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'He's Teflon': Trudeau's approval ratings remain high as Canadians shrug off elbowgate - ‎21 hours ago‎
A majority of Canadians say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's “elbow incident” in the House of Commons last week was “no big deal,” and that it's time to move on.
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#Elbowgate: PM's elbow meets MP's chest and a Twitter trend is born - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Did the Prime Minister of Canada just elbow a woman in the chest during a televised House of Commons session? According to the woman in question, NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau, yes - and the experience left her so overwhelmed that she "had to leave" ...
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House of Commons incident could delay assisted-death law

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Canada could be without an assisted-dying law as of June 6, after the House of Commons delayed a crucial vote and instead debated an incident in which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had physical contact with other MPs.

'Elbowgate' melee a sign of 'escalating aggressions' in the House: May

CTV News - ‎May 22, 2016‎
A melee this week in the House of Commons - where it's normally heckles, not elbows, flying around - is a sign of the "escalating aggressions" between the government and opposition parties, says Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.

Justin Trudeau's House Of Commons Incident Gets Canada Some Worldwide Coverage

Huffington Post Canada - ‎May 19, 2016‎
That headline is about Wednesday's little kerfuffle in the House of Commons. Sorry about that. But that's not what the world is gobbling up!

#Elbowgate: Social media goes wild over House of Commons altercation

Toronto Sun - ‎May 19, 2016‎
#Elbowgate: Social media goes wild over House of Commons altercation. Postmedia Network. First posted: Thursday, May 19, 2016 11:19 AM EDT | Updated: Thursday, ... Take a look at some memes fromthe scuffle in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

Democracy Was The Ultimate Victim Of The House Of Commons Antics

Huffington Post Canada - ‎May 20, 2016‎
One wonders how many Canadians are left who actually view Ottawa that way, given what erupted in the House of Parliament this week. The sight of a prime minister walking down the centre aisle to compel the Opposition whip to take his proper place, in ...
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NDP, Conservatives give Liberals a lesson in House of Commons vote - ‎May 16, 2016‎
OTTAWA - The man in charge of organizing Liberal votes in the House of Commons was breathing a sigh of relief Monday after narrowly averting disaster on the government's proposed Air Canada legislation. “My blood pressure was a little higher than usual ...

House of Commons gamesmanship is 'war by other means,' says procedural guru - ‎May 19, 2016‎
OTTAWA - For Canadians watching this week's Parliament Hill meltdown with all its competing claims of procedural skulduggery, sorting out the House of Commons rules can feel like watching a game of Calvinball. But unlike cartoonist Bill Watterson's ...
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Disorder in House of Commons after Canada PM elbows MP

WPTZ - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Disorder in House of Commons after Canada PM elbows MP. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau later apologized. Published 4:36 AM EDT May 19, 2016.
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Trudeau Violence Suggests Bigger Issues Behind Closed Doors

Huffington Post Canada - ‎May 24, 2016‎
... and demeanor distasteful and unbecoming for the office he seeks to hold, who would have thought that our very own prime minister would actually display physical aggression towards another member of Parliament on the floor of the House of Commons ...
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Stephen Harper to bow out of federal politics before next fall - ‎2 hours ago‎
... MP, but chose not to stand in the next election. He returned to the House of Commons in a by-election in 2002, and two years later won the leadership of the Conservative Party after the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservatives.
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Canadian Politics: What Got Elbowed Out Of The News This Week

Huffington Post Canada - ‎May 21, 2016‎
KOMAGATA MARU: Even as MPs hollered at each other inside the House, Sikhs from across Canada descended on Parliament Hill to hear the prime minister apologize for sending the steamship Komagata Maru back to India some 102 years ago.
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Majority (63%) of Canadians Say Trudeau Elbow Incident is “No Big Deal” as Approval Ratings (62%) Remain Strong

Ipsos News & Polls (subscription) - ‎6 hours ago‎
The issue has piqued many Canadians' interest as eight in ten (83%) are aware of it, with 37% saying they're actively following the story.

Why the proposed Magnitsky law is not a threat to diplomacy

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎6 hours ago‎
Mr. Browder has continued his efforts to expose the nature of Russian power and politics in Europe and Canada. Two years ago, the House of Commons unanimously agreed with Liberal MP Irwin Cotler's resolution to bring a Magnitsky law to Canada, aimed ...

Liberal majority wants greater control over timing in House of Commons

Brandon Sun - ‎May 18, 2016‎
OTTAWA - The Liberals are trying to change the rules of the parliamentary game to give their majority government even more power over how and when things happen in the House of Commons. Government House leader Dominic LeBlanc has filed notice of ...

Who said it: A member of Parliament, or an actual child? - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Pages and staff prepare the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, December 2, 2015. (Chris Wattie/Reuters).

Ex-PM Stephen Harper planning to step down as MP

Toronto Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
The former Conservative leader and prime minister will be making what's likely to be his final public speech at a convention on Thursday.

Medical regulators in every province impose safeguards for assisted dying

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎4 hours ago‎
Medical regulators in every province have issued detailed guidelines doctors must follow to help suffering patients end their lives once Canada's ban on medically assisted dying is formally lifted next month. And most of those ... to be enacted by June ...
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Liberals introduce bill to protect transgender Canadians from hate speech and discrimination

National Post - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The law was introduced on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. Similar legislation has failed to pass Parliament on multiple occasions, including the most recent attempt last year by NDP MP Randall Garrison, whose bill ...