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Independent Canadian senators push for single seat on stalled ethics committee

National Post - ‎May 18, 2016‎
OTTAWA - Independent senators, who are acting as a de-facto third caucus, are trying to gain representation on the Senate's ethics committee. But months after independent Sen. Elaine McCoy's proposal, this session's Standing Committee on Ethics and ...

Canadian Senate's proposed changes leave euthanasia bill's worst aspects intact

Lifesite - ‎May 20, 2016‎
OTTAWA, May 20, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The Senate legal committee's May 17 report proposing amendments to the Liberals' controversial euthanasia legislation “doesn't actually deal with the worst parts of the bill,” warns Alex Schadenberg.

Despite naysayers, yes, you can fix Senate

Camrose Canadian - ‎May 19, 2016‎
A recent editorial in the Globe and Mail twice lamented that Canada is "stuck" with the Senate. So said Stephen Harper, who moaned that the country is "essentially stuck" with the red chamber after the Supreme Court ruled Ottawa could not act alone to ...
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Conservative senator looks for Liberal help in passing 'prompt payment' law

CanadianBusiness.com - ‎May 22, 2016‎
For now, large companies could withhold pay for any number of reasons, including if they need the money to finance another project or development, said John Blair, executive director the Canada Masonry Centre. He said that leaves trades business owners ...
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Senate expenses scandal winds down in Canada

Tampabay.com - ‎May 20, 2016‎
There are some concerns about the strength of the Canadian economy as wholesale sales fell more than expected in March. Statistics Canada said sales fell 1 percent to $54.6 billion and manufacturing sales were off by 0.9 percent. Growth outlooks could ...
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Expenses fraud charges dropped against former senator Mac Harb

Toronto Star - ‎May 20, 2016‎
OTTAWA - Charges of fraud and breach of trust have been dropped against former senator Mac Harb, a Liberal appointee and central figure in the Senate expense scandal whose housing expenses were deemed unjustifiable by the upper chamber. ... spending ...

The Latest: Rhode Island Senate passes wine biscuit bill

CanadianBusiness.com - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The Rhode Island Senate has passed a bill that would allow bakers to buy up to 2,000 gallons of wine a year from wholesalers if they're using it to make wine biscuits.

Senate blocks measure to forbid buys of Iran 'heavy water'

CanadianBusiness.com - ‎May 11, 2016‎
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Wednesday blocked a Republican effort aimed at undercutting last year's landmark international nuclear deal with Iran.

Here We Go Again? Senate Introduces Bill S-224, The Canada Prompt Payment Act

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎May 15, 2016‎
On April 13, 2016, the Canadian Senate passed the first reading of Bill S-224, An Act respecting payments made under construction contracts, to be known as the Canada Prompt Payment Act.

At the end of his legendary career, Liberal senator reflects on politics, past and present

National Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
But to abolish the Senate, as some Canadians want, is “mission impossible,” because it would require constitutional change.
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Brazil's acting president promises to jumpstart economy

CanadianBusiness.com - ‎May 12, 2016‎
BRASILIA, Brazil - Picking up Brazil's reins after the Senate voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff, acting President Michel Temer pledged Thursday to jumpstart the stalled economy and push ahead with a sprawling corruption investigation that has ...
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Senate committee urges Liberals to approve advance requests for assisted death

CBC.ca - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Canada's Red Chamber has all but taken a red pen to the government's assisted dying bill, raising what it sees as "serious concerns" with the proposed legislation and suggesting major changes.

Cohen: Yes, Mr. Trudeau, you CAN fix the Senate

Ottawa Citizen - ‎May 17, 2016‎
A recent editorial in the Globe and Mail twice lamented that Canada is “stuck” with the Senate. So said Stephen Harper, who moaned that the country is “essentially stuck” with the red chamber after the Supreme Court ruled that Ottawa could not act ...
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Transgender Canadians should 'feel free and safe' to be themselves under new Liberal bill

CBC.ca - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The New Democrat has made several attempts over the years to introduce similar legislation through various private members' bills, only to see them die on the order paper or be defeated in the Senate. "This is an important day, but I want to remind ...
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Senate audit leak wasn't my office, says auditor-general

Toronto Star - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Ferguson tells senators investigating the source of the leak that he is confident any information in the audit didn't come from his people, but says he can't be 100 per cent sure.
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Pamela Wallin won't face charges in Senate expense scandal, RCMP says

CityNews - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Pamela Wallin speaks with the media as she leaves the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Wallin won't face criminal charges in connection with her Senate travel expenses, the RCMP says THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick.

Rankin: Senate should change assisted death bill if Liberals don't fix it

Vancouver Sun - ‎May 13, 2016‎
That vague wording suggests the applicant must be in the advanced stages of a terminal illness, as the Canadian Bar Association asserted in its brief to the Senate committee studying the bill. The Supreme Court of Canada, in its unanimous Carter vs.
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White House backs bill to overhaul chemical regulation

CanadianBusiness.com - ‎7 hours ago‎
Pallone had said last week he opposed an agreement reached by House and Senate negotiators, saying it was “weaker than current law.
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Justin Trudeau, Canadian prime minister, seeks federal ban on anti-transgender speech

Washington Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
“This enactment amends the Canadian Human Rights Act to add gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination,” a summary of the bill reads, The Blaze reported.

Trans woman worried federal rights bill could die in Senate

Sudbury.com - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Sudbury-based transgender rights advocate Rita OLink said she had to keep her excitement in check after the federal government introduced a bill Tuesday that would add gender identity as a prohibited ground for discrimination under the Canadian Human ...
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