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Kellie Leitch says she has no regrets about Conservative leadership ...

The Conservative leadership candidate may agree that the reaction to her campaign video shows she needs 'acting lessons,' but she stands by her ...and more »...

Senate passes bill that repeals many Conservative citizenship changes

... citizenship from dual Canadian citizens convicted of terrorism, treason or espionage. An attempt by Conservative Senator Daniel Lang essentially proposing the government maintain that...

In the Don Meredith case, the Senate tries to decide the price of privilege

The Guardian“Senator Meredith,” said the ethics committee chair, Raynell Andreychuk, “misused his privileged position as a senator.” Because they are unelected, Ms. Andreychuk said, senators...

Senator Patrick Brazeau acquitted of drunk-driving charges

The news was confirmed by the court clerk at the courthouse in Gatineau in western Quebec. Brazeau is still fighting one more criminal charge, stemming...

Eaton's department store heir Thor Eaton loved horses and rock music

“He was uninterested and uninvolved,” said his wife, Conservative Senator Nicole Eaton (née Courtois). “Once, when we were in a department store in Tokyo, he...

Senate blocks Liberals' plan to repeal 'anti-union' law

... the government for the sole purpose of benefiting the powerful union groups that helped it get elected in 2015 in exchange for the measures...

Canadian ski legend Nancy Greene Raine undergoing cancer treatment

Sen. Nancy Greene Raine, Canada's most decorated ski racer, is undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer. Sun Peaks Resort, where Greene Raine is the director of...

Ottawa appoints four new judges as pressure mounts to help clogged courts

Senators Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu and Jean-Guy Dagenais, both from Quebec, spoke in apocalyptic terms of a threat to communities – likening the delay problem to a...

Department-store dynasty heir Thor Eaton dies at 73

The pair were also a fixture at various charitable and society events in Toronto. Mr. Eaton leaves his wife, Senator Nicole Eaton, and their two...

To truly reinvent itself, the Senate must first prove its value

“I see the parasites are still following you,” the CBC reported Conservative Senator Kelvin Ogilvie saying to Ms. Beyak, last week, when reporters tried to...

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...

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...

Roméo Dallaire criticizes UN, but says peacekeeping in Canada's interests

It is in Canada's interest to play a leadership role in United Nations peacekeeping, former military commander Romeo Dallaire said Monday even as he delivered...

RCMP ends probe into Senate expense cases

The nine referred to the RCMP were: independent senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu; Senate Liberal Colin Kenny; and retired senators Rose-Marie Losier-Cool; Sharon Carstairs; Marie Charette-Poulin; Bill...

Special to The Globe and Mail Last updated: Friday, Sep. 02, 2016 6:02PM EDT

In the living room, Alex Katz's Red Cap (2003), from the collection of the Honourable Linda Frum and Howard Sokolowski, appeared over a fireplace; across...

Vancouver woman branded a poverty pimp for Downtown Eastside ...

This week, media (social and otherwise) lit up with the news that a Vancouver woman was conducting walking tours of the Downtown Eastside. Jenn Potter...

Late Canadian sportscaster John Saunders found fame on ESPN

... hockey, including a stint on a junior-B team with his younger brother, Bernie, under the tutelage of a young coach named Jacques Demers, who...

Where is the 'balance' among Tory leadership contenders?

Hugh Segal is master of Massey College at the University of Toronto and a former Conservative senator. ----------------------------------------. When British Tories selected Theresa May as...

Mike Duffy tells Senate he won't repay $17000 in disputed expenses

“This is an administrative matter between Senator Duffy and Senate finance,” Senators Leo Housakos and Jane Cordy said in a joint statement on July 8.

Patrick Brazeau returns to Senate after 'very difficult' suspension

Looking relieved and at times a bit shaken, Patrick Brazeau returned to work in his Senate office overlooking Parliament Hill one day after the Crown...

Crown drops Senate expense charges against Patrick Brazeau

Leo Housakos, chairman of the Senate's internal economy committee, confirmed Brazeau is now back in the Senate in full standing with access to all the...

Senate committee sets deadline for Mike Duffy to take action on expenses

Mike Duffy has been given 15 days to say whether he'll pay back nearly $17,000 in what the Senate considers as inappropriate expenses or face...

A feminist force in politics, Nancy Ruth prepares her Senate swan song

(subscription) (subscription)Nancy Ruth, the feminist senator from Toronto, was so vexed by the Conservative government's decision to cut funding to the church-backed aid organization...

Canadians want CPP expanded, poll says

(subscription) (subscription)Senator Serge Joyal, a former Liberal MP, says he hopes provincial governments challenge the new physician-assisted dying law in the courts. > Liberal...

Senator hopes to see provinces challenge assisted-dying bill

(subscription) (subscription)Not all senators agree on the court's role. Conservative Senator Bob Runciman on Friday argued that if the Supreme Court finds the bill...

Trudeau's top foreign adviser steps down

(subscription) (subscription)A bid to allow advance requests was rejected by a larger margin. Conservative senator Dennis Patterson warned his colleagues not to go too...

Senators vote against broadening assisted-dying bill

(subscription) (subscription)Independent Senator Pamela Wallin asked that all Canadians be allowed to write advance requests into their wills – a suggestion that was swiftly...

Len Marchand: MP broke a trail for Indigenous people in politics

(subscription)But the Honourable Leonard Stephen Marchand Sr. made that journey in his remarkable life, which ended June 3, at the age of 82, a...

Senate goes to battle with House on assisted-dying bill

(subscription) (subscription)Some senators are warning MPs to heed their suggestions, lest the bill languish indefinitely. “The House should really pay attention to the amendments...

Jane Philpott 'concerned' about Senate changes to assisted-dying bill

(subscription) (subscription)Independent Liberal Senator Mobina Jaffer pleaded with the Senate to reject the change, arguing that immigrant women in her home province of British...

Senate scraps near-death requirement on assisted-dying bill

(subscription) (subscription)The Senate has voted to significantly change the Liberal government's doctor-assisted dying bill, setting the stage for a game of legislative ping pong...

Assisted-dying bill could be the Senate's defining moment

(subscription) (subscription)In just two and a half years, the Canadian Senate has gone from its absolute nadir – with senators Mike Duffy, Patrick Brazeau...

Senate to debate dozens of proposed amendments to assisted-dying bill

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative Senators Denise Batters and Don Plett want the bill to apply only at the end of life and for terminal illness, and...

New study links bigger baby bottles to early weight gain

(subscription) (subscription)A tax on sugar-sweetened drinks and a ban on food ads aimed at kids are among the recommendations of a new Senate committee...

In absence of federal law, assisted dying enters era of uncertainty

(subscription) (subscription)“We don't want to pass an unconstitutional bill.” Others, such as Conservative Senator Don Plett, want to add new safeguards. “There are more...

John Doyle: How much Ben Mulroney can Canada take?

(subscription) (subscription)Why just the other day, because I had to clean out my office, I came upon an old, kooky letter from Senator Marjorie...

Teen pop idols often endorse unhealthy foods and drinks: study

(subscription) (subscription)Many music celebrities popular with teens endorse foods and drinks that are high on calories and low on nutrients, a U.S. study suggests.

Senate adopts assisted-death bill in second reading, but Liberals won't meet deadline

(subscription) (subscription)Jennifer Gearey, a spokeswoman for Senate Opposition leader Claude Carignan, said the committee will meet Monday and Tuesday, so there would have been...

Abrupt cancellation of Canada AM is typical Canadian TV cruelty

(subscription) (subscription)Seamus O'Regan went on to become a member of Parliament and Pamela Wallin went on to a diplomatic post, then the Senate and...

Ministers grilled in Senate over assisted-dying bill

(subscription) (subscription)“I was disappointed that the government did not accept any of our recommendations,” Conservative Senator Don Plett told Ms. Wilson-Raybould in a testy...

Assisted-dying bill unlikely to clear Senate before June 6 deadline

(subscription) (subscription)The bill is now in the hands of the Senate, where the Conservative and Liberal leadership say there is no way it will...

Roméo Dallaire says Rwandan genocide being repeated in Syria

(subscription) (subscription)The Rwandan genocide is being repeated right now in Syria and the world isn't doing enough to stop it, says retired Canadian general...

Goodale seeks halt to jailing of child migrants

(subscription)At the committee hearing Monday, Liberal Sen. Mobina Jaffer pressed Goodale to commit that Canada would no longer detain youngsters. “I wish I could...

Ottawa mulls 'super' oversight body for security agencies

(subscription) (subscription)Mr. Goodale appeared before the committee Monday to offer his view on Liberal Senator Wilfred Moore's Bill S-205, which proposes to appoint an...

The Heidi Chronicles: Why a 1989 play about the exclusion of women is wholly relevant in 2016

(subscription) (subscription)In the next scene, we jump to 1968 and the new Hampshire campaign office for Eugene McCarthy, the anti-war senator who challenged Lyndon...

Parliament and the Supremes

(subscription) (subscription)James Cowan, the Leader of the Independent Liberal caucus in the Senate, has done well to say it is better to consider Bill...

Only a quarter of Canadians like the Senate. Here's what they want

(subscription)This compares to about two of three Canadians who have a positive impression of individuals who are members of Parliament. The study, commissioned by...

Former 'unwed mothers' call for public inquiry into forced adoptions

(subscription) (subscription)Art Eggleton, the Liberal senator who chaired the meeting between the women and the politicians, said the intent of the gathering was to...

Assisted-dying bill mired in debate ahead of deadline

CBC.ca (subscription)“The report is an indication that senators have some serious reservations about parts of this bill,” Conservative Senator Bob Runciman, who chairs the committee,...

A new bill is a good start. But gay and trans people need much more

(subscription) (subscription)The more unpredictable question is what will happen when the legislation makes its way to the Senate – Conservative Senators Don Plett and...