Manitoba MP stands behind bill aimed at deterring violence against Indigenous women

He was throwing his support behind Saskatchewan Senator Lillian Dyck's Bill S-215, which would amend the Criminal Code to make being an Aboriginal female victim...

Summerside gets to show off its green initiatives

... deal with the buildings that are built on the melting permafrost, or how can we help the communities and villages that depend on the...

Read This Excerpt From 'Horsemen of the Apocalypse' | DeSmogBlog

(blog) (blog)By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (crossposted from EcoWatch) This is an excerpt from Dick Russell's and my new book, Horsemen of the Apocalypse,...

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As Peter Baker told Bob Costa on "Washington Week" about the Rose Garden celebration: "You had the ... After the white-guy photo from the House...

Littwin: As Trumpcare blows into Senate, Cory Gardner has nowhere to hide

He has already done what no one could have expected, which was to sign on to a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying...

Canadians No Longer Males or Females

CBC.ca (blog)Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada no longer requires proof that someone has had a sex change in order to change his or her documents...

Kellie Leitch says she has no regrets about Conservative leadership ...

The Conservative leadership candidate may agree that the reaction to her campaign video shows she needs 'acting lessons,' but she stands by her ...and more »...

Longtime Sask. senator retires

Her departure means there are now five senators from Saskatchewan: Raynell Andreychuk, Denise Batters, Lillian Dyck, David Tkachuk and Pamela Wallin. There are now six...

Cooper vetoes hog farm protection bill - News & Observer

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Trump-Russia investigation reignites as Senate asks aides to hand over notes

A Senate committee has asked Trump campaign aides to hand over notes and records from meetings with Russian officials and businesses, as congressional investigations between...

Big boost for black college students in new 2017 federal budget: More generous aid

Black colleges and universities got a big win in the new federal budget: a major expansion of the Pell Grants used by thousands of their...

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Meaning of Meredith: Is the Senate getting more accountable ...

What is the legal underpinning of the push to kick Don Meredith out of the Senate, and does it show accountability of the unelected is...

On MSNBC, Hugh Hewitt Says Senate GOP Should "Compliment The People In The House For Getting A Bill Over To ...

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Senate wary on 'Obamacare' repeal, bumpy path ahead

"I've already made clear that I don't support the House bill as currently constructed," said Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. He cited its Medicaid cuts, including...

Conrad Black: Premier Wall and Senator Beyak have dared to do what others won't. They deserve our praise

Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall and Ontario senator Lynn Beyak have earned the gratitude of all Canadians by the quality of their public service. Premier Wall...

Prestigious medical groups denounce health care vote

Many of the country's most respected doctors' groups and consumer health organizations are decrying Thursday's vote in the House for a Republican health care bill...

Canada backs Taiwan's bid to attend WHA

(press release) (press release)In response to questions by Canadian Senator Thanh Hai Ngo about Taiwan's participation in the WHA on Tuesday, Peter Harder --...

Sen. Don Meredith will get $25,000 annual pension even if expelled ...

Meredith's pension payout relates to his roughly six years of Senate service — a percentage calculation based on his annual $145000 salary.and more »...

Smith serves as Senate page

(subscription) (subscription)Zachary David Smith, a student at Southern Nash High School, is pictured at right with Sen. Rick Horner, R-Wilson, in the North Carolina...

Kansas Legislature's Lawyer: Certainty Of School Funding More Important Than Amount

Rep. Larry Campbell of Olathe, the committee's chairman, said he hopes to work the bill Friday and maybe approve it then. Any school funding bill...

First in Hearts

Some have attempted to cut him down to size by portraying him as considerably less than a god, a privileged white landowner who advanced his...

Parents of transgender youth join push to outlaw discrimination

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould told a Senate committee studying the proposed law that it's time to catch up to the provinces and territories, which have...

National Association of Counties supports Secure Rural Schools extension bill

Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), who co-authored the original legislation in 1999 with then-Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho). “SRS payments support public schools,...

The Latest: Hawaii House Elects Rep. Scott Saiki Speaker - U.S. News & World Report

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Kansas Legislature's Lawyer: Certainty Of School Funding More ...

Educators and some lawmakers weren't sure which Jeff King they were going to hear from Thursday. Would the House K-12 Budget Committee hear from the.and...

Justice minister wants Supreme Court opinion on new genetic testing law

James Cowan, who won unanimous support for it in the Senate. Last March, it won the overwhelming support of MPs in the House of Commons,...

Studebaker passion still in drive at St. Joseph County Fairgrounds ...

WSBT CBS 22 provides news, sports, entertainment and public interest programs to the South Bend, Indiana area including Mishawaka, Notre Dame, Granger, ...and more »...

Oppose the Potential Nomination of Mark E. Green to be Secretary of the Army

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Politicians, business leaders gather to promote Evening in the ...

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Did Republicans just wave bye-bye to their House majority?

(A separate study from Masket and Steven Greene in 2011 determined that 13 Democrats who voted for the bill pretty clearly lost their seats because...

Parents urge Senate to support bill on gender identity, gender expression

CBC.caSome members of the Senate, including Conservative Sen. Don Plett, have expressed misgivings about the bill, including the notion that the concept of "gender expression"...

Despite election results, Obamacare expected to stick for 2017

Repealing and replacing Obamacare is a high priority for the next Congress as it moves forward with Republican majorities in both the House and Senate...

RCMP eyes expanded media protections amid police surveillance concerns

A Quebec senator has introduced a bill he calls the first concrete legislative measure in Canada to protect journalistic sources following a spate of cases...

Maine Legislation Would Bar Muni Broadband Across the State

Critics say the bill would make it all but impossible for Maine towns and cities to build their own high-speed networks when cable and telephone...

UT's commencement ceremonies are next week

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New Sheriff Vernon Betts struggles with judges over staffing, budget ...

After St. Louis police officers make their weekend arrests, sheriff deputies on Mondays take the new inmates into a room at the City Justice Center...

Editorial: New, improved Senate? Let Canadians see for themselves

Leo Housakos, the chair of Senate committees overseeing budget and communications, boasted of the chamber's new attitude in a Postmedia opinion column earlier this year.

Medical pot operations well-positioned for July 1 recreational weed ...

Marijuana is packaged at The Source dispensary facility newly opened in Henderson, numerous edible marijuana products are also available there too on ...and more »...

The Duplicitous US Constitution

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Canada voices support for Taiwan's WHA participation | Taiwan News

He added that Canada has noticed Taiwan's continuous attendance in the annual WHA meetings as an observer since 2009...and more »...

Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Trump supporters blame Congress for gridlock, urge unity

Obstructionist Democrats and Speaker Paul Ryan's inability so far to bring the Republican caucus together is a recipe for more gridlock, said Lou Gargiulo, a...

Liberal government to debate Senate amendments to long-delayed citizenship bill

The Liberal law proposed lowering this to 55, but senators decided to adopt Conservative Sen. Diane Griffin's suggestion of a middle ground, setting it at...

'Independent' senators back Liberals' soft on terror bill

Every single independent Senator, save one, voted against Lang's sensible amendment. Special credit is due to independent Senator Anne Cools – who was appointed in...

Senator Lillian Dyck a voice for women, First Nations people

Growing up in Saskatchewan, Lillian Dyck's mother told her to forget her First Nations heritage; she feared that if people knew her daughter was part...

EB-5 program extended as House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill ...

The House today passed a $1.1 trillion spending plan to keep the federal government running through September.and more »...

Senate passes bill that repeals many Conservative citizenship changes

... citizenship from dual Canadian citizens convicted of terrorism, treason or espionage. An attempt by Conservative Senator Daniel Lang essentially proposing the government maintain that...

Senators spend day in Summerside hearing of various green initiatives across the Island

Senators met with officials from the City of Summerside and visited Summerside Wind Farm Tuesday. From left are Senator Douglas Black, Senator Diane Griffin, Senator...

First "Men's Centre" Coming to Canada's Capital As Fundraising Campaign Reaches Target

First "Men's Centre" Coming to Canada's Capital As Fundraising Campaign Reaches Target (press release)A Gala Lunch and Entertainment event on May 28th at 1:00 PM,...