House of Commons Canada

The House Is Back In Session

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Like kids going to their first day at school, MPs will be donning their best suits and lugging freshly-filled briefcases back to work today o...

Ministers Lobby For Share Of Surplus Money As Parliament Returns

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Like a fresh-baked pie on the window sill, the sweet smell of a surplus has mouths watering — but which ministers will get a piece in this ...

House Returns Amidst Money Trouble

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - For a brief moment Monday, the House of Commons was in harmony.NDP Leader Tom Mulcair began the first question period of 2013 with an inquiry...

It's Official: Question Period Is a Total Gong Show

Keith Beardsley | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

Question Period tends to highlight exactly what is wrong with much that takes place in the House of Commons. Daily insults, putdowns, and factual misrepresentation are quite common. When you combine an inept opposition with a government side that shows little respect for the intelligence of Canadians, you end up with something that is so bad that you can't even call it a gong show.

Who Broke Parliament?

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Opposition MPs, and even some Conservatives, agree Canada's parliamentary committee system is broken.They just don't agree on what's gone wro...

Althia Raj

Musical Chairs In The House

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 01.30.2012 | Canada Politics

It is musical chairs in the chamber once again. A new seating chart was circulated Monday morning showing former NDP MP Lise St-Denis' new spot wit...

New Year's Resolutions For Canada's Politicians

The Huffington Post | Eric Grenier | Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada Politics

With a new political year on the horizon, each of the parties in the House of Commons could stand to make a few New Year’s resolutions. In addition ...