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Mike Duffy returns to the Senate, pursued but silent - ‎14 hours ago‎
Senate business was to resume at a quarter past two, but in advance of that a photographer had set up in the south gallery to capture the official photo of the Senate of the 42nd Parliament. Senators with seats at the south end of the room were asked ...

Liberals' New Senate Positions Dismissed As 'Word Games'

Huffington Post Canada - ‎3 hours ago‎
"The government leader is playing word games," Senate Liberal Jim Munson told The Huffington Post Canada. "A leader is a leader, a deputy leader is a deputy leader, a whip is a whip….
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Abu Sayyaf hostages make plea for help as captors release footage of Canadian beheading - ‎6 hours ago‎
Islamist militants in the Philippines have released a sickening video showing the beheading of a Canadian businessman and a second tape in which his terrified fellow captives plead for their lives. The videos signal an alarming escalation of threats by ...

@Kady's Watchlist for May 4 – Trudeau to mark 6 month anniversary by cutting off debate on assisted dying bill?

Ottawa Citizen - ‎5 hours ago‎
Later this afternoon, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Health Minister Jane Philpott will make back-t-back appearances the Senate legal affairs committee, which is scheduled to begin its pre-study of the bill later this afternoon. ... Senior ...
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12 stories in Canada we're watching - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Sen. Mike Duffy will sit in the Red Chamber today for the first time in more than two years since he was suspended over expense claims.

The Senate is crucial to Canada's future

The Suburban Newspaper - ‎11 minutes ago‎
There has never been a better time to be a Canadian Senator. The worst lies behind us. The best is yet to come. This isn't to say that we will forget the tribulations of the past years. We stand humbled before Canadians. We are keenly aware that their ...
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'He's dug his own grave': The cruel paradox of Ted Cruz's failed presidential campaign

National Post - ‎30 minutes ago‎
By taking a flamethrower to the Senate floor he ended up burning himself in the process.” Cruz announced he'll drop out of the race on Tuesday night.

Genetic discrimination bill would protect patients from insurance companies: Oliphant

The Globe and Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
Canada needs to pass legislation to protect patients who fear genetic discrimination, Liberal MP Rob Oliphant said Tuesday, as a bill addressing the issue made its way to the Commons after receiving unanimous support in the Senate. Oliphant, who ...
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The Tuesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

MetroNews Canada - ‎17 hours ago‎
If passed, Sen. James Cowan's bill would protect patients from third parties, such as insurance companies, seeking the results of genetic testing. Liberal MP Rob Oliphant, who supports the legislation, says Canadian laws have not kept pace with science ...

Canada Preparing to Join US Ballistic Missile Defense

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎7 minutes ago‎
He told a Senate committee in May 2014 that participation in BMD was essential to protecting Canada's privileged military-security relationship with Washington. “It seems to me,” said Graham, “we're outside of an extraordinarily complex and amazingly ...

Hackers attacking Canada's 'critical infrastructure' and it's only going to get worse - ‎21 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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KPMG official tells MPs firm no longer in tax-shelter business - ‎20 hours ago‎
Gregory Wiebe, KPMG's "global head of tax," was responding to questions about the firm's controversial Isle of Man offshore tax scheme created in 1999, which the Canada Revenue Agency has alleged "intended to deceive" federal tax authorities. "Like ...

Saudi government sending huge cultural delegation to Ottawa, as arms deal concerns continue to swirl

Hill Times (subscription) - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Saudi government also received a trade delegation from Canada last month that included Conservative MP Randy Hoback, former Conservative MP Ed Holder (from General Dynamics' Canadian home base in London, Ont.) and a range of business ...

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 ...

No plan on how to deal with EMPs — yet

Toronto Sun - ‎17 hours ago‎
But an incident management framework is being crafted, Colleen Merchant, director general of the National Cyber Security Directorate (part of Public Safety Canada), explained to the standing Senate committee on national security and defence.

MPPAC Can Lead the Way Against Workplace Harassment

Canada NewsWire (press release) - ‎4 hours ago‎
In the next couple of weeks the Senate of Canada will review - and hopefully debate at Committee - this legislation and MPPAC is calling on these Senators to make the much-needed amendments.
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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 ...
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Canada PM issues statement on the occasion of unveiling of Armenian Genocide Monument in St. Catharines - ‎May 3, 2016‎
“On this day, we gather to unveil the Armenian Genocide Monument of St.Catharines, which commemorates the tragic loss of life of the Armenian population during the waning days of the Ottoman Empire in 1915.
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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.

Duffy, Harper and the census — and the terrible price of paranoia (subscription) - ‎14 hours ago‎
The speculation at the time was that the site was being overwhelmed by Americans looking into how to move to Canada in the event Trump takes up residence in the White House. open quote 761b1b It's surprising, to say the least, to see how some senators ...