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Denise Batters Says Personal Attacks About Dead Husband Cross The Line

OTTAWA — Sen. Denise Batters was minutes from boarding a flight home when she noticed two-day old Twitter posts that said she was only in...

Mike Duffy Suing Senate, RCMP For Nearly $8M In Wake Of Expense Scandal

Duffy's lawyer, Lawrence Greenspon, said the Senate overstepped its bounds when it took the unprecedented step to suspend Duffy. Greenspon said the decision was tantamount...

Maliseet Senator Writes Open Letter To Trudeau: 'I Am Losing Faith In The Liberal Party'

Sen. Sandra Lovelace Nicholas. Lovelace Nicholas played an instrumental role helping to reinstate the rights of First Nation women and their children in Canada. Decades...

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...

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.

Former Conservative Senate Leaders Quiet After New Harassment Details

Senators Claude Carignan and Yonah Martin, the government leader and deputy leader respectively in 2014, declined to comment. In a statement, current Conservative leader Sen.

Senator Don Meredith Harassed, Sexually Abused Staff For Years, Say Former Aides

Meredith's office has seen a high turnover of staff in recent years — the “revolving door” of employees seemed so unusual that then-Senate speaker Pierre...

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...

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...

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.

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,...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Sen. Nancy Greene Raine Targets Marketing Tricks Encouraging ...

OTTAWA — Plastic toys in your McDonald's Happy Meal will be gone for good if a Conservative senator gets her way. Contests, games, and fun...

It's Time For The Defence Minister To Focus On Search And Rescue

Since the government took office last December, Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan has spent much of his time musing about Canada's military role in...

Senate Open To Independent Oversight Of Spending

They said the audit subcommittee — composed of Conservative senators Denise Batters and Larry Smith, along with Independent Sen. Larry Campbell — was asked to...

Sen. Tom McInnis Wins $70K From 'Malicious' Neighbours

Senator Tom McInnis, a 71-year-old former deputy premier, found himself feuding with his new neighbours in Sheet Harbour shortly before he was appointed to the...

Mike Duffy's Salary To Be Clawed Back In Latest Senate Expense Dispute

(Photo: Adrian Wyld/CP). A spokeswoman for Sen. Leo Housakos, chairman of the upper chamber's internal economy committee, says the Senate must now garnishee Duffy's salary...

Doug Black, 'Elected' Alberta Senator, Quits Tory Caucus To Sit As Independent

Senators Jacques Demers, Diane Bellemare, Elaine McCoy, Michel Rivard, and John Wallace have all quit the Conservative caucus since November. Sen. Pierrette Ringuette also left...

Doug Black, 'Elected' Alberta Senator, Quits Tory Caucus To Sit As Independent

Senators Jacques Demers, Diane Bellemare, Elaine McCoy, Pierrette Ringuette, Michel Rivard, and John Wallace have all quit the Conservative caucus since November. Demers told reporters...

Patrick Brazeau's Fraud, Breach Of Trust Charges Dropped

The Globe and MailLeo Housakos, chairman of the Senate's internal economy committee, confirmed Brazeau is now back in the Senate in full standing with access...

Senator Patrick Brazeau Pleads Not Guilty To Drinking-Related Charge

Last year Brazeau pleaded guilty to reduced charges of assault and possession of cocaine after a more serious charge of sexual assault was dropped because...

Senate Report Reveals 'Quiet Suffering' Of Syrian Refugees In Canada

Conservative senator and deputy chair Salma Ataullahjan said she was so troubled by what she heard she had difficulty sleeping at night. She was particularly...

Sen. James Cowan, Canadian Coalition For Genetic Fairness Win U.S. Advocacy Award

OTTAWA — A Canadian senator is the co-winner of this year's second annual advocacy award from the American Society of Human Genetics. Sen. James Cowan...

Hugh Segal, Champion Of Basic Income, To Design Ontario's Pilot Project

Former Sen. Hugh Segal has been a vocal proponent of basic income for decades, and now he will have the opportunity to help make the...

Mike Duffy Investigation, Trial Cost RCMP $477858

The Senate also spent $137,784 on an audit looking into Duffy and fellow senators Patrick Brazeau and Mac Harb's travel and living expenses. Thursday, Duffy...

Canada Assisted Dying: Senator Serge Joyal Urges Provinces To Test Whether New Law Is Constitutional

OTTAWA — If the federal government won't seek court advice on the constitutionality of its restrictive new law on assisted dying, Serge Joyal is hoping...

Assisted Dying Bill C-14 Passes Senate With Liberals' Restrictive Approach

If the federal government doesn't take it upon itself to test the constitutionality of the new law, independent Liberal Sen. Terry Mercer argued that some...

Canada Assisted Death: Senators Won't Allow People To Make Advance Requests

Senators also rejected a sub-amendment by Sen. Pamela Wallin, which would have allowed any consenting adult, whether or not they've been diagnosed with a grievous...

Assisted Dying Canada: Jody Wilson-Raybould Troubled By Senate Changes to Bill C-14

Claude Carignan, the Conservative leader in the Senate, made it clear Friday that the upper chamber wants its proposed amendments taken seriously when the bill...

Assisted Dying Bill C-14: Senate Votes To Amend Legislation Again

Sen. Don Plett arrives at the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, October 28, 2013. (Photo: Sean Kilpatrick/CP). The upper chamber today passed...

Senate Amends Key Part Of Assisted Dying Bill

Conservative Sen. Linda Frum said she doesn't believe that Parliament has an obligation to echo the Supreme Court's ruling word-for-word. But she added: "I do...

Bill C-14: Senators Aim To Prove Their Worth In Emotional Assisted Dying Debate

Former Conservative party president Don Plett said he had concerns about conscientious objection for doctors and the availability of the treatment as a prescription, but...

Bill C-14: Senators Rip Apart 'Indefensible' Assisted Dying Bill

Nancy Ruth said the bill's "overarching failure is that it does not trust us, it does not trust Canadians to make the best choices for...

Assisted Dying Bill C-14 Approved By House Of Commons, Heads To Senate

News1130Claude Carignan, Conservative leader in the Senate. Senators are not dragging their feet; they've agreed to extend their sitting hours and have taken the unusual...

Tory Election Campaign 'Aggressively' Worked Against Muslims, Delegate Says

Conservative Senator Salma Ataullahjan comforts delegate Uruzurum Heer during a policy meeting at the Conservative Party of Canada convention in Vancouver, May 27, 2016. (Photo:...

Tories To Settle Old Scores As They Prepare For Future Without Harper

The ridings of Kitchener–Conestoga and Edmonton Griesbach also want "better monitoring" of the Conservative Fund Canada, the fund that Nigel Wright, Harper's former chief of...

Pamela Wallin Won't Face Charges In Senate Expense Scandal, RCMP Says

Sen. Pamela Wallin leaves a caucus meeting on Parliament Hill, Wednesday April 20, 2016 in Ottawa. (Photo: Adrian Wyld/CP). "Following consultation with Crown counsel, the...

John McCallum Takes Back Comment About Refugees Using Food Banks

"I'm very surprised by the word cultural element of going to food banks,'' said Conservative Sen. Salma Ataullahjan, who came to Canada from Pakistan in...

Peter Harder's Request For Extra Office Money Denied By Senators

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...

Auditor General Michael Ferguson Says Leak Of Senate Review Wasn't From His Office

Anne Cools. "That was not violated by me or by my office," Ferguson responded. "We did not leak the report." "I'm not saying that you...

Patrick Brazeau Attempted Suicide Last January: Report

Brazeau faces charges of fraud and breach of trust in connection with his Senate expense claims. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges but...

Patrick Brazeau Attempted Suicide Last January: Report

Ottawa CitizenBrazeau faces charges of fraud and breach of trust in connection with his Senate expense claims. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges...

Liberals' New Senate Positions Dismissed As 'Word Games'

Conservative Leader Claude Carignan asked the Speaker of the Senate, George Furey, to rule on whether the new titles were actually job descriptions that exist...

Sen. David Tkachuk Says He Didn't Advise Mike Duffy About Housing Expenses

Sen. David Tkachuk insists he never advised Duffy on questions about his housing and travel allowances, despite Duffy's criminal trial having been told otherwise. Tkachuk...

Sen. Mike Duffy Returns To 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...

Mike Duffy's Trial And Stephen Harper's PMO: 5 Things To Know

Senators, call the auditors! Wright directs "a clearly compliant" Sen. Carolyn Stewart-Olsen to approach the firm Deloitte about its pending audit of Duffy's expenses. "When...