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Ex Bloc Québécois chief runs to become president of Desjardins

The Insurance and Investment Journal (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Guy Cormier, Robert Ouellette, and Daniel Paillé are all running to become the next president of the Desjardins Group. The names of the three candidates were released after the nomination period ended on Feb. 1. The election period is the next step in ...

Former Bloc leader running for Desjardins Group presidency

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Former Bloc Québécois leader Daniel Paillé is one of three candidates running for the presidency of Desjardins Group, Quebec's giant co-operative financial services group.
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Le Bloc québécois dans le vestiaire - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Il faut au moins douze députés pour obtenir une place. Le Bloc en a dix, il est donc confiné au vestiaire de l'antichambre près des manteaux et de la distributrice d'eau. Après l'élection de 2011, ils n'étaient que quatre, mais avec dix élus, ils sont ...
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L'ex-chef bloquiste Daniel Paillé brigue la présidence de Desjardins - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Retraité de la vie politique, l'homme d'affaires et ex-chef du Bloc québécois Daniel Paillé repart en campagne, cette fois-ci dans l'espoir d'être élu à la tête du Mouvement Desjardins. Il fait partie des trois candidats qui désirent succéder à Monique ...

Le Bloc québécois demande de l'aide pour les fermes laitières du Québec

AMVPQ - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
C'est cette semaine que le Canada va signer l'accord du Partenariat transpacifique (PTP) en Nouvelle-Zélande. Pour le Bloc québécois, le contexte est propice à rappeler au gouvernement canadien qu'il est temps d'aider les producteurs laitiers québécois.
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LEGER: Electoral reform choices: Let the games begin - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
He proposed a committee of 12 MPs, with five Liberals (including a non-voting committee chair), three Conservatives, two New Democrats, a Bloc Québécois MP and a Green. Beyond Cullen's process question, the heart of the matter is this: Who decides how ...

Cabinet's eyes, ears still attending House committees, despite Libs' promise for independence

Hill Times (subscription) - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
The Bloc Québécois and the Green Party are not recognized parties in the House, so those MPs are not permitted to be sitting members of committees but can attend and participate with the approval of the committee.

Housefather to BQ: Quebecers voted to stay within Canada

The Suburban Newspaper - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Quebecers have made it clear in past referendums and elections that they wish to remain within the Canadian federation, Mount Royal MP Anthony Housefather told a Bloc Québécois MP in the Commons last week. The exchange with Xavier Barsalou-Duval ...
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Ottawa to face court challenge over Saudi arms deal

The Globe and Mail - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Mr. Turp, a former Bloc Québécois MP who later was a Parti Québécois MNA, said he finds it hard to believe Mr. Dion, once a professor at the University of Montreal himself, really believes the Saudi deal is appropriate.
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NDP urges government to cede majority control of electoral reform committee (subscription) - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
That would mean five Liberal MPs, three Conservatives, two New Democrats, one Bloc Quebecois and one Green party member. As the governing party, the Liberals are ordinarily entitled to majority membership on Commons committees; the Bloc and ...
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Before budget, MPs to hear 89 witnesses over four days

The Globe and Mail - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
The Liberals had previously tried to set up the finance committee in December so that hearings could take place throughout January, but that plan was scuttled due to a procedural dispute with the Bloc Québécois. The finance committee only got around to ...
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Tory MPs Say They Support Pay Equity, But Could Not Back NDP's Motion On Issue

Huffington Post Canada - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Conservative MPs who voted against an NDP motion on tackling the gender wage gap say they absolutely believe Canadian men and women should receive equal pay for equal work.

Editorial: Narrow the gap in women's pay

Times Colonist - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Malcolmson's motion was supported by the Liberals, the Bloc Québécois and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. Some Conservative MPs spoke in favour of pay equity, but the Conservatives voted against the motion after proposing amendments that would ...

First at the polls but last in democracy

St. Albert Gazette - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Another bizarre result occurred in 1993 when the Bloc Québécois - a separatist party - represented the official Opposition.
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Nenshi to Quebec mayors: Quit bickering over pipelines, and other reasonable thoughts for humanity

National Post - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
The NDP wants it based on rep by pop, i.e. 12 MPs, with party membership divided approximately proportional to October's popular vote: five Liberals, three Conservatives, two New Democrats, one Bloc Québécois MP and one Green MP. (Gee, who would ...

House of Commons committees: where are all the women? - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Of the 88 women in the House of Commons, 85 are eligible to be in cabinet, sit on a standing committee, sit on a House of Commons/Senate joint committee, or to serve as a parliamentary secretary (Elizabeth May and the female Bloc Quebecois MPs are ...

Speaker Geoff Regan more vocal than predecessors in search of House civility - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
In this Milliken was following in the footsteps of Parent, who presided over the House after the 1993 election when a crop of new MPs from the Bloc Québécois and Reform Party were sent to Ottawa. Parent intervened about as often as Milliken and Regan ...

Mulcair begins campaign for support as leadership review nears

Hill Times (subscription) - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
But it was a devastating result for Mr. Mulcair compared to the 103 seats the party won in the 2011 general election under former leader Jack Layton, thanks to the wave of support from former Bloc Québécois voters in Quebec. The NDP hung on to only 16 ...
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Anti-scab 'opposition bill' to take NDP private member's slot - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Falk, Ted (Conservative); Trudel, Karine (NDP); Blaney, Steven (Conservative); Ste-Marie, Gabriel (Bloc Québécois); Aboultaif, Ziad (Conservative); Kelly, Pat (Conservative); Masse, Brian (NDP); McKinnon, Ron (Liberal); Fragiskatos, Peter (Liberal ...
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Kady O'Malley: Liberals to vote down pro-Energy East pipeline motion put forward by Tories

National Post - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Bad news, Energy East enthusiasts: Despite continuing pressure from Western Canada, the federal Liberals aren't willing to publicly back the pipeline proposal in a House vote - not yet, anyway.