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Mike Duffy returns to the Senate, pursued but silent - ‎2 hours ago‎
Senators with seats at the south end of the room were asked to move closer. Duffy took a seat near the middle of the back row on the government side.
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Senate confirms Obama's pick to be ambassador to Mexico - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
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.
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RCMP 'trying to get' access to Panama Papers to pursue Canadian tax evaders

Toronto Star - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Paulson appeared with several of his top deputies at the Senate standing committee on national security and defence Monday and outlined challenges the force faces in trying to obtain evidence abroad to pursue charges when it comes to terrorist financing.
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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.

GUEST COMMENTARY: A 'check-mate' for Historica Canada memory:

Journal Pioneer - ‎11 hours ago‎
The entire (Conservative) master plan for Senate reform has been part of a larger Canadian melodrama for years. Its political legitimacy and relevancy in our changing federation has been a contention of public debate since pre-Confederation 1867.
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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.

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.
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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 ...

Hackers attacking Canada's 'critical infrastructure' and it's only going to get worse - ‎10 hours ago‎
Testifying before the Senate's National Security and Defence Committee on Monday, the head of the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC) said her department is very concerned about the rise of ransomware, a type of malware that infects ...
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The Tuesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

MetroNews Canada - ‎6 hours ago‎
MILITANTS IN PHILIPPINES RELEASE VIDEO: Muslim militants in the Philippines released a video showing the beheading of Canadian hostage John Ridsdel, an American group that monitors jihadi websites reported. Ridsdel, 68, of Calgary, was one of four ...

The Record's View: Crazy Senate rules need to change

Waterloo Record - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Instead, it proves that the rules governing Canada's Senate are hopelessly, ridiculously lax and in need of thorough overhaul.
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KPMG official tells MPs firm no longer in tax-shelter business - ‎9 hours ago‎
The accounting firm KPMG got out of the tax-shelter business years ago after a change in taxation laws and in Canadian expectations, a senior executive told a House of Commons committee Tuesday.

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.

The Senate owes Duffy money. It should pay up: Tim Harper

Toronto Star - ‎May 2, 2016‎
He raised so many red flags, the Senate had no choice but to try to clean house and the government leader of the day, Marjorie LeBreton, referred the matter to auditor general Michael Ferguson who found more than $1 million in questionable expenses.
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Will Mike Duffy's return overshadow Senate reforms? - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
But Wallin quietly came back to work at the Senate last fall, never having been charged with anything, despite an RCMP investigation into her travel expenses.
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Indiana GOP voters chose Rep. Todd Young as Senate nominee - ‎1 hour ago‎
Todd Young as Senate nominee. By The Canadian PressMay 3, 2016 9:59pm. INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Republican voters chose Rep. Todd Young as their U.S.
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Warren Buffett Dissed Valeant, Canada's Biggest Pharma, And Stock Price Tanked

Huffington Post Canada - ‎May 2, 2016‎
I watched the Senate hearings a couple days ago when Senator Collins and Senator McCaskill interrogated three people from Valeant, and it was not a pretty picture.