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Ottawa 'actively' engaging with automakers, minister says

CBC.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
As the Detroit Three begin to move into contract negotiations with Unifor, Canada's innovation minister says he has met with the head of Ford Motor Company of Canada to discuss investment. After an event in London, Ont., Navdeep Bains, the minister of ...
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Canada, don't be a pawn for exuberant Brexiters

The Globe and Mail - ‎12 hours ago‎
None of these are likely to be wished away just because Britain has said goodbye to Europe and hello to Canada. Indeed, more than four million Brits have signed an online petition to the House of Commons asking for a debate on a second referendum and ...
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Phoenix pay system: MPs to hold emergency meeting as thousands still wait for pay

Globalnews.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Liberals have agreed to an emergency summer meeting of the House of Commons operations and estimates committee on Thursday to determine what, exactly, went so horribly wrong with the government's new pay system.
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Dion sits down for first meeting with Russian foreign minister

Macleans.ca - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Dion's office says the minister is raising Canada's concerns about Russian involvement in Ukraine and Syria, as well as its current standoff with NATO.
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Hunter Tootoo heralds return with Iqaluit open house

Macleans.ca - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Tootoo, who left the Liberal caucus two months ago, has scheduled a news conference and open house Wednesday at his constituency office in Iqaluit.

Do all political parties deserve a voice in the House?

The Globe and Mail - ‎11 hours ago‎
Are you comfortable with the idea of a political party with seats in the House of Commons that wants to keep immigrants out of this country?
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Five things about the Canadian Space Agency and becoming an astronaut

Calgary Herald - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The most recent recruitment campaign saw Jeremy Hansen and David Saint-Jacques chosen. All but two of the 12 astronauts have gone to space.

Pot, pipelines, pelts dominate new e-petition system

Regina Leader-Post - ‎7 hours ago‎
“We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada,” it states, “call upon the government of Canada to vocally defend the oil and gas industry and the use of pipelines, and to make the building of oil, gas and diluted bitumen pipelines across Canada, to ...

Tories must embrace big ideas, more people

London Free Press - ‎2 hours ago‎
Conservative MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights Deepak Obhrai stands in the House of Commons during question period in Ottawa on May 30, 2014. As candidates from Ontario and Quebec have ...

Study shows teens turning to e-cigarettes for 'cool' factor

MetroNews Canada - ‎9 hours ago‎
An Edmonton doctor is calling for a ban on e-cigarette sales to minors, after a study he co-authored showed Canadian teens are drawn to the devices because they see them as “cool” and “fun.

How Kevin Vickers caused headaches for Irish diplomats after manhandling protester

Globalnews.ca - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
But the incident caused days of paperwork for Ireland's foreign ministry as it dealt with reporters in two countries, reported Canadian media coverage to Dublin and dealt with complaints in two countries, documents released to Global News show. “As a ...

A lament for the past and hope for the future

The Kingston Whig-Standard - ‎1 hour ago‎
KCVI is still, for the time being, the oldest acting high school in Ontario and the second oldest in Canada. The present location of the ... (Hon) Peter Milliken (former Speaker of the House of Commons) who was head boy in 1963-64. Peter commented that ...

Curling e-petition gaining momentum

Sault Star - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Morphet said that he's currently reaching out to curling clubs across Canada and as their seasons begin this fall, he anticipates another boost to the e-petition results.

Neve: How Canada should approach national security reform

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Wednesday February 24, 2016 in Ottawa.

Canada tops list of developed countries for rate of impaired-driving fatalities

Mississauga - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Legislation to provide for mandatory roadside screening has passed second reading in the House of Commons and is to be studied by a parliamentary committee in the fall.

Trudeau's deafening silence on C-51

iPolitics.ca (subscription) - ‎20 hours ago‎
A year ago, the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), in partnership with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, launched a Charter of Rights challenge of Stephen Harper's police state anti-terrorism act, Bill C-51.

Many Mounties oppose opening ranks to permanent residents, easing entrance requirements, spokesmen say

National Post - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
On the issue of allowing permanent residents to apply to become Mounties, the association asked, “As a Canadian icon, shouldn't the national police be Canadian?” Internal records obtained by the National Post through access-to-information legislation ...

Canadian Parliament Holds First Reading of Bill to Create Framework to Regulate Nanotechnology

The National Law Review - ‎9 hours ago‎
On June 8, 2016, the Canadian House of Commons held its first reading of an Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) (nanotechnology) (C-287).

Focus: Feds losing out on fantasy sports taxes

Law Times - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Past legislations to legalize single sports betting in Canada have faced similar political indifference. After passing through the House of Commons, bill C-290, the act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting), languished for so long before its ...

The cost of schmoozing: What Canadian MPs spent on wining, dining and Tim Hortons

National Post - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
More than 190 MPs charged the House of Commons for Tim's, to the tune of almost $14,000. The biggest bill came from Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux - $345 in mid-December.
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