- MPs mull new vaping rules as Tory senator hosts talk on kids and legalized pot
- Military cites privacy concerns for slow progress in review of unfounded cases
- Morning Brief: Commemoration and Harassment Legislation
- National security laws, future election debates on the House committee agenda
- Melania’s stiff arm cartoon
- Senate Liberal caucus down to 10 by end of 2018
- iPolitics AM: NDP leader tours Davie Shipyard as PM heads back to the House for QP
- Doug Ford puts rest of Ontario political elites on notice
- Federal prisoners lose bid to overturn Harper pay cuts
- Evening Brief: #TimesUp on the Hill
Posted: 30 Jan 2018 04:45 AM PST
ON THE PARLIAMENTARY AGENDA: After unanimously agreeing to fast-track the government's bid to strengthen anti-harassment protections within the federal work place, the House will move on to the second item on the Liberals' legislative to-do list this week: namely, its plan to tighten the rules on 'vaping,' including new restrictions on the manufacture, sale, promotion and use of e-cigarettes, as recommended […]
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Posted: 30 Jan 2018 04:23 AM PST
OTTAWA — Canada’s top military police officer is citing privacy concerns for the fact the Canadian Armed Forces have yet to make good on last year’s promise to revisit more than 160 cases of sexual assault previously deemed “unfounded.” Military commanders are still committed to making good on last April’s promise by enlisting the help […]
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Posted: 30 Jan 2018 03:51 AM PST
Today’s Morning Brief is brought to you by the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy. The Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy provides a seasoned Canadian journalist with the financial means to pursue a year-long investigation into a current policy issue. This annual award is a collaborative project of the Atkinson Foundation, the Honderich Family and the […]
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Posted: 30 Jan 2018 03:30 AM PST
With the winter sitting now officially underway, the House committee circuit is starting to power up from the winter break, although as is typical after an extended hiatus, many of the meetings currently listed on the schedule will take place behind closed doors, as members gather to discuss their upcoming work plans. Not, however, PUBLIC SECURITY, which is set […]
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Posted: 30 Jan 2018 03:25 AM PST
Posted: 30 Jan 2018 03:15 AM PST
The once-mighty Senate Liberal caucus will number only 13 by week's end after the Senate clerk officially notified Governor General Julie Payette two long-time Grits are packing it in earlier than their scheduled retirements. In a month or perhaps less, another Liberal, one of a handful still around who were named to the Upper Chamber […]
Posted: 30 Jan 2018 02:45 AM PST
Good morning! As the second day of the winter sitting gets underway, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can doubtless expect to spend another afternoon fending off opposition outrage over his now infamous post-holiday sojourn on the Aga Khan's private Bahamian island when he returns to the Commons this afternoon. Tories use question period to keep PM’s […]
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Posted: 29 Jan 2018 05:15 PM PST
Elites, start your engines! The race for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, which unofficially began even before Patrick Brown's corpse began to chill last Thursday night, has taken yet another turn – and it's one that will define the race. Doug Ford, businessman, former Toronto city councillor, and of course brother […]
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Posted: 29 Jan 2018 03:02 PM PST
Federal prisoners have lost a court bid to overturn pay cuts brought in by the former Conservative government. Several inmates complain that their wages — a maximum of $6.90 a day — were slashed by 30 per cent in 2013, partly to offset costs of room and board and telephone use. The prisoners say their […]
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Posted: 29 Jan 2018 02:51 PM PST
Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you by the Iceland Writers Retreat. The IWR is a series of writing workshops and cultural tours in and around Reykjavik, a UNESCO City of Literature. 2018 faculty include Terry Fallis, Hilton Als, and Pamela Paul. Good evening to you. The Lead: Today was the first day back for […]
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