National Newswatch

Overhaul funding to deal with Inuit housing crisis: Senate committee

Mar 1 2017 — Jordan Press and Kristy Kirkup — OTTAWA — Qaumariaq Inuqtaqau has seen housing conditions decline in his hometown of Iqaluit over three decades, leaving homes with broken doors, cracked walls and mould everywhere. He calls the situation: "Inhumane." On Wednesday, a Senate committee focused a harsh light on what Inuqtaqau described, warning that the acute Inuit housing crisis will only get worse unless the federal […]

Boisvenu quits Tories, 8 more face RCMP probe, as expense scandal engulfs Senate

Jun 5 2015 — Jordan Press and Kristy Kirkup — OTTAWA - The long-simmering Senate expense scandal came to a rolling boil Thursday as revelations in a hard-hitting spending audit sent three of the upper chamber's most prominent members spinning into damage control and another Conservative running from the Conservative government caucus.Sen. Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, a victims-rights champion who was appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper […]