Senate approves bill on wage subsidy, disability payments for COVID-19
Bill C-20 passed on a voice vote without changes
Senator urges Ottawa to support Canadian vaccine company awaiting funding
Sen. Doug Black said, “I’m not criticizing anybody. But I will be criticizing people if they don’t see this an opportunity to potentially protect Canadians”
Trump’s trial opens on fast track, Dems arguing for removal
Republican Senators rejected all attempts to bring in new witnesses, including top Trump aides.
Senate expects USMCA vote Jan. 16, clears decks for impeachment
Trudeau government will follow US approval to introduce implementation legislation of its own.
Bills now take almost three times as long to get through the Senate
In the past four years, the length of time a bill will spend in the Senate has skyrocketed to 31 days.
Mexico’s senate approves trade deal with US, Canada [UPDATED]
Treaty is still awaiting consideration by lawmakers in the US and Canada.
Federal oil tanker ban bill defeated in Senate, but legislation not dead
Bill would put into a law a voluntary moratorium on tanker traffic off BC’s north coast.
Federal oil tanker ban bill defeated in Senate, but legislation not dead [UPDATED]
Bill C-48 has enraged many backers of the Canadian oil industry.
Senate passes back to work bill, putting end to rotating postal strikes
Royal assent was granted late Monday shortly after senators approved Bill C-89 by a vote of 53-25.
Trudeau names G7 sherpa, political journalist to fill vacant Senate seats
Peter Boehm will represent Ontario and Paula Simons and Patti LaBoucane-Benson fill vacant seats in Alberta.
Marijuana bill goes back to Senate after House rejects 13 amendments
Would have authorized provinces to prohibit home cultivation of marijuana plants if they choose.
Feds avert possible delay of marijuana bill with promises to Aboriginal senators
They had planned to support a Conservative amendment indefinitely deferring implementation of Bill C-45.
Senate committee backs amendment giving provinces power to ban home grown pot
…But it refused to accept an amendment that would have prohibited home cultivation outright.