to...

Emails reveal costly scramble to get Bibeau home for vote

(subscription) (subscription)International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau was attending a conference in Copenhagen when officials at Global Affairs Canada got word the Liberals wanted her...

Reevely: Ontario's Liberals call a byelection … but not for Madeleine ...

Ottawa-Vanier will go into the fall without a provincial representative, it seems, as the Liberals hold off calling a byelection for the seat ex-MPP Madeleine ...and...

Artists must be careful with using anthem for artistic expression: Trudeau

The bill to do so was put forward by Liberal MP Mauril Belanger, who currently has Lou Gehrig's disease. His deteriorating condition spurred efforts to...

Don't Mess With Canadian National Anthem, Please

According to CBC News, the changes to the Canadian national anthem were proposed by Member of Parliament Mauril Belanger, who was recently diagnosed with amyotrophic...

Michael Chong Unimpressed With Trudeau's Remark About Quebec Nation

Though he is running to become Tory leader, Chong recently broke with most Conservatives to support the Liberal government's controversial assisted dying law and Liberal...

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A private member's bill by ailing MP Mauril Belanger is currently waiting approval in the Senate. Last month, Bill C-210 passed in the House of...

MP Mauril Belanger gets dying wish in Commons

It now appears all but certain that Canada will soon have a revised, gender- neutral national anthem–a legacy to the perseverance and passion of a...

Mauril Belanger's Gender-Neutral Anthem Passes Final Vote

OTTAWA — Ailing Liberal MP Mauril Belanger was in the House of Commons today as his private member's bill to render O Canada more gender...

O Canada bill championed by Mauril Bélanger, MP with ALS, advances to final vote

Feelings ran high this afternoon as Mauril Bélanger, the veteran Liberal MP whose health is rapidly deteriorating from ALS, returned to the Commons to ensure...

Liberals buy more time for dying MP's gender-neutral national anthem bill

The government gave notice of a motion to tweak the bill's title Thursday night. The notice came hours after the Conservatives denied unanimous consent to...

Liberals ramming through change to O Canada because MP who sponsored bill is seriously ill: Tories

... questions from some MPs about whether parliamentarians should be expediting a bill through Parliament on such a sensitive and emotional issue simply because it...

Liberal MP Mauril Belanger pushes for change in anthem wording

OTTAWA - The lyrics to O Canada will be a hot topic in Ottawa on Tuesday, even though the July 1 fireworks are still a...

Mauril Bélanger's bid to revise O Canada to get 2nd hour of debate May 30

Mauril Bélanger's bill to change the lyrics of Canada's national anthem has been given a second chance at speedy passage this spring. Liberal caucus colleague...

Mauril Bélanger's brave fight for a more inclusive national anthem: Editorial

Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger appeared in the House of Commons on Friday for the second reading of his private member's bill to make “O Canada”...

Tories Block Bid To See Mauril Belanger's Gender-Neutral Anthem Bill Passed

Conservative MPs have thwarted a bid to ensure that dying Liberal MP Mauril Belanger gets to realize his dream of a gender-neutral national anthem. Fellow...

O Canada: Colleagues rally to get Mauril Bélanger's national anthem bill passed

Liberal MP Mauril Belanger used a text-to-speech device while acting as the honorary Speaker of the House on March 9. He will be using the...

Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger Takes the Lead as the National Honorary Spokesperson for the ALS Societies' Across ...

(press release) (press release)MARKHAM, ON, April 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Six months ago, Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger was running in the federal election, continuing...

Le député libéral Mauril Bélanger est le nouveau porte-parole honoraire national de la MARCHE pour la SLA des ... - CNW Telbec (Communiqué de presse)

CNW Telbec (Communiqué de presse)Le député libéral Mauril Bélanger est le nouveau porte-parole honoraire national de la MARCHE pour la SLA des ...CNW Telbec (Communiqué...

CMC Awards Mauril Bélanger with its highest distinction

In 2012, Mr. Bélanger requested that interim Liberal Party leader Bob Rae name him as Liberal Advocate for Co-operatives. His first action was to request...

CMC Awards Mauril Bélanger with its highest distinction

(press release) (press release)OTTAWA, April 14, 2016 /CNW/ - The Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) Board presented the Honourable Mauril Bélanger with its highest...

MP Mauril Bélanger recovering in hospital after bad reaction to medication

Ottawa-Vanier Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger is recovering in hospital after suffering an adverse reaction to a new medication three weeks ago. Bélanger was taken to...

1st private member's bill seeks to boost charitable donations as House returns

On May 6, Mauril Bélanger's bill to make the lyrics of O Canada gender-neutral, replacing "all thy sons command" with "all of us command," is...

Death on the Hill reminds MPs of cross-party bonds

The reaction of Canada's political class to the deaths of Hillyer and Ford — as well as recent cross-partisan support for Liberal MP Mauril Belanger...

Jim Hillyer's death underscores health challenges other MPs face

Liberal MP for Scarborough-Agincourt, revealed Wednesday a recent routine check-up “revealed my cancer has resurfaced.” Chan, elected in a byelection in 2014, took time off...

Your letters for Monday March 14: Mauril Bélanger, and women on our money

Re: Poignant honour: Veteran MP Mauril Bélanger serves as Speaker for a day, March 9. Bravo to Mauril Bélanger, our MP since we came to...

Mauril Belanger, Liberal MP Who Lost Voice To ALS, Will Take Speaker's Chair For 1 Day

OTTAWA — Veteran Liberal MP Mauril Belanger will be accorded a rare distinction Wednesday, appointed to preside over proceedings in the House of Commons as...

Mauril Bélanger président honoraire des Communes

Le député libéral d'Ottawa-Vanier Mauril Bélanger a vécu, mercredi, son rêve de devenir président de la Chambre des communes, le temps d'une journée. Vers 13...

Poignant honour: Veteran MP Mauril Belanger serves as Speaker ...

He was a Speaker without a voice, but for at least a few minutes Wednesday, Mauril Bélanger accomplished his goal of bringing decorum and grace...

Mauril Bélanger, Liberal MP Battling ALS, Serves As Honorary Speaker

Mauril Bélanger dreamed of becoming Speaker of the House of Commons, of trying to make Canada's Parliament and politics a bit better from his perch...

Voices on the Hill pay tribute to Mauril Bélanger | Ottawa Citizen

Voices on the Hill pay tribute to Mauril Bélanger. Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen More from Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen. Published on: March 9, 2016 |...

MPs pay tribute as Belanger takes Speaker's chair

Liberal MP Mauril Belanger gives the thumbs-up as he wears the House of Commons Speaker's tricorn hat as Speaker Geoff Regan (right) looks on on...

@Kady's Watchlist for Mar. 9 – Over to you, Honourary House ...

The halls of Centre Block will be lined with well-wishers in advance of the Speaker's Parade as long-time Liberal MP Mauril Belanger begins his tenure...

Kady O'Malley: Everything you need to know about the first batch of bills from the backbench

15. Liberal MP Mauril Belanger (Ottawa Vanier). C-210 – An Act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender). Summary text: “This enactment amends the National...

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...

Mauril Belanger, Liberal MP Battling Lou Gehrig's Disease, Makes History In House Of Commons

And Mauril Belanger made history in the process. Though he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) last fall, Belanger has stayed on as an...

MP Mauril Bélanger introduces O Canada amendment bill with voice generator

Ottawa MP Mauril Bélanger used a voice generator to introduce a private members' bill on Wednesday — marking the first time an MP has used...

Mauril Bélanger veut rendre l'hymne national moins sexiste

Mauril Bélanger avait soumis un projet de loi identique lors de la dernière session parlementaire. Il avait été rejeté en deuxième lecture au mois d'avril...

Mauril Bélanger veut rendre l'hymne national moins sexiste

Mauril Bélanger avait soumis un projet de loi identique lors de la dernière session parlementaire. Il avait été rejeté en deuxième lecture au mois d'avril...

MP Mauril Bélanger makes 2nd bid to change O Canada lyrics

Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger is losing his own singing voice, but that's not stopping him from trying — for a second time — to change...