Canada Senate

Senator Sorry For Using N-Word To Talk About Words That Shouldn't Be Used

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2017 | Canada Politics

Andre Pratte joined the Senate in 2016.

Senator: I Was Kicked Out Of Tory Caucus Over Trudeau Dinner

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2017 | Canada Politics

Stephen Greene was appointed by former prime minister Stephen Harper.

Feds Blame Tories For Don Meredith Being Able To Keep Pension

HuffPost Canada | Althia Raj | Posted 05.10.2017 | Canada Politics

A Tory senator says the Senate cannot take away the pension that Meredith paid into.

Zi-Ann Lum

Despite Possible Expulsion, Senator's Ex-Staff Say Harassment Report Still Needed

HuffingtonPost.com | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 05.03.2017 | Canada Politics

"They can’t miss this opportunity."

Don Meredith Should Be Expelled From Senate: Ethics Committee

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.09.2017 | Canada Politics

It's now up to the full Senate to decide whether to accept or reject the recommendation.

Senator's Lawyer Deflects Sexual Harassment Claims, Slams HuffPost Canada

The Canadian Press | Colin Perkel, CP | Posted 05.03.2017 | Canada Politics

Sen. Don Meredith is accused of workplace bullying and sexual harassment.

Zi-Ann Lum

Senator Harassed, Sexually Abused Staff For Years, Say Former Aides

HuffingtonPost.com | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 05.03.2017 | Canada Politics

"I never reached out to anybody because he put so much pressure on you … for you to not tell anybody."

Zi-Ann Lum

It Should Be Easier To Fire Senators: Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Politics

NDP MP Nathan Cullen says there's currently "no accountability" in the Senate.

Don Meredith Testifies To Senators About Sexual Relationship With Teen

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2017 | Canada Politics

The Senate has never expelled one of its own before.

Don Meredith's New Lawyer Wants To 'Turn The Temperature Down'

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Politics

The prominent criminal lawyer said he agreed on Monday to help Meredith, 52, after meeting him for the first time on the weekend.

Don Meredith's Ex-Lawyer 'Thankful' After Cutting Ties With Senator

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Politics

The Toronto senator is currently on sick leave.

Don Meredith's Lawyer Uses Child Marriages To Defend Relationship With Teen

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 03.18.2017 | Canada Politics

The senator's relationship with a minor was a “consensual, sexual relationship," Selwyn Pieter said.

Senator Urged To Quit Aboriginal Committee Over Residential School Comments

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2017 | Canada Politics

Aboriginal people must be able to feel that they can trust the members of the committee and that we respect them, the committee's chairwoman said.

Valuing Discourse: Senators Discuss INAC's 'Unstated Paternity' Policy

Lynn Gehl | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Politics
Lynn Gehl

When members of Parliament and senators borrow, assimilate, or adopt gender-neutral language such as "unstated parentage" or "unnamed parent" when the discrimination is anything but, they potentially approve legislation that harms mothers and babies.

Andree Lau

Senator's Sexual Relationship With Teen Broke Code Of Ethics: Inquiry

HuffingtonPost.com | Andree Lau | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Politics

Don Meredith is also the subject of a separate investigation after allegations of workplace harassment.

'Good Things' From Residential Schools Are 'Unacknowledged': Tory Senator

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Politics

Her speech "shocked" Sen. Murray Sinclair.

Bill C-4: Restoring Balance Between Employers And Unions

Diane Bellemare | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada Politics
Diane Bellemare

The Senate will soon consider a government bill (C-4) that seeks to restore balance between federally regulated employers and unions. It repeals two acts (formerly bills C-377 and C-525) introduced by two Conservative MPs who received support in their crusade from organizations that were clearly against unions.

Kevin O'Leary Suggests Selling Senate Seats

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 01.16.2017 | Canada Politics

Senators examine and pass laws.

How Many American Lives Is The Second Amendment Worth?

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

Here we are, mere days into a new year. On the first day of 2017 there were already 264 incidents of gun violence in the U.S. -- with at least 64 people killed and 146 injured. As of January 5 those numbers rose to 500 shootings, 113 deaths and 288 injuries. If, like me, you had hopes that, if Hillary Clinton became president, we might at last see some much-needed, long-overdue gun control in the U.S. we can certainly forget about it now. Not with Donald Trump as president.

Senator Quits To Fulfill Pledge, But Others Won't Follow Suit

The Huffington Post Canada | Althia Raj | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Politics

Sen. John Wallace served for eight years.

Let's Meet Donald Trump's Presidential Team

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

I'm just going to come right out and say it: I think Americans have a lot to be concerned about unless, among other things, they don't care about their freedom to choose and their basic human rights. Have you been paying attention to Donald Trump's nominees? Do you know what they believe in and stand for? I have been keeping up with his picks and their platforms. And let me tell you, unless I was an affluent, white, heterosexual, conservative Christian man, I'd be more than a little nervous.

It's Only A Matter Of Time Before We Get President Pence

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

Does anyone really believe he (Trump) gives a damn? That he's in it for anything other than his ego, the good of his brand, his businesses, investments and, lest we forget, his wallet? Does anyone really think he'll last the full four years? That he won't break precedent for the umpteenth time, get bored or fed up or both, and become the first president ever to willingly resign before his first term is up? Or do something so egregious, or illegal, he'll get impeached?

Liberals Introduce New Vaping Legislation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Politics

The time has come for federal regulation, the government says.

Police Leader Among 6 New Senators

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Trudeau is reportedly poised to make the announcements.

The Election That Really Matters Is At The Bottom Of The Ballot

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

The down-ballot race going on right now isn't getting the attention it deserves. Not good, because the stakes are very, very high. So unless voters want the next four years to look like the last eight, they better show up at voting booths and pay as much attention to the bottom of the ballot as they do to the top.