Senate committee may sink bill to outlaw keeping whales in captivity: sources

(subscription) (subscription)Committee Deputy Chair Elizabeth Hubley agreed the government's position should not be of concern to members of the committee. “I don't think the...

The big problem with Canada's transgender rights bill

... on a symbolic importance far beyond pragmatic realities. However, I hope that the victory realized this week in the Senate will not be one...

Lead-Up to Canada's 150th Birthday Includes National Anthem Tweaks

Other senators chimed in disagreeing with this interpretation, with Liberal Sen. Claudette Tardif reading out loud a grammar-themed letter she received from a high school...

Bid to split budget bill leads to Senate flip-flops and a warning from Morneau

Finance Minister Bill Morneau issued a veiled warning Thursday that the Trudeau government won't accept Senate changes to his budget bill — especially not carving...

Canada passes radical law forcing gender theory acceptance

Immediately after news of Bill C-16 passing, Twittersphere erupted with hateful attacks against Plett. Senators who voted against the bill along with Plett are David...

Andreychuk has long history of defending human rights in the Senate

Raynell Andreychuk has said that one of the first things she saw after being appointed to the Senate in 1993 was a lawn sign calling...

Problems brewing for budget bill as senators take aim at annual alcohol tax hikes

Conservative New Brunswick Senator Percy Mockler said history suggests a modest increase to these "sin" taxes could have serious reverberations on the domestic alcohol industry,...

Senators hope 'landmark' study will help transform Canada's prison system

A Senate committee is touring prisons across the country and in other parts of the world as part of a two-year probe into the human...

Senator Nicole Eaton gave kidney through paired donation to help her husband

Senator Nicole Eaton's heart is on the mend, but the sudden death of her husband seven weeks ago is still fresh. Thor Eaton died in...

Senators question Meilleur's ability to be impartial as language commissioner

Serge Joyal, a member of the independent Liberal caucus in the Senate, began by pointing out that he knows Ms. Meilleur well and has crossed...

Senate committee report urges more investment in BC French education

But Senator Claudette Tardif, who chaired the committee, said "these are opportunities to improve upon a situation that is frankly unacceptable." "Francophone parents who have...

Tory senator wants to close 'troubling' election loophole on foreign funds

Conservative Senator Linda Frum is determined to stop the flow of foreign money into Canada for fear the funding of third party groups is unfairly...

Senator Greene Raine's cancer treatment going well

KelownaNow - InfoNews.caInfoTel News LtdFILE PHOTO - Senator Nancy Greene Raine skies around the front lawn of the Parliament buildings during an event promoting the...

Senators question Internal Economy Committee's $108000, 'sole-source' media relations contract

(subscription) (subscription)New Brunswick Ind. Sen. Pierrette Ringuette led the questioning on this in the Senate late on the afternoon of Thursday, May 18, just...

Nigel Wright broke ethics rules during Mike Duffy affair: watchdog

Moreover, she says Wright broke another section of the act when he used his position as Harper's right-hand man to try to influence Conservative bagman...

The Gargoyle: Tax breaks for those serving abroad … and some culture notes

Under the catchy title of the “Senate Symposium on the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation,” Sen. Serge Joyal is hosting premiers, prominent public servants and...

Stephen Greene and the case of the strange new Senate

The long process of Stephen Greene's ejection from the Senate Conservative caucus began last Nov. 15, when he rose in the Red Chamber as sponsor...

Asian Heritage Month 2017 showcases cultural performances, Senator's homemade desserts

(subscription) (subscription)Senator Thanh Hai Ngo, right, and Chung-chen Kung, representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada. Senate photograph by Martin Lipman.

Conservatives kick senator out of caucus ahead of dinner with Justin Trudeau

Greene has long had an independent streak, Harder said Tuesday, pointing to a report he authored with Liberal Quebec Senator Paul Massicotte in 2015 that...

Senator Stephen Greene Kicked Out Of Tory Caucus Over Trudeau Dinner Decision

OTTAWA — A Nova Scotia senator was kicked out of the Conservative caucus Tuesday over his decision to attend a dinner hosted by Liberal Prime...

Liberal Sen. Colin Kenny may get burned as ethics probe launches into allegations of improper use of staff related ...

The Senate Ethics Officer will determine if yet another member of the red chamber has been caught red handed. Lyse Ricard has begun her investigation...

Canada now has an official day to celebrate the seal: May 20

Bills that begin in the Senate rarely pass successfully through the House of Commons so while National Seal Products Day is largely symbolic—it doesn't create...

Senator Colin Kenny faces review by Senate ethics officer

The Senate's ethics officer has launched a preliminary review of Senator Colin Kenny and his use of parliamentary resources for personal tasks, CBC's French-language service...

Disgraced Don Meredith quits Senate rather than face expulsion vote

Toronto StarThe decision to punish Meredith signals "a new future for the Senate," agreed Conservative Sen. Josee Verner. However, independent Sen. Marilou McPhedran said she...

Senator Don Meredith Timeline: Senate HR Learned Of Workplace Issues In 2013

Still, the Senate's former director of human resources, Darshan Singh, felt compelled to press senators in 2014 to launch a workplace assessment into Meredith's office.

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,...

THE HILL'S GIFT to Melania -- HACK ATTACK: Macron confirms 'massive' hack before election -

- TRUMPCARE ...PoliticoEven though the Senate still has to act, Republicans now largely own a measure that would curtail, and in some cases take away...

Axios AM

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

News & ObserverCooper vetoes hog farm protection billNews & ObserverIn addition to its regular arsenal of lobbyists, Smithfield has enlisted Tom Apodaca, a former Senate...

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...

1:21 Canada ready to do more to combat South Sudan famine: Trudeau

2:09 Senate 'leaning towards' accepting Meredith expulsion: Senator. A senator says the upper house is “leaning towards” accepting a Senate Ethics Committee recommendation to expel...

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 ...

On MSNBC, Hugh Hewitt Says Senate GOP Should "Compliment The People In The House For Getting A Bill Over To ...CHRIS JANSING (HOST): OK, Hugh,...

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,...