- There should be sanctions for breaking conflict of interest laws: ethics czar
- Judge grants extension for RCMP harassment victims to file claims
- Union wants compensation advisers put back into departments
- On today’s committee circuit: Conflict of interest rules, money laundering laws and three ministerial appearances
- When did honest debate become a four-letter word?
- NDP to challenge Liberals to cut tax havens, stock option loopholes
- Morning Brief: Trudeau talks tech and trade on U.S. trip
- Doug Ford cartoon
- iPolitics AM: Trudeau woos U.S. tech execs as McKenna unveils new environmental assessment plan
- Trudeau looks to lure tech talent, capital north in San Francisco visit
Posted: 08 Feb 2018 08:34 AM PST
Nearly two months after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was found to have violated federal conflict of interest laws, the new ethics watchdog has recommended that Parliament introduce sanctions for “substantive breaches” of the Conflict of Interest Act that go beyond ‘naming and shaming.’ Mario Dion said the introduction of stricter penalties would help to ensure […]
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Posted: 08 Feb 2018 08:16 AM PST
A Federal Court judge has granted an extension for women who were sexually harassed while working for the RCMP to file their claims for compensation. Judge Ann Marie McDonald extended the deadline to May 22 for primary class members with exceptional circumstances. The decision issued Wednesday allows class members to file their claim if they […]
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Posted: 08 Feb 2018 07:22 AM PST
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is calling on the federal government to hire more compensation advisers and put them back into departments to help manage pay services as they did before the disastrous rollout of the error-prone Phoenix pay system. PSAC Vice-President Chris Aylward made an appeal to the Senate national finance committee — […]
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Posted: 08 Feb 2018 05:00 AM PST
As highlighted in the daily iPolitics AM lookahead, three ministers will be making the rounds at committee today: Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland (FOREIGN AFFAIRS), Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay (SENATE AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY) and Revenue Minister Diane LeBouthillier (SENATE FINANCE). Elsewhere in the precinct, ETHICS members will get their first extended opportunity to chat with […]
Posted: 08 Feb 2018 04:09 AM PST
Does the promotion of anti-abortion views violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms? The issue recently arose in the context of the Canada Summer Jobs Program, a federal program which funds businesses and organizations seeking to hire students over the summer break. In past years, some MPs, including Liberal Iqra Khalid and Conservative Rachael Harder, […]
Posted: 08 Feb 2018 04:00 AM PST
LEADING THE PARLIAMENTARY AGENDA Just days after the Conservatives briefly commandeered control of the House programme to force a full day of debate on their call for the prime minister to pay back "more than $200,000" in taxpayer dollars — which they contend was spent as a result of his "illegal vacation" on the Aga […]
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Posted: 08 Feb 2018 03:49 AM PST
Today's Morning Brief is brought to you by the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy.
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Posted: 08 Feb 2018 03:35 AM PST
Posted: 08 Feb 2018 02:45 AM PST
As a fresh layer of snow blankets the capital, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau descends on sunny California to kick off the second day of the whirlwind U.S. tour that, according to the Conservatives, he really should have called off in order to deal with the latest outburst of cross-border bickering between British Columbia and Alberta […]
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Posted: 08 Feb 2018 01:53 AM PST
The employee roll at Ben Zifkin’s Toronto-based startup is set to double over the coming year to handle the increase in users of his free service, a business-based social network known as Hubba. He knows he faces international competition for top talent, including the established tech ecosystem in Silicon Valley. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will […]
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