Minnesota's old computers a potential catastrophe, experts say

Security analyst Andre Champagne, foreground, monitors a threat map, looking for international cyber attack trends which might target the state of Minnesota, in the state's...

Senate's secretive committee overseeing expenses to be televised for 1st time

Nova Scotia Liberal Senator Jane Cordy quipped that televising Internal Economy would just be like all the other Senate committees except, "It's just the faces...

Anti-whale captivity bill goes before Senate committee

iPolitics.ca (subscription) - iPoliticsiPolitics.ca (subscription)Despite concerted efforts to sink it, a Senate bill aimed at ending the captivity of whales and dolphins has lived to...

Senate Tories to look for new leader as Claude Carignan to step down

iPolitics.ca (subscription)Conservatives in the Senate will be picking a new leader this spring after Claude Carignan told his colleagues Tuesday he plans to leave the...

Canadian Senate to consider bill making spanking a crime

The bill's original sponsor, Senator Celine Hervieux-Payette, believes that spanking harms children's psyches. But those who believe disciplining children with spanking should be an option...

Bill C-4: Restoring Balance Between Employers And Unions

The Senate will soon consider a government bill (C-4) that seeks to restore balance between federally regulated employers and unions. It repeals two acts (formerly...

Senator Carolyn Stewart-Olsen endorses Scheer for leadership

(subscription) (subscription)Senator Carolyn Stewart-Olsen announced Wednesday that she's throwing her weight behind Conservative leadership candidate Andrew Scheer. “I have known Andrew since he was...

Canada Isn't Immune to Global Protectionist Trend, Senators Warn

Canada is at risk of stoking populist trade protectionism evident in other developed nations unless the government does a better job highlighting the benefits of...

Senator Verner quitting Tory caucus to sit as Independent

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative Senator Josée Verner is quitting the Conservative caucus to sit as an Independent, Verner's office confirmed Tuesday morning. Verner was appointed to...

Senator calls for NB-Maine summit to counter US protectionism

Mockler's proposal is "being taken under consideration" by Gallant, spokeswoman for the premier's office, Julie Robichaud, told CBC News. 'Sustaining trade and economic relations with...

Making spanking illegal does more harm than good, says Cardus

Bill S-206, introduced in December 2015 by Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette, would remove the Criminal Code section 43, allowing parents and teachers to use "reasonable force"...

Senator Jaffer: Let's take the lead on transgender rights

Mobina Jaffer is a senator representing British Columbia. She is deputy chair of both the Senate Committee on National Security and Defence and the Senate...

Canadian senators' unannounced visit to Saudi Arabia draws criticism

Al-ArabiyaSpeaker George Furey and senators Peter Harder, Percy Downe and Vern White went this week in a parliamentary exchange program that also includes a visit...

Andrew Scheer leads endorsement race in Conservative leadership campaign

Former MPs: Keith Ashfield, John Carmichael, Rob Clarke, Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Robert Goguen and Gary Goodyear. Ontario MPPs: Lisa MacLeod. Nova Scotia MLAs: Alfie MacLeod. Former...

Retiring N.S. senator Moore proud of his achievements | The ...

For Nova Scotia Senator Wilfred Moore, leaving Canada's Upper House is “a bittersweet thing.” The former Halifax councillor and deputy mayor is set to retire ...and...

Automated hiring system for federal interpreters postponed for 5th time

Senators Claudette Tardif and Rose-May Poirier, the committee's chair and vice-chair, issued a statement in December saying that the committee was concerned that the system...

Former senator Marjory LeBreton on why she joined Kevin O'Leary's exploratory committee

“I've always been a strong fiscal conservative, so I'm really attracted to Kevin O'Leary's economic message,” LeBreton said. LeBreton still maintains a presence at debates...

Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act Passes Second Reading in Canadian Senate

(blog) (blog)With Taiwan recently announcing a ban on the sale of cosmetics that are tested on animals, I think it is safe to say...

Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act Passes Second Reading in Canadian Senate

(blog) (blog)With Taiwan recently announcing a ban on the sale of cosmetics that are tested on animals, I think it is safe to say...

Opinion: 'A desperately-needed energy revolution is at hand'

Seizing the opportunity to use more renewable energy sources is a responsible approach to reducing Canada's greenhouse gas emissions. After all, we have to get...

Opinion: A randomly selected Canadian Senate would be a disaster

Amid the excitement, some may wish to push the pedal a little too hard. Paul J. Massicotte is a senator representing De Lanaudière, Quebec. He...

Sen. John Wallace Quits To Fulfill Appointment Pledge, But Others Won't Follow Suit

Fortin-Duplessis, Rivard and Gerstein are no longer in the Senate, having reached the mandatory retirement age of 75. Dickson died in 2012, at age 74.

Canadian Jewish Heritage Month on table at Senate

... senate, an act that will formalize the month of May as a time to celebrate Canadian-Jewish culture and honor the significant contributions made by...

Don't off-load Syrian refugees on provinces, Senate committee tells feds

Senators Salma Ataullahjan, Deputy Chair of the committee, left to right, Senator Jim Munson, Chair of the committee, and Senator Thanh Hai Ngo, release a...

The Soapbox: Francophile Scottish lady has a love affair with Sudbury

... to remain with the Greater Sudbury community, reminding us that loyalty is a precious gift to others, that the more we get involved, the...

Here's what Canadian senators spend your money on

Globalnews.ca - National ...Globalnews.caFrom gifts to artwork to catering for parties, Canadians are getting a better idea of what costs senators are expensing.and more »...

Lack of literacy requires national plan, says senator

The federal government needs to do more to help Canadians who do not have the literacy skills they need to fully participate in society, says...

Senators' attendance records online for the first time

Some have been public with their battles: former NHL coach Jacques Demers hasn't been in the Senate since suffering a stroke in April. Others, like...

Senators' attendance records online for the first time

Some have been public with their battles: former NHL coach Jacques Demers hasn't been in the Senate since suffering a stroke in April. Others, like...

Senator Linda Frum: It's time to close Elections Act foreign funding loopholes

We've just witnessed an election in the United States where over $2 billion was spent by the two leading presidential candidates — an amount that...

Sen. Percy Downe: Canada Is Taking In Too Many Young Temporary Workers

OTTAWA — Canada is accepting too many young temporary workers, shortchanging home-grown talent, and contributing to the high youth unemployment rate, says an independent Liberal...

Senate Speaker Furey strikes down attempt to rewrite tax code

Senate Speaker George Furey ruled Tuesday that amendments made to a government money bill amount to a tax increase, which is beyond the powers of...

Senate Speaker Furey strikes down attempt to rewrite tax code

Senate Speaker George Furey ruled Tuesday that amendments made to a government money bill amount to a tax increase, which is beyond the powers of...

Why the Senate shouldn't organize by region

(subscription) (subscription)So in today's context, I worry that regional caucuses would push apart senators, lead to the resurgence of old conflicts, and supplant the...

Senator Neufeld talks energy, resources committee

Senators travelled to Sarnia, Hamilton, as well as McMaster University for the four-day blitz. Neufeld and three other committee members toured the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research...

Joseph Georges Arsenault, Catherine Callbeck join Order of Canada

A former P.E.I. premier, who also served as a senator, along with an advocate for the province's Acadian community were two of the 42 recipients...

'Unlike anything I have ever experienced': Senator Diane Griffin

It's pretty well unlike anything I have ever experienced. The amount of protocol and pomp associated with the senate is very different from our provincial...

Chemical Valley visited by Senate committee examining low-carbon economy

Richard Neufeld, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources, tours the BioAmber plant in Sarnia Tuesday, during a visit by...

Trudeau government could prorogue Parliament to get Independent Senators fair representation on Senate committees

(subscription) (subscription)Michel Rivard in early August. She said until the selection committee holds another meeting, no Independent Senator can replace Sen. Rivard. Sen. McCoy...

Where to Watch the Results Come In: 52 Election Night Parties in Seattle

So you've read The Stranger's endorsements and dropped off your ballot, and now you're looking for a place to hunker down until election night is...

Likely 18-18 Tie In State Senate As Republicans Make Gains

Art Linares, 27, of Westbrook, won a battle against first selectman Norman Needleman, 65, of Essex in the 12-town 33rd Senate District. Democrats had tried...

Former senator Hugh Segal makes his pitch for a $1320 basic income

That's the idea behind a basic income pilot program for Ontario. This week, former Conservative Senator Hugh Segal released a discussion paper on how the...

Trudeau defends ministers' fundraising by pointing to Conservative use of Senate appointments

They chose to name people like Mike Duffy or Irving Gerstein to the Senate and charge them with the responsibility of raising money for the...

Who would have guessed Senate and innovation could be used in the same sentence?

(subscription) (subscription)Putting Senators in the Senate who don't come with partisan allegiances has disruption written all over it. The key question to be answered...

Romeo Dallaire's new memoir 'Waiting For First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD'

Romeo Dallaire didn't just witness the horrors of the genocide in Rwanda up close. He was there as a Canadian lieutenant-general representing the United Nations...

Because It's 2016: Why Do You Still Need to Own Land to Be a Senator?

Ghislain Maltais suggested that since some senators had bought land just to be eligible, the government should buy it from them if the rules are...

Senator Jacques Demers, Former Canadiens Coach, Hospitalized

CBC.caOTTAWA — Senator and former Montreal Canadiens coach Jacques Demers is back at home after going to hospital Saturday. His Senate office would only confirm...

Former Habs coach and Senator Jacques Demers released from hospital

Senator and former Montreal Canadiens coach Jacques Demers is back at home after going to hospital Saturday. His Senate office would only confirm that Demers,...

Pulmonary condition prevents Senator McCoy from flying home to Alberta

Independent Senator Elaine McCoy is suffering from a pulmonary condition that has prevented her from travelling to her home province of Alberta for nearly a...

Pipeline hearings return to Montreal: Interview with Senator Terry Mercer

Liberal Nova Scotia Senator and energy industry supporter, Terry Mercer, spoke with Alberta Oil on Tuesday. Here's an edited version of that conversation. You and...