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Orders of the Day – What price MP pensions? Ask the Canadian Taxpayers Federation!

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January 18, 2012

NDP leadership contenders gather in Toronto for an unofficial - but very possibly critical - debate organized by the local area council. Under the banner of "An Agenda for Canadian Cities", the eight candidates -- all of whom have, according ...
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Orders of the Day – Focus On The Economy, everyone!

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January 17, 2012

Fresh from his New Year interview with CBC chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge, the prime minister does a day trip to Saguenay, where he will smile for the cameras and deliver remarks alongside Transport Minister Denis Lebel and Mayor Jean T...
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#OpenGov Watch: Condoms and "compassion clubs" and ethical oil-related correspondence, oh my!

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January 16, 2012

So it being January, and a Monday - and a frigidly cold Monday in January at that -- rather than head out to liveblog the parliamentary cats, I thought I'd check in on the gang over at the   Access to Information portal on open.gc.ca to ...
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How the vote for Liberal president played out on Twitter

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January 16, 2012

.. as chronicled on Twitter. Hit the jump for the full post. 
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Orders of the Day – Parliament Hill returns to its mid-January repose…

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January 16, 2012

After a brief flurry of activity surrounding the Liberal biennial convention, the precinct will be reconsumed by the serenity that traditionally accompanies the off-parliamentary season, albeit one at risk of being stirred by any major development...
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Liveblogging the 2012 Liberal Convention

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January 13, 2012

As noted in OotD, the Liberal biennial convention gets underway today, and we'll be liveblogging/tweeting throughout the weekend, so follow the #LPC12 ticker for all the latest news and rumours from the convention floor! The rebuilding f...
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Orders of the Day – Lights, camera, #LPC12!

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January 13, 2012

The Liberal biennial convention gets underway today with a full slate of delegate-busy-keeping events -- critics corners, open mic sessions and reports from the various party commissions, with the official opening ceremony, hosted by conventi...
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Same-Sex Marriage/Divorce Source Documents – UPDATED WITH STATEMENT FROM GOVERNMENT –

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January 12, 2012

FINAL(?) UPDATE: Here's what Justice Minister Rob Nicholson had to say about the issue in a statement issued this afternoon: I want to be very clear that the Government has no intention of reopening the debate on the definition of marriage.This ca...
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Orders of the Day: A funny thing happened on the way to the PM’s Halifax shipbuilding rah-rah event …

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January 12, 2012

... courtesy of a Globe and Mail report on his government's apparent "about face" on same-sex marriage rights for non-Canadians, which, not surprisingly, ended up overshadowing the already news-light event to share the details ...
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Julian Fantino warns unnamed tweeters over ‘defamatory references’

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January 11, 2012

Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino has taken to the letters page of a local paper to issue a very pointed warning to the unnamed authors of "a number of so-called tweets" that he has "recently had occasion to peruse," in which "flagran...
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