Canada Federal Government

Will MPs Empower Themselves and Restrict Their Powers?

Duff Conacher | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada Politics
Duff Conacher

A committee of MPs is considering important and unprecedented changes that will either restrict the power of federal party leaders and empower MPs to represent voters, or not, and will also either make MPs much more accountable for their conduct, or not. What the committee decides will reveal a lot about the state of democracy in Canada.

Oliver Says 2015 Surplus Will Be $1.9 Billion

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Joe Oliver didn't exactly spoil Christmas, but he did make it clear Wednesday that the Conservative government's political r...

Halibut Fishermen Suing Feds

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - More than 400 commercial fishermen in British Columbia have been given the go-ahead to sue the federal government as part of a class-actio...

Layton Readies For Battle With Shadow Cabinet

CBC | Posted 07.26.2011 | Canada Politics

(CBC) -- NDP Leader Jack Layton announced his team of critics Thursday morning in Ottawa, mostly keeping his veteran MPs in their previous roles but g...