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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 »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

First Commons Question Period of 2015: Canada in Iraq and the Canadian economy

Canada’s parliamentarians were back in Ottawa on Monday (January 26) after the holiday break, and were immediately exchanging accusations and attacks. The state of the Canadian economy and Canada’s involvement in military operations in Iraq, were the two issues that »


Massive preparation by government ministers, parliamentary secretaries, for Question Period

Canadian cabinet ministers and parliamentary secretaries, staff, spend a lot of time each day preparing for the opposition questions in Canada’s House of Commons Question Period, according to an article by Hill Times journalist Laura Ryckewaert published Monday (October 6). “A »

Economy, Indigenous, International, Politics

Canadian federal politics increasingly a preparation for 2015 election

Canada’s parliamentarians were back after a week away from Ottawa, and with little more than four weeks before the summer break, it’s clear, particularly in the House of Commons, that both government and opposition Members of Parliament are wooing voters »


Raucous Commons Question Period focuses on opposition leaders, minister’s advisor

Monday’s Question Period in Canada’s House of Commons was a raucous one focusing on government attacks on the two main opposition leaders, and opposition questions about a minister’s former advisor who was arrested in Montreal in a continuing municipal corruption »

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

Battle of numbers in House of Commons after Auditor General’s report

Conflicting interpretations of the spring report of Canada’s Auditor General dominated the Question Period in the House of Commons on Wednesday (May 1). The ruling Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper was repeatedly questioned about its handling of government »