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Canada’s top bureaucrat resigns amid SNC-Lavalin controversy

In the latest chapter of the controversy surrounding the SNC-Lavalin engineering firm, Michael Wernick, the clerk of the Privy Council has sent a letter of resignation to the prime minister. The job of the clerk is to provide non-partisan advice» 

Health, Politics, Society

Gambling problem prompts MP’s resignation

Up to three per cent of Canadians suffer from a gambling problem and Member of Parliament Raj Grewal  resigned his seat because of it. The Globe and Mail newspaper reports that Grewal was flagged after spending millions of dollars at» 

Politics

Embattled separatist leader resigns

The embattled leader of the separatist Bloc Québécois is stepping down, after being dealt a resounding non-confidence vote by the federal party’s rank and file over the weekend. Martine Ouellet announced Monday morning that she’ll be resigning effective June 11 after receiving» 

International, Politics

Canada ‘applauds’ courage of Armenian protesters

Canadian officials  welcomed the decision by Armenia’s Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan to step down on Monday following 11 days of mass and largely peaceful protests against his continued rule in the former Soviet republic. Sargsyan, who ruled Armenia for 10» 

Politics

Opposition calls on finance minister to resign

The leader of Canada’s official opposition Conservative Party, Andre Scheer has called on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to resign. And if he won’t resign, Scheer says the prime minister should remove him. This is the culmination of weeks of controversy» 

Politics

Disgraced Senator resigns his seat amid sex scandal

Disgraced Senator Don Meredith pre-empted a move by his colleagues to kick him out of the Red Chamber by resigning from the Senate following damning a scandal over his sexual relationship with a teenage girl. The Parliament’s upper chamber was»