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Mike Duffy sues Senate, government for almost $8-million

Mr. Duffy was suspended from the Senate without pay for almost two years in November, 2013, over concerns about his expenses. Fellow senators Pamela Wallin...

Mike Duffy mulls legal action against federal government

Prior to being charged, Mr. Duffy, along with senators Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau, was kicked out of the Conservative caucus and suspended without pay...

Andrew Scheer's inclusive appeal shouldn't leave room for alt-right

The first Conservative Leader whom Marjory LeBreton worked for was John Diefenbaker. She was leader of the government in the Senate under Stephen Harper, before...

Indigenous advocates slam Trudeau for comments about Patrick Brazeau

Indigenous advocates are denouncing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent comments about Senator Patrick Brazeau in Rolling Stone magazine, saying his remarks could damage the Liberal...

Welcome to the new and improved Senate

New York TimesThe flip side of Mr. Munson's appointment was that of Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen, a former nurse who served as Stephen Harper's press...

Senators leave Liberals' budget bill in limbo as MPs leave for summer recess

Mr. Trudeau has only appointed independent senators since forming government, and senators who sit as Liberals are not considered part of the Liberal caucus with...

Senators question Meilleur's ability to be impartial as language commissioner

Serge Joyal, a member of the independent Liberal caucus in the Senate, began by pointing out that he knows Ms. Meilleur well and has crossed...

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...

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...

Canadian ski legend Nancy Greene Raine undergoing cancer treatment

Kamloops This WeekSen. Nancy Greene Raine, Canada's most decorated ski racer, is undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer. Sun Peaks Resort, where Greene Raine is the...

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...

Senate Tories to look for new leader as Claude Carignan to step down

iPolitics.ca (subscription)Conservatives in the Senate will be picking a new leader this spring after Claude Carignan told his colleagues Tuesday he plans to leave the...

Canadian senators' unannounced visit to Saudi Arabia draws criticism

Al-ArabiyaSpeaker George Furey and senators Peter Harder, Percy Downe and Vern White went this week in a parliamentary exchange program that also includes a visit...

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...

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...

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...

Pulmonary condition prevents Senator McCoy from flying home to Alberta

Independent Senator Elaine McCoy is suffering from a pulmonary condition that has prevented her from travelling to her home province of Alberta for nearly a...

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...