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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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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.

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 ...

Senate panel votes to hold website in contempt over sex ads - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
WASHINGTON - A Senate panel has voted to hold the classified advertising website in civil contempt for failing to comply with a congressional subpoena into how it screens ads for possible sex trafficking.

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 ...

Senate committee backs nominee for OPM director after breach - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
WASHINGTON - A Senate committee is backing President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Office of Personnel Management.
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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 ...

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 ...
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US senator calls for investigation of cruise ship in storm - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
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.
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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:.
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Liberal government has yet to fill 200 vacant federal posts — on top of 22 empty Senate spots

National Post - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
OTTAWA - In addition to the 22 vacancies in the Senate, the Liberal government has yet to fill more than 200 positions that are open on federal boards, commissions and tribunals.
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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.
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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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Mike Duffy Files Senate Paperwork Ahead Of Fraud Decision

Huffington Post Canada - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Mike Duffy arrives for his trial in 2015. (Photo: The Canadian Press). If Duffy, who is currently on a leave of absence with pay pending the outcome of his trial, is convicted of just one criminal charge, he will be immediately suspended from the ...
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Who should be Canada's next governor general? - ‎4 hours ago‎
​3. People who think the GG should be an Average Joe. "​It's really just a ceremonial position. How about appointing an average Canadian person, one who works hard at the daily grind, pays their taxes, and does their bit in the community to make it better?
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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 ...

It's In Our DNA: Bill S-201 And Genetic Discrimination

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
At the Canadian Senate in January, the question of the protection personal health information took on a new angle, centering around an individual's right to privacy in respect of their personal genetic information.
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Sen. Don Meredith won't face criminal charges over relationship with woman

Toronto Star - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
“The Senate Ethics Officer has resumed her review since she was recently advised that the Ottawa police has ceased its own investigation into this matter,” said a statement from her office emailed to the Star Thursday by Deborah Palumbo, the assistant ...

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.