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Andreychuk has long history of defending human rights in the Senate

Raynell Andreychuk has said that one of the first things she saw after being appointed to the Senate in 1993 was a lawn sign calling...

Senator Lillian Dyck a voice for women, First Nations people

Growing up in Saskatchewan, Lillian Dyck's mother told her to forget her First Nations heritage; she feared that if people knew her daughter was part...

Viewpoint: Provide help, not assisted suicide, to mentally ill

Denise Batters More from Denise Batters. Published on: March 21, 2016 | Last Updated: March 21, 2016 6:03 AM CST. Senator Denise Batters became a...

Letters: November 21, 2015

Re: Inquiry must examine existing research, says senator (SP, Nov. 14). Lillian Dyck follows a long liberal tradition of finding a way to be wrong...

Inquiry must examine existing research, says senator

The long anticipated inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women doesn't need to reinvent the wheel, says Sen. Lillian Dyck. The inquiry must review the...

Sask. senator still pushing for inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women

The issue of missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW) will not go away, and Senator Lillian E. Dyck is doing her best to make sure...

Senator still pushing for inquiry

The issue of missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW) will not go away, and Senator Lillian E. Dyck is doing her best to make sure...

Conservatives move spotlight off Senate scandal

The Senate expense scandal came to light in late 2012 when questions were raised about the housing allowance claimed by Conservative Sen. Patrick Brazeau. An...

Leap Manifesto in line with mainstream thought

... the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People? It was approved by 143 nations, but not Canada. The manifesto proposes a guaranteed annual...

Ridings to watch: Avalon

The Tories won in Avalon in 2006 under Fabian Manning and placed a strong second in 2008 and 2011. These numbers suggest reasonably strong ...

Saskatchewan NDP call for guaranteed income pilot

The idea was recently endorsed by Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Conservative Sen. Hugh Segal has been a calling for...

Mystery remains as Duffy trial adjourns

"message discipline" (they mostly failed, given the mercurial Conservative trio of senators David Tkachuk, Carolyn Stewart-Olsen and LeBreton, who each sang from their own special...

Senators wrestle with new role

But even though he faced tense questioning last week about the Duffy affair, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper didn't shy away from noting, during a rally...

MacPherson: Long campaign favours leader with endurance

Ten weeks of intense scrutiny under enormous pressure will test them as never before. Trudeau has faded already. Is he playing ropea-dope, like he did...

Demand more of it

Re: Sask. snubbed on court again (SP, July). One can only marvel at The StarPhoenix's ability to be at once scathingly critical and effusively laudatory...

Sask. senators weigh in on moratorium

Conservative Senator Denise Batters, who said she had dreamt of being a senator since she was 12 years old, said the moratorium on appointments is...

Harper tries to reach out to Muslims before election

Senator Salma Ataullahjan, centre, helps Muslims break the Ramadan fast as Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney looks on. Photograph by:...

Harper tries to reach out to Muslims before election

Senator Salma Ataullahjan, centre, helps Muslims break the Ramadan fast as Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney looks on. Photograph by:...

Senate is mostly misunderstood

Repo has been active in the Progressive Conservative and Liberal parties, and a manager of several leadership campaigns and two election campaigns. She lives in...

Senate is mostly misunderstood

Repo has been active in the Progressive Conservative and Liberal parties, and a manager of several leadership campaigns and two election campaigns. She lives in...

Acquaintances kill more aboriginal women than spouses, report shows

The report's findings have been widely misinterpreted to suggest the problem of MMIW lies mainly with aboriginal men, Senator Lillian Dyck told a Saskatchewan Human...

Acquaintances kill more aboriginal women than spouses, report shows

The report's findings have been widely misinterpreted to suggest the problem of MMIW lies mainly with aboriginal men, Senator Lillian Dyck told a Saskatchewan Human...

Prime minister loses Moore, can't shake Meredith

The person who delivered the news to Warner was party president Don Plett, whom Harper appointed in 2009 to the Senate, where he joined fundraiser-in-chief...

Prime minister loses Moore, can't shake Meredith

The person who delivered the news to Warner was party president Don Plett, whom Harper appointed in 2009 to the Senate, where he joined fundraiser-in-chief...

Tories drop senator after reported affair with teen

Toronto StarThe review was ordered by the previous Speaker, Pierre Claude Nolin, and other top senators who "thought there was too much of a revolving...

Who paid for Duffy's picture frames?

Ontario Court Judge Charles Vaillancourt has to answer the tough legal questions here at the trial of Mike Duffy: Did the suspended P.E.I. senator commit...

Cuthand: Southend urgently needs airstrip

This led Saskatchewan Senator Lillian Dyck to comment that it looked like a deliberate misinterpretation on the part of Valcourt to use RCMP evidence to...

Senators defend their right to endless expenses

David Tkachuk (he pretty much had to be: he was being interviewed by the RCMP), put the matter in more tautological terms. When may we...

Injured veterans deserve better

Retired Gen. Senator Roméo Dallaire recently spoke publicly about the woefully long wait times and insufficient services available to sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder, a...

'No imminent threat' to Saskatoon, police chief says

Speaking late Wednesday afternoon from a locked down room in Parliament, Saskatoon-born Sen. David Tkachuk said it was “quite the unbelievable morning.” He praised Parliamentary...

'No imminent threat' to Saskatoon

Speaking late Wednesday afternoon from a locked down room in Parliament, Saskatoon-born Sen. David Tkachuk said it was "quite the unbelievable morning." He praised Parliamentary...

Parliament security forces vary

That was supposed to change after a Senate committee report in June recommended the upper chamber "deploy armed, uniformed personnel ... in the coming months."...

'No imminent threat' to Saskatoon, police chief says

Speaking late Wednesday afternoon from a locked down room in Parliament, Saskatoon-born Sen. David Tkachuk said it was “quite the unbelievable morning.” He praised Parliamentary...