The Guardian

<script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:inline-block;width:970px;height:90px" data-ad-client="ca-pub-5132695833487250" data-ad-slot="4212883907"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script>

PEI senator believes Duffy not given due process in Senate suspension

Duffy filed a claim in Ontario Superior Court Thursday that alleges his 2013 suspension by the Senate was unconstitutional and a violation of his charter...

TIMELINE: A chronology of PEI Sen. Mike Duffy's expense troubles

National ObserverOct. 17, 2013: Claude Carignan, the government's new leader in the Senate, introduces motions to suspend Duffy, Sen. Pamela Wallin and Sen. Patrick Brazeau...

LETTER: Hospitalizations fall under BIG

On hearing this, former conservative senator Hugh Segal, who at the time was a member of the Mulroney cabinet, took the idea to cabinet claiming...

Catherine Callbeck among 2017 Order of PEI recipients

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Catherine Callbeck, Catherine Hennessey and Jim MacAulay have been named to the Order of Prince Edward Island. Advertisement. The three were selected...

Summerside gets to show off its green initiatives

... deal with the buildings that are built on the melting permafrost, or how can we help the communities and villages that depend on the...

Trump-Russia investigation reignites as Senate asks aides to hand over notes

A Senate committee has asked Trump campaign aides to hand over notes and records from meetings with Russian officials and businesses, as congressional investigations between...

Is O Canada sexist – and does it need a rewrite?

In 2011, Canadian senator Nicole Eaton launched a campaign to get rid of one of her country's main symbols. The beaver had to be dumped...

SEN. ELIZABETH HUBLEY: Standing firm

While the term was first coined by Lord Rosebury (later British prime minister) during a visit to Australia in 1884, Canada, as Queen Elizabeth II...

Joseph Georges Arsenault, Catherine Callbeck join Order of Canada

A former P.E.I. premier, who also served as a senator, along with an advocate for the province's Acadian community were two of the 42 recipients...

'Unlike anything I have ever experienced': Senator Diane Griffin

It's pretty well unlike anything I have ever experienced. The amount of protocol and pomp associated with the senate is very different from our provincial...

Mount Allison to honour first woman in the British Empire to receive bachelor's degree

Mount Allison graduate, former P.E.I. Premier, and Canadian Senator Catherine Callbeck, encourages Islanders to attend the event and learn about “this important part of Canadian...

P.E.I. finance department to review tax credit report for bridge toll ...

Premier Wade MacLauchlan says the finance department will review the federal parliamentary budget officer's report on a tax credit for bridge tolls.and more »...

OPINION: Some answers on bridge tolls due from PBO on ...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is a redacted copy of a letter Senator Percy Downe sent to Jean-Denis Fréchette, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) on June ...and more »...

Politically correct, or arrogant?

The new process is somewhat along the lines of the system used to select candidates for the Senate. With the exception of Quebec with its...

Why all the secrecy about our senators?

But this time, Sheridan and anyone else who qualify may apply to become a senator. In this case, it's the seat vacated by Catherine Callbeck...

OPINION: Is tradition still in play for PEI's new senator?

Who will join Libby Hubley of Kensington, Mike Duffy (Cavendish) and Percy Downe of Charlottetown in the red chamber? P.E.I. is notoriously steeped in tradition,...

Wanted: one PEI senator

Prince Edward Island has had a vacant seat in the red chamber since Catherine Callbeck reached the Senate's mandatory retirement age of 75 in 2014.

Work will begin on filling vacant Senate seats

Prince Edward Island has had a vacant seat in the red chamber since Catherine Callbeck reached the Senate's mandatory retirement age of 75 in 2014.

PEI Senator keeps up pressure against Confederation Bridge tolls

“Islanders are not looking for a free bridge, but I think we're looking for equal treatment,'' Downe told rotary members. He is currently gathering information...

Campaign catchup: Julie Bishop feels super heat

Julie Bishop stepped into the breach to take some of the heat off David “here come the vultures” Feeney when she fronted up to a...

Boring election? Alliance of Sex and Marijuana parties aims to change all that

The one-time “human headline” and broadcaster Derryn Hinch is calling for it with his “Derryn Hinch Justice Party”, which is gunning to unseat Ricky Muir...

Province wants Ottawa to review Confederation Bridge tolls

Liberal P.E.I. Senator Percy Downe has been pushing for Ottawa to lift the toll on the Confederation Bridge to P.E.I. in an attempt to see...

Reality check: are Trump's odds of winning the US election really so slim?

McCain, up for re-election for Senate - before selling his soul to Mephisto by supporting Trump-, said in a private meeting which was taped without...

Senate, auditor done with Duffy

The Guardian Charlottetown - Local - The GuardianThe Guardian CharlottetownOTTAWA - Stephen Harper's lawyer says Sen. Mike�Duffy's acquittal should be a wake-up call to public...

Canadians want fair value for money spent in support of Senate

Any friend of the Prime Minister, any party bagman, who has an Island cottage, is a Canadian citizen and over the age of 30, living...

The fallout from Dilma Rousseff's impeachment will reach beyond Brazil

But with the stasis in Brasilia will the inward-looking deputies and senators remember that Brazil is not an island, but rather part of Latin America?...

And Mike Duffy shall have his day

Michael Dennis Duffy, who has been facing 31 bribery, fraud and breach of trust charges. Back when the trial was underway last August, the senator's...

Sanders beats Clinton in Wyoming Democratic caucus as focus turns to New York – as it happened

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders once again declared victory in a white, rural, Western caucus state, this time taking Wyoming by a smaller-than-expected margin over former...

God Save Justin Trudeau: film uses boxing as metaphor for Canada's election

In the blue corner was Patrick “Brass Knuckles” Brazeau, a hulking, tattooed, beast of a man, a Canadian navy veteran with a black belt in...

New senators reinvigorate red chamber

His prolonged absence from the Senate essentially left P.E.I. with two members in the red chamber — Percy Downe from Charlottetown and Libbe Hubley of...

Justin Trudeau names seven new senators

Former prime minister Stephen Harper hadn't appointed a new senator since 2013, the year the upper chamber found itself mired in a spending scandal. Callbeck...

Vacant Island Senate seat expected to be filled this year

Former prime minister Stephen Harper had not appointed a new senator since 2013, the year the upper chamber found itself mired in a spending scandal.

Firm blue-ribbon ground of Mackellar under Bronwyn Bishop starts to crack

According to many Liberal party sources and a book by journalist David Leser, her support base was the ultra-right wing of the party. Bishop denies...

From Back to the Future's Biff to Donald Trump: how pop culture can make a president

Around the time of the 2008 presidential elections, a popular theory took hold that movies and TV shows had paved the way for a black...

Rona Ambrose clear on bridge tolls; on both or none, Prime Minister

P.E.I. Senator Percy Downe is pushing for Ottawa to lift tolls on the Confederation Bridge so Islanders will receive equal treatment. He is urging the...

Donald Trump sweeps to victory in New Hampshire primary

“The pundits had it all figured out, last Monday night, when the Iowa caucuses were complete,” Bush told a gathering of supporters in Manchester. “They...

Justin Trudeau should never have lifted toll on Champlain Bridge: Rona Ambrose

Liberal P.E.I. Senator Percy Downe has been pushing for Ottawa to lift the toll on the Confederation Bridge to P.E.I. in an attempt to see...

Asylum seekers: 23 vessels turned back but Coalition stays silent on payments

... to reroute vessels. The commander of the operation, Maj Gen Andrew Bottrell, and the head of the department of immigration (which oversees border force),...

Federal minister Lawrence MacAulay must broaden his perspective

The debate over bridge tolls has intensified in recent months since Sen. Percy Downe raised the intriguing issue of fairness. He cites the decision by...

Canada considers changing national anthem to include country's women

Nancy Ruth, a Conservative senator, has long advocated a change. “For women, this will means we are included and valued for our labours in building...

MacAulay fears dropping PEI bridge toll would kill ferry service

P.E.I. Senator Percy Downe raised the idea of dropping the tolls on the bridge just before Christmas. The idea gained lots of support. Premier Wade...

Jamie Fox receptive to Confederation Bridge tolls action

P.E.I. Senator Percy Downe is finding a warmer reception from Opposition Leader Jamie Fox than from the provincial Liberal government for his campaign to get...

Senator Percy Downe, an unlikely populist

As a senator, he has pushed the Canadian Revenue Agency to go after Canadians who use off-shore banks to avoid paying taxes. Before becoming a...

Guantánamo Bay lawyers call bluff on Obama's promise to close prison

In November, the Senate pushed through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which imposes tighter restrictions on Guantánamo transfers particularly to the US mainland. But...

Senator Percy Downe calls on Island MLAs to join fight against tolls

P.E.I. Senator Percy Downe hopes to add the weight of the province's legislature in his fight against tolls on Confederation Bridge. Downe said Friday the...

Ottawa changes rules on bridges. PEI left out

There are indications from P.E.I. Sen. Percy Downe, that without such a resolution, the federal government won't consider taking another look at the high tolls...

PEI senator likes new rules around Senate appointments

The Justin Trudeau government is setting up a five-member advisory board to fill the empty seats in the Senate with independent senators. “I think it's...

Panel option long way from Senate reform

For the past year and a half, this province had just two senators performing their duties in the upper chamber and defending the rights of...

PEI senator wants Confederation Bridge tolls removed

The Guardian did reach out P.E.I. Senator Elizabeth Hubley but was told she was unavailable for comment. Efforts were also made to reach Premier Wade...

Tax transparency, national security and Mal Brough – as it happened

The Greens and Labor both told the senate that Australians had a right to know how much tax was paid by large companies while government...