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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.
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Romanian Senate speaker charged with making false statements - ‎May 24, 2016‎
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romanian prosecutors have charged the Senate speaker with making false statements to protect people standing trial in a real estate case involving a prince.

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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'Certainly possible' assisted dying bill can pass before deadline: Liberals' Senate representative

National Post - ‎May 24, 2016‎
OTTAWA - The government's representative in the Senate thinks less than a week is a reasonable timeline for the upper chamber to pass assisted-dying legislation, despite pessimism from other parliamentarians.
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Conservative senator looks for Liberal help in passing 'prompt payment' law - ‎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 - ‎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 ...

Senator worried about destruction of residential school abuse evidence

National Observer - ‎24 minutes ago‎
The institutions were normally run by Christian churches from the 1940s until the 1990s. Sinclair, who was recently appointed to the Canadian Senate, said that the right of people to view government records is important is important since the truth ...
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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 - ‎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.

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.
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Brazil's acting president promises to jumpstart economy - ‎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 - ‎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 - ‎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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UNICEF lobbies Canadian Parliament to allow euthanasia for children

Lifesite - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Bernstein reiterated UNICEF Canada's pro-euthanasia position during the Senate legal committee's hearings into the Liberal government's controversial euthanasia law, Bill C-14.

Guest Editorial: Cleansing the Senate

Vancouver Sun - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Former Liberal senator Mac Harb has had his court case put over to April 22. Harb is charged with fraud and breach of trust in connection with the Senate expenses scandal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick ...

Talking points: On Drake's new property and Senate mockery - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Hip formed three decades ago in Kingston, Ont., and grew to become a quintessentially Canadian rock band, referencing places like Bobcaygeon, Ont.
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Atlantic premier drops from second to last in cross-Canada popularity poll

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎11 hours ago‎
Nik Nanos (Globe and Mail): “Perhaps the most surprising part of the study is that not only do the vast majority of Canadians see independence as the preferred path for the Senate, Canadians also are ready for action. Two of three Canadians (68 per ...
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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.