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The House of Commons is in need of a new chief legal expert to advise MPs, the Speaker and ultra-secretive Board of Internal Economy on parliamentary matters, at a time House administration is ensnared in some contentious political and legal disputes. The Commons has been without a law clerk and parliamentary...

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The new Clerk of the Privy Council faces significant challenges as head of a federal bureaucracy struggling with low morale, an erosion of policy expertise and what some worry is the politicization of the public service. Janice Charette was named Canada’s top public servant on Wednesday by Prime Minister Stephen...

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Elections Canada dispute cut from site. Staff of Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover anonymously edited her Wikipedia page to remove controversial details about her run-ins with Elections Canada. The information disappeared last week and involved a 2013 request by Elections Canada that the Saint Boniface...

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After a campaign that saw federal Conservatives taking relentless pot shots at the Ontario Liberals, can Stephen Harper and the newly re-elected Kathleen Wynne now make up and be friends? Tories on Parliament Hill had chided Wynne and the Liberals over their economic plans during the provincial campaign, while...

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SNC-Lavalin seeking money for 'extras' on McGill University hospital deal. Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette is balking at a request from scandal-plagued SNC-Lavalin for an additional $191 million to complete the McGill University Hospital Centre in what was supposed to be a $1.343-billion fixed-price...

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National Assembly Ethic commissioner will not release findings Pierre Karl Peladeau's new position within the PQ could bring a new set of possible conflict of interest situation, say a number of experts in ethics and governance. Last Friday, Peladeau was named party critic for the economy, entrepreneurship,...

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Apathy is Boring Montreal, Quebec April 10th 2014 Introduction Apathy is Boring is a national youth-led non-partisan charitable organization that has been working to educate Canadian youth about democracy since 2004. In keeping with our strict non-partisanship policy, we do not advocate on matters of public...

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Online activities seem at odds with the prime minister's own ethical guidelines. OTTAWA — The Prime Minister’s Office and the federal Conservative party appear to be blurring the lines between official government business and partisan work in their online activities, as they look to identify new supporters the...

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The visible damage inflicted by the long running, political prime time reality show called the Senate, is chilling. The chamber of sober, second thought has evolved into a chamber of political horror and confusion. There is now general agreement that the Senate must be abolished or reformed, with or without the...

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News Release Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration World renowned film director, David Cronenberg, hockey legend, Paul Henderson, and pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. James Rutka are among 25 extraordinary Ontarians appointed to the Order of Ontario. The appointees to Ontario's highest honour were chosen for their...

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