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Terror bill, MP defection, show Liberals, Tories more alike

by Barry Weisleder

The massive ‘anti-terror’ Bill C-51 that Stephen Harper’s Conservative government is rushing through the House of Commons has been roundly denounced, including by four former Prime Ministers and five ex-Supreme Court judges. 448 more words

Canada

Justice for Indigenous girls and women

By CHRISTOPHER BREEN
TIVP Staff Writer

Words are useless when action must be taken.
A joint statement released between the Office of the Premier and Ontario’s delegation at the roundtable on the missing and murdered indigenous women and girls addressed the violence towards indigenous women. 437 more words

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Chris Selley: NDP and Liberal positions on niqab during citizenship oath are pleasantly surprising

Chris Selley on the courage of both opposition parties in opposing the government in appealing the niqab ban at citizenship ceremonies:

It’s good news because it does seem unreasonable, as the Federal Court found, to go after veiled oaths when citizenship judges’ marching orders stipulate they should allow “the greatest possible freedom in the religious solemnization or the solemn affirmation .” It does seem unreasonable for Mr.

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Multiculturalism

NDP escalates fight over satellite offices

OTTAWA – New Democrat MPs want to take the battle over their allegedly improper use of parliamentary resources all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. 475 more words

Canada

Procedure spat leaves hearings on anti-terror bill up in air

The start of public hearings on the government’s anti-terror bill is in question after the NDP complained Friday that Conservatives broke parliamentary rules during a committee vote on the hearings. 438 more words

National

Outspoken former MPP Dave Cooke of Windsor named for education quality position

Former MPP Dave Cooke of Windsor has been named the new chair of the province’s Education Quality and Accountability Office.

“He will oversee the work of the agency,” said Bruce Rodrigues, CEO of EQAO. 547 more words

News

WATCH LIVE: Question Period in the House of Commons

Get a front row seat for all the action happening in the House.

Watch Canada’s federal politicians spar daily in the House of Commons during question period, streamed here live. 20 more words

Canada