Parliament

Trudeau says premiers complaining about carbon price didn’t pitch better ideas

Trudeau says premiers complaining about carbon price didn’t pitch better ideas

Mar 27, 2024 | 10:41am
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pushing back against premiers who are asking him to cancel an upcoming increase to the federal carbon price, saying they have not proposed better ideas to fight climate change.  In a reply to the seven provincial leaders on Tuesday, Trudeau said the last time they discussed the issue in 2022, […]
Bill C-234 in the spotlight as Parliament returns from lengthy break

Bill C-234 in the spotlight as Parliament returns from lengthy break

Jan 29, 2024 | 2:50pm
A private member’s bill that would provide relief for Canadian farmers from the federal carbon tax, on natural gas and propane used for grain drying, will likely dominate discussion on Parliament Hill as MP’s and Senators return to work Monday following the holiday break. Before the break, members of the Senate passed two amendments to […]
Parliament returns with Liberals focused on Ukraine, Tories trained on carbon price

Parliament returns with Liberals focused on Ukraine, Tories trained on carbon price

Jan 29, 2024 | 9:21am
The Liberals intend to move quickly to get a Ukraine free-trade bill back up for debate and pressure the Conservatives to support it as MPs return to the House of Commons today following the Christmas break. The legislation to implement an updated free-trade agreement between Canada and Ukraine became unexpected political fodder in the fall when the Conservatives voted […]
Between burger bites, Christmas card-writing and constant voting, MPs lose a work day

Between burger bites, Christmas card-writing and constant voting, MPs lose a work day

Dec 9, 2023 | 10:19am
Members of Parliament lost an entire day of work in the House of Commons after a voting marathon forced by the Conservatives, after sneaking in bites of burgers and Christmas card-writing overnight. The voting ended late Friday, with the House adjourned until Monday. The non-stop voting on 135 spending measures, which happened both in person […]