Alleged honour killers of Canadian woman to face charges in India

Posted: 21 Jan 2019 07:00 AM PST

After almost two decades, the accused murderers of Jassi Sidhu are about to be put on a plane to India to face charges of conspiracy to commit the murder. Twenty-four year-old Canadian Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu, known in court documents as "Jassi,” was brutally murdered on June 8, 2000, in the Indian state of Punjab, her […]

Lobby Wrap: Just for Laughs lobbying Ottawa for promotional and programming funding

Posted: 21 Jan 2019 06:19 AM PST

A hugely popular Montreal comedy festival that routinely draws top international performers is appealing to Ottawa for promotional funding. Just for Laughs (JFL), operator of the namesake festival, has tasked Montreal-based consultant Véronique Landry of L’Équipe Spectra with lobbying federal decision-makers on its behalf, new disclosures show. Landry registered with the Office of the Commissioner […]

Morning Brief: Keeping it positive

Posted: 21 Jan 2019 03:45 AM PST

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House agriculture committee meets behind closed doors to discuss studying ‘consequences’ of new free trade deal

Posted: 21 Jan 2019 03:45 AM PST

Fruit and vegetables at a farmer's marketAs Liberal MPs retreat to their new West Block caucus digs to plot strategy for the upcoming sitting, the House agriculture committee is set to hold a special closed-door session to consider a member-initiated request to examine the "consequences" of the proposed new North American free trade deal. In a rare move, neither the Conservatives or the New Democrats have issued […]

iPolitics AM: Scheer makes the rounds in Montreal, Singh talks housing in B.C. as Liberals hunker down on the Hill

Posted: 21 Jan 2019 03:15 AM PST

With just one week to go before MPs take their newly assigned seats in the temporary House of Commons Chamber that will serve as the main forum for regular — and irregular — parliamentary business for the next few years, the Liberal caucus is set to spend a second day ensconced behind the closed doors of their new West Block meeting room. [READ MORE: What We're […]

Trump’s Achilles Heel Cartoon

Posted: 21 Jan 2019 02:14 AM PST

What We’re Watching: Liberal MPs descend on the Hill for caucus meetings

Posted: 20 Jan 2019 01:00 PM PST

B.C. byelection race even more unpredictable after Wang’s exit, but pressure still on Singh to win it As is often noted, a week is a long time in politics. Nowhere has that been more starkly apparent than in Burnaby South. Just last week, the biggest question swirling around the byelection campaign in the Metro Vancouver […]