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Conservative senator asks colleague to explain strange Facebook activity

And I think it's important that they make the choices that reflect the values that they believe in," Senator Leo Housakos told on Wednesday.

RCMP officers one step closer to forming union

In January 2016, shortly after being elected, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government introduced a bill to repeal C-525, but until last week it was held...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Chronic delays undermine public faith in justice system, Senate report warns

Senate Opposition leader Claude Carignan said he would rather see vacancies filled now through the existing system of advisory committees and the candidates they have...

Tobias C Enverga Jr.

Senator Enverga has been involved in various organizations and a number of charitable projects. He is the first Filipino-Canadian elected in the City of Toronto,...

What have the Irvings done to New Brunswick?

This prompted federal ethics commissioner Mary Dawson to forbid LeBlanc - who recently took on additional responsibilities as the federal fisheries minister - from having...

Forgetful senator gets brand new memories of Mike Duffy

The email trail shows a concerted effort by the top echelon of the PMO to force through its changes, primarily through committee liaison Senator Carolyn...

Senate and P.E.I. gear up for Mike Duffy's expected return this week

Canadians could be forgiven for assuming P.E.I. residents are all feeling a sense of relief as Sen. Mike Duffy — the Island's most high-profile political...

These senators want change and know they can't afford to fail

If we can do this, I know in my heart that the Senate will resume its rightful place as an institution worthy of Canadians' trust...

Senate rules that ensared Duffy, others undergo quiet overhaul

The seven who owe money are retired Liberal senators Sharon Carstairs, Marie-P. Charette-Poulin, Rose-Marie Losier-Cool, Bill Rompkey, and Rod Zimmer, as well as former Conservatives...

DUFFY: Time to ask the Wright questions

Using Conservative Party bag-man Senator Irving Gerstein's relationship with a Conservative donor and professional contact at Deloitte's, Wright and the PMO worked through wholly illegitimate...

Senator Jacques Demers in hospital after stroke

Senator Jacques Demers remains in hospital after suffering a stroke. Photo by the Canadian Press. Previous story. MONTREAL — Sen. Jacques Demers remains in a...

Are the Irvings destroying New Brunswick?

This prompted federal ethics commissioner Mary Dawson to forbid LeBlanc from having any more dealings with the Irvings and their companies. But then Tory ....

How the Crown cooked its own goose on the Duffy trial

Wright laboured behind the scenes with Senator Irving Gerstein in a wholly improper tactic to doctor an independent Senate audit by outside auditors. His tiny...

Harper's poisoned gift puts Trudeau government in a bind

So by making these appointments that's what the outgoing government did,” Liberal Senator Percy Downe told . “It's unprecedented, these appointments so far in advance.”...

Along with Patrick Brazeau, a list of senators who also have legal issues

Pamela Wallin: The former Conservative senator repaid the Senate about $150,000 in questionable travel expenses. The RCMP have alleged in court documents that Wallin charged...

Conservative majority in Senate could give Trudeau problems in passing bills

There are 22 vacant seats in the Senate; another opens up in February with the impending retirement of Conservative Irving Gerstein, the party's top fundraiser.

Is a Canada Revenue Agency landlord avoiding taxes via offshore havens?

“It's a horrendous problem,” says Senator Percy Downe, Jean Chrétien's former chief of staff, who has spent the past nine years pursuing the offshore tax...

Harper's inbox receives emails about allegations involving Sen. Don Meredith

Other Harper-appointed senators have found themselves in trouble over the past three years, including Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin, Patrick Brazeau and Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu. Although many...

Why Harper corrupted the Senate

More importantly, he appointed Doug Finley, his long-time “pit bull” election strategist and director of political operations, as well as his loyal press secretary, Carolyn...

Duck, weave, deflect: Harper's political ju-jitsu to save campaign from Senate ...

A further nine current and former senators are being referred to the RCMP for possible criminal offences, including Harper appointee Pierre Hughes-Boisvenu and Liberal incumbent...

Why is Joe Oliver seeking economic advice from a scandal-plagued corporate honcho?

Other pals include Major General Lewis MacKenzie, former Senator Hugh Segal and former Ontario chief justice Roy McMurtry (Segal sits on Just Energy's board). MacDonald...

Senate recommends Ottawa use a 'light touch' when regulating Bitcoin

... blockchain technology can give consumers and governments a more effective level of online security — particularly relevant given the cyber attack on government of...

Bill C-51 passed by Senate, despite widespread public opposition

Jim Munson (L) on Twitter just minutes after the vote,. Early reports on Twitter suggest that the bill passed with applause from Conservative senators, but...

Is Harper the worst prime minister in history?

Michael Harris, in his book Party of One, calls it “Canada's worst election scandal.” Just prior to election day, some voters across Canada received recorded...