Why I Love Canada: An Immigrant's Perspective

Samuel Getachew | Posted 08.27.2012 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

2012-06-26-canadaflag.png Canada Day is a time to celebrate a great Canadian citizenship. For immigrants such as myself, it gives us a rare chance to celebrate great milestones. For instance, Jemy Joseph has only been in Canada just over a decade but she has achieved more than her share. As a medical student, she's a shining example of what immigrants contribute to the fabric of Canada's identity.

Bill C-38 Ate Away All of Canada's Social Progress

Celine Hervieux-Payette | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Celine Hervieux-Payette

Bill C-38 will wreak havoc on provincial budgets through measures that will shift costs onto provincial social programs. This is but one of the ways in which the Conservative government is determined to use legislation to bully and weaken its opponents, as well as the quality of democratic debate.

Nine (More) Reasons to Be Concerned About Bill C-38

Irwin Cotler | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

Bill C-38 as a whole was introduced and steamrolled through parliament in a way that undermines our parliamentary democracy. Not only does it stand in contempt of parliament, it denies the public the right to information. I will now address nine primary areas of procedural, process, and constitutional concern in regard to C-38 -- though there are many more.

Why Budget Vote Has Tories Running Scared

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - After almost 24 hours of bobbing up and down in their seats for votes on the government's budget bill, there's no doubt Conservatives MPs are...

Tories Hope You're Too Bored To Care About the Budget

Mark Crowley | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Politics
Mark Crowley

Right now, MPs are in parliament for an unprecedented marathon of voting on proposed changes and deletions to the omnibus budget Bill C-38. Of course, you might say most Canadians were sleeping and don't care. That is the kind of logic the Conservative Party uses and wants everyone to accept.

Omnibus Budget Bill Passes After Marathon Voting Session

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Members of Parliament completed a marathon voting session Thursday night on the Conservative government's budget bill, voting on hundreds of ...

MPs Open Up About Their All-Nighter

CBC | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Politics

Members of Parliament will be pulling an all-nighter on Parliament Hill tonight to vote on amendments to the budget implementation bill. Votes will ge...

24 Hours Of Consecutive Voting?

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservatives' controversial omnibus budget bill is so big, not even the Library of Parliament could digest it all.At more than 400 pages...

MPs Face Bathroom Break Dilemma

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - No diaper jokes, please, we're parliamentarians.MPs from all parties are steeling themselves for potential back-to-back all-nighters this wee...

It's Going To Be A Long Night In The House

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The parliamentary show of protest over the Conservative government's controversial budget bill will go on, the Speaker of the House of Common...

Elizabeth May Attacks Environmental 'Vandalism' In Tory Budget Bill

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Green party Leader Elizabeth May didn't see the Conservatives' 2012 omnibus budget bill coming.One year ago, she used her first question in t...

Marc Garneau: Tories 'Abusing Democracy'

CBC | Posted 07.28.2012 | Canada Politics

Members of Parliament were back in Ottawa Monday after a week in their constituencies, and the opposition parties said they heard that Canadians are w...

Tories To NDP On Budget Bill: NOPE

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.09.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - New Democrat MPs have begun slipping procedural knots over Parliament in a bid to prevent the Harper government from speedily passing its mas...

NDP Wants Huge Budget Bill Broken Up

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP wants the government's omnibus budget bill broken up to allow more detailed scrutiny.They say the bill is supposed to be budget legis...

Mulcair, Green Groups Tired Of Tories Cutting Off Debate

CBC | Posted 07.06.2012 | Canada Politics

The NDP says it will no longer stand by and watch as the Conservatives "shut down" debate on its budget bill, as a coalition of environmental groups l...

Tories Slammed For Burying Environmental Changes In Budget Bill

CBC | Posted 06.27.2012 | Canada Politics

Opposition MPs are angry with the government for proposing major environmental policy changes in the budget implementation bill introduced yesterday a...