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Liberals Need The Political Courage To Finally Repeal Bill C-51

Monia Mazigh | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Monia Mazigh

Today, the political landscape has changed. We have a government that promised to conduct public hearings on several issues and to listen attentively to the demands of the population. Nevertheless, when it comes to solid gestures and courageous actions, there seems no political appetite to tackle Bill C-51.

MPs Sing Nations Of The World And Learning Is Fun Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Politics

Can you name every country in the world?

Parliament Is (Still) Broken

Guy Caron | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Guy Caron

Few realize that the position of prime minister in Canada has more power than the President in the United States or, for that matter, any government leader in the G7. The current government already has the majority of seats and therefore control of the legislative agenda. It can use its majority to limit debate on any given bill and it also has control over the committees studying these bills.

Passion In Parliament Should Never Lead To Misconduct

Erin O'Toole | Posted 05.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Erin O'Toole

If all MPs and all Canadians approach these subjects with respect, we can all feel better about the outcome whether you support Bill C-14 or not. I have been part of a few interviews and discussions with MPs on the issue of assisted suicide and got to know my colleagues across the aisle and understand their motivations better. This is passion and Parliament at its best. Sadly, last week also saw Parliament at its worst when the prime minister of Canada allowed his passion to get the better of him and he stormed across the aisle to yell at, and engaged in a scuffle with opposition MPs.

Complaining About Trudeau And 'Elbowgate' Isn't Helping The Real Issues

Lauren Messervey | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Lauren Messervey

This was one of the first times when I fully disagreed with our prime minister's initial actions, but the quick and stormy actions of the Conservatives and NDP turned a reasonable concern into a farce. It's the overly polite, overly politically correct narrative that turns Canada into one giant joke for the rest of the world. This time, I was laughing with them.

Why "Anti-Semitism" Is The Most Abused Term In Canada

Yves Engler | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

"Anti-Semitism" may be the most abused term in Canada today. Almost entirely divorced from its dictionary definition -- "discrimination against or prejudice or hostility toward Jews" -- it is now primarily invoked to uphold Jewish/white privilege. Inward looking and affluent, the Jewish community is quick to claim victimhood. But, like an out of control child, the major Jewish organizations need to seriously reevaluate what they aim to represent in the public sphere.

Watch Out Trudeau, This 19-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Wants Your Job

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2016 | Canada Impact

Tom Mulcair suggested his campaign slogan should be: "PJ for PM."

Parliament Hill Fire Mystery Unsolved 100 Years Later

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2016 | Canada

It's difficult to imagine the scale of the trauma and wartime anxiety that engulfed the nation 100 years ago.

The Day Canada's Parliament Went Up In Flames

Robert Waite | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Living
Robert Waite

Should you happen to visit the Canadian Museum of Nature in the days ahead, look for a small plaque that reminds visitors that the museum doors were, for four years beginning 100 years ago, the entry way to a productive and effective Parliament.

Bring The House Back Early And Give Canada Answers

Keith Beardsley | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

How many times did we hear the media complain that the Conservatives used talk points all the time, often reading them from prepared scripts? We are now starting to see the Liberals doing the same thing. When asked about the need to get our downward spiraling economy moving, Trudeau's stock answer was, "We are going to do this right. We are going to do this responsibly." The only thing lacking was a piece of paper while he read the answer. For the party that promised to do things differently, it is much of the same. We haven't seen anything concrete to address the sinking dollar or get the economy moving.

Trudeau Sits Down For Heart-To-Heart With Boy Who Had A Tough Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 12.14.2015 | Canada Politics

Sometimes, all you need is someone to listen.

Throne Speech Signals Trudeau Government Wants To Be Different

Althia Raj | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Althia Raj

Just as Trudeau did when he invited the public to the swearing-in of his cabinet ministers at Rideau Hall, or by meeting with the provincial and territorial ministers for the first time since 2009, or by attending the UN climate change summit with his provincial counterparts and opposition leaders, Trudeau is signalling that his is a different government. Gone is Stephen Harper's uncaring, exclusionary and secretive government. Instead, the Liberals are saying, they will be open, transparent, collaborative and caring. Time will tell whether they hold true to those promises.

Benefit Corporations Are In The Business Of Creating Social Change

Aaron H. Emery | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Business
Aaron H. Emery

These companies have already touched your life. Beyond the big names like Ben & Jerry's ice cream, Patagonia clothing, Etsy, or Kickstarter, there are impact-driven business leaders making significant money while making an amazing difference in communities all around us.

PM Trudeau Shares Intimate Moments From His 1st Day On The Job

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Politics

The moments you didn't get to see Wednesday.

Here's When The Liberals Are Going To Reconvene House Of Commons

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Politics

Trudeau and 30 other members of the Liberal cabinet were sworn in Wednesday at Rideau Hall.

Election Results A Reason To Be Optimistic About Animal Rights

Camille Labchuk | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Politics
Camille Labchuk

The situation for animals in Canada remains dire, with hundreds of millions of animals suffering and dying every year on farms, in laboratories, in entertainment and for their fur. Parliament has a tremendous opportunity to improve life for many of these animals, and Canadians are crying out for change. The election results offer many reasons for optimism. It's now time for advocates to roll up our sleeves, start working with the new Parliament, and help MPs pass meaningful legislation for animals.

This Election Shows Us Canadian Progressives Are Unpredictable

Hassan Arif | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

Hopefully the Liberals' majority mandate will not mean that electoral reform falls by the wayside. It is absurd that Canada has an electoral system where less than 40 per cent of the popular vote can mean a majority government and absolute control in Parliament.

This Video Will Rekindle Your Love For Canada's Capital

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Living

Ottawa, is that you?

Man Arrested After Lewd Act At National War Memorial

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2015 | Canada

Police are investigating after a man was seen committing an obscene act to the National War Memorial.

Discover the Hidden Gems to Be Found in Canada's Capital

Theresa Albert | Posted 07.09.2016 | Canada Travel
Theresa Albert

There are hidden gems in this political town that are all about art and food, music and exploration. Oh, sure, there's the parliament buildings and the museums but do you know where the best view of them is? Or the most spectacular sunset?

Footage Of Michael Zehaf Bibeau At Parliament Being Kept Secret

CP | Stephanie Levitz and Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Politics

Heather Bradley, a spokeswoman for House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer, said the security footage won't be made public for security reasons.

Bill C-51 Is Right to Criminalize the Advocacy of Terrorism

Danny Eisen | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Politics
Danny Eisen

The advocacy of terrorism cannot be separated out neatly from the violence it generates. It is not an ancillary factor causally removed from its devastating result, but an inextricable feature of the recruitment methodology employed by terror-supporting states, terrorist organizations and their supporters.

Bruce Hyer Sees Politics Through Green-Coloured Glasses

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Michael Berkowitz

Bruce Hyer describes himself as an "independent plus." Strong on representing his constituents, he is a loud voice for conservation, sustainable resource development, small business growth and democratic governmental reform. He has pioneered climate change legislation and fought against the huge subsidies to energy companies.

The Government Should Listen to Canadians' Concerns About Bill C-51

Alex Neve | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Politics
Alex Neve

How best to describe the rushed hearings the House of Commons' Public Safety Committee held over the past few weeks examining Bill C-51, the government's anti-terrorism law reforms? Circus, farce and disgrace all come to mind. I know, I was there on Amnesty International's behalf earlier this month.

Rule Change May Push Feds To Weigh In On Death Star

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A digital petition once famously forced the White House to provide official comment on an oddball suggestion for stimulating the U.S. economy...