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American senators scrutinize Canada's plans to settle Syrian refugees

Toronto Star - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
WASHINGTON—Canada's resettlement plan for Syrians came under scrutiny Wednesday in the U.S. Congress. The hearing took place amid a hothouse election-year atmosphere, one where American politics is split over the welcoming of Muslim refugees.
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US Senate hearing once again calls on Canada to help settle an argument

The Globe and Mail - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
It happened again this week at the U.S. Senate's Homeland Security meeting, leadingly entitled “Canada's Fast-Track Refugee Plan: Unanswered Questions and Implications for U.S.
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Black history month: Senator Anne C. Cools

Radio Canada International - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
In this month marking black history in Canada, we speak with Canadian Senator Anne C. Cools. Senator Cools was the first black person to become a Canadian senator, and the first black woman senator in North America. These are just two of the many ...
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Canada 'tens of billions' short of necessary defence spending, Senate told

Toronto Star - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
OTTAWA—A Senate committee has been told there is a shortfall of tens of billions of dollars between funding that's been set aside for military equipment and the actual price tag for what the military says it needs.
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Syrian refugee screening set for scrutiny at US Senate committee - ‎Jan 27, 2016‎
The Canadian government has fired off a pre-emptive strike before American lawmakers hold a hearing in which the northern neighbour's Syria refugee policy will be on the hot seat.
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US senator calls for investigation of cruise ship in storm - ‎13 hours ago‎
MIAMI - Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend.

U.S. Senate scrutinizes Canada's refugee plans

Hamilton Spectator - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
The U.S. Senate committee for homeland security is studying the implications for U.S. security from Canada's refugee program.

Opening Statement before the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

Bank of Canada - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Good afternoon, Mr. Chairman and Honourable Senators. Thank you for the invitation to appear before this committee to talk about the Canadian dollar. Since 1991, the Government of Canada and the Bank of Canada have had a formal agreement that says ...

Some US Senators Are Afraid of the 'Risk' Posed by Canada

TIME - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
“If Canada is accelerating that program, that puts us more at risk,” said Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio. But others who testified at the meeting refuted the notion that refugees are a danger and expressed skepticism that a border wall—like the ...
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Trudeau's Senate Reform Plan Might Be More Expensive For Canadians

Huffington Post Canada - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
The Huffington Post Canada has learned that the Senate has set aside funds - between $250,000 and $925,000 - to run an office for Trudeau's yet-to-be announced government representative in the upper chamber and any potential new caucus mates that ...

US Senate scrutinizes Canada's plans for Syrian refugees ... sort of

Westman Journal - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
"This is not really about Canada... Senate and House hearings serve many purposes and often serve a variety of agendas.

Senator scrutinizes pharma links on government pain panel - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Sen. Ron Wyden says he has “a number of concerns” about how panelists were selected and screened for an advisory panel on pain issues that includes government experts, outside academics and patient advocates.

@Kady – Sorry, senators, you don't have a right to a government rep in the Red Chamber

Ottawa Citizen - ‎6 hours ago‎
But while Housakos saw Trudeau's action - or, in this case, inaction - as “not only an affront to Canada's parliamentary system” but a “contempt of the dignity” of Parliament itself, Furey disagreed.
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We got a senate hearing happening in Canada right now ... on the falling CAD

ForexLive - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Politicians are the same the world over. In Canada right now we've got 'em posturing over the falling Canadian dollar. In a senate hearing; With the Bank of Canada and finance ministry representatives in attendance. A few comments hitting the wires:.

Evolving Senate hosts Tootoo as first minister to submit to questions

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Hunter Tootoo, photographed last week in the House of Commons, on Wednesday became the first cabinet minister to submit to questioning in the Senate. Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS.

Embattled Senator Mike Duffy may be en route back to the Red Chamber after filing ethics disclosure

National Post - ‎7 hours ago‎
... to arrange private speaking events of the kind he continued to do even after becoming a senator, as documented by the Ottawa Citizen.
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Senator Ron Johnson wants to learn from Canada on refugees

Fusion - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, the conservative Republican chair of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security committee, has a very different proposal: the U.S.
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Senators grill personnel office nominee over data hack - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Senators grilled Beth Cobert at her confirmation hearing about the hack. She was nominated to succeed Katherine Archuleta, who resigned in July after hackers stole the Social Security numbers, health histories and other highly sensitive data belonging ...
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Fisheries Minister makes historic visit to Senate

The Globe and Mail - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Meanwhile, the Senate's banking, trade and commerce committee held its first meeting to study the decline of the Canadian dollar. The committee heard from officials at Export Development Canada, the Bank of Canada and Finance Canada, all trying to ...