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Parliament renovation will keep bullet scars from 2014 gun battle

It was an episode that shocked Canadians across the entire country, and made headlines around the world. Wednesday, October 22, 2014 started as a typical workday morning as people were going about their business, and Members of Parliament were gathering »

Politics

Parliament resumes with debate on throne speech

The fate of Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hangs in the balance as Parliament resumes full operations on Thursday for the first time since the pandemic shut down normal operations in March. The minority Liberals, who govern without »

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Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and family being tested for COVID-19

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and his family are being tested for COVID-19 after a staff member that had been travelling with O’Toole tested positive for the virus. A statement from the Conservative Party said that while O’Toole has not shown »

Politics, Society

What does it mean to prorogue Parliament and what happens now?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought and received Gov. Gen. Julie Payette’s consent on Tuesday to prorogue Parliament until Sept. 23. Trudeau said the move is a way to address a long-term plan to recover from COVID-19. But prorogation also puts »

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COVID-19 Canada holds its first ‘virtual’ parliament meeting

Due to concerns about the possible spread of the coronavirus, all large gatherings of people across the country have been halted. This includes church gatherings, sports events, school classrooms, in fact gatherings of any kind and that includes to hundreds »

Politics, Society

Trudeau asks Parliament to reconvene to pass enhanced COVID-19 economic aid

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is seeking to recall the Parliament again to pass “the largest economic program in Canada’s history” barely a week after it adopted a massive aid package to help Canadians cope with the economic »

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Canadian Parliament passes $107B COVID-19 aid package

In a near-unanimous vote on Wednesday, the minority Liberal government and opposition parties in Parliament passed an aid package bill worth $107 billion to help Canadian families and businesses cope with the economic and financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. »

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Politician leaves provincial parliament over dress code violations

Wardrobe war in Quebec’s parliament Catherine Dorion, a member of the Quebec provincial parliament (MNA-member national assembly) has both been praised as a breath of young fresh air, but also criticised especially for her attire. Elected as a member of »

Politics, Society

Liberals will not ban guns until the coming elections but have new measures in mind, says federal minister

The Canadian Minister of Organized Crime Reduction and Border Security, Bill Blair says that measures must be taken to address gun violence in Canada but that no ban or other regulation will be voted before the coming federal elections. Entering »

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Lighting event in Ottawa will launch the holiday season

Hundreds of thousands of coloured lights will go on at 7pm  on December 5, 2018 at Canada’s Parliament building to kick off the holiday season. It is the launch of the 34th edition of Christmas Lights Across Canada and will »