Senate

The Canadian flag on the Peace Tower flies at half-mast on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

MPs scramble to pass priority bills before summer but they could stall in Senate

Senate committees have already conducted pre-studies of two of the four bills

 

Sen. Mike Duffy arrives with his lawyer Lawrence Greenspon at the Ontario Court of Appeal in Toronto on January 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel.

Mike Duffy retires after career tainted by Senate expenses scandal

Mike Duffy retires after career tainted by Senate expenses scandal

 

The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Two senators are seeking disciplinary measures against one another in what boils down to a clash between the new and old guards in the Senate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Senate’s old guard and new guard clash over role of independent senators

Senate’s old guard and new guard clash over role of independent senators

The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Two senators are seeking disciplinary measures against one another in what boils down to a clash between the new and old guards in the Senate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. A long-awaited, and legally required parliamentary review of Canada’s medically assisted dying regime is set to go except for the Conservative Senate caucus, which has yet to name its member of the committee. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Senate wrangling over co-chair holds up parliamentary review of assisted dying law

Delay revolves around dispute over who the Senate’s committee co-chair should be

The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. A long-awaited, and legally required parliamentary review of Canada’s medically assisted dying regime is set to go except for the Conservative Senate caucus, which has yet to name its member of the committee. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Senators are being urged to accept a revised version of a bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying, even though their amendments have been rejected or modified. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Senators are being urged to accept a revised version of a bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying, even though their amendments have been rejected or modified. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Conservative Sen. Don Plett arrives to the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on October 28, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Senate committee accepts assisted-dying bill but amendments still to come

Several senators made it clear they fully intend to propose amendments

Conservative Sen. Don Plett arrives to the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on October 28, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. The government’s representative in the Senate concedes it’s possible that a bill to expand access to assisted dying may be struck down as unconstitutional by the courts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. The government’s representative in the Senate concedes it’s possible that a bill to expand access to assisted dying may be struck down as unconstitutional by the courts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
In this file photo, Gov. Gen. Julie Payette delivers the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
In this file photo, Gov. Gen. Julie Payette delivers the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Primatologist Jane Goodall smiles after being honoured for lifetime achievement at a ceremony on her 85th birthday at city hall in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Sen. Murray Sinclair says he teamed up with Goodall to propose a bill to create laws that protect captive animals and ban the import of elephant ivory and hunting trophies into Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Damian Dovarganes
Primatologist Jane Goodall smiles after being honoured for lifetime achievement at a ceremony on her 85th birthday at city hall in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Sen. Murray Sinclair says he teamed up with Goodall to propose a bill to create laws that protect captive animals and ban the import of elephant ivory and hunting trophies into Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Damian Dovarganes
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland is seen during a news conference in Ottawa on October 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland is seen during a news conference in Ottawa on October 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Alberta Senator Doug Black, seen in Red Deer earlier this year, contacted city business, education and community organizations on Thursday. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Alberta Senator Doug Black, seen in Red Deer earlier this year, contacted city business, education and community organizations on Thursday. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Employees of Don Meredith say Senate compensation process ‘totally unacceptable’

Employees of Don Meredith say Senate compensation process ‘totally unacceptable’

Employees of Don Meredith say Senate compensation process ‘totally unacceptable’

Employees of Don Meredith say Senate compensation process ‘totally unacceptable’
Trudeau names four new senators, filling every seat in the Senate

Trudeau names four new senators, filling every seat in the Senate

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed four new senators —…

Trudeau names four new senators, filling every seat in the Senate
Justin Trudeau names Ontario lawyer, PEI Mi’kmaq chief to Senate

Justin Trudeau names Ontario lawyer, PEI Mi’kmaq chief to Senate

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Ontario lawyer Josee Forest-Niesing…

Justin Trudeau names Ontario lawyer, PEI Mi’kmaq chief to Senate