Community activist hopes to ride dark horse to Senate win as ...

Democratic Senate candidate Deedra Abboud, an independent until recently, said she thinks her background will make her an attractive to independent voters ...and more »...

Unpredictable Senate causing trouble for Trudeau's agenda ...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Senate reforms have created headaches for his cabinet as it attempts to push an ambitious agenda through both houses of ...and more »...

ANDY BRACK: New statue of Hollings captures his spirit, leadership, energy

Senior U.S. District Judge Michael Duffy, who was master of ceremonies during the two-hour event in a garden of the J. Waties Waring Federal Judicial...

Senator Daniel Lang subject of workplace harassment allegations

(This story has been updated. Please see Corrections note below.) Conservative Yukon Senator Daniel Lang and his policy adviser were forced to fend off allegations...

Community activist hopes to ride dark horse to Senate win as Democrat

“She's going to have to raise a lot of money, and that's difficult when you're relatively unknown,” said David Wells, a political science professor at...

Nancy Greene Raine fighting thyroid cancer

Senator Nancy Greene Raine — usually just Nancy Greene in Rossland — underwent treatment for thyroid cancer last Thursday. Darcy Alexander, general manager at Sun...

Conservatives should distance themselves from Beyak

Ghislain Maltais, chair of the agriculture committee, told Beyak that, "Every member of the caucus supports you." The silent members of ... A senator isn't...

Eaton's department store heir Thor Eaton loved horses and rock music

“He was uninterested and uninvolved,” said his wife, Conservative Senator Nicole Eaton (née Courtois). “Once, when we were in a department store in Tokyo, he...

Distance from Beyak: Senator's perspective on residential schools should not be accepted by Conservatives

Ghislain Maltais, chair of the agriculture committee, told Beyak that, “Every member of the caucus supports you.” The silent members of the caucus need to...

Fla Insider Poll: Sen. Artiles should resign or be booted from office

(blog) (blog)Artiles apologized on the Florida Senate floor today for making racist comments to legislative colleagues. But among more than 140* 160 180 political...

RCMP officers one step closer to forming union

In January 2016, shortly after being elected, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government introduced a bill to repeal C-525, but until last week it was held...

Bulletin Board

(satire) (satire)Dennis Dawson, Senator, Quebec, Canada and Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, MP, House of Commons for Toronto, Canada, jointly inaugurated the “One Year Celebration” programme of...

Canada: Senate Amends Liberal Government's Citizenship Legislation To Re-Institute Court Hearings For Revocation ...

(registration)The bill was passed by the House of Commons after its third reading on June 17, 2016 and was sent to the Senate for...

Academic Senators question equity of budget cuts

... some questions, but continued to stress that the university prioritizes maintaining a strong financial base. Senator David Smith of the Philosophy and Religion department...

Former VP Biden honors Sen. Fritz Hollings in Charleston

The Indian ExpressThe statue honors Ernest “Fritz” Hollings, who served as a South Carolina Senator from 1966 to 2005, as well as Governor of South...

As accused murderers walk free, Canadian courts revisit trial delays

In a letter to Wilson-Raybould on Wednesday, Conservative senators Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu and Jean-Guy Dagenais wrote a letter urging the minister to treat the issue of...

Senate blocks Liberals' plan to repeal 'anti-union' law

... the government for the sole purpose of benefiting the powerful union groups that helped it get elected in 2015 in exchange for the measures...

Senator Beyak can complain about free speech all she wants. Fact is, she earned her demotion

Yet for some, Beyak included, the very idea of facing repercussions for speech amounts to a kind of threat to democracy. It's a tactic used...

Canada risks wrath of Trump if it doesn't boost defence cash: senators

We didn't make up the numbers," said Senator Colin Kenny, the former chair of the committee who was appointed as a Liberal. "The reality is:...

The Thursday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top ...

Highlights from the news file for Thursday, April 13 ———and more »...

Gloves come off at senate hearings on Bill S-203 | NiagaraThisWeek ...

OTTAWA — It didn't take long for sparks to fly between a local animal activist and a member of the Senate committee currently holding hearings...

Canadian ski legend Nancy Greene Raine undergoing cancer treatment

Sen. Nancy Greene Raine, Canada's most decorated ski racer, is undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer. Sun Peaks Resort, where Greene Raine is the director of...

Canadian senate passes bill to ease reporting requirements on St. Lawrence River

“I want to thank Senator Bob Runciman and Member of Parliament Gord Brown for working with me to bring common sense back to boating on...

Canada's defence spending hits new lows under Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an availability at the Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer, France, on Monday, April 10, 2017.and more »...

Sparks fly as senators and former Marineland trainer debate whale captivity

(subscription) (subscription)Phil Demers, who has worked as a marine mammal trainer for 12 years, told members of the Senate committee on fisheries and oceans...

Bill to ease US boater restrictions clears Canadian Senate

NewYorkUpstate.com“I want to thank Senator Bob Runciman and Member of Parliament Gord Brown for working with me to bring common sense back to boating on...

Ottawa appoints four new judges as pressure mounts to help clogged courts

Senators Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu and Jean-Guy Dagenais, both from Quebec, spoke in apocalyptic terms of a threat to communities – likening the delay problem to a...

Give the RCMP the resources it needs

Last year, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale signed off on an annual bonus package for top RCMP brass totalling more than $1.7 million. The bonuses...

Get on Canada's team – and revoke terrorists' citizenship

Join me in urging all senators to get on Canada's team by ensuring we can revoke the citizenship of convicted terrorists, like 34 other countries...

Malala Yousafzai's Speech To Canada's Parliament Wasn't Just Moving. It Was Funny, Too

Members of Parliament look on as Malala Yousafzai shakes hands with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as she arrives to address the House of Commons on...

Department-store dynasty heir Thor Eaton dies at 73

The pair were also a fixture at various charitable and society events in Toronto. Mr. Eaton leaves his wife, Senator Nicole Eaton, and their two...

Late night email reveals Senate squabbles over Bombardier loan

However, the Senate's Hansard transcript shows that Housakos did not have time to call a vote on his motion. Rather, Bellemare, an Independent, stood to...

Sober second look? National portrait gallery gets bipartisan Senate support

On Tuesday Liberal Senator Serge Joyal, Conservative Paul McIntyre and Senator independents Patricia Bovey and Douglas Black sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

Conservative senators holding legislation 'hostage,' Trudeau's point ...

Relations between Senator Peter Harder, the prime minister's point man in the Senate, and Conservative senators have reached a new low, with accusations of ...and more »...

A new voice on WEEI, 4-10-2017

CBC.caAnd making Charlie back avoid the hometown being you former first round pick getting on the call up. And see what he can he talk...

Terse email scuffle a sign of infighting amid rising frustrations in more-independent Senate

Leo Housakos of playing “partisan games” and giving a “blatant misrepresentation” of facts to the press after Housakos accused the government of blocking his motion...

On day 81, Trump tastes victory with Gorsuch swearing-in — ANALYSIS

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., also called the missile strike “the right thing to do” while House ... Miles away, Nevada State Democratic Party...

Lobbyists target Senate to derail WestJet union bid

The Senate amendment proposed last week by Conservative Senator Scott Tannas, requiring a secret ballot, could have significant implications for a renewed effort to unionize...

Insider LeBreton backs outsider candidate O'Leary in race to lead Tories

OTTAWA -- Marjory LeBreton has long been a force to be reckoned with on Parliament Hill. A retired senator, she's been deeply involved in Canadian...

The Gargoyle: Trudeau fears for 'crazy' North Korea, Sen. Batters fears Senate committee suggestion

Meanwhile, weeks into opposition filibustering over proposed changes to House of Commons protocols, a Conservative senator is taking aim at similar changes in the Red...

Segal: The Senate must move past partisan paralysis

... when deployed for partisan purposes, replace strategic debate, discussion, examination, considered hearing and ultimate disposition, is to bring the institution into unnecessary disrepute around...

To truly reinvent itself, the Senate must first prove its value

“I see the parasites are still following you,” the CBC reported Conservative Senator Kelvin Ogilvie saying to Ms. Beyak, last week, when reporters tried to...

Is O Canada sexist – and does it need a rewrite?

In 2011, Canadian senator Nicole Eaton launched a campaign to get rid of one of her country's main symbols. The beaver had to be dumped...

On the national anthem, senators should get out of the way: Editorial ...

'O Canada' is not a museum piece; we use it every day. It ought to be an inclusive anthem that we can believe in.and more »...

Venezuelan superstar conductor to make PSO debut

Sure, Mr. Dudamel is arguably the most famous conductor alive. But until Wednesday, it had been several years since he had conducted an orchestra he...

Trudeau-appointed senators holding up probe of Bombardier loan, Tory senator says

Leo Housakos told . Liberal senators voted Thursday to postpone debate on Housakos' motion asking the Senate transport committee to look into the details of...

Senator Lynn Beyak continues to defend comments about residential schools

Senator Lynn Beyak says her removal from the Senate's Aboriginal Peoples committee for complimenting the work of nurses and teachers who did an “abundance of...

Old Friends

Currently, reports indicate Senate Republicans are eight votes shy of the 60 needed to confirm Gorsuch without the so-called “nuclear option” which would change Senate...

Letter: Take the time to honour soldiers who fought and died in Battle of Vimy Ridge

Sudbury.com (press release) (registration)Sudbury.com (press release) (registration)The bill was introduced by Member of Parliament for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing Brent St. Denis and sponsored in the Senate by...

Rusnak calls on Conservatives to remove Beyak from Senate

THUNDER BAY -- If Senator Lynn Beyak believes "everyone needs more education" on the legacy of Indian residential schools and she won't start by educating...