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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 07.09.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 05.12.2015 | 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...

Why Conservatives Changed Reform Act Into 'Hope for Reform Act'

Duff Conacher | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada
Duff Conacher

Conservative MPs had an historic, unprecedented chance to throw off their chains and empower themselves and all MPs, and political party riding associations, to represent voters. Instead, they changed the Reform Act to the "Hope for Reform Act," essentially giving up the chance to limit party leaders' powers.

Harper Rightfully Snubs the Chinese Government for Remembrance Day

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 01.03.2015 | Canada
Capt. Trevor Greene

Stephen Harper has decided to be in Ottawa for Remembrance Day. He had originally planned to blow off what is arguably the second-most meaningful Canadian holiday to attend the APEC economic leaders' meeting in Beijing Nov. 10-11. The Chinese Communist Party reigns supreme and its decisions are beyond appeal. Hardly the kind of trading partner we want to own our natural resources. And hardly the kind of hosts our Prime Minister should prefer to attending the first Remembrance Day after our country survived its terrible test of fire.

After the Ottawa Shooting We Must Keep Calm & Carry On

Martina Buchal | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada Politics
Martina Buchal

The symbolism of the events taking place on Wednesday October 22 in Ottawa could not be more cruel. Shots fired below the tower called "peace," a youn...

Where Did He Get His Gun?

CBC | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada

Investigators say the Winchester .30-30 calibre rifle used by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau may be a critical piece of evidence as they try to reconstruct his ...

Man Arrested At Memorial ID'd

Posted 10.23.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA -- A man was detained by police this morning not far from Stephen Harper as the prime minister stopped by the National War Memorial to pay tri...

World Leaders React To Attack

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - Countless world leaders have walked that hallway before. On Wednesday, they reacted to news of an attack that saw gunfire sprayed through...

The House Is Back In Session

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2014 | 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...

The Best Way To Stop Our MPs From Serving Their Own Selfish Interests

Asher Honickman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Asher Honickman

Since the Conservatives have come to power, that same trend has unfortunately continued and a number of small-c conservative MPs have begun to voice their disapproval. The latest to do so is Brent Rathgeber, over what he referred to as the Conservative's lack of commitment to "open government."

How to Reform the Senate Without a Constitutional Amendment

Asher Honickman | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Asher Honickman

The senators themselves could also aid in this democratization process by self-imposing term limits. Once again, this would come to pass over time as a matter of convention, not legislation. The senators would legally be appointed to age 75, but as a more democratic culture took hold, they would face pressure to step down after X number of years.

Justice Nadon's Dismissal Highlights a Permanently Flawed Institution

J.J. McCullough | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg As one of the key institutions of the federal government, it obviously makes sense for the Supreme Court to enjoy certain constitutional protections. But to decree that even modifying the resume criteria for the men and women who sit on it should require nothing short of a constitutional amendment is to cordon off yet another enormous realm of the broken Canadian political system from even the mildest tinkerings of common-sense improvement.

Canada's Sex Work Laws: Don't Break What We Worked So Hard to Fix

Nikki Thomas | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Nikki Thomas

Creating laws that are overly broad and ineffective will just push sex work back into the shadows, and will continue to make it less safe for all those involved. Sex work can be safe, clean, and beneficial to those of us who choose it as a career. It can be conducted ethically, honestly, and freely, with the full consent of all participants. It can be done right, in the privacy of our own homes, without exploitation; we just need to ensure that governments do not restrict our right to choose what we do with our own bodies.

August 29 Should Be Chris Hadfield Day

Irene Mathyssen, MP | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada Politics
Irene Mathyssen, MP

Chris Hadfield truly is a remarkable Canadian. The motion, 'M-477' states that the government should "designate August 29th each year as Chris Hadfield Day." At a time when science is under attack by some, it is essential that we acknowledge its critical place in our past, present and future.

A First Look at the Reform Act

Daniel Dickin | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

The Act to Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (Reforms), already dubbed "The Reform Act," was only introduced in the Hous...

Political Corruption Affects Real People

Akaash Maharaj | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Politics
Akaash Maharaj

Every year, political corruption kills as many as 140,000 children worldwide, by depriving them of medical care, food, and water. Yet, far too often, the perpetrators of the most outrageous acts of corruption are able to use their illicit wealth and power to pervert the very laws and institutions that should call them to account.

The Senate Scandal's True Victims Aren't Well-Dressed Elites

Glen Pearson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

The real scandal of politics at present is not about a number of high profile, well-attired, and well-trained political elite caught in scanda. The true victims in this very moment are all those Canadians seeking work, lining up at food banks, hoping for better Veteran's benefits, the hundreds of Aboriginal women gone missing and presumed deceased, those waiting for extensive times in emergency rooms, and those on the wrong side of the ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor in this country. They look in vain to both Houses of Parliament for a proper addressing of their circumstances.

Like it or Not, Justin Trudeau Has Staying Power

Keith Beardsley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

What do you do when your opponent has the potential to challenge you in some hard-won ridings, possibly putting your majority at risk? That's the question Prime Minister Harper and his advisers are grappling with. Like it or not, the emergence of Justin Trudeau and his staying power has changed the political dynamics in Ottawa.

The Castration of the Black Male Body in Toronto

Brandon Hay | Posted 11.02.2013 | Canada
Brandon Hay

The summer is hot and it's not just the temperature. Each summer I dread the headline news of young black males heading to the mortuary, and this summ...