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...

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The Democrat worked closely with another Texan, his protégé Lyndon Baines Johnson, who was majority leader of the U.S. Senate. Rayburn's approval was key in...

Law would allow children to be Canadian citizens ...

Vancouver SunThirty new Canadians from 15 different countries are seen taking their oath of Canadian citizenship in Vancouver. A proposed law would allow children to...

Conservative senators defend Lynn Beyak, as media called 'parasites'

Conservative Quebec Senator Ghislain Maltais, chair of the agriculture committee, told Beyak, "Every member of the caucus supports you." Maltais then left to bring in...

Big Tobacco warns plain-packaging will increase contraband problem as Senate studies anti-smoking bill

During Senate debate over the bill, Conservative senator Judith Seidman pointed out that contraband cigarettes are less expensive. “More than any other characteristic, price point...

Canadian Senate poised to adopt 'gender neutral' national anthem

One of the revision's most outspoken critics, Nova Scotia Conservative Senator Michael MacDonald, told the CBC, “If we are constantly revising everything because it was...

Senator Lynn Beyak Must Resign Over Residential School Comments

It has been a month since Beyak stood on the floor of the Senate to make her outrageous comments about the "good" parts of the...

Don Meredith Testifies To Senate Committee About Sexual Relationship With Teen

OTTAWA — The head of the Senate's ethics committee says all options are on the table when it comes to possible punishments for Sen. Don...

Senators oppose 'clunky, pedestrian' gender-neutral changes to O ...

Some members of the Senate are determined to stop Parliament from changing the words of the national anthem, with one senator deriding the late Liberal...

Senate Intelligence Committee Denies Immunity To Michael Flynn In Russia Probe

Michael Flynn, once one of President Donald Trump's strongest supporters and then his national security adviser, is scrambling to save himself from prosecution in exchange...

Pence casts tiebreaking vote as Senate advances pro-life measure

Washington D.C., Mar 30, 2017 / 03:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote in the Senate Thursday to advance a...

Newly chosen Senate Tory leader to look at Beyak comments on residential schools

The Globe and Mail"I have real concerns about senators articulating a view of Canada in our 150th year that really appears to be 150 years...

Lynn Beyak Won't Step Down From Senate Committee On Aboriginal Peoples

A Conservative senator who was criticized for praising “some good things,” about residential schools will not step down from the Senate committee on aboriginal peoples.

Laurin Liu: Here is the real tragedy of Canada's Senate

Asha Seth insinuated that Roma refugees were predisposed to be welfare bums. Et cetera. One might portray the Senate as an echo chamber in which,...

Senate bill to free the whales faces a rough ride: Walkom

The bill's original sponsor, Nova Scotia Senator Wilfred Moore, argued convincingly when he first introduced it back in June 2015 that confining these highly intelligent...

Bill proposing nation-wide regulation of electronic cigarettes referred to Senate committee

Currently, “all regulation of e-cigarettes takes place at the provincial or municipal level,” Quebec Conservative Senator Judith Seidman told the Senate last week. “Newfoundland, Prince...

Lynn Beyak, Conservative Senator, Asked To Leave Aboriginal Peoples Committee

Sen. Lynn Beyak faced some backlash for remarks she made in praise of “good deeds” from Canada's residential school system. (Photo: Senate of Canada). Instead,...

Nunavut's Senator will not step down after promising to support 8 ...

Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson will not resign after eight years in the Senate of Canada, despite his commitment to support Senate reform when appointed.and more »...

Nunavut senator says he won't quit after promised eight-year limit

Dennis Patterson takes his oath of office in the Senate chamber on Sept. 15, 2009, as Senator Charlie Watt, Marjory LeBreton, then the Senate government...

Senate Liberal, MPs slamming feds for not living up to transparency ...

(subscription) (subscription)The public service must 'get with the program' outlined by the PM, says Senate Liberal Percy Downe. From left: Senate Liberal whip Percy...

Leader of Senate independents defends decision to send Don Meredith to UN women's conference

Senator Elaine McCoy opted to send Meredith and Manitoba Senator Marilou McPhedran, a human rights advocate recently appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as part...

SEN. ELIZABETH HUBLEY: Standing firm

While the term was first coined by Lord Rosebury (later British prime minister) during a visit to Australia in 1884, Canada, as Queen Elizabeth II...

Minnesota government computer systems: Old, at risk and pricey to fix

Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka say they want “as much as possible” of the surplus for tax cuts — while also funding education...