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#Elbowgate: PM's elbow meets MP's chest and a Twitter trend is born

CBC.ca - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Did the Prime Minister of Canada just elbow a woman in the chest during a televised House of Commons session? According to the woman in question, NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau, yes - and the experience left her so overwhelmed that she "had to leave" ...

#Elbowgate: Social media goes wild over House of Commons altercation

Toronto Sun - ‎May 19, 2016‎
#Elbowgate: Social media goes wild over House of Commons altercation. Postmedia Network. First posted: Thursday, May 19, 2016 11:19 AM EDT | Updated: Thursday, ... Take a look at some memes fromthe scuffle in the House of Commons on Wednesday.
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House of Commons incident could delay assisted-death law

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Canada could be without an assisted-dying law as of June 6, after the House of Commons delayed a crucial vote and instead debated an incident in which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had physical contact with other MPs.

Justin Trudeau's House Of Commons Incident Gets Canada Some Worldwide Coverage

Huffington Post Canada - ‎May 19, 2016‎
That headline is about Wednesday's little kerfuffle in the House of Commons. Sorry about that. But that's not what the world is gobbling up!

House of Commons gamesmanship is 'war by other means,' says procedural guru

iPolitics.ca (subscription) - ‎May 20, 2016‎
For Canadians watching this week's Parliament Hill meltdown with all its competing claims of procedural skulduggery, sorting out the House of Commons rules can feel like watching a game of Calvinball. But unlike cartoonist Bill Watterson's quirky world ...

Democracy Was The Ultimate Victim Of The House Of Commons Antics

Huffington Post Canada - ‎May 20, 2016‎
One wonders how many Canadians are left who actually view Ottawa that way, given what erupted in the House of Parliament this week. The sight of a prime minister walking down the centre aisle to compel the Opposition whip to take his proper place, in ...

'Elbowgate' melee a sign of 'escalating aggressions' in the House: May

CTV News - ‎May 22, 2016‎
A melee this week in the House of Commons - where it's normally heckles, not elbows, flying around - is a sign of the "escalating aggressions" between the government and opposition parties, says Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.

Disorder in House of Commons after Canada PM elbows MP

WESH Orlando - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The House of Commons was about to vote on an assisted-dying bill when the opposition whip was blocked from approaching the speaker.
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Elbows down: Tory whip says time to move past incident in the House

Times Colonist - ‎May 28, 2016‎
A week and a half after the Prime Minister grabbed him to try to hurry along a vote in the House of Commons, Brown says he hopes cooler heads will prevail when the House of Commons returns on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld, File.
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Canadian special forces on the front lines with Kurds aiming to retake Iraqi city from ISIL, US says

National Post - ‎12 hours ago‎
When Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office inadvertently released a video showing the faces - albeit from a distance - of Canadian special forces the Liberals rose in the House of Commons and accused the Conservatives of putting Canadian lives at risk.
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Liberal near-miss on Air Canada vote too close for comfort, says Andrew Leslie

CBC.ca - ‎May 16, 2016‎
The man in charge of organizing Liberal votes in the House of Commons was breathing a sigh of relief Monday after narrowly averting disaster on the government's proposed Air Canada legislation. "My blood pressure was a little higher than usual," said ...
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New child benefit could pose pitfalls for divorced couples: Raitt

CTV News - ‎11 hours ago‎
First he will face the daily question period, then go to the Commons' finance committee, and finally face the House of Commons as a whole in the evening for a detailed grilling in committee-of-the-whole. The focus is a departure from the months-long ...
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Canadian Politics: What Got Elbowed Out Of The News This Week

Huffington Post Canada - ‎May 21, 2016‎
KOMAGATA MARU: Even as MPs hollered at each other inside the House, Sikhs from across Canada descended on Parliament Hill to hear the prime minister apologize for sending the steamship Komagata Maru back to India some 102 years ago.
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Trudeau Violence Suggests Bigger Issues Behind Closed Doors

Huffington Post Canada - ‎May 24, 2016‎
... and demeanor distasteful and unbecoming for the office he seeks to hold, who would have thought that our very own prime minister would actually display physical aggression towards another member of Parliament on the floor of the House of Commons ...
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Calgary address should be no barrier if Kenney runs for leader

Toronto Sun - ‎9 hours ago‎
And why shouldn't Calgary - or any other city in Canada, for that matter - be the home base for successive federal leaders?
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Electoral reform must have public support: Liberal minister Monsef

Kawartha Media Group - ‎16 hours ago‎
“It means that there needs to be a conversation in the House of Commons including all parties. It's an opportunity for us to engage in debate about how to move forward in the 21st century.
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Ambrose emphasizes women, youth, immigrants in speech to Conservative convention

CTV News - ‎May 27, 2016‎
MacKay said he still considers himself a recovering politician and the seven months since he stepped down from the House of Commons may not have been long enough to think about a return. But he says he's encouraged that delegates at the convention ...
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Too many apologies

Toronto Sun - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Apologies fly fast and furious in Canada's House of Commons these days. According to our political masters, Canadians should be sorry for just about everything, past and present.
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