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January 18, 2018 10:00 PM Trudeau continues cross-country town hall tour with stop in Quebec City

PM has touted tour as a chance to escape 'Ottawa bubble' and meet with Canadians After a swing through Nova Scotia and Ontario, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to Quebec City tonight for the second leg of his cross-country town hall tour as he looks to meet with Canadians ahead of Parliament's return later this month. Trudeau embarked on a similar 8

January 10, 2018 7:38 PM Male MPs, staff are often bystanders to sexual misconduct on Parliament Hill, former staffer says

Lauren Dobson-Hughes, a women’s rights advocate, who worked for the federal NDP, says men yield enormous power, adding the issue of sexual misconduct on Parliament Hill is rampant. OTTAWA—A former political staffer and women’s rights advocate says male MPs and staff on Parliament Hill are often bystanders who do nothing to help create a safe workplace 15

December 20, 2017 5:25 PM Trudeau violated ethics laws with visits to Aga Khan's island, commissioner rules

'Vacations accepted by Mr. Trudeau or his family could reasonably be seen to have been given to influence' him Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated some provisions of the Conflict of Interest Act when he vacationed on a private island owned by the Aga Khan, the federal ethics watchdog has found. But there will be no penalties, according to the Office 27

December 6, 2017 2:30 AM Trump to declare Jerusalem as Israeli capital, order move of U.S. embassy

JERUSALEM—U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Wednesday and instruct the State Department to begin the multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. The officials say recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will be an acknowledgement of “historical and current 14

December 1, 2017 1:20 AM It's time to extend a version of parental leave to Members of Parliament: report

MPs say technology should be used to allow parents to stay at home with children and keep working "Now we actually have this little critical mass of four women MPs who have either recently had babies or are expecting," said Gould. "And so it's just become more of a reality." Right now, if MPs miss more than 21 days in a sitting session, their salary 18

November 30, 2017 4:54 PM National security bill will help combat homegrown extremism: Goodale

Repealing all of C-51 would be like trying to unscramble eggs, says public safety minister Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the Liberal government's sweeping national security bill will make it easier to combat homegrown extremism by improving existing provisions. Goodale points to a measure in the bill that would clarify the offence of promoting 16

November 25, 2017 5:09 PM Putin signs bill requiring media to register as 'foreign agents'

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill allowing Russia to register international media outlets as foreign agents in a quid pro quo to the U.S. demand made to a Kremlin-funded TV channel. Putin signed the bill into law Saturday after the upper chamber of the Russian parliament adopted it Wednesday. The move is Russia's retaliation 16

November 22, 2017 10:00 PM Hackers only needed a phone number to track this MP's cellphone

Tests show Canada’s two largest telecoms vulnerable to international hackers NDP MP Matthew Dubé looks at a map showing that hackers tracked his movements through his cellphone for days. One marker shows Dubé near Parliament Hill. Another marks the place he lives when he's working in Ottawa. One more shows an early morning trip to the airport to pick up his partner 34

November 22, 2017 7:44 AM Saad Hariri returns to Lebanon for independence day celebration

Former prime minister resigned Nov. 4, is expected to clarify his political future in coming days Saad Hariri attended independence day celebrations in Beirut on Wednesday after returning to Lebanon for the first time since resigning as prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia. Hariri, whose sudden resignation on Nov. 4 pitched Lebanon into crisis 30

November 16, 2017 6:15 PM Sen. Tobias Enverga dies on parliamentary trip in Colombia

OTTAWA—Conservative Sen. Tobias Enverga Jr. died suddenly while on a parliamentary trip to Colombia, the Senate has confirmed. The all-party delegation of Canadian parliamentarians was attending the ParlAmericas 14th Annual Plenary Assembly in Medellin when Enverga died. The Philippine-born Ontario senator leaves behind his wife Rosemer, and three daughters 40