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Genetic discrimination legislation makes it way to House of Commons

MetroNews Canada - ‎8 hours ago‎
John Fleming, who chairs the national board of Ovarian Cancer Canada, said Tuesday there is great concern about barriers that would stop women from seeking genetic testing that would determine if they are at greater risk of developing the condition.

Maclean's on the Hill: Who speaks most in the House of Commons? - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Each week, the Maclean's Ottawa bureau sits down with Cormac Mac Sweeney to discuss the headlines of the week. This week, the extremist group Abu Sayyaf executed one Canadian in the Philippines—and continue to hold another hostage. The man who ...

Resolute Forest CEO makes free trade case to Canadian House of Commons - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
MONTRÉAL - Resolute Forest Products CEO Richard Garneau made the case for free trade in the wood products industry with the U.S., noting that managed trade increases volatility, creating an unpredictable and unstable trade environment between the two ...
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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. Gregory Wiebe, KPMG's "global head of tax," was ...
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Barack Obama to address Canadian Parliament in late June - ‎3 hours ago‎
White House and Canadian officials are eyeing June 29 or 30 as the date for U.S. President Barack Obama's address to a joint session of Parliament, CBC News has learned. Obama had promised to visit Canada during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's trip to ...
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Scoffield: The political week that was

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
With the House of Commons not sitting this week, jet-setting - and jets - dominated Canadian politics instead. The Trudeau cabinet flew out en masse to a resort in Kananaskis, Alta.
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Gaps in Canada's citizenship program leading to fraud, auditor finds

The Globe and Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
Canada's Immigration Department did not properly detect and prevent citizenship fraud, resulting in the review of about 700 cases as of January, according to Auditor-General Michael Ferguson's spring report.

Former Perth MP to receive honour on May 12

The Beacon Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
Government of Canada rules require half-masting of the flag on the day of the memorial service for all Members of the House of Commons, as well as Privy Councillors. Since a private family service and cremation has already taken place, May 12 was ...

Trudeau Says Mulcair Shares Blame For Federal Liberals Not Hitting Kyoto Targets

Huffington Post Canada - ‎7 hours ago‎
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speak in the House of Commons on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (Photo: The Canadian Press). "They signed (the) Kyoto (Protocol) the last time they were in power and went on to have one of the ...
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The Tuesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

MetroNews Canada - ‎6 hours ago‎
The report tabled Tuesday in the House of Commons also looked at the dire condition of the army reserves, the federal government's inability to detect and prevent refugee fraud and the uncertain impact of the former Conservative government's $400 ...
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12 stories in Canada we're watching - ‎17 hours ago‎
The Auditor General of Canada will release the 2016 Spring Reports in the House of Commons. Activists and survivors of torture hold a rally on Parliament Hill to call on Canada to help prevent torture around the world. Finance Minister Bill Morneau ...

In six months, the Liberals have gone from sunny ways to governing hypocrites

The Prince Arthur Herald - ‎May 2, 2016‎
It was something else to watch an MP who was elected just six months ago on a positive message come so close to complaining of racism in the House of Commons - no less the MP who is also in charge of Canada's democratic institutions. The day only ...
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Opinion: Private bill is a chance for Canada and indigenous peoples to move forward

Montreal Gazette - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
The Trudeau government has promised to implement the UN declaration. The new ministers of Indigenous Affairs and Justice have shown leadership in House of Commons discussions, particularly in the emergency debates on suicide.
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Ian Deans, 'rough-and-tumble politician', has died at 78

Ottawa Sun - ‎6 hours ago‎
He came to Canada as a young man and, after working as a firefighter, was elected in 1967 as an NDP MPP for the Hamilton-area riding of Wentworth.
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Ottawa vows 'long-term solution' to rising US imports of milk protein

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎6 hours ago‎
“We are going to sit down with the industry and come up with a long-term solution,” Mr. MacAulay told reporters outside the House of Commons. But the Liberals voted against an NDP motion Tuesday calling on the government to enforce federal rules that ...
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Canada's Army Reserve Lacks Soldiers, Training, Equipment: Auditor General

Huffington Post Canada - ‎13 hours ago‎
Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, May 2, 2016.
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Low oil prices offer chance to spur G7 energy transition: Canada

Yahoo News - ‎May 2, 2016‎
"In the case of Canada, we have tabled a budget in the House of Commons that will invest significantly in this transition through electric vehicles, green technologies, green infrastructure.
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Why Canadian sports gamblers bet billions offshore - ‎19 hours ago‎
Liberal Sean Casey, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, said last week in the House of Commons that the government "will be opposing the bill." Casey cited a number of factors, including concerns that ...
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The Sprout: Diafiltered milk dispute prompts Parmalat protest (subscription) - ‎11 hours ago‎
As the House of Commons prepares to vote on an NDP motion urging the government to resolve the diafiltered milk regulatory issue, dairy farmers in Quebec have blocked off access to the Montreal Parmalait plant.
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@Kady's Watchlist for May 3 – Is Senator Mike Duffy set to break his silence?

Ottawa Citizen - ‎17 hours ago‎
Over the course of those four hours, MPs will hear from a wide range of expert witnesses, including the Canadian Association of Social Workers, the Canadian Medical Protective Association, the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians, Quebec ...