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Diamond Schmitt Architects/KWC Architects to design interim Senate of Canada

Canadian Architect - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
The design by Diamond Schmitt Architects in joint venture with KWC Architects Inc. to transform Ottawa's century-old train station to become an interim home for The Senate of Canada has been approved by the National Capital Commission (NCC). The grand ...

Diamond Schmitt designs Ottawa Senate building

REMI Network - Real Estate Management Industry Network - ‎1 hour ago‎
The joint design submitted by Diamond Schmitt Architects and KWC Architects to transform a century-old train station in Ottawa into an interim home for The Senate of Canada has been approved by the National Capital Commission (NCC). The building was ...

Detainees' hunger strike in Lindsay, Ont., jail down to two holdouts, officials say - ‎6 hours ago‎
Public safety minister Ralph Goodale told a Senate committee that he is looking to change Canada's immigration detention practices.
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US senators turn up the heat in Canadian lumber dispute

Vancouver Sun - ‎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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Canada report: Last charges dropped in Senate expenses scandal - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
After Duffy's high-profile, 62-day trial in which he was acquitted of charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery, the Senate dropped charges against retired Sen. Mac Harb. Police then decided not to proceed with any charges against Sen. Pamela ...
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Senate to dock Mike Duffy's pay until he's paid back $17000 in disputed expenses

National Post - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The Senate previously withheld a percentage of Sen. Patrick Brazeau's salary until the upper chamber recouped about $49,000 in disputed housing expenses.
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A timeline of the four-year Senate expense scandal, now finally near its end - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
1, 2013: Documents filed in court by the RCMP explicitly allege Wallin "did commit breach of trust in connection with the duties of office'' and "by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means defrauded the Senate of Canada of money by filing ...
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Former KKK leader David Duke to run for Senate

Arutz Sheva - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
David Duke, the anti-Semitic former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, announced he will run for Senate in Louisiana. Duke is a registered Republican, and will run in that party's primary for the Louisiana Senate seat being vacated by Republican David ...
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'I was thrown under the bus but I survived,' Sen. Patrick Brazeau says after charges dropped

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Sen. Patrick Brazeau's lawyer Christian Deslauriers speaks to reporters at the Ottawa Courthouse Wednesday after the Crown told a judge it was dropping fraud and breach of trust charges against Brazeau.
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Elected Conservative Senator Doug Black to sit as Independent (subscription) - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
“After three and a half years serving Albertans in the Senate, I have observed the Senate's traditional role and seen new possibilities for how the Senate can serve Canadians,” it reads. Black, a Harper Senate appointee from 2013, was elected in 2012 ...

Democrats convene, the usual suspects and one heartbeat away (subscription) - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
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Kevin Libin: Hooray for the provincial 'free-trade deal' that isn't 'free,' isn't a 'deal,' and is still a big secret

Financial Post - ‎22 hours ago‎
The standing Senate committee on banking, trade and commerce last month produced a report slamming our myriad interprovincial trade barriers.

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.
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White supremacist David Duke launches US Senate bid - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
White supremacist David Duke, apparently inspired by the grassroots support for Donald Trump's unconventional presidential bid, announced Friday he was launching a US Senate run in the southern state of Louisiana and called for a "revolution." Duke is ...

Clinton's strong ties to Canada include Quebec ancestry

CTV News - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
She was also in Ottawa in 1999 -- shortly after beginning her successful campaign for the U.S. Senate in New York -- to dedicate a sculpture by artist Joel Shapiro in front of the new U.S.

'Senate is not this monolithic rubber stamp anymore,' independent Senate will change legislative process, Hill power ...

Hill Times (subscription) - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The Senate National Security Committee, pictured. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants to make the Senate a non-partisan Chamber and is appointing Independent Senators which will change the legislative and lobbying process. The Hill Times photograph ...
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Canada may become the first country to ditch the F-35 fighter jet

VICE News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Letters sent to the big industry players are just further evidence that the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to pull the trigger on a whole new open competition to pick Canada's next generation of fighter jet. ... An analyst with ...

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 ...
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What to watch for at Democratic National Convention - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The city initially was going to ban marches during rush hour in the mornings and evenings but relented on that. The biggest group of protesters is expected to attend events in support of Sanders, the Vermont senator who ran against Clinton for the ...

The Canadian Senate

The Barrie Examiner - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
If you're a story hoping for attention, you could do a lot better than present yourself on on a scorching hot July day and have the words 'Canadian Senate' in your headline. Anyway, it was worth reading, especially the first line, helpfully ...