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Conservatives should distance themselves from Beyak

Ghislain Maltais, chair of the agriculture committee, told Beyak that, "Every member of the caucus supports you." The silent members of ... A senator isn't...

Basic income would benefit everyone

I was pleased to read this article. Many readers may not be aware that the Ontario government has appointed retired senator Hugh Segal as special...

The House and Senate made C-14 a better bill

iNews880.comManitoba Senator Janis Johnson, a Conservative with 26 years in the upper house, summed up the mood. "I think senators have to keep in mind...

Senators bow to government on Bill C-14

If the federal government doesn't take it upon itself to test the constitutionality of the new law, independent Liberal Sen. Terry Mercer argued that some...

Sen. Mike Duffy back on Parliament Hill

Many of the operatives in the PMO are now gone, while two of the top senators involved in the Duffy affair — former senators Marjory...

Editorial Exchange: Senate could use a few new friends

Hill Times (subscription)Two other senators, Mac Harb and Patrick Brazeau, are also scheduled to go on trial for similar offences, so it's entirely possible different...

It's time to put the 'Senate Scandal' behind us

... who was the government leader in the Senate, have already retired, but others, including Senators David Tkachuk, the head of the Senate's Internal Economy...

In Duffy's wake, Senate rules get overhaul

Housakos also acknowledged that the Senate's treatment of Duffy — he was suspended without pay, along with fellow senators Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau —...

Special group collects feedback on Laurier's controversial statue project

A special advisory committee was created to make recommendations about the project to the university's senate and board of governors after it collects public feedback.

Another view: Building a better, workable Senate

Industrious senators who come to the chamber with a sense of purpose can easily prove they've earned their keep. Weighty, substantive reports on palliative care...

Aurelie Rivard wins two gold medals for Canada on Day 3 of Parapan Am Games

Montreal's Jean-Michel Lavalliere fought back tears on the podium while collecting the silver he won in the S7 50 freestyle. "Ten years ago I was...

Harper maintains he never knew about $90000 payment to Duffy

They're somebody else's," Harper said when asked about the Duffy trial at a campaign event in Ottawa on Sunday. That plan, outlined in court documents,...

Senate committee issues shoddy report on CBC

It might have helped if any of the senators on the committee had a background in broadcasting. The only one who came close was former...

Another view: Senators had their chance, now it's time to go

Take, for instance, recently retired P.E.I. Senator Catherine Callbeck, and sitting Island senators Percy Downe and Elizabeth Hubley, none of whom have their names on...

Federal budget narrative full of holes

asks Sen. Percy Downe. "I don't know, you don't know and, most importantly, the government doesn't know." "We really needed to assess the implication of...

'Monstrous political scheme' or senatorial fraud?

As the scandal took on a life of its own, Duffy went on television to say he'd made mistakes and would repay the Senate after...

'Bozo eruptions' plague Canada's right

At another hearing in the Senate, Shahina Siddiqui of the same organization faced similar accusations from an Ontario Conservative senator, Lynn Beyak. When Siddiqui told...

Room for improvement in pharmaceutical drug regulation

Over the course of nearly three years, the Senate's standing committee on social affairs, science and technology has studied prescription pharmaceuticals in Canada, and our...

Terror bill could target activists: Amnesty

Senate committee chairman Daniel Lang asked Blaney to reconsider and offer "at least some way of informing Canadians" so they understand the scope of the...

Hoffman scores winner as Senators edge Blue Jackets

Hoffman, who had been a healthy scratch the past two games, made up for missing a penalty shot by scoring the game winner as the...

Privacy watchdog investigating RCMP data collection

Just before his retirement this year, former Senator Hugh Segal tabled legislation to create a civilian oversight body for Canada's police and spy agencies. But...

Curtain set to rise on Duffy's Senate expense saga

Toronto Star Others who could also figure prominently in the legal to-and-fro are Harper's former leader in the Senate, Marjory LeBreton, the current Conservative Fund chairperson...

Politicians behaving badly

Toronto Star And of course, we have the criminal trial of suspended senator Mike Duffy, on charges of misspending more than $200,000, to look forward to.

Sleepless nights on Sussex Drive?

He appointed the three senators at the heart of the scandal, Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau. He chose them not because he wanted...

Will Harper be called to testify at Duffy trial?

Vancouver Sun It is no stretch to see the Duffy defence climbing the ladder of Conservative witnesses, including senators Marjory LeBreton, David Tkachuk and Carolyn Stewart...

It's time for a guaranteed annual income

I became intrigued by the idea given that some unlikely bedfellows support the idea of a guaranteed income, including not only those on the political...

Trudeau has put his stamp firmly on the Liberals

Vancouver Sun In only 10 months at the helm, Justin Trudeau has firmly put his stamp on this party and its executive, its future candidates, its...