Entries by Althia Raj from 02/2012

Maple Syrup Canada: Tory Senator Nancy Greene Pushes New Labelling Rules

Posted 02.01.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Falsely labelled maple syrup could be banned from the shelves of Canada's grocery stores if a Conservative senator gets her way. B.C.'s Na...

Sirop d'érable: la sénatrice Nancy Greene à la défense

Posted 02.01.2012 | Canada Quebec

OTTAWA – Une sénatrice conservatrice tentera de faire retirer des supermarchés les produits faussement étiquetés sous le nom de sirop d'érable....

Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe, NDP MP, Says Pension Debate Signals Major Social Restructuring

Posted 02.01.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — A 27 year-old NDP MP is urging young Canadians to pay attention to a pension debate heating up on Parliament Hill, suggesting that a fundam...

Seal Hunt Canada: Fur Pins, Liberal Senator Mac Harb Says, Won't Revive A Dead Industry

Posted 02.01.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — While MPs prepare to pose Thursday for photographs with seal fur pins on their lapels in support of the sealing industry, one Liberal senat...

Senate Canada: Partisan Newsletters Funded By Taxpayers Given Go Ahead By Upper House

Posted 02.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Using taxpayers’ dollars to send partisan mailings is A-OK, Canada's senators have finally decided. “There are only 105 of us, Georg...

Government Of Canada Salaries: Feds Release List Of Bureaucrats Who Earn More Than $100,000, But Won't Release PMO Data

Posted 02.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Conservative government won't say how many of its political staff earn more than $100,000 but it has no problem revealing how many bure...

Senate Expenses: Members Of Upper Chamber Reject Call For Independent Expense Check

Posted 02.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Senators are refusing to accept an outside auditor’s call for an independent check of spending after a scathing audit two years ago found...

Stephen Woodworth: Conservative MP Files Motion Aimed At Reopening Abortion Debate

Posted 02.06.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — A Conservative MP is proposing a roundabout way of reopening the abortion debate, despite the Harper government's insistence that it has no...

NDP Leadership: Romeo Saganash Pulls Out Of Race To Replace Jack Layton

Posted 02.09.2012 | Canada Politics

NDP MP Romeo Saganash has pulled out of the race to replace Jack Layton as NDP leader. The MP for Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik-Eeyou will make a form...

Abortion In Canada: Stephen Woodworth And Brad Trost Become Voice For Silent Social Conservative MPs

Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Politics

When pro-life Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth stood in front of a podium facing a room packed with journalists Monday he knew he wasn’t facing a f...

Gilles Duceppe Spending Scandal Brings House of Commons Under Fire

Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA -- After losing his seat in the last federal election, Gilles Duceppe will make his way back to Parliament on Monday -- but this time accompani...

Media Ownership Poll: Canadians Overwhelmingly Oppose Foreign Control

Posted 02.12.2012 | Canada Business

Two-thirds of Canadians believe that foreign ownership of broadcast and cable companies would lead to less Canadian-made cultural content, a poll comm...

Valentine's Day In Ottawa: Political Leaders Open Up About Their Love Lives (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.14.2012 | Canada Politics

It wasn’t necessarily love at first sight when some of Canada’s political party leaders met their spouses. The Liberal Party’s interim leade...

Katimavik Cuts: Trudeau-Era Youth Program On Tories' Chopping Block

Posted 02.15.2012 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: As The Huffington Post Canada first reported, Katimavik is kaput. The details will be found in the budget, Conservative sources said Wednes...

Katimavik dans le collimateur des compressions

Posted 02.15.2012 | Canada Quebec

OTTAWA — Katimavik, le programme de bénévolat pour les jeunes fondé par l'ex-sénateur Jacques Hébert en 1977, est dans le collimateur de compre...

Long-Gun Registry: Party Celebrating Passage Of Bill Prompts Liberal Accusations Of Tory Insensitivity

Posted 02.15.2012 | Canada Politics

The Liberals are accusing the Conservatives of being insensitive for planning a party to celebrate the passage of a bill that will scrap the long-gun ...

Divorce In Canada: Group Suggests It May Be Too Easy To Split Up

Posted 02.22.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO – When the going gets tough, married couples too easily turn to divorce as a way out, a socially conservative Canadian think tank said Wedne...

Andrew Scheer: Eric Joyce's Alleged Headbutt Nearly Witnessed By Canada's Speaker

Posted 02.23.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada’s Speaker of the House of Commons was in London to study British parliamentary procedure but narrowly missed receiving a lesson in MP bar bra...

Kyoto Protocol: Peter Kent Says Government Will Soon Table Bill To Scrap Law Forcing Canada To Meet Greenhouse Gas Targets

Posted 02.24.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO — Canada’s Environment Minister will table legislation this spring to scrap a law that forces the country to meet its climate change oblig...

Michael Sona Fired: Conservative Staffer With Ties To Guelph Riding Let Go

Posted 02.24.2012 | Canada Politics

Michael Sona, a young Conservative parliamentary staffer who worked on the federal election campaign in Guelph, Ontario, has been let go, The Huffingt...

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: Oscar Win For Pakistani-Canadian Who Says She Has Struggled To Make Films In Canada

Posted 02.27.2012 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper congratulated renowned Canadian Actor Christopher Plummer this morning for his Oscar win in Hollywood last night but his...

Nicole Eaton: Green Charities Using Foreign Cash To Fight Oil Sands Development, Argues Tory Senator In Launching Inquiry

Posted 02.28.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Promising to reveal information that would make "your blood boil," a Conservative senator opened a new front in the federal government’s ...

Allégations d'ingérence étrangère: Ottawa et les écologistes à couteaux tirés

Posted 02.29.2012 | Canada Quebec

OTTAWA — Une sénatrice du Parti conservateur a promis mardi des «révélations choc» au sujet des groupes environnementaux canadiens, faisant gri...