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Changes To Senate Appointment Process Aim To Give Canadians A Voice

Huffington Post Canada - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
In June I was appointed to the independent advisory board that will submit Senate candidate recommendations to the prime minister.

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.

Maclean's on the Hill: Let's talk CANADIAN politics - ‎6 hours ago‎
This week, has the Senate entered a new era? After a few years under the spotlight over an expense scandal, the Red Chamber is now operating with an unprecedented amount of independence.

Treaty was landmark event in wildlife conservation

Northumberland Today - ‎6 hours ago‎
This Aug. 16 marks the 100th anniversary of the International Migratory Bird Convention, a treaty between the U.S. and Canada. ... Only a few years previously, in 1857, an Ohio Senate committee denied a measure to protect the Passenger Pigeon, writing:.
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U.S. Senate calls for tough softwood lumber agreement with Canada - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Lumber Coalition applauds today's letter from 25 United States Senators commending United States Trade Representative Froman and his team for the ongoing efforts to negotiate an effective, sustainable solution to the ...

Ottawa needs to step up on BC's fentanyl crisis, says ex-police chief

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - ‎13 hours ago‎
Philpott added that the government is also considering a far quicker route than legislation, since MPs are on their summer break and therefore unable to even consider the Senate bill that would place the substances under the Controlled Drug and ...

Diamond Schmitt designs Ottawa Senate building

REMI Network - Real Estate Management Industry Network - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
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 ...

Friday's letters: Good news about Pigeon Lake appreciated

Edmonton Journal - ‎13 hours ago‎
Bill S-223 has had its second reading in the Senate. If this bill goes through, no gun owner will be allowed to store a semi-auto rifle or handgun in their own home.

Anishinabek grieve the passing of Doris Boissoneau - ‎11 hours ago‎
Additionally, she was a member of the Elders Senate for Anishinaabemowin Teg, sat on many school boards as a trustee, and began the Eagle Staff Gatherings.
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Tesla mulling two theories to explain 'Autopilot' crash: source

Reuters Canada - ‎7 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc told U.S. Senate Commerce Committee staff it is considering two theories that may help explain what led to the May 7 fatal crash that killed a Florida man who was using the car's "Autopilot" system, a person ...
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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 ...

Talking Points: Of Pokemon and righting wrongs - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Canada's Senate will claw back some $17,000 in disputed expenses from Mike Duffy's salary, and we say hurrah. It's one thing to accept the man's acquittal of criminal charges over his housing expenses.

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.

Provincial trade barriers damage economy

Times Colonist - ‎17 hours ago‎
Half of Canada's GNP is generated by international trade. The $130 billion mentioned in the Senate report weighs on all of us, except those sectors of the economy that benefit from the distortions and thus make the most political noise to avoid any change.

Editorial: Provincial trade still too limited

Times Colonist - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
And that jungle costs the Canadian economy about $130 billion a year, says a Senate report released in June. Titled Tear Down These Walls: Dismantling Canada's Internal Trade Barriers, the report says that because of international free-trade agreements ...

Abigail Fisher: Affirmative action plaintiff 'proud' of academic record ...

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
She was the plaintiff in a case that went to the Supreme Court twice - and lost twice. Does Abigail Fisher think it was worth it?

Trump, Clinton and the perils of wide-open primaries (subscription) - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
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 citizenship, which automatically would disqualify them. I'm thinking about the ...
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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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Mike Duffy's pay to be docked until $17000 in disputed expenses paid back

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The Senate decided last month that it wanted the money back after taking a second look at seven claims totalling $16,995. Senate officials said the action came about because of new information that “had surfaced in the public domain” during Duffy's ...

Changes to the ballot

Oshawa Express - ‎22 hours ago‎
National referendums are relatively rare in Canada, with the last one being held in 1992, after the Charlottetown Accord called for changes to the Canadian Constitution, including determining how the Senate would be formed in the future, entrenching ...