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Opening Statement before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

Bank of Canada - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
I extend particular greetings to the new members of this committee, and look forward to being with you twice a year to talk about the Canadian economy and our monetary policy. Carolyn and I were last here about 12 months ago, and it has certainly been ...

Resolute Forest CEO makes free trade case to Canadian House of Commons

woodworkingnetwork.com - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
MONTRÉAL - Resolute Forest Products CEO Richard Garneau made the case for free trade in the wood products industry with the U.S., noting that managed trade increases volatility, creating an unpredictable and unstable trade environment between the two ...

Three MPs haven't yet said a word in the House of Commons. One of them is Stephen Harper

National Post - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
There are three MPs who haven't yet said anything in the House of Commons since the election. One is a rookie Liberal from B.C.
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Scoffield: The political week that was

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
With the House of Commons not sitting this week, jet-setting - and jets - dominated Canadian politics instead. The Trudeau cabinet flew out en masse to a resort in Kananaskis, Alta.

Maclean's on the Hill: Who speaks most in the House of Commons?

Macleans.ca - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Each week, the Maclean's Ottawa bureau sits down with Cormac Mac Sweeney to discuss the headlines of the week. This week, the extremist group Abu Sayyaf executed one Canadian in the Philippines—and continue to hold another hostage. The man who ...
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Opinion: Private bill is a chance for Canada and indigenous peoples to move forward

Montreal Gazette - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
The Trudeau government has promised to implement the UN declaration. The new ministers of Indigenous Affairs and Justice have shown leadership in House of Commons discussions, particularly in the emergency debates on suicide.

Regina MP Andrew Scheer rumoured to run for Conservative Party leadership

Regina Leader-Post - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
An MP since 2004, Scheer served a term as Speaker in the House of Commons - the youngest in Canada's history to hold the post - under the Stephen Harper government.

Marin: Wynne running circles around a hapless opposition

Ottawa Sun - ‎10 hours ago‎
... Conservative convention in Ottawa, Saturday, March 5, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand ... A strong, healthy opposition keeps the government on its toes.

April 30: Wilson-Raybould, Metis, First Nations, Robson street

Vancouver Sun - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould recently faced a motion in the House of Commons to apologize for attending a $500-per-person fundraiser at a Toronto law firm and to return the funds she raised.

House of Commons chamber debate

iPolitics.ca (subscription) - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Jason Kenney launched Friday QP with a continuation of prodding the Liberal government on why it hasn't recognized the actions of the terrorist group ISIS as genocide.
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Mother of Canadian children abducted to Iran looking for Trudeau's direct intervention

National Post - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The mother of four Canadian kids abducted and taken to Iran wants Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to back up his talk of concern for her children with some action.

Get right definition for proportional vote

Times Colonist - ‎2 hours ago‎
Under proportional representation, it is unlikely that any political party in Canada would get a majority of votes, and two or more parties would have to form a coalition (and fight among themselves as to who will be prime minister) in order to have a ...

Federal government backs move to liberalize flow of alcohol between provinces

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
He says it is time for all parties in the House of Commons to get together and modify the Agreement on Internal Trade, signed in 1994, to finally end trade barriers within Canada. The federal government's reaction to yesterday's ruling seems to suggest ...

U.S. Jobs, Abe Abroad, Fed Presidents, Tesla: Week Ahead May 2-7

Bloomberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
The 142nd Kentucky Derby horse race is run, with the winner taking home a $2 million guaranteed purse. .... -U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is questioned by the House of Commons Liaison Committee about June's referendum on EU membership ...

MPs stand out for dissent

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
OTTAWA - Winnipeg Liberal MPs are gaining a reputation for standing against their own party in the House of Commons. Earlier this month, Charleswood-St.James-Assiniboia-Headingley Liberal MP Doug Eyolfson became the first MP to vote against a bill ...

How politics touched Canadians this week

Waterloo Record - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
OTTAWA - With the House of Commons not sitting this week, jet-setting - and jets - dominated Canadian politics instead.

Work in Ottawa should be about the future

The Barrie Examiner - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Canadians voted for a change in government and as a new Member of Parliament, I went to Ottawa willing to give the Liberals an opportunity to articulate their plans for the multitude of promises they made during the election campaign.

Bill C-262: The 'first true test' of Canada's nation-to-nation commitment

Intercontinental Cry - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
April 21, 2016 proved to be an important day for the recently concluded Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). In the House of Commons, Romeo Saganash, Member of Parliament for the Western Quebec riding of Abitibi–Baie-James–Nunavik–Eeyou, ...
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Trudeau's travels take a toll on his House attendance

The Globe and Mail - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Constant travel is part of a prime minister's job description, and Lord knows Mr. Trudeau's foreign forays have been good for Canada's international image. But they appear to be taking their toll on his time in the House. Typically, a prime minister ...
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Canadian doctor wanted by RCMP for abducting children located in Iran

National Post - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The abduction of the Azer children has sparked debate in the House of Commons and prompted vigils across Canada. On Wednesday, a vigil was held in Montreal, with those attending calling on the federal government to take action to aid in the return of ...
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