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Canadian study to examine scope of PTSD among public-safety workers

The Globe and Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
Lori MacDonald, an assistant deputy minister in the Department of Public Safety, told a House of Commons committee in May that there has been a lack of data collection, and that getting numbers of first responders with PTSD is difficult because of the ...
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Phoenix pay system: Officials say all files will be processed by Oct. 31

Globalnews.ca - ‎9 hours ago‎
On Thursday afternoon, the House of Commons government operations committee (OGGO) is expected to hold an emergency meeting to hear from some of the same officials about the Phoenix meltdown.

BC investigators say they are aware of 26 'baby houses' as birth tourism from China booms

National Post - ‎9 hours ago‎
Richmond's Kerry Starchuk launched an online petition to the House of Commons in June, hoping the federal Liberal government will eventually ban birth tourism unless one of the parents is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Canada and the U.S ...

MPs devoting the summer to electoral reform; a look at what they've heard so far

CityNews - ‎4 hours ago‎
The committee is tasked with studying viable alternatives; so far, the witnesses who think Canada should change its electoral system seem to prefer some version of proportional representation, which tries to align a political party's share of the ...
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Silence On Abdirahman Abdi's Death Shows Lack Of Accountability

Huffington Post Canada - ‎10 hours ago‎
Alexa McDonough, leader of the New Democratic Party at that time, stood up in the House of Commons, famously saying that "Muhammad, Fatima and Osama are Canadian names" after some Muslim kids were reported being bullied in schools for having the ...

Trudeau's Pledge Of Freer Votes Embraced By Independent-Minded Liberals

Huffington Post Canada - ‎10 hours ago‎
"We'll make sure Canadians have a stronger voice in Ottawa. A voice that ... Dion's and the Liberal government's view, however, was that the House of Commons wasn't the body that should be making a legal determinations on what constitutes genocide.
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He was an unlikely pick for president. How will Pedro Pablo Kuczynski govern Peru?

OpenCanada - ‎6 hours ago‎
Canada and Peru have a Free Trade agreement in place since 2009 and Peru is a signatory of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Pacific Alliance, both trading blocs in which Canada has vested interests. Most notably, a large number of Canadian mining ...
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Tootoo owes constituents explanation: mayor

Kawartha Media Group - ‎5 hours ago‎
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Hunter Tootoo answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on May 5, 2016. The Prime Minister's Office is staying silent about allegations ...

The case for a non-caregiver provider of assisted dying

The Province - ‎7 hours ago‎
Minister of Health Jane Philpott looks on as Jody Wilson-Raybould, minister of justice and attorney general, responds to a question from the media about Bill C 14 in the Foyer of the House of Commons on June 16 in Ottawa. Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN ...

Trade deal isn't fair trade, says NDP

Nanaimo News Bulletin - ‎3 hours ago‎
New Democratic Party international trade critic Tracey Ramsey and Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcolmson hosted a town hall meeting Wednesday at White Sails Brewery to discuss the 12-nation trade deal and its implications for Canadians. “If you oppose ...
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Feds plan to rid Indian Act of sexist rules

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎7 hours ago‎
OTTAWA - The Liberal government plans to rid the Indian Act of rules that discriminate based on sex. The move is partly in response to a Quebec Superior Court decision last August that ruled certain sections of the Indian Act having to do with the ...

Transportation stakeholders not wooed by…

Western Producer (subscription) - ‎4 hours ago‎
Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler say they have not had a chance to speak to federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau about Ottawa's plans for Canada's grain transportation system. In fact ...

Electoral reform requires referendum, one the Grits would lose

Windsor Star - ‎14 hours ago‎
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Adrian Wyld / THE ... In fact, when Canadian electorates in B.C., Ontario and P.E.I. were asked to approve electoral changes, they refused. This is why National Post ...

Langley MP hosts public town hall on electoral reform

Langley Advance - ‎2 hours ago‎
Aldag was appointed to the Special House of Commons Committee on Electoral Reform which is studying alternatives to the current first-past-the-post system.
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Ralph Goodale Yet To Confirm Meeting With Immigrant Detainees On Hunger Strike

Huffington Post Canada - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Ralph Goodale speaks with the media in the House of Commons, June 15. (Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press). The organization says it has been in daily contact with the detainees, who are demanding a meeting with Public Safety minister Ralph ...

NDP Says Meetings Between PMO And Parliamentary Budget Officer Were 'Inappropriate'

Huffington Post Canada - ‎10 hours ago‎
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair speaks in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill on Thursday, May 5, 2016. (Photo: Adrian Wyld/CP).

BC aware of 26 'baby houses' as birth tourism from China booms

Vancouver Sun - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Richmond's Kerry Starchuk launched an online petition to the House of Commons in June, hoping the federal Liberal government will eventually ban birth tourism unless one of the parents is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Canada and the U.S ...

Editorial: Yazidis need Canada's help

Montreal Gazette - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Members of a House of Commons immigration committee were left visibly shaken this month by emotional testimony about horrors committed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant against minority Yazidis in Iraq.

B.C. MPs taking advantage of e-petitions

Prince George Citizen - ‎20 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 ...

PTSD affects 36 per cent of male prison officers, federal data reveal

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
“One in five federal public servants will suffer from a mental-health issue and, you can tell, our numbers are a hell of a lot higher than that,” Jason Godin, president of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers, said in an interview on Wednesday ...
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