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Mike Duffy suing Senate, RCMP for $7.8M

... Conservative government were named directly, including Nigel Wright, then-chief of staff to prime minister Stephen Harper; Conservative Senator David Tkachuk; and then-leader of the...

MP says pot legalization should factor in discrimination against black Canadians

... Infrastructure and Communities Parliamentary Secretary Marc Miller; International Development Parliamentary Secretary Celina Caesar-Chavannes; Liberal MPs Emanuel Dubourg and Frank Baylis; Senators Anne Cools and...

Wise Owls? Scandal-plagued Senate releases children's book

Additional copies, the Senate says, will be printed in-house starting in August. Copies of the book will be left in the Senate's foyer for visitors...

Interim president of TCHC steps down

That task force, led by Senator Art Eggleton, uncovered hundreds of millions for additional repairs by remortgaging some of the TCHC's properties at lower interest...

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...

Senate may need expense rules update, Conservatives say

OTTAWA - Two leading Conservative senators say the red chamber may need to tighten its rules for expense claims following the scandal that plagued it...

Sen. Mike Duffy filing for cost of living expenses

... more than $6,164 in National Capital Expenses over the four-month period. Duffy, however, was not sitting while his trial was under way, for much...

Patrick Brazeau blames politics for his Senate suspension

Sen. Patrick Brazeau says there were political reasons why he was suspended without pay in the midst of a spending scandal almost three years ago.

Patrick Brazeau considering lawsuit as Senate-related charges dropped

Sen. Patrick Brazeau is considering his legal options after the Crown dropped the Senate expense-related charges against him, his lawyer said Wednesday. "We'll explore all...

Crown expected to drop charges against Patrick Brazeau related to Senate expenses

OTTAWA -- Fraud and breach of trust charges against Patrick Brazeau are expected to be dropped Wednesday, the senator's next scheduled court date, his lawyer...

Senate insists Duffy must repay nearly $17000

... The Canadian Press. Senators Leo Housakos and Jane Cordy said in a written statement to that Senate finance has reviewed documentation submitted by...

Mike Duffy considering legal action for $155000 in Senate backpay

Sen. Mike Duffy is considering using the courts to get tens of thousands of dollars in Senate salary he was denied ahead of his trial,...

Senate asks law firm to weigh legal action against 7 former senators

The Senate has asked Ottawa law firm Auger Hollingsworth to review the cases of seven former senators determined to have wrongly-claimed expenses and decide whether...

Assisted dying legislation could avoid Parliamentary 'ping pong'

Conservative Senator Denise Batters says she takes seriously the distinction between elected MPs and appointed senators. "I just want to make sure that the voice...

Ministers propose panel to study concerns about RCMP-labour relations bill

Conservative Sen. Daniel Lang, chairman of the security and defence committee, said Wednesday that senators want to hear from additional witnesses - including RCMP Commissioner...

Justice minister warns of 'risks' of missing Monday's assisted dying deadline

Conservative Sen. Denise Batters told Channel on Sunday that the legislation “needs to be tightened up further” to include a longer waiting period, a...

Senate adopts assisted death bill, but adjourns until after deadline

Question Period sat down with two prominent Senators earlier this week to discuss Bill C-14. Senate Conservative Leader Claude Carignan and independent Liberal Mobina Jaffer...

Assisted-dying bill heads to Senate

"No, no, impossible," Sen. Claude Carignan, Conservative leader in the Senate. Senators are not dragging their feet; they've agreed to extend their sitting hours and...

Parliament could be recalled in July as Senate pushback delays assisted death law

Conservative Sen. Bob Runciman said he sees “no way” that the June 6 deadline set by the Supreme Court of Canada for legislation will be...

Pamela Wallin won't face charges in Senate expense scandal, RCMP says

Conservatives in the Senate said the upper chamber had every right to suspend the trio without pay, arguing it was a separate issue from the...

Senators reject Liberal point man's request for extra office money

The extra cash for Harder, along with additional research money for the three independent senators making up the government's leadership team -- Harder, Diane Bellemare...

Senators grill auditor general over report leak

The auditor general said a number of people had access to the information about the total number of senators implicated, including members of the Senate...

Senators grill auditor general over expenses report leak

The auditor general said a number of people had access to the information about the total number of senators implicated, including members of the Senate...

Senate Speaker urges conclusion to Pamela Wallin investigation

Senators voted to suspend Wallin in November, 2013, along with conservative-appointed senators Mike Duffy and Patrick Brazeau. The suspension lifted automatically when Parliament was dissolved...

NDP MP's gender equity proposal debated in House

But Stewart says MPs from each party support his bill, including Liberal MP Pam Damoff, vice-Chair of the status of women committee, Conservative Senator Nancy...

St-Bruno residents fight to preserve cherished woods

A development company owned by Liberal Senator Paul Massicotte hopes to build luxury homes on Boisee des Hirondelles, bordering on the Mont St-Bruno Provincial Park.

Sen. Mike Duffy back on Parliament Hill after acquittal

Many of the operatives in the PMO are now gone, while two of the top senators involved in the Duffy affair -- former senators Marjory...

Duffy returns to Senate amid question of missed pay

Sen. Mike Duffy refused to answer any questions Monday as he returned to Parliament Hill, including whether he will seek reimbursement for an estimated $250,000...

Likely no 'appetite' in Senate for giving Duffy back pay: Housakos

Sen. Leo Housakos told CTV's Question Period that following a judge's ruling last week that cleared Duffy of 31 charges, including fraud and bribery, the...

Senate, auditor general done with Sen. Mike Duffy's case

In a statement, Conservative Sen. Leo Housakos and Liberal Sen. Jane Cordy, the chair and vice-chair of the Senate committee that oversees spending, said Duffy,...

'Strains credulity' to think Harper unaware during Senate scandal, Duffy's lawyer says

“That's what the judge found at the end of the day.” Bayne said he thought senators would have had “better judgment” than to rush to...

Mike Duffy Trial: By the numbers

1 senator -- other than Duffy – who testified: Sen. George Furey. 1 F-bomb dropped during the trial, as Mark Bourrie read aloud Internet comments...

Three more senators repay expenses as deadline looms

The Senate has set a deadline of Friday for repayment. Sitting senators who miss the deadline will have their salaries clawed back until the Senate...

3 more senators repay expenses deemed improper as repayment deadline looms

Senate records show Sen. Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, a former Conservative appointed by Stephen Harper, retired senator Terry Stratton, and Conservative Dennis Patterson repaid a combined bill...

Mourning Jean Lapierre and Nicole Beaulieu

A development company owned by Liberal Senator Paul Massicotte hopes to build luxury homes on Boisee des Hirondelles, bordering on the Mont St-Bruno Provincial Park.

'Every day he is brighter': Sen. Jacques Demers is now eating

MONTREAL -- Sen. Jacques Demers is getting better every day and has begun eating after his recent stroke, his doctors said Friday. Demers, 71, still...

Sen. Colin Kenny repays Senate for travel expense claims deemed unjustified

OTTAWA - A Liberal senator has repaid almost $31,400 in dubious expense claims which were detailed in a special arbitrator's report. Senate records show Sen.

Senator, ex-coach Jacques Demers suffers stroke

MONTREAL -- Sen. Jacques Demers remains in a Montreal hospital in what one colleague described as "serious but stable" condition after suffering a stroke. Claude...

Senators grill border agency officials about deaths in custody

Conservative Sen. Daniel Lang, the committee chairman, suggested an independent agency should immediately be called in whenever there is a death. The border agency does...

Brazeau trial delayed until June 2017

The criminal trial for Sen. Patrick Brazeau has been delayed until June 2017, while the senator recovers from a suicide attempt, a court decided on...

Senate report warns of obesity crisis in Canada

It is critical that the federal government act to address the obesity epidemic, committee chair Sen. Kelvin Ogilvie said Tuesday. "We can't sugar-coat it any...

Senate Committee: Tax sugary drinks, ban ads aimed at kids to help fight obesity

“The whole purpose (of the tax) is to try to get people to think twice,” Deputy Chair Senator Art Eggleton added, “not raise money for...

Senator who lost husband says assisted death shouldn't be option for mentally ill

Saskatchewan Sen. Denise Batters told CTV's Power Play that people experiencing mental illnesses should be provided with more access to treatment, rather than “arming them...

Brazeau's hospitalization was result of suicide attempt

Embattled Sen. Patrick Brazeau's hospitalization last month was the result of a suicide attempt, has learned. Brazeau was alone in his Gatineau, Que., home...

Eminent Canadians to advise Trudeau on Senate appointments

However, the office of Senate Conservative leader Claude Carignan pointed out that chair Labelle and Ontario rep Lavell Harvard were scholars funded by the charitable...

Senate ethics watchdog forges ahead with full investigation of Don Meredith

The Senate first ordered the investigation into Meredith's office almost a year ago after top senators, including former Speaker Pierre Claude Nolin, witnessed what they...

George Jonas, author whose book inspired Spielberg's 'Munich', dies at 80

Loved him. A great man. Journalist, novelist George Jonas dead at 80 https://t.co/HT0SfOp20U. — Senator Linda Frum (@LindaFrum) January 11, 2016. Losing George Jonas feels...

Some Canadian newsmakers who died in 2015

23 - Senate Speaker Pierre Claude Nolin, 54, after a five-year battle with a rare form of cancer. 24 - Raymond Roussin, 75, former Archbishop...

Closing arguments to begin Feb. 22 in Duffy trial

That cheque is the basis of three bribery charges Duffy faces -- although Wright, who testified in early August, was not charged with offering a...

Crown cross-examines Sen. Mike Duffy in court

OTTAWA -- After six days of sharing long reminiscences and grievances, Sen. Mike Duffy is facing the Crown's scrutiny of his version of events and...