The new Speaker of the Senate is signalling his intent to put a firmly non-partisan, collaborative stamp on the position, a move welcomed by the chamber as an auditor general's report into their expenses looms.
Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, denying her a fourth term and extending the GOP's domination of the 2014 midterm elections that put Republicans in charge of Capitol Hill for the final two years of President Barack Obama's tenure.
The Law Society of British Columbia says it won’t investigate a complaint against the prime minister’s former legal counsel for his alleged role in the $90,000 cheque Stephen Harper’s former chief of staff gave to now-suspended Sen. Mike Duffy.
Conservative Sen. Joanne Buth has resigned from the Upper Chamber. Sen. Claude Carignan, government leader in the Senate, said Buth is stepping down to become CEO of the Canadian International Grains Institute.
By following the Supreme Court’s ruling and shrugging off Senate reform as a provincial responsibility, the prime minister has handed Canada’s premiers their moment of constitutional glory, Don Martin writes.
When the Supreme Court's ruling on Senate reform last week slammed the door on Prime Minister Stephen Harper's hopes of dodging a constitutional quagmire, his rivals were left to argue about alternatives.