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US Senate scrutinizes Canada's Syrian refugee program

CTV News - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
WASHINGTON -- Canada's resettlement plan for Syrians came under scrutiny Wednesday in the U.S. Congress amid a hothouse election-year atmosphere -- one where American politics is split over the welcoming of Muslim refugees.
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US Senate hearing once again calls on Canada to help settle an argument

The Globe and Mail - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
It happened again this week at the U.S. Senate's Homeland Security meeting, leadingly entitled “Canada's Fast-Track Refugee Plan: Unanswered Questions and Implications for U.S.
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Canada 'tens of billions' short of necessary defence spending, Senate told

Toronto Star - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Canada 'tens of billions' short of necessary defence spending, Senate told. The discrepancy is one of the biggest problems facing the new Liberal government as it seeks to overhaul the country's defence policy.
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Irving Gerstein retires from Senate, Pierrette Ringuette to sit as Independent - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Gerstein has been head of the Conservative Fund of Canada, the Conservative Party's highly effective fundraising arm, for years and was appointed in 2009 by then-prime minister Stephen Harper.

Va. Senate bill increases reckless driving speed to 85 mph - ‎21 hours ago‎
LA CANADA, CA - JUNE 21: A motorist speeds past flowers as a heavy wildflower bloom, the result of last winter's record rainfall, continues on the first day of summer along the Angeles Crest Highway on June 21, 2005 in the Angeles National Forest ...
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Senate unanimously approves new North Korea sanctions

Arutz Sheva - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The Senate bill would sanction anyone who engages in, facilitates or contributes to North Korea's proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, arms-related materials, luxury goods, human rights abuses, activities undermining cyber security and the ...
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'Star Wars' and Senate reform: Trudeau fields questions on Twitter

CTV News - ‎14 hours ago‎
Trudeau answered 27 question out of the more than 14,000 submitted in the 24 hours leading up to the Q&A, according to Twitter Canada. Below are some of the topics he addressed. Marijuana. Trudeau dismissed a suggestion that his government hasn't ...
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We got a senate hearing happening in Canada right now ... on the falling CAD

ForexLive - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Politicians are the same the world over. In Canada right now we've got 'em posturing over the falling Canadian dollar.
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Liberal government has yet to fill 200 vacant federal posts — on top of 22 empty Senate spots

National Post - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
OTTAWA - In addition to the 22 vacancies in the Senate, the Liberal government has yet to fill more than 200 positions that are open on federal boards, commissions and tribunals.

Liberal senator frustrated by lack of progress in reforming Senate

Toronto Star - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Massicotte, who did not respond to a request for comment Thursday and who did not send the email to the Star, has long been calling for less institutionalized partisanship in the Senate as a way to modernize the so-called house of sober second thought.

The Gargoyle – Duffy signs ethics disclosure, signalling possible return to Senate

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Duffy signed his public disclosure summary for Senate ethics officer Lyse Ricard on December 16, which will allow him to continue to sit in the Upper House this year should he beat the criminal charges he faces.
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What does intellectual property have to do with TPP? Not so much, actually

The Globe and Mail - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Similar plans have bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress and Senate. And what has this to do with the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
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Opening Statement before the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

Bank of Canada - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Since 1991, the Government of Canada and the Bank of Canada have had a formal agreement that says our monetary policy should be directed at controlling inflation.
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Wilfrid Laurier University nixes prime minister statues project - ‎15 hours ago‎
Wilfrid Laurier University's board of governors voted Wednesday night to withdraw from an agreement to put statues of 22 of Canada's past prime ministers at the school, months after the school first announced it would go ahead with the controversial ...

Some US Senators Are Afraid of the 'Risk' Posed by Canada

TIME - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
“If Canada is accelerating that program, that puts us more at risk,” said Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio. But others who testified at the meeting refuted the notion that refugees are a danger and expressed skepticism that a border wall—like the ...
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USD/CAD – Loonie Flat After Volatile Week

MarketPulse (blog) - ‎12 hours ago‎
With little economic data out of Canada this week and the Chinese week long holiday capping market activity the CAD was in reactive mode to the two major events of the week.

HARPER: Commons-Senate committee chair wrestles with life-and-death decisions - ‎17 hours ago‎
But, Oliphant says, the Canada Health Act is federal responsibility and he believes we will see a federal regime for physician-assisted dying with provincial regimes at least equivalent to the federal law.

Frigid weekend ahead, Drake getting key to the city, Next Wave films hit TIFF

Toronto Star - ‎22 hours ago‎
Mayor John Tory will be giving Drake a key to the city tonight at 7 p.m. before the “6 God” coaches Canada's team in the NBA all-star celebrity game at Ricoh Coliseum.

Maclean's on the Hill: On drugs, deficits and doctor-assisted death - ‎10 hours ago‎
John Geddes spoke to Senate Liberal James Cowan about the committee's work. ... Months after they'd pledged to pull Canada's CF-18 fighter jets out of the U.S.-led bombing campaign against the Islamic State, Liberals announced their alternate plan.
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You'll only get one shot at electoral reform, Liberals. Do it right. (subscription) - ‎13 hours ago‎
If you work backward from the fixed election date, the time to implement new procedures in Elections Canada, the time to train Canadians and political parties on the new voting system, the debates in the House and Senate, the parliamentary committee ...