"This is a constitutional fight in which I will not engage."
Rumours about the senator's office became "too much noise" to ignore for one senator.
"I never reached out to anybody because he put so much pressure on you … for you to not tell anybody."
The 52-year-old says he's considering his options.
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"I don’t think he should walk through the doors again."
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There are lingering doubts about Duffy's connection to Canada's smallest province and his expense claims.
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There are currently 22 open spots for senators, and the Senate is looking to fill five right away.
Don Meredith faces a police investigation over allegations of sexual misconduct involving a teenaged girl.
What Trudeau decides to do now with the upper chamber will have wider implications for the Senate and the Liberal legislative agenda.
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"Man o man…couldn't you have put some half decent people on the Senate payroll?"
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The CBC is facing significant challenges. There is the continued rise of the Internet and digital services like Netflix that are changing the broadcasting landscape. More and more content is consumed online. There are also long-standing challenges of competing against the U.S. entertainment giant to our south. With these challenges in mind, here is what I propose. It is important to have a strong and vibrant CBC, to tell our stories, to entertain and inform us as Canadians.
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Paul Massicotte is a Liberal Senator and Stephen Greene is Conservative. Though they are member of opposing sides, they have a common mission.
Protecting members of our society from discrimination based on the colour of their skin, ethnicity, or ancestry is a fundamental Canadian value. Unfortunately, Canadians across the country currently face real as well as potential future discrimination based on their DNA. Genetic testing can provide diagnostic precision and more effective treatment of illness, saving lives and ultimately reducing healthcare costs. Tragically, patients all too often face a dreadful dilemma: undergo testing that could prolong and improve the quality of their lives but would make them vulnerable to discrimination, or refrain from testing and take their chances.
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Last week a design was confirmed for the remarkable Holocaust Monument to be erected in Ottawa in 2015. In March 2011 Executive Director of the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem, Yoram Ashkenazi and I o...
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If you are coming to your Senate seat from a field of work outside of politics, you may not be aware of some of the wonder and specialness of working in a politicized environment. It will be helpful to remember this: If someone can gain politically by suggesting you have broken a rule, they will do so.
All I could see was my dad attempting to move past the first officer and that officer not moving, continuing to block the door way and then preceding to hold back my father. I screamed, "Daddy, just wait! Just wait! Don't move any further." I was reminded me of the rash, fatal shooting and tasering of Sammy Yatim and feared that my father could too have suffered a similar fate
Systemic discrimination expands beyond our general scope of understanding. Behind every young man that is criminalized there is a community that is affected, and half of that community is female. These women are all affected by the higher likelihood of their community's men being criminalized. It is fundamental to our Canadian values to make all members of society feel at home, and that requires addressing the systemic discrimination that exists in our nation.
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When an at risk visible minority youth comes into contact with the law they often cannot afford the high cost of legal counsel and are forced to apply for legal aid. But what happens when they are unable to access the essential legal aid program? The fact of the matter is that many at risk visible minority youth come from backgrounds of poverty where they are unable to afford their own legal counsel which means they must rely on the government legal aid program. Federal government funding to provinces and territories to provide legal aid services has not changed in 10 years.
On March 3, the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights discussed the issue of visible minority youth and their interactions with the criminal justice system. In Toronto, the police have implemented a carding system where police forces stop, question and document people during non-criminal encounters on the streets. Statistics about carding in Toronto tell us that people who are black or brown are more likely to be carded than whites. Essentially this means that a brown or black person is more likely to be seen as suspicious by the police than someone who is white.
Visible Minority Youth Need Our Support On March 3, 2014 the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights met to discuss the issue of visible minority youth and the criminal justice system. As you may be...
Originally published for the Prince Arthur Herald Justin Trudeau has banished all 32 Liberal Senators from the Liberal caucus, yet he's managed to accomplish absolutely nothing in the process. At a su...
"Pick your battles" is a familiar refrain for anyone involved in politics, advocacy or any endeavour wherein opposing points of view will be competing for public attention. Most organizations will review issues and determine which are critical and which are not, and then fight for the most precious while conceding that others are perhaps not as important.
The time for delusions of grandeur is over. If the Senate wants to survive, it must join all other modern democratic institutions and commit right away to transparent, accountable, and open administration of its internal affairs. Stop balking and dismantle the Board of Internal Economy.
The wrongdoing of a few senators has many Canadians asking: just what should we do about the place? Canada’s political leaders are asking themselves the same question, and each are coming up with dif...