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Senate confirms Obama's pick to be ambassador to Mexico - ‎13 hours ago‎
Jacobson is a career diplomat who previously served as deputy chief of mission in Peru, director of the State Department's Office of Mexican Affairs and deputy assistant secretary for Canada, Mexico and NAFTA issues. Obama selected Jacobson for the ...
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Editorial: Senate needs rules more than Canada needs the Senate

The Tri-City News - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
But as far as Duffy's responsibility for the mess was concerned, it was all legal because the Senate operates in an environment where there are no rules.

Linda Frum: The Trudeau plan won't fix what's wrong with the Senate

National Post - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The Senate has served and, I believe, can continue to serve a necessary role in the proper functioning of Canadian parliamentary democracy.

GUNTER: Departing senator's bill looks to give restrictive gun registration

Edmonton Sun - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
A decade ago when an American tourist wrote Canadian senators to tell them she and her family would not be coming to Canada out of protest for the seal hunt, Hervieux-Payette told the woman "the daily massacre of innocent people in Iraq, the execution ...
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US Senate hearing into Quebec-based Valeant will question top hedge fund investor - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The committee previously announced that it would question outgoing Valeant CEO Michael Pearson, the London, Ont.-born executive who built the company into one of Canada's most valuable firm by pioneering its business model of buying cheap drugs and ...
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Opening Statement before the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

Bank of Canada - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
And it was about that time, in the fall of 2014, when the Canadian economy first started to feel the effects of a massive shock to our terms of trade, brought about by a sharp drop in the price of oil and other commodities.
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Senate passes bill that would boost airport security - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
WASHINGTON - The Senate approved a bipartisan aviation policy bill Tuesday that would boost airport security, extend new protections to airline passengers and help speed the introduction of package-delivery drones.
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Senate OKs bill to promote wide variety of energy sources - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
WASHINGTON - The Senate approved a wide-ranging energy bill Wednesday that would promote a variety of energy sources and speed federal approval of projects to export liquefied natural gas to Europe and Asia.
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Inuit leader hopes Senate housing report goes beyond 'shock and awe' - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Seven senators from across Canada are travelling to six Inuit communities this week and meeting residents who live in overcrowded social housing units, rentals, private homes and shelters.
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OUR VIEW: What's not illegal can be unethical

The Record (New Westminster) - ‎15 hours ago‎
We sure hope our current prime minister will favour a higher ethical standard. The Canadian Senate needs rules and oversight far more than Canada needs the Senate.

Russell Wangersky - Red Chamber revelations keep coming

Nor'Wester - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
And it's back again: the insult of the Canadian Senate. In the midst of a week when we got to hear that Mike Duffy is going back into the Senate Chamber - acquitted of all crimes but clearly guilty of both venality and entitlement - we also got other ...

Sordid Red Chamber revelations keep coming

The Guardian Charlottetown - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Colin Kenny, after Radio-Canada obtained internal emails showing Senate staffers taking care of things that weren't exactly Senate business, like taking care of the senator's home renovations and handling some operations of a tanning salon he owned for ...

GOP senator blocks nominee responsible for terrorism fight - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
WASHINGTON - A Republican senator on Wednesday blocked an effort to confirm President Barack Obama's nominee for a key Treasury post responsible for leading the battle against terrorism and financial crimes.
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Liberals' restrictive approach to assisted death could sink Bill C-14 in Senate: Hébert

Toronto Star - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
MONTREAL—The sky won't fall if Parliament fails to pass legislation on assisted death by the court-imposed deadline of June 6. It was always going to be no longer a criminal act after that date for a medical practitioner to help a patient who wanted ...

Russell Wangersky: Duffy acquitted, Senate guilty

Clarenville Packet - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Greg Banning/The Canadian Press. Well, it's over. (At least, it's over unless the Crown appeals.) But it's pretty clear that, even if the courts maintain that Sen. Mike Duffy isn't guilty of fraud and bribery charges, the Canadian Senate certainly is ...

April 29: Ransom, paid and not. Plus other letters to the editor

The Globe and Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
Instead of showing kindness and compassion for his fellow Canadian, John Ridsdel, he prioritized projecting anger for the Islamic terrorist group in the Philippines which held Mr. Ridsdel hostage.

Senate to hear from EMP attack expert

Toronto Sun - ‎Apr 16, 2016‎
Canadian politicians will hear from one of the world's leading authorities on how to protect the country from an electromagnetic pulse attack.
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In U.S. visit, Alberta's Rachel Notley begins reputation-rehab effort for oilsands

MetroNews Canada - ‎13 hours ago‎
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley gives the 2015-2016 Thomas O. Enders Memorial Lecture on U.S.-Canadian Relations at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, Thursday, April 28, 2016.