Harper Senate

'My Role Is Not To Apologize For The Bad Actions Of Others'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada Politics

On the subject of democracy, Harper delivered an awkward answer.

Lawyer Takes On PM's Senate Moratorium

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Politics

There are currently 22 vacancies in the 105-seat chamber.


CBC | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper may soon be grappling with a whole new problem inside the Senate. He has already endured a Senate expenses scandal tha...

Senate Ruling Cuts Twitter In Two

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.25.2014 | Canada Politics

The Supreme Court of Canada shot down Prime Minister Stephen Harper's plan for reforming the Senate on Friday and users on Twitter were divided over t...

Harper Credibility Eroding: Poll

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Conservative leader who promised to usher in a new era of accountability when his government came to power in 2006,...

Trudeau Challenges Harper To Testify Under Oath

CBC | Posted 12.26.2013 | Canada Politics

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is renewing his call for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to testify under oath, about what he knew and when he knew it, in...

No Paper Trail Here

CBC | Posted 10.26.2013 | Canada Politics

The Senate expenses scandal may have generated a lot of headlines this year, but apparently it hadn't prompted a single email, memo or even a sticky-n...

Harper: No New Senators Any Time Soon

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Politics

RAGLAN MINE, Que. - Don't look for any new faces in the scandal-plagued Senate for the time being.Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he'll hold off ma...

Harper Government: Senate Reform Could Happen Without Provincial Support

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's highest court should be flexible in deciding whether proposed reforms to the Senate fit with the Constitution, in much the same way ...

Harper Government's 'Promise Has Not Been Kept': Access Watchdog

CBC | Posted 09.05.2013 | Canada Politics

As the Harper government braces itself for a steady drip of damaging details as the Senate expenses scandal winds its way through the courts, it may f...

Harper Government Hoping To Restore Public Confidence With Senate-Wide Audit

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government is hoping to restore public confidence in the Senate by putting the scandal-plagued chamber's books under the auditor g...

Plenty Of Questions, Few Answers

CP | Joan Bryden and Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper was in the hot seat for the second consecutive day Wednesday, facing an opposition inquisition about his office's involvement ...

CARTOON: My What Big Teeth You Have Mr. Harper..

Grooch | Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada Alberta

Watching a recent televised press conference from New-York last week I listened to Prime Minister Stephen Harper begin all his responses to questions by first saying "LOOK". Well he might have unintentionally been asking for more eyes to be watching then he might have counted on, considering the events of the past week.

Althia Raj

'So Many Lies Flying Around': Tory Senators Speak Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 05.23.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Several Conservative senators are calling on colleagues to do the right thing and leave the upper house if they tried to skirt the rules to...

Harper Is Punishing the Wrong Senators

Colin Kenny | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada Politics
Colin Kenny

It may not constitute criminal behaviour to apply for bogus housing allowances. But three people crossed over a moral line that a hundred other senators didn't. Doesn't that call for censure on the part of the institution that they hoodwinked? You can't just sweep things like this under the rug and pretend its business as usual. Wrong is wrong, and without formal censure, the Senate becomes part of the wrong. In dealing with this situation, the government has turned the concept of punishment upside down. No punishment for the housing allowance transgressors. But sweeping new rules to stymie senators involved in legitimate Senate business.

What Does Harper Have To Say?

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadians will have to wait until Wednesday to hear Prime Minister Stephen Harper answer questions about the Senate expenses scandal.Harper h...

Harper Names 'Remarkable Canadian' To Senate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Scott Tannas, founder, president and CEO of Western Financial Group, has been named to the Senate.Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls Tannas ...

Tories Consulting Top Court On Abolishing Or Reforming Senate

CBC | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada Politics

The federal government will seek clarification from the Supreme Court on its powers to reform or abolish the Senate, the Minister of State for Democra...

Harper Appoints 5 New Senators... On Friday Afternoon

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Personal connections and political obligations played a role Friday as Stephen Harper named five new senators, including the controversial wi...

Want Real Senate Reform? Appoint Inspiring, Worthy Advocates

Samuel Getachew | Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

The depressing issue of crime in the black community deserves an advocate and the senate is a great place to start with. In a Conservative government that believes in the empowerment of victims, the next member of the Canadian senate should come from the black mothers who have been touched by random and senseless crimes in Toronto.

Senate Reform Fight Heats Up

The Globe and Mail | Posted 08.20.2011 | Canada Politics

Facing surprising pushback within his own party, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to take his quest for Senate reform directly to the House o...

Quebec Vows To Block Senate Reform

The Canadian Press | Joan Bryden | Posted 07.31.2011 | Canada Politics

(The Canadian Press) -- Quebec is warning Stephen Harper it may go to court, if necessary, to block any attempt by the federal government to unilatera...

Senate Term Limits, Elections Coming Soon

The Globe and Mail | Posted 07.30.2011 | Canada Politics

The Conservatives will introduce legislation in June that will bring about the most important changes to the Senate since Confederation, just weeks af...