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Changes To Senate Appointment Process Aim To Give Canadians A Voice

Huffington Post Canada - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
It's fair to say there has been a cloud over the Canadian Senate, after several scandals that have tested public trust in this important constitutional body.
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US senators turn up the heat in Canadian lumber dispute

The Province - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
OTTAWA - The Canadian government fired back Wednesday at “inaccurate” claims from a group of influential American senators who are demanding the U.S. government support legal action against Canadian lumber exporters this October. B.C. Premier ...
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Mike Duffy won't repay $17000 in disputed expenses, lawyer tells Senate

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
“Nor will Senator Duffy 'repay' expenses that a Canadian court of law has held were 'appropriate',” Bayne wrote.

Public servant who wasn't getting paid quits in disgust - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The Senate of Canada worker says he can't afford to pay for his final year of tuition at the University of New Brunswick without taking out his first bank loan.
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BlackBerry Inks Multi-Million Dollar Deal With Senate

ValueWalk - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
BlackBerry announced on Tuesday a multi-million dollar deal with the U.S. government for five years to run emergency notifications for the U.S.
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Senators commend President Duterte for signing EO on FOI

Philippine Canadian Inquirer - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
MANILA - Senators commended on Sunday President Rodrigo Duterte for signing a landmark Executive Order on Freedom of Information for the executive branch of the government.

Saint John insurance brokerage mistaken for US senator - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
But sometimes, even when Mitchell McConnell employees insist the brokerage is not, in fact, the Republican senator from Kentucky, some people just don't believe it.

Editorial: Provincial trade still too limited - Times Colonist

Times Colonist - ‎16 hours ago‎
What's the point of international trade agreements if we can't agree on free trade within the country? Canada's premiers met in Whitehorse last weekend and ...
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Mike Duffy's pay to be docked until $17000 in disputed expenses paid back

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Mike Duffy is going to find his Senate paycheque will soon be a little lighter. The Senate is going to start clawing back Duffy's salary after the Prince Edward Island senator refused to repay almost $17,000 in disputed expense claims before Saturday's ...

Trump, Clinton and the perils of wide-open primaries (subscription) - ‎7 hours ago‎
Does it bother anyone else that neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump likely would be allowed to run for any provincial or federal party in Canada? I'm not talking about ... Six years later, I applied to be the Conservative Party of Canada candidate ...

Committee studying Canadian electoral reform gets lessons from abroad

National Post - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Whether any joke resumes have been received by the Privy Council Office for applications to Canada's Senate remains unclear.

21 Senate committee chairs named

Philippine Canadian Inquirer - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
MANILA - As expected, the Senate 'supermajority' bloc of 21 senators took the juicy chairmanships based on the first 21 committees that have been filled up during the Tuesday session.
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Ralph Goodale Yet To Confirm Meeting With Immigrant Detainees On Hunger Strike

Huffington Post Canada - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Ralph Goodale appears as a witness at a National Security and Defence Senate committee in Ottawa on May 30. (Photo: Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press). The group says the hunger strike is taking a physical, psychological and emotional toll on the men ...
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NDP vow to 'get Liberals moving' on C-51 promises; will submit private member's bill seeking its repeal

National Post - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The bill introduced sweeping new powers for Canada's spy agencies and increased information-sharing among government departments, raising privacy and human rights concerns.

Senator Murray Sinclair to speak on human rights

MyToba - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
“As a Judge, Lawyer, Chair of the Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and now as a member of the Canadian Senate, Murray Sinclair has stood up for human rights and human dignity, and we are truly honoured to have him speaking at ...
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Her turn now: Hillary Clinton makes her case for presidency - ‎4 hours ago‎
Her turn now: Hillary Clinton makes her case for presidency. By The Canadian PressJuly 28, 2016 5:28pm ... Joaquin Castro; Katie McGinty, a Senate candidate from Pennsylvania, and Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth, also a candidate for the Senate.

Mike Duffy rejects Senate repayment request - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
"Nor will Senator Duffy 'repay' expenses that a Canadian court of law has held were 'appropriate'," Bayne wrote.

Tidbits from Democratic National Convention Day 3: A Canadian ...

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Daniel Dale on the things happening just a bit outside the spotlight at Hillary Clinton's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Detainees' hunger strike in Lindsay, Ont., jail down to two holdouts, officials say - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Public safety minister Ralph Goodale told a Senate committee that he is looking to change Canada's immigration detention practices.

Court strikes down Missouri law cutting jobless benefits - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The state Supreme Court's majority opinion, written by Judge George Draper III, said the state Senate override vote was invalid.