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Mike Duffy may return to Senate this week after three drama-filled years off the job

National Post - ‎16 minutes ago‎
CHARLOTTETOWN - Canadians could be forgiven for assuming P.E.I. residents are all feeling a sense of relief as Sen. Mike Duffy - the Island's most high-profile political export - prepares to return to the Senate this week after a three-year hiatus ...

Transcript Season 5 Episode 33 - ‎2 hours ago‎
That's at the heart of the debate over paying ransom for Canadians kidnapped abroad. We speak to one of the world's most experienced negotiators.
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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. Because Canada is such an ...
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Senators, MPs react to Mike Duffy ruling - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
"The Senate of Canada has taken note of the court decision rendered today pertaining to Senator Michael Duffy. Under the rules of the Senate, today's acquittal gives rise to the reinstatement of Senator Duffy as a member of the Senate in full standing ...

Polls clearly show majority of Canadians don't want Senate abolition

American Thinker (blog) - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Stupid is as stupid does, and one of the stupidest ideas yet proposed in a modern democracy has been championed by a number of politicians on both the right and left of Canada's political spectrum: the abolition of the Senate. The founders of major ...
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Leader of Conservative Party of Canada commemorates 101st anniversary of Armenian Genocide - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
Both the Senate of Canada and the House of Commons have adopted resolutions acknowledging these events as genocide. In 2006, the Government of Canada, under the leadership of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, also recognized the ...
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Will Mike Duffy's return overshadow Senate reforms? - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Arguably even more fundamental than spending and ethics is the issue of whether an appointed Senate can carve out a respectable role in a democracy.
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The rules of the Senate aren't 'unclear.' Just don't rob the citizens of Canada (blog) - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Poor senators hardly knew what they were entitled to. This always seemed to my tired old ears like so much non-kosher baloney, any way you sliced it.

Monique Keiran: Ad ban on the horizon for kids' food

Times Colonist - ‎11 hours ago‎
Ottawa's Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology released a report last month that raises, once again, the possibility that food and beverage advertising targeting children might be banned.

BRIEF-Bank of Canada's Poloz speaks before Senate committee

Reuters - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
BoC's Poloz: we are at the stage where more companies are telling us they have to decide to invest or turn business away. * BoC's Poloz: uncertainty in financial markets surrounding 'Brexit' could affect Canada. * BoC's Poloz senate testimony ends ...

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.

Lee Chin says it's payback time

Jamaica Observer - ‎14 hours ago‎
But Lee-Chin was smart enough to make it out of the faceless immigrant community and, according to the Canadian Business website 2015, move up the billionaires ranking in that country from 37 in 2014 to rank 31 in 2015, with a value of approximately $2 ...
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The Globe and Mail - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
And the future looks good for Canadian arms manufacturers. In the view of Christyn Cianfarani, president of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries, a 2008 $490-billion federal plan for military investment, including new ships and ...

Expatriate Lawsuit Featuring Rand Paul Shot Down

Forbes - ‎18 hours ago‎
Judge Thomas Rose of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio has shot down a lawsuit (Crawford v Treasury) brought by several plaintiffs including Senator Rand Paul challenging various aspects of laws and regulations ...
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Canadian PM Trudeau Upholds Genocide Recognition Commitment

Armenian Weekly - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
In a statement dated April 24, 2016, which he shared with the Armenian National Committee of Canada (ANCC), Trudeau recalled the resolutions passed by both the Senate and the House of Commons recognizing the Armenian Genocide and stated that ...

Statement from the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Minister of Canadian Heritage

Montreal Gazette - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
"The Journey to Freedom Day Act was introduced in the Senate in April 2014 by the Hon. Senator Thanh Hai Ngo and received Royal Assent last year.
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Heather Boyd job application unknown to Premier Rachel Notley - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
She met with only one elected official, Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, chair of the Senate committee on energy and natural resources.
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Mike Duffy shouldn't be senator: Walkom

Toronto Star - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Justice Charles Vaillancourt approached this question in his 308-page ruling Thursday, noting that the Constitution Act specifically requires that senators be resident in the provinces they represent. But he pointed out ... Canada's Senate is an odd ...

Senate reform must be meaningful

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
First, there will be a veritable stampede of aspiring senators to lobby various interest groups to advance their name for admission to the most exclusive club in Canada now any reservations about the long arm of the law reaching out to senatorial ...
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Eleven stories in Canada we're watching - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
... Canada will never pay ransom for the release of hostages. He took the hard line Tuesday as he wrapped up a three-day cabinet retreat in Alberta that was overshadowed by the beheading death of Canadian John Ridsdel by Abu Sayyaf militants in the ...