June 19, 2015

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Tory MP Michael Chong's Reform Bill Gutted By Tory Senators

They could choose to adopt the rules, change them, or go with the status quo. Other senators, including Liberal Pierrette Ringuette, said they supported Chong's...

Tory senators move to gut Tory MP Chong's reform bill - iPolitics

Two Conservative senators, David Wells backed by Denise Batters, introduced an amendment Friday that specifically neuters that part of the bill. Wells and other senators...

Quintet Consulting conducting workplace assessment of Sen ...

An Ottawa-based workplace assessment company, Quintet Consulting Corporation, has been conducting a workplace assessment since February of Sen. Don Meredith's office on allegations of alleged...

Two months late, Florida lawmakers approve state budget

(blog) (blog)Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, criticized House leaders for a "double standard" by opposing incentives for film productions and pro sports stadiums while insisting...

California Lawmakers Approve Final Budget

Democratic Senator Holly Mitchell abstained from voting on the final budget. She says it did not do enough to help vulnerable populations in the state.

19 senators caught up in expense scandal opt for arbitration - iPolitics

Four of the most influential senators — Speaker Leo Housakos, his deputy Nicole Eaton, government leader Claude Carignan and Liberal leader James Cowan — have...

19 senators to challenge auditor general's findings

Sharon Carstairs: Retired Liberal senator was cited in the auditor general's report for questionable housing claims and referred to the RCMP. Amount flagged: $7,528. Amount...

Conservative senators move to gut caucus colleague's bill to reform politics

Sen. David Wells, backed by Sen. Denise Batters, introduced an amendment that specifically neuters that part of the bill. Wells and other senators have argued...

Conservatives move to gut colleague's bill

The Globe and MailSen. David Wells, backed by Sen. Denise Batters, introduced an amendment that specifically neuters that part of the bill. Wells and other...

Sharon Carstairs, Terry Stratton, Don Plett to fight senate expense woes

For sitting Manitoba Conservative Senator Don Plett, if the special arbitrator disagrees with the auditor general's findings, it will be made public and no money...

The Latest: Theater shooter researched tactics, pipe bombs

FILE - This file photo released on Sept. 20, 2012 by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office shows James Holmes, who is charged with killing 12...

Tory senators move to gut Tory MP Chong's democratic reform bill

They could choose to adopt the rules, change them, or go with the status quo. Other senators, including Liberal Pierrette Ringuette, said they supported Chong's...

Brazeau's accuser was in fear, court told

GATINEAU, Que. - The primary witness in Patrick Brazeau's assault trial told the court Friday she feared for her life during an alleged fracas with...

Conservative senators move to gut caucus colleague's bill to reform politics

Sen. David Wells, backed by Sen. Denise Batters, introduced an amendment that specifically neuters that part of the bill. Wells and other senators have argued...

The 19 senators going to arbitration | Metro

Sandra M. Lovelace Nicholas: Liberal senator from New Brunswick was flagged in the auditor generals' report for questionable travel claims. Amount flagged: $75,227. Amount repaid:...

Manitoba Senators push expense fight to arbitration - Winnipeg Free ...

He is the only one of those three, which includes retired senators Don Oliver and Marie-P. Charette-Poulin, who hasn't repaid any of the money he...

Former Supreme Court judge to rule on challenges to claims totalling $541000

Sharon Carstairs: Retired Liberal senator was cited in the auditor general's report for questionable housing claims and referred to the RCMP. Amount flagged: $7,528. Amount...

Manitoba Senator Janis Johnson repays travel expenses

But Janis Johnson is in no way admitting any wrongdoing. “I am adamant that all of my expenses were properly incurred and were in complete...

Legislature passes anti-drought measure imposing fines, water system ...

A California budget bill that would allow the state to forcibly consolidate water systems, exempt certain water projects from environmental review, and make other far-reaching...

Democrats And GOP Rebels Save The Day On Obamatrade

After the Republican-controlled Senate foolishly passed the so-called “Obamatrade” bill, the House leadership (John Boehner, Steve Scalise, Paul Ryan, et al.) .... Duncan Hunter (CA);...

Where the 2016 candidates stand on gun control

Who are we to tell you that even though a white supremacist said before he pulled the trigger on 9 innocents "I'm here to kill...

19 senators to challenge auditor general's findings

Sharon Carstairs: Retired Liberal senator was cited in the auditor general's report for questionable housing claims and referred to the RCMP. Amount flagged: $7,528. Amount...

Ben Carson Says Reflecting on Slavery Made Him Pro-Life on Abortion

And there were some people who were not slave owners who said, 'You can do what you want to do, but I don't,” he continued,...

Pope's climate change encyclical wins Massachusetts praise

It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day. Its worst impact will probably be felt by developing countries in coming decades,"...

Senate urges 'hands off' approach to Bitcoin

"Our committee was told that by cutting out third parties, blockchain technology can give consumers and governments a more effective level of online security," Sen.

Media Advisory

- Government of Canada to honour Canadian Veterans who ...Canada NewsWire (press release)OTTAWA, June 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Senator Yonah Martin and Royal Galipeau,...

Senators have repaid nearly $110000 in questionable expenses

CBC.caNancy Greene Raine, who has repaid the entire $2,800 in the report;. • Retired Conservative Sen. Terry Stratton, who has repaid about $60 of the...

The latest on church shooting: $1M bond set for suspect

Christian PostObama says he and Vice President Joe Biden telephoned Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. to express condolences. The president says he and first...

Senate recommends Ottawa use a 'light touch' when regulating Bitcoin

... blockchain technology can give consumers and governments a more effective level of online security — particularly relevant given the cyber attack on government of...

Patrick Brazeau's alleged assault victim tells court she feared for her life

GATINEAU, Que. - The primary witness in Patrick Brazeau's assault trial told the court Friday she feared for her life during an alleged fracas with...

Moral awakening

In a damning but sadly unsurprising report released June 9 auditor general Michael Ferguson has detailed abuse of the public purse by 30 past and...

Arbitration for 19 senators caught up in expense scandal

Four of the most influential senators — Speaker Leo Housakos, his deputy Nicole Eaton, government leader Claude Carignan and Liberal leader James Cowan — have...

TIM HARPER: Erupting sex scandal keeps Senate on hot seat

Globalnews.caAfter last week's damning report by Auditor General Michael Ferguson, 30 more senators are under RCMP review. Their numbers include the Senate leadership. One of...

Energy challenges in Canada's territories: A hot topic, a cold reality

Senators Richard Neufeld (Conservative — British Columbia) and Paul J. Massicotte (Liberal — Québec) are respectively chair and vice-chair of the Standing Senate Committee on...

Obama to make first visit to Ethiopia as president

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making the first visit by a sitting American president to Ethiopia next month. The White House says the...

Analysts: Health law repeal boosts economy, adds to deficit

Republicans in control of the House and Senate have said that if the court strikes down subsidies in the mostly GOP-held states that would be...

Chinese Ambassador and Canadian Veterans Commemorate the ...

Mr. George S. MacDonell, Ambassador Luo Zhaohui and Senator Joseph Day (left to right). Ambassador Luo Zhaohui spoke at the commemoration ceremony for.

Vancouver Aquarium protesters target gala fundraiser patrons

The bill called the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act from Nova Scotia Senator Wilfred Moore proposes to amend the Fisheries Act to...

Today in History: June 19, 2015

In 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved by the U.S. Senate, 73-27, after surviving a lengthy filibuster. In 1972 ... In 1999,...

How to solve a problem like the Senate

“It has no legitimacy,” echoes Hugh Segal, a longtime Conservative senator who recently resigned his seat to become master of Massey College in Toronto. “The...

Senators have repaid nearly $110,000 in questionable expenses ...

The Canadian Press Conservative David Tkachuk is among the senators who have repaid money in recent days. He has repaid about $3,920 of the $7,391...

Patrick Brazeau trial resumes with defence cross-examination of key witness

Patrick Brazeau's defence lawyer is continuing his cross examination of the Crown's key witness today at the suspended senator's assault trial. Brazeau is facing charges...

California may finally overturn the humiliating law that deprives women of ...

Right now, a rule called the Maximum Family Grant caps the amount of aid a family can receive at the number of children they had...

Victory! Blumenthal/Durbin's amendments to limit military access to ...

On June 3, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) filed three amendments (S.A. 1560, 1561 & 1562) to the Department of Defense 2016...

Senators have repaid nearly $110000 in questionable expenses

Three key members of the Senate leadership — Housakos, Senate Government Leader Claude Carignan and Senate Liberal Leader James Cowan — had already announced last...

NC legislature votes to soften voter ID requirement

“One of the things we've been doing over the past two years is getting feedback,” Senate leader Phil Berger said. “So what that provision represents...

News roundup: 12 things you didn't know about past presidents

Paul Rolly investigates a costly mistake at the University of Utah that resulted in the destruction of Fort Douglas artifacts. [Trib]. -> A hospice ...

Painful chapter in history

New York TimesIt's also a symbol ... of black freedom,” said Robert Greene, who studies the 20th century South at the University of South Carolina.

Senate recommends Ottawa use a 'light touch' when ... - iPolitics

“Our committee was told that by cutting out third parties, blockchain technology can give consumers and governments a more effective level of online security,” Sen.

Cracked wheel caused derailment of New Brunswick CN train: TSB

DIEPPE, N.B. – A train derailment last year that caused a spectacular fire in northern New Brunswick, forcing 150 people to flee their homes, serves...