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New Senate group forms to push regional interests in a fractured Parliament

Nov 4 2019 — Joan Bryden , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada's Senate took another step Monday in its evolution toward a less partisan chamber of sober second thought as 11 senators banded together to form a new independent caucus aimed at ensuring regional issues get their due in the upper chamber. The newly christened Canadian Senators Group is the brainchild of Alberta Sen. Scott Tannas, who founded the caucus to make sure the will of the […]

New Senate group forms to push regional interests in a fractured Parliament

Nov 4 2019 — Joan Bryden , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada's Senate took another step Monday in its evolution toward a less partisan chamber of sober second thought as 11 senators banded together to form a new independent caucus aimed at ensuring regional issues get their due in the upper chamber. The newly christened Canadian Senators Group is the brainchild of Alberta Sen. Scott Tannas, who founded the caucus to make sure the will of the […]

New Senate group forms to push regional interests in a fractured Parliament

Nov 4 2019 — Joan Bryden , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada's Senate took another step Monday in its evolution toward a less partisan chamber of sober second thought as 11 senators banded together to form a new independent caucus aimed at ensuring regional issues get their due in the upper chamber. The newly christened Canadian Senators Group is the brainchild of Alberta Sen. Scott Tannas, who founded the caucus to make sure the will of the […]

Liberals return with minority government in Election 2019

Oct 22 2019 — Joan Bryden , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau has emerged from a bruising 40-day election campaign with his image tarnished and his grip on power weakened, needing the support of at least one party to maintain a minority Liberal government in a country bitterly divided. With results still trickling in early Tuesday, the Liberals had 156 seats — 14 short of the 170 needed […]

Liberals return with minority government in Election 2019

Oct 22 2019 — Joan Bryden , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau has emerged from a bruising 40-day election campaign with his image tarnished and his grip on power weakened, needing the support of at least one party to maintain a minority Liberal government in a country bitterly divided. With results still trickling in early Tuesday, the Liberals had 156 seats — 14 short of the 170 needed […]

Final debate behind them, federal leaders begin sprints to Oct. 21 voting day

Oct 11 2019 — Joan Bryden , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Party leaders entered the home stretch of the federal election campaign Friday, picking up the pace of their cross-country travel as they confronted listless poll numbers and a shrinking number of days left to inspire Canadians before they cast ballots on Oct. 21. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was in Tsawwassen, B.C. to unveil his party's platform — […]

Final debate behind them, federal leaders begin sprints to Oct. 21 voting day

Oct 11 2019 — Joan Bryden , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Party leaders entered the home stretch of the federal election campaign Friday, picking up the pace of their cross-country travel as they confronted listless poll numbers and a shrinking number of days left to inspire Canadians before they cast ballots on Oct. 21. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was in Tsawwassen, B.C. to unveil his party's platform — […]

Final debate behind them, federal leaders begin sprints to Oct. 21 voting day

Oct 11 2019 — Joan Bryden , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Party leaders entered the home stretch of the federal election campaign Friday, picking up the pace of their cross-country travel as they confronted listless poll numbers and a shrinking number of days left to inspire Canadians before they cast ballots on Oct. 21. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was in Tsawwassen, B.C. to unveil his party's platform — […]

Canada takes centre stage in Bannon film based on Huawei exec Meng’s detention

Aug 28 2019 — Joan Bryden , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada plays a starring role in a soon-to-be-released film aimed at exposing China's bid for world domination through technology — produced by one-time Trump strategist Steve Bannon. The film, "Claws of the Red Dragon," is fiction, but "inspired by" Canada's arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou and China's subsequent retaliatory measures, including the detention of two Canadians for alleged […]

Canada takes centre stage in Bannon film based on Huawei exec Meng’s detention

Aug 28 2019 — Joan Bryden , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada plays a starring role in a soon-to-be-released film aimed at exposing China's bid for world domination through technology — produced by one-time Trump strategist Steve Bannon. The film, "Claws of the Red Dragon," is fiction, but "inspired by" Canada's arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou and China's subsequent retaliatory measures, including the detention of two Canadians for alleged […]

Canada takes centre stage in Bannon film based on Huawei exec Meng’s detention

Aug 28 2019 — Joan Bryden , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada plays a starring role in a soon-to-be-released film aimed at exposing China's bid for world domination through technology — produced by one-time Trump strategist Steve Bannon. The film, "Claws of the Red Dragon," is fiction, but "inspired by" Canada's arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou and China's subsequent retaliatory measures, including the detention of two Canadians for alleged […]

Liberals block hearings into scathing ethics report on SNC-Lavalin affair

Aug 21 2019 — Joan Bryden , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Cries of a coverup competed with claims of pre-election, hyper-partisan excess Wednesday after Liberal MPs blocked an opposition attempt to hold hearings on ethics commissioner Mario Dion's scathing report into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair. Only one of six Liberal MPs on the 10-member House of Commons ethics committee supported a Conservative motion to call Dion, […]

Liberals block hearings into scathing ethics report on SNC-Lavalin affair

Aug 21 2019 — Joan Bryden , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Cries of a coverup competed with claims of pre-election, hyper-partisan excess Wednesday after Liberal MPs blocked an opposition attempt to hold hearings on ethics commissioner Mario Dion's scathing report into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair. Only one of six Liberal MPs on the 10-member House of Commons ethics committee supported a Conservative motion to call Dion, […]

Liberals block hearings into scathing ethics report on SNC-Lavalin affair

Aug 21 2019 — Joan Bryden , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Cries of a coverup competed with claims of pre-election, hyper-partisan excess Wednesday after Liberal MPs blocked an opposition attempt to hold hearings on ethics commissioner Mario Dion's scathing report into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair. Only one of six Liberal MPs on the 10-member House of Commons ethics committee supported a Conservative motion to call Dion, […]