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'Independent' senators back Liberals' soft on terror bill

Every single independent Senator, save one, voted against Lang's sensible amendment. Special credit is due to independent Senator Anne Cools – who was appointed in...

Get on Canada's team – and revoke terrorists' citizenship

Join me in urging all senators to get on Canada's team by ensuring we can revoke the citizenship of convicted terrorists, like 34 other countries...

Senator Linda Frum: It's time to close Elections Act foreign funding loopholes

We've just witnessed an election in the United States where over $2 billion was spent by the two leading presidential candidates — an amount that...

Former Toronto police chief Bill McCormack dead

Senator Art Eggleton was mayor for some of McCormack's time as chief. “I always thought of him as being the consummate police officer,” said Eggleton.

Trudeau's Canada: Citizenship for terrorists

Canadians should contact Senators Claude Carignan, Yonah Martin and Linda Frum to encourage them to amend this bill. These Conservative Senators are in a position...

Government won't entertain Senate's proposal to amend assisted-dying bill

But independent Liberal Sen. Serge Joyal, who proposed the amendment, said the Supreme Court ruling on Senate reform made it clear that "the Senate has...

Senators balk at limiting assisted dying to Canadians who are near death

Conservative Senate leader Claude Carignan was blunt when asked if the bill will be passed by the Senate without amendments. "Without? Impossible," he said. Carignan...

Thanks, Mike, the cheque's in the mail!

The media seemed to not care less about Harb, and focused on bringing down Duffy, Wallin and, of course, the embattled and troubled Senator Patrick...

Tory 'bagman' boasts about party's bank account

VANCOUVER - Proud to call himself the "bagman" of the Conservative Party, former senator Irving Gerstein boasted about the financial health of his party Friday.

John McCallum's politics of division

As Conservative Senator Salma Ataullahjan, to whom McCallum was responding when he made the Syrian culture reference put it: “I thought people go to food...

Conservative rails against Trudeau's 'government of death' as anti-abortion rally draws smallest crowd in years

Betty Unger, referencing the physician-assisted suicide bill soon to be in front of the Senate, complained that the Liberal government was abandoning "natural death" in...

Will Canada give Iran a free pass?

Conservative foreign affairs critic Tony Clement and Conservative Senator Linda Frum hosted the program in hopes of bringing greater awareness to the problematic elements of...

Liberals called on to declassify EMP threat info

Let's hope the Liberals' new pledge of transparency applies to national security matters too. "The government should move to declassify all information pertaining to the...

Three more senators repay expenses deemed improper

OTTAWA -- Three more senators have repaid the upper chamber for expenses a special arbitrator ruled were improper. Senate records show Sen. Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, a...

Canada finally waking up to EMP attack threat

On Monday, the standing Senate committee on national security and defence hosted what the chairman, Conservative Sen. Daniel Lang, described as likely the first ever...

Media at Justin Trudeau's feet

But let's also remember Trudeau is a former drama (and math) teacher with a flair for the dramatic — his unexpected boxing victory over Sen.

Assisted dying bill must reflect our values

The Globe and MailIt's startling to hear Senators discuss how they may try to expand or block the federal government's assisted dying bill. "Independent Liberal"...

Jury 'still out' on whether TCHC is getting better: Eggleton

Nine months ago the task force reviewing the Toronto Community Housing Corporation called for a broad overhaul of the city's problem-plagued public housing agency. Senator...

Hey there, bartender, one more for the road

Jian Ghomeshi, the former CBC radio star acquitted on sexual assault charges. The Ol' Duff who, as Michael Dennis Duffy, awaits judgment later this month...

A funny thing happened on the way to the Upper Chamber

... the PM intends to nominate from the transition phase fill out applications and, if so, were those applications submitted complete? Is the Advisory Board...

Senate Stink Redux still fails the sniff test

Former Quebec copper and Harper-appointed senator Jean-Guy Dagenais vowed he would initiate a formal complaint to Ontario's College of Chartered Professional Accountants against Auditor General...

Senate appointment process 'remains a mystery,' says LeBreton

That's how Marjory LeBreton, a former government leader in the Senate under Stephen Harper, described the new process to me via e-mail. The Liberals campaigned...

Trudeau's Senate: Still unelected, now more unaccountable

If you were angry, for example, about the misbehaviour of Mike Duffy or Pamela Wallin, you could take it out on Stephen Harper at the...

Terror charges good, overdue

Sen. Daniel Lang has been a public safety champion by speaking out on this issue. He's chairman of the Senate's national defence and security committee,...

Canadian radicals known, but not being charged

That was cause for concern for committee chairman Sen. Daniel Lang. "Why isn't anyone being charged for being involved in these activities?" asked Lang, the...

Senate wants tax on sugary drinks — and thinks your orange juice is garbage too

Committee chairman Kelvin Ogilvie, a Conservative, and deputy chairman Art Eggleton, a Liberal, released the report Tuesday. "Several witnesses suggested that Canada's Food Guide has...

Electronic monitoring a good option for courts

... slow to embrace technological solutions to some of its problems. The increased use of electronic monitoring would be a step in the right direction.

Senator comes back to bite Liberals, the east rises, and other stories from the

OTTAWA - Terry Mercer was a long-time fundraiser, organizer, and national director for the Liberal Party of Canada. That's one of the reasons Jean Chretien...

Why don't we charge more people with terrorism?

... catering to politics and political correctness. Doing so, will earn the social licence needed to address the national security threats we face. - Sen.

Federal survivors scholarship fund needed

... three, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said that Wynn's family had made “an unbearable sacrifice, one that we will never forget.” It's time to do...

Cracking down on hecklers and the Liberal McGill Mafia: A week on the Hill

Helping with that effort was Nancy Greene Raine, the Olympic skier, who now sits down the hall from Stetski's chamber as a Conservative senator. The...

Ski with Canadian Olympic legend Nancy Greene at Sun Peaks Resort

"I think it's important to meet and ski with as many Sun Peaks guests as possible." Greene has been skiing with guests for the entire...

Feds must help free Canadian pastor from North Korea

Trudeau needs to reach in and harness the toughness he showed boxing with Senator Patrick Brazeau and punch back — warning if there is ever...

Libs seek advice abroad on C-51 overhaul

It's unclear if the government plans to include the less partisan Senate in the committee. But Sen. Daniel Lang, chair of the Senate committee on...

The Senate should be on trial

In the meantime, the Duffy trial is winding down. In the spring, Senator Patrick Brazeau will have his day in court related to his Senate...

Liberal Senate plan an abysmal failure

First, some of the scandals that have plagued the Senate have come from so-called “merit based” senators who were supposed to be non-partisan. Former journalists...

The one-point plan to fix Parliament

Same for the Senate. When it comes to expenses, it does seem the rules should be altered and detailed. But if someone knowingly files a...

Number of Canadian radicals kept under wraps

Senator Daniel Lang, chairman of the Senate committee on national security and defence, doesn't agree with such rationales. A major report on countering terrorism he...

Top senators to propose creation of arm's-length spending oversight body

Auditor general Michael Ferguson's June audit of Senate spending said an independent oversight body -- coupled with regular, outside audits -- would promote "diligence and...

Candice Bergen adds name to Conservative interim leadership race

Ottawa CitizenThe current Conservative leader in the Senate, Claude Carignan, said he believes Tory members of the Upper Chamber do get a vote. "According to...

Take time with Conservative leadership

As Conservative Sen. Bob Runciman notes in a column in today's paper: “There is plenty of time, with four years before another election, to get...

City outgunned on putting public housing on radar

It is interesting to note that the Closing the Housing Gap campaign and Senator Art Eggleton, chairman of the Mayor's Task Force on Community Housing,...

Habs beat Penguins in NHL christening of Quebec City's Videotron Centre

QUEBEC CITY — Sen. Jacques Demers needs a moment to himself. On this, the historic day in which NHL hockey will be played for the...

30 Questions for 30 NHL Teams: Part 1

Toronto Sun - Eastern ConferenceToronto SunKey Newcomers: Matt Beleskey, Jimmy Hayes, Matt Irwin, Zac Rinaldo, Joonas Kemppainen, Zane McIntyre. Key Departures: Milan Lucic, Dougie Hamilton,...

Stephen Harper peppered with more questions about Mike Duffy case

... and my response was he should pay those expenses back and that's what I was told happened." Harper paid a visit to a hardware...

Elizabeth May - the conservative alternative?!

Her support for a guaranteed minimum income, despite being championed by former Conservative Sen. Hugh Segal, doesn't do much for fans of personal responsibility. Also,...

Duffy, Wallin and Brazeau's Senate suspensions to end with dissolution of ...

OTTAWA -- Three senators will see their suspensions without pay come to an abrupt end once an election is called, but only one will get...

Next steps for CBC

The 63-page report by the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications offered a “roadmap” out of “this highly fragmented landscape." While there are ... They...

Stubborn Mulcair must appoint senators | FUREY | Columnists | Opinion ...

Even if Harper fills all 22 vacancies before the election, which is unlikely, Mulcair will have a chance to appoint someone in February, when the...

A radical fix for social housing

All this while TCHC executives quietly renovated headquarters and pulled down huge bonuses on top of generous salaries. It's encouraging Sen. Art Eggleton heads Mayor...