Politics

Don Meredith’s harassment and bullying probe to continue despite resignation

The inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace by former senator Don Meredith will continue even though he resigned earlier this spring. The Senate’s standing committee on ethics and conflict of interest for senators released its decision late Wednesday night. The report released on the committee website states the allegations should be “fully investigated for the fairness ...

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Trudeau’s Liberals reach the midway point amid booze-tax brouhaha and Senate suspense

There were questions about the government’s overhaul of national-security laws, Chinese encroachment, and the decision to remove the name of Hector-Louis Langevin from the executive building across from Parliament Hill. But on the last day of the spring sitting — a sitting that began with questions about the prime minister’s Christmas vacation — what most animated the House of Commons was the price of booze. Specifically, ...

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Saudi Arabia top non-U.S. destination for Canadian arms exports: federal report

Saudi Arabia has regained its title as Canada’s top non-U.S. destination for exporting military goods after having been narrowly bumped last year by the United Kingdom, according to a newly release federal report on arms sales. The export of military goods report, prepared by Global Affairs Canada and tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, reveals that the Saudi government purchased over $142 ...

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Liberals limiting options for stopgap fighter jet deal

Talks with the Pentagon about filling the Canadian air force’s short-term need for jet fighters remain on track, said Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan. Those negotiations for a so-called “interim capability” continue despite the Liberal government making a very public display at the Paris Air Show this week of snubbing Boeing executives. The U.S. aerospace giant’s commercial trade complaint against Montreal-based Bombardier ...

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I had to let my daughter go because of my job in the Canadian military

Whenever I am asked if I recommend military life to other women, my answer is always categorically: no. This usually surprises people who know me because I am a vocal feminist, a bit of a tomboy and a six-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). I believe to my core that sex and gender do not, and should not, limit ...

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The Pollcast: How will B.C.’s political drama play out?

Host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC’s Richard Zussman to break down what is happening in B.C. politics and Shachi Kurl of the Angus Reid Institute to explain what British Columbians think about it.

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Amnesty says no evidence for France to jail Ottawa professor, urges PM to act

Hassan Diab, an Ottawa professor behind bars in France despite numerous court rulings questioning the evidence against him, is being held solely for political purposes, his lawyer said Wednesday. Donald Bayne said France is keeping Diab behind bars so it won’t be seen as soft on terrorism after a spate of recent attacks. And he said the Trudeau government is ...

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MPs reject Senate amendments to budget bill leading to possible parliamentary showdown

The showdown over the budget took another turn Wednesday as senators said they would consider the House’s rejection of their amendment to the bill tomorrow. Senators will now have to decide whether to push the issue with their House colleagues, prolonging this sitting of Parliament and push off the summer break, or defer to the elected chamber. In a sign of the ...

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Liberals move to halt landmark legal challenge to solitary confinement of prisoners

The federal government is making a last-minute bid to halt a trial set to challenge Canada’s solitary confinement prison policies as “cruel and unusual punishment.” A short-notice application filed with the Supreme Court of British Columbia argues that going ahead with the case would be a waste of court resources, since concerns about prolonged segregation are being addressed in new government legislation.  ...

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Torture, detention would be forbidden CSIS disruption tactics under new bill

New Bill requires CSIS to get warrant for measures that limit a Charter right or freedom The Canadian Press Posted: Jun 21, 2017 4:20 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 21, 2017 4:20 PM ET The Liberal government’s new security bill adds torture, detention and serious destruction of property that would endanger a life to the list of things Canada’s spy ...

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