Claude Carignan

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A chronology of Sen. Mike Duffy's expense troubles

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

Senator Leo Housakos Celebrated With Portrait Unveiling at the Hall of Honour in Centre Block

... just eight years after his appointment to the Senate — Senator Housakos became the 44th Speaker of the Senate on May 4, 2015 with...

Liberal ministers, MPs were 'accosting' senators to vote against amended budget bill, senator says

Nine Liberal senators — Joe Day, Lillian Dyck, Art Eggleton, Joan Fraser, Libbe Hubley, Serge Joyal, Terry Mercer, Jim Munson and Claudette Tardif — and...

Lead-Up to Canada's 150th Birthday Includes National Anthem Tweaks

Other senators chimed in disagreeing with this interpretation, with Liberal Sen. Claudette Tardif reading out loud a grammar-themed letter she received from a high school...

Senate committee report urges more investment in BC French education

But Senator Claudette Tardif, who chaired the committee, said "these are opportunities to improve upon a situation that is frankly unacceptable." "Francophone parents who have...

Senator Don Meredith Timeline: Senate HR Learned Of Workplace Issues In 2013

Still, the Senate's former director of human resources, Darshan Singh, felt compelled to press senators in 2014 to launch a workplace assessment into Meredith's office.

Meaning of Meredith: Is the Senate getting more accountable ...

What is the legal underpinning of the push to kick Don Meredith out of the Senate, and does it show accountability of the unelected is...

RCMP eyes expanded media protections amid police surveillance concerns

A Quebec senator has introduced a bill he calls the first concrete legislative measure in Canada to protect journalistic sources following a spate of cases...

The Senate needs to solve its Meredith problem — fast

(subscription) (subscription)The Senate Ethics Office opened its investigation in 2015, citing “an irregular rate of staff turnover and other patterns” in Meredith's office that...

Senator Don Meredith Harassed, Sexually Abused Staff For Years, Say Former Aides

Meredith's office has seen a high turnover of staff in recent years — the “revolving door” of employees seemed so unusual that then-Senate speaker Pierre...

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...

Who would have guessed Senate and innovation could be used in the same sentence?

(subscription) (subscription)Putting Senators in the Senate who don't come with partisan allegiances has disruption written all over it. The key question to be answered...

Senator Claude Carignan to table bill aimed at getting drug-impaired drivers off roads

Senate Opposition leader Claude Carignan says he will table a bill to keep drug-impaired drivers off the road as the government prepares to legalize marijuana.

Chronic delays undermine public faith in justice system, Senate report warns

Senate Opposition leader Claude Carignan said he would rather see vacancies filled now through the existing system of advisory committees and the candidates they have...

Thousands of criminals could be released because of clogged courtrooms, delays: Senate report

... government had already made 15 judicial appointments in June. Senate Opposition leader Claude Carignan said he would rather see vacancies filled now through the...

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...

Chronic delays undermine public faith in justice system, Senate report warns

Senate Opposition leader Claude Carignan said he would rather see vacancies filled now through the existing system of advisory committees and the candidates they have...

Chronic delays undermine public faith in justice system, Senate report warns

Senate Opposition leader Claude Carignan said he would rather see vacancies filled now through the existing system of advisory committees and the candidates they have...

Legal affairs Senate committee calls for action on judicial vacancies

A Senate committee has demanded the federal government immediately fill 44 judicial vacancies nationwide that it says are “hobbling” Canada's justice...and more »...

Senate may need expense rules update, Conservatives say

OTTAWA - Two leading Conservative senators say the red chamber may need to tighten its rules for expense claims following the scandal that plagued it...

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- Generic Viagra Buy Sildenafil CitrateTuscola Today (subscription)Pierre Claude Nolin, Speaker of the Senate, dead at 64 Nolin supported prison reform, the legalization of...

'Change is hard, but necessary': Canadian Senate marching toward its own Independence Day

There are 42 in them, almost all appointed by Stephen Harper, to the Liberals' 21 and the independents' 23. The Senate Tory leader, Claude Carignan,...

The Hill: Mental illness behind bars

Liberal senators Art Eggleton and Claudette Tardif of Alberta put together an Open Senate committee to investigate the mental illness problem in Canadian prisons. They...

Impossible to predict if Senate will hold firm on assisted dying amendments

It's possible, Carignan said, that senators with opposing viewpoints will come together for different reasons to defeat the bill — much as happened in 1989,...

Impossible to predict if Senate will hold firm on assisted dying amendments

OTTAWA — On the federal government's assisted dying bill, the Senate has done precisely what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wanted it to do: provide independent,...

Assisted Dying Canada: Jody Wilson-Raybould Troubled By Senate Changes to Bill C-14

Claude Carignan, the Conservative leader in the Senate, made it clear Friday that the upper chamber wants its proposed amendments taken seriously when the bill...

Senate, government may be headed for impasse

- TheIFP.catheifp.caClaude Carignan, the Conservative leader in the Senate, predicts the Senate will approve an amendment to that effect and, if the House of...

Conservative senator says assisted death bill won't pass without amendments

“I don't know what's going to happen in the Senate. This is a new situation for the Parliament of Canada. There's never been a situation...

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...

Goodale responds to Senate concerns over RCMP collective bargaining

(subscription) (subscription)Campbell was at committee Monday morning and again stressed his concerns that the bill should not exclude which issues can be dealt with...

Provincial assisted-dying guidelines 'insufficient': Philpott

(subscription) (subscription)We cannot let them down.” Conservative Senator Claude Carignan put it most succinctly: “Bill C-14 fails to satisfy either side in this debate:...

Senate set to make major changes to RCMP union bill

The bill's critic however, is Conservative Senator Claude Carignan, a former labour lawyer who said he's never seen anything like C-7, which he described as...

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...

Senators grill Justice Minister, call for amendments to assisted dying bill

(subscription) (subscription)The justice minister told her questioners, including Senator James Cowan, the leader of the caucus of Independent Senate Liberals, and Conservative Senator Claude...

Canada's House sends assisted suicide bill to Senate for approval

But asked if the deadline would be met, the Conservative leader of the Senate, Claude Carignan, told reporters, “no, no, impossible.” A Senate committee has...

Assisted dying bill wins approval of House of Commons, now heads to Senate

"No, no, impossible," said Sen. Claude Carignan, Conservative leader in the Senate. Senators are not dragging their feet; they've agreed to extend their sitting hours...

Assisted dying bill wins approval of House of Commons, now heads to Senate

Given all that, Conservative Senate leader Claude Carignan said the bill will not be put to a final vote until the end of next week...

Assisted Dying Bill C-14 Approved By House Of Commons, Heads To Senate

News1130Claude Carignan, Conservative leader in the Senate. Senators are not dragging their feet; they've agreed to extend their sitting hours and have taken the unusual...

Assisted-dying bill heads to Senate

"No, no, impossible," Sen. Claude Carignan, Conservative leader in the Senate. Senators are not dragging their feet; they've agreed to extend their sitting hours and...

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...

Canadian Senate's proposed changes leave euthanasia bill's worst aspects intact

Conservatives Claude Carignan and Vernon White echoed that sentiment, with Carignan telling iPolitics that it would be “impossible to have the bill passed by June...

Independent Canadian senators push for single seat on stalled ethics committee

McCoy said it's now up to the Liberal leader in the Senate, James Cowan, Conservative leader Claude Carignan, and the government's official representative in the...

Senators say Bill C-14 won't meet Supreme Court's June 6 deadline

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative Senator Claude Carignan said it would be “impossible to have the bill passed by June 6.” He disagreed with Wilson-Raybould, arguing it...

Sen. James Cowan wants 'incurable' illness clause removed from assisted-dying bill

On Tuesday Conservative Senate Leader Claude Carignan and Cowan, who is the leader of the independent Liberal senators, warned the government's representative that there's no...

Senators say Bill C-14 won't meet Supreme Court's June 6 deadline

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative Senator Claude Carignan said it would be “impossible to have the bill passed by June 6.” He disagreed with Wilson-Raybould, arguing it...

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Bishop Guertin 3, Mascenic 0 : The Cardinals (3-8) were led by Parker Feltham (23 assists), Nate Newton (13 digs), Noah Tardif (nine kills), Caleb...

John Ivison: Mike Duffy is back, but meaningful changes to Senate still hard to find

Duffy sat as far as was physically possible from Claude Carignan, the Tory leader in the Senate and the man who sponsored the Queen of...

RCMP 'trying to get' access to Panama Papers to pursue Canadian tax evaders

But when Conservative Sen. Claude Carignan asked about the Panama Papers, RCMP deputy commissioner Mike Cabana, in charge of federal policing, said the RCMP moved...

Mike Duffy returns to work on Parliament Hill for first time since 2013

Conservative Senate Leader Claude Carignan said he would not support a motion to repay Mr. Duffy's back wages, nor does he think the Senate should...

Duffy should be repaid lost wages after acquittal, lawyer argues

Conservative Senate Leader Claude Carignan, who brought forward the 2013 motion to suspend Mr. Duffy and Senators Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau from the Red...