Passing new workplace harassment protections, amending the federal political financing regime, repealing old public service policy, and wrapping up the parliamentary process on legalized marijuana are among the top issues on the government’s current legislative agenda.
The Senate voted Tuesday to delete a so-called escalator tax on booze from the federal government's budget, defying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's insistence that only the elected House of Commons has authority over budgetary matters.
With a potential impasse brewing in the Senate over his government's latest budget, it's tempting to wonder if Justin Trudeau privately regrets his decision to turn the upper house into a more independent, less-partisan chamber.
The chairwoman of the Senate committee on aboriginal people is asking a Conservative senator to rethink her place on the committee after she said there were positive aspects to Canada's residential school system.
The chairman of the Senate committee charged with overseeing expense rules is firing back at the Liberal point man in the upper chamber over the level of accountability and transparency with senators' spending.