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John Ivison: Secretive committee that holds House of Commons’ purse strings opens doors

OTTAWA — Donald Savoie, the eminent governance expert, once called the House of Commons’ Board of Internal Economy “the most secretive committee that has ever existed — secretive even to its own MPs.” 651 more words

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Health ministers looking at electronic database to fight opioid crisis

Canada’s health ministers are looking at ways of working together, including an electronic prescription database, to fight the growing crisis in opioid addictions.

“(It’s about) ensuring that there is consistent understanding no matter what jurisdiction you’re in about what has been prescribed to different patients (to avoid) further complications down the road,” Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman said Thursday. 481 more words

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Canada’s Trudeau defends finance minister amid ethics questions — The Crusader Journal

By Andrea Hopkins OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his finance minister on Wednesday amid criticism that Bill Morneau did not place his assets in a blind trust, moving to dampen a growing controversy that threatens to overshadow the government’s agenda.

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Conservative leader urged to help end Senate filibuster in neverending national anthem lyrics-change saga

OTTAWA — Parliamentarians are turning yet another page in the seemingly unending story of the short piece of legislation that would change a few words of the national anthem. 544 more words

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Bill Morneau to place assets in blind trust after conflict of interest allegations

Finance Minister Bill Morneau has confirmed he will be placing his personal assets in a blind trust, and will ultimately divest “all of my and my family’s assets in Morneau Shepell” to ensure he is “completely free of conflict.” 383 more words

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Morneau says he'll set up a blind trust, divest Morneau Shepell shares

OTTAWA — Following days of accusations that he was putting himself in a conflict of interest, Finance Minister Bill Morneau has announced he will set up a blind trust and sell off his ownership stake in his family’s pension services company. 757 more words

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Government wasting your money-AGAIN

OK, here it is. These are the 2 BIGGEST reasons why we decided that Canada needs a whole new party at the Federal level:

  1. 92% of all Canadians vote for who the dislike the least, not who they think will do a good job after they are elected.
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