The flag at the Toronto public school named after Nelson Mandela was lowered to half-staff Friday, a simple gesture as Canada paid its last respects to an honorary citizen of the country. 1,047 more words
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On an official visit to West Germany in 1985, Canadian minister of defense Bob Coates visited a strip club. He left behind a briefcase containing sensitive documents. 1,254 more words
This week, Conservative MP Michael Chong tabled a reform bill that would empower rank-and-file MPs at the expense of the pint-sized autocrats in the PMO. Depending on how you read it, it’s either a liberation manifesto for backbenchers, or a ploy to steal power from the Prime Minister and the grass-roots party membership. 699 more words
Alison Redford has poisoned labour relations in Alberta, union group says after Tories pass controversial bills
The head of the Alberta Federation of Labour says the province has poisoned labour relations with the passage of two controversial bills.
Gil McGowan says his labour group urged its members to vote for Premier Alison Redford in the 2012 election, but won’t do it again. 579 more words
Quebec could become destination for 'euthanasia tourists' from other provinces if Bill 52 passes, legislators say
As Quebec’s euthanasia law inched closer to adoption in the National Assembly, legislators this week raised the possibility that the province would become a destination for people in other provinces seeking an end to their suffering. 784 more words
Taxpayers paid $200,000 for high-flying Cirque du Soleil show at international parliamentary conference in Quebec
Federal politics is often considered a bit of a circus, and now there’s a $200,000 taxpayer-funded tab to prove it.
The federal government paid $199,500 to Quebec-based Cirque du Soleil so the high-flying acrobatic show could perform as part of the inaugural ceremony of the 2012… 505 more words