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NDP renews call for Komagata Maru apology in House of Commons - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
“It's now 2016, more than 100 days into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's mandate, and we are still waiting for the formal apology in the House of Commons,” said Sahib Thind, President of Professor Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation of Canada.

President meets Canadian MPs

Stabroek News - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
President David Granger greets Member of Parliament of the Canadian House of Commons, Alexandra Mendѐs, at the Ministry of the Presidency.
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Libs outspent Tories in first 100 days

Toronto Sun - ‎3 hours ago‎
Canada's 150 Slush Fund will now dole out ad hoc goodies without a plan for Canada's long-term infrastructure needs,” Sgro said in the House of Commons last June. Well, this “Slush fund”, as Sgro described it, just paid for 8 projects in Young's and ...

House of Commons committees: where are all the women? - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
The overall proportion of women in the House of Commons now stands at 26 per cent, meaning that just a quarter of these important decision-making groups are representative of the gender balance in the House - let alone the make-up of Canadian society ...

Ontario First Nation pleads with federal government to replace aging ferry

Times Colonist - ‎13 hours ago‎
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the House of Commons during during question period in Ottawa on January 27, 2016. An Ontario ... Much of Canada is struggling with infrastructure, Smith added, but she said First Nations remain even further behind.
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Meetings On Missing, Murdered Aboriginal Women Focus On Police

Huffington Post Canada - ‎1 hour ago‎
... Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould (right) and Minister of Status of Women Patricia Hajdu look on as Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett responds to a question during a news conference in the Foyer of the House of Commons on Dec.

PEI MP Wayne Easter elected chair of House of Commons finance committee - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Malpeque MP Wayne Easter was elected chair of the House of Commons standing committee on finance Thursday. "I am honoured to serve as the finance committee chair," said Easter in a written statement.

Pipeline projects need 'indigenous licence', says AFN National Chief - ‎10 hours ago‎
Last month, Justin Trudeau told the House of Commons: "We are working very, very hard right across the country with municipal leaders, with provincial leaders, to make sure we're creating the social licence, the oversight, the environmental ...

EDITORIAL: Don't muzzle MPs on the big issues

Ottawa Sun - ‎3 hours ago‎
that a 2015 Supreme Court of Canada decision means access to doctor-assisted death is now a charter right for ill and suffering adults.

MP's Report: CF-18s grounded in ISIS fight

Kelowna Capital News - ‎5 hours ago‎
This week is a constituency week, when the House of Commons is not sitting after having been in session for the previous two weeks and the House will resume next week for a three week session until the next constituency week.
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Trudeau to ask House to support his plan to 'refocus' anti-ISIL campaign efforts

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
... a date for the debate, but it appears that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will honour his pledge to give the House of Commons the opportunity to express its views on his plan to “broaden, improve and redefine” Canada's contribution to the anti-ISIL ...

House remains top target of lobbyists, all 'politics are local'

Hill Times (subscription) - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
The House of Commons is so far the top-lobbied institution in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new government, followed by Industry Canada, the Prime Minister's Office, Finance Canada, the Senate, Global Affairs Canada, the Privy Council Office, Health ...

Picking up the parliamentary pace

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎13 hours ago‎
Carr and Mihychuk are challenging Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Citizenship Minister John McCallum for the title of the most vocal minister in the House of Commons. "I don't think there is a school that can prepare you for this job," said Carr ...

Replace ferry, First Nation urges feds - ‎13 hours ago‎
Optimism is growing, however, among First Nations communities across Canada -- along with a competing list of demands -- now that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has vowed to reform Canada's relationship with Aboriginal Peoples. THE CANADIAN ...
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Canadians think referendum on electoral reform needs to be held, poll says - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Nearly two-thirds, or 65 per cent of Canadians, said a nationwide referendum should definitely (37 per cent) or probably (28 per cent) be held on any changes to the electoral system.
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Sydney-Victoria MP appointed chair of House of Commons trade committee

Cape Breton Post - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
The committee handles international trade agreements and policies, as well as international investment and global competition affecting Canadian businesses and consumers. Eyking previously served on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Agriculture standing ...

Heading to the Hill

St. Albert Gazette - ‎18 hours ago‎
For her efforts, she has been awarded Leaders of Tomorrow youth volunteer prize, the International Women's Day Award, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award, the Scotiabank Bright Future Volunteer award, the Stars ...
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Chronology: Canada's involvement in the fight against ISIS - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
19, 2014 - The U.S. government asks Canada for additional military support against ISIS. Oct. 3, 2014 - Harper speaks in the House of Commons about Canada's future contributions to the fight against ISIS. Oct. 7, 2014 - Following a debate and a vote ...
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Parliament Hill fire mystery still unsolved 100 years later - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
On Wednesday, the House of Commons will mark the tragedy by displaying the wooden mace that was first used as a replacement after the fire.

Adopting a PPV electoral system would make every Canadian vote count

MetroNews Canada - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Instead, the PPV formula would be pegged to the 184 Grit MPs who received about 40 per cent of the popular vote, yielding a House of Commons consisting of 460 total votes, with 231 required for a majority. The 99 Conservative MPs, who received 32 per ...