March 18, 2016

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Trudeau urges Senate to adapt to independence

The Conservative Leader in the Senate, Claude Carignan, said he endorses the need for reform – while insisting the modernization of the Senate started under...

Vacant Island Senate seat expected to be filled this year

Former prime minister Stephen Harper had not appointed a new senator since 2013, the year the upper chamber found itself mired in a spending scandal.

How independent will Canada's new senators be?

“I think the appointments the prime minister made were superb,” said former Conservative senator Hugh Segal. He thinks they have impressive resumes, and doesn't believe...

Township once supported call for control

The Tall Ships Landing condominium can be seen in the background of McNair Island, where a colony of double-crested cormorants were proliferting in this photograph...

Garland rebuffed gay plaintiffs in 4 cases

Many LGBT groups have joined President Obama in calling for the U.S. Senate to consider the nomination of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court,...

Critics take aim at new senate appointments, say process too secretive

(subscription)“As it is currently set up, the Liberals' new Senate appointment advisory board is a partisan façade that results in partisan Senate appointments,” he...

Critics take aim at new senate appointments, say process too secretive

(subscription)“As it is currently set up, the Liberals' new Senate appointment advisory board is a partisan façade that results in partisan Senate appointments,” he...

Executive Overreach in Domestic Affairs Part I—Health Care and Immigration

Mr. Chairman, Mr. Ranking Member, Members of the Committee: My name is Elizabeth Slattery, and I am a Legal Fellow in The Heritage Foundation's Edwin...

CBC Forum What should happen to the Senate?

... certainly when the elected nominees were appointed (current Senators Doug Black and Scott Tannas) but also in the quality of the appointments made when...

SeaWorld's move puts Canadian captive cetaceans in spotlight

Senator Wilfred Moore is working to get a bill passed that would end the captivity of whales and dolphins in Canada. The mammals currently in...

New appointees a move towards less partisan Senate: experts

(blog) (blog)Retired senator Marjory LeBreton, former leader for the Conservatives in the Senate, says that the latest appointments are all qualified individuals, but shouldn't...

Kean U agrees to hire Sweeney's auditor for discrimination investigation

... come to an end Friday, as the school's president issued a statement agreeing to hire former state Supreme Court Justice John Wallace. Senate President...

Criminal charges facing the senator from PEI may be beside the point. In attending court for the entire trial ...

Bayne had in cross been probing what role Irving Gerstein, a Tory who announced his retirement from the Senate recently, had played in Wright's efforts...

7 new Liberal-appointed senators Friday

Libbe Hubley and Percy Downe are currently P.E.I. senators, and Senator Mike Duffy is currently on a leave of absence with pay pending the outcome...

Death of a Mannequin: Marco Rubio's Last Day

A few minutes later, an announcer who might have been thrown in a van and driven over from a motor speedway boomed, "Lllllllaaaaaadiesssss and gentlemennnnn,...

Trudeau's Senate: Still unelected, now more unaccountable

If you were angry, for example, about the misbehaviour of Mike Duffy or Pamela Wallin, you could take it out on Stephen Harper at the...

Justin Trudeau names seven new senators

... adequately the Senate of Canada. The only exception I take is to this charade that Trudeau is parading around, pretending that somehow they are...

What Went Wrong With Marco Rubio?

He also looks as if he could be running for president of the Young Republicans, with a smooth, unworried face, full head of dark-brown, perfectly...

What Went Wrong With Marco Rubio?

He also looks as if he could be running for president of the Young Republicans, with a smooth, unworried face, full head of dark-brown, perfectly...

Former NDP Cabinet Minister Appointed To The Senate

The Hon. Frances Lankin (former NDP cabinet minister) with the Broadbent Institute will be representing Ontario in the Senate. This appointment will be hard for...

Senate appointments

(subscription) (subscription)Almost 300 Canadians were nominated to become the first senators appointed under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new process aimed at turning the Senate...

Voter turnout high for March Primary

SUMMIT COUNTY — Voters in Summit County took to the polls in high numbers for the March 15 Primary Election. Despite many local races being...

Three important questions as Trudeau names seven new senators

Some senators appointed as Liberals and Conservatives have already quit their parties, and six have formed a working group to try to figure out how...

Capital Journal Daybreak: GOP Delegate Math Signals Contested Convention, More

(blog) (blog)ELECTION 2016: Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton attends fundraisers in Connecticut and Virginia. Sen. Bernie Sanders holds a rally in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Doors...

CTIA, Verizon Renew Calls for Swift Gov't Action on 5G Spectrum

CTIA head Meredith Attwell Baker and U.S. wireless carrier Verizon this week called for the FCC to take swift, clear action on spectrum policy that...

Strickland wins GOP nod for N.C. House seat - News & Observer

Strickland wins GOP nod for N.C. House seatNews & ObserverWith all precincts reporting, Rick Horner of Wilson defeated Benton Sawrey of Clayton with 51.57 percent...

Insiders: Kasich could win a contested convention

And one New Hampshire Democrat said Sanders' team was doing the Vermont senator and his causes a disservice by insisting their candidate can still win...

Obama to GOP: Do As I Say, Not As I Did

Start with President Barack Obama, who, in introducing Judge Merrick Garland as his choice to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the big bench, asked the...

Dangerous obstructionism

Incredibly, Obama and Garland had barely finished a Rose Garden news conference before prominent Republicans reiterated that they would refuse to give Garland fair consideration.

Society's Child

(blog)In John Birch: A Life, Terry Lautz offers a fascinating reconstruction of the rise and fall of Welch's organization—which remains with us today, shrunken...

Maher Arar

(subscription) (subscription)This oversight body will be modeled on Bill S-220 which was introduced by senators Grant Mitchell, Roméo Dallaire and Hugh Segal, but which...