December 4, 2020

Category: Politics

Politics

DND calls sexual misconduct in military a ‘wicked problem,’ seeks long-term solutions

Sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces is “a wicked problem” with no easy solution, and the plan to address it is being retooled for the long haul, says the Department of National Defence. A new long-term plan was introduced Wednesday to refocus Operation Honour — the Forces’ campaign against sexual misconduct in the ranks — on changing the underlying culture […]

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Bloc Québécois seeks official apology for October Crisis detentions

Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet is demanding that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologize on behalf of the federal government for the implementation of the War Measures Act during the October Crisis in 1970 and the detention of hundreds of Quebecers. The third-place party in the House plans to bring forward a motion in the House on Thursday asking […]

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Senator Lynn Beyak donated to Donald Trump’s re-election campaign

Ontario Sen. Lynn Beyak — who has been suspended twice from the Senate over her comments about the Indigenous residential school system — donated to the Republican National Committee in May despite a U.S. election law forbidding campaign contributions by foreign nationals. According to Federal Elections Commission records, Beyak donated $300 to U.S. President Donald Trump’s party while reporting a […]

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Senate unveils plan for hybrid sittings with senators participating virtually and in-person

The Senate has rolled out a plan for hybrid sittings that will allow senators physically present in the chamber and those participating virtually to debate, ask questions and vote. “Balancing health and safety, including complying with provincial and territorial regulations, is an important consideration for Senators as they discharge their Parliamentary duties,” Sen. Marc Gold said […]

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Blair promises strategy to curb sexual violence in prisons after watchdog warns of systemic abuse

The federal government is promising a new strategy to curb sexual violence and coercion in prisons after Canada’s correctional investigator warned of systemic abuse behind bars. In his annual report tabled in Parliament today, prison watchdog Ivan Zinger said sexual victimization exists in the “shadows” in penitentiaries and is largely ignored or dismissed as an inevitable […]

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Progress toward gender balance in peacekeeping in ‘peril,’ committee told

The United Nations’ goal of getting more women to serve in peacekeeping missions in conflict zones is at risk now because of the global pandemic and an erratic approach to gender equality taken by countries before the pandemic hit, a Canadian diplomat said today. Testifying before the House of Commons committee on national defence, Jacqueline O’Neill — who holds the […]

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Federal Liberals hold onto Toronto Centre, York Centre in byelections

The federal Liberals have held onto the Ontario ridings of Toronto Centre and York Centre in Monday’s byelections, according to final results from Elections Canada. In Toronto Centre, Liberal Party candidate Marci Ien, a journalist, won with 42 per cent of the vote, against 32.7 per cent for Annamie Paul, Green Party candidate and leader. The NDP candidate, Brian Chang, placed third with […]

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