Government of Canada http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31195/all en Canadian senator arrested for domestic violence: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/canadian-senator-arrested-domestic-violence-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A controversial Canadian senator was reportedly arrested Thursday for domestic violence.</p> <p>Public Broadcaster CBC said Senator Patrick Brazeau was in police custody and officers were searching his Ottawa area home, which had been taped off with yellow police ribbons.</p> <p>A police spokesman confirmed they were holding a man for domestic violence but did not identify Brazeau nor the victim, saying their investigation was ongoing and no charges had been laid yet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/canadian-senator-arrested-domestic-violence-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Government of Canada Politics of Canada Social Issues Sports AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:30:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749450 at http://www.globalpost.com Park-Cabinet meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-cabinet-meeting-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 10 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye plans to hold her first Cabinet meeting on Monday even before the minimum number of ministers needed for such a meeting complete their parliamentary confirmation process, her spokeswoman said.</p> <p>Park has been unable to hold a Cabinet meeting since being inaugurated on Feb. 25 due to a delay in the parliamentary confirmation process for her minister nominees.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-cabinet-meeting-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Government of Canada Politics Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:19:45 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781545 at http://www.globalpost.com Park-Cabinet meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-cabinet-meeting-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 10 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye plans to hold her first Cabinet meeting on Monday as soon as the minimum number of ministers needed for such a meeting are given parlimantal approval, her spokeswoman said.</p> <p>Park has been unable to hold a Cabinet meeting since being inaugurated on Feb. 25 due to a delay in the parliamentary confirmation process for her minister nominees.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-cabinet-meeting-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Government of Canada Politics Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:24:32 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5781600 at http://www.globalpost.com PM Minister for Petroleum calls on Prime Minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/pm-minister-petroleum-calls-prime-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Minister for Petroleum Mr.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/pm-minister-petroleum-calls-prime-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitution of New Zealand Government Government of Canada minister Prime Minister Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:46:42 +0000 Asianet 5812425 at http://www.globalpost.com Prime Minister warns Grenadians of challenges ahead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/prime-minister-warns-grenadians-challenges-ahead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Prime Minister Dr.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/prime-minister-warns-grenadians-challenges-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Government of Canada Human Interest Keith Mitchell Office of the Prime Minister Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:19:54 +0000 Asianet 5812556 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Overt political influence' in decision to nix Omar Khadr prison interview http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/overt-political-influence-decision-nix-omar-khadr-prison-int <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - A federal cabinet minister rejected a request for a prison interview with former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr even though the warden gave it a green light — a move some are denouncing as extraordinary political interference.</p> <p>Documents obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act show the warden of Millhaven Institution, where Khadr is in maximum security, approved the interview request made by the news agency in January, only to be overruled.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/overt-political-influence-decision-nix-omar-khadr-prison-int" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Canada Juveniles held at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp Omar Khadr The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:00:52 +0000 The Canadian Press 5828000 at http://www.globalpost.com A day later, Poloz appointment to BoC still raises questions, concerns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130503/day-later-poloz-appointment-boc-still-raises-questions-conce <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - The selection of Stephen Poloz to the Bank of Canada is raising questions about the direction of monetary policy and even the role of the central bank in the Harper universe.</p> <p>The immediate reaction to the news of the appointment of the 57-year-old head of Export Development Canada was confusion and head-scratching about what message the government was sending.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130503/day-later-poloz-appointment-boc-still-raises-questions-conce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of Canada Government of Canada Politics of Canada Stephen Poloz Technology The Canadian Press Fri, 03 May 2013 21:24:35 +0000 The Canadian Press 5830689 at http://www.globalpost.com Egyptian cabinet to be reshuffled by end of week: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/egyptian-cabinet-be-reshuffled-end-week-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAIRO (Reuters) - The Egyptian cabinet will be reshuffled by the end of the week, a state-run newspaper reported, pointing to a delay in efforts to revamp a government widely criticized for failing to get the economy moving and to conclude a much-needed IMF loan deal.</p> <p>President Mohamed Mursi announced on April 20 he would carry out the reshuffle, generating hope of a more inclusive cabinet that could build political consensus around talks with the International Monetary Fund on a $4.8 billion loan program.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/egyptian-cabinet-be-reshuffled-end-week-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cabinet shuffle Government of Canada Government of the United Kingdom Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 07 May 2013 14:35:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5832485 at http://www.globalpost.com Coming cabinet shuffle will test retirement plans for cabinet ministers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130510/coming-cabinet-shuffle-will-test-retirement-plans-cabinet-mi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - Three former Conservative cabinet ministers — Jay Hill, Chuck Strahl and Jim Prentice — were waiting for a flight that would take them sailing around a Caribbean island when they ran into two of their former colleagues still toiling as ministers.</p> <p>The contrast was stark. The ex-ministers were garrulously talking up the adventures that awaited. The two harried senior ministers still tethered to their BlackBerrys and briefing binders wistfully wished them well before rushing off to make their flights.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130510/coming-cabinet-shuffle-will-test-retirement-plans-cabinet-mi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gerry Ritz Government of Canada Politics of Canada Social Issues The Canadian Press Sat, 11 May 2013 01:31:29 +0000 The Canadian Press 5835451 at http://www.globalpost.com Check into the cheque: NDP asks Senate ethics office to look at $90K Duffy deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/check-the-cheque-ndp-asks-senate-ethics-office-look-at-90k-d <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - New Democrat MP Charlie Angus is asking Senate ethics officer Lyse Ricard to investigate a gift of $90,000 that Conservative Sen. Mike Duffy received from the prime minister's chief of staff.</p> <p>The NDP ethics critic said the gift may have breached several Senate rules, as well as the Parliament of Canada Act.</p> <p>The Prime Minister's Office has acknowledged that Nigel Wright wrote a personal cheque to Duffy to cover the senator's repayment of improper housing expense claims.</p> <p>In a letter to Ricard, Angus said he finds the deal troubling.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/check-the-cheque-ndp-asks-senate-ethics-office-look-at-90k-d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Canada Mike Duffy Mike Duffy Politics of Canada Senate of Canada Social Issues The Canadian Press Thu, 16 May 2013 15:46:55 +0000 The Canadian Press 5839402 at http://www.globalpost.com Harper to be on hot seat at Tuesday caucus after chief of staff quits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130519/pms-chief-staff-nigel-wright-resigns-wake-duffy-controversy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - Emerging from a dramatic week that has seen him lose two senators and his chief of staff, Stephen Harper will focus now on calming down his anxious caucus and righting a listing Conservative ship.</p> <p>Tory MPs have been hearing from upset constituents about the Senate expenses controversy that has become one of the most serious challenges for the prime minister's administration.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130519/pms-chief-staff-nigel-wright-resigns-wake-duffy-controversy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gord Brown Government Government of Canada Mike Duffy Nigel Wright Office of the Prime Minister Politics of Canada Social Issues Stephen Harper The Canadian Press Sun, 19 May 2013 13:45:40 +0000 The Canadian Press 5841349 at http://www.globalpost.com Could have accepted chief of staff's resignation sooner, Harper admits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130523/liberals-demand-answers-senate-expenses-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper acknowledged for the first time Thursday that "perhaps" he could have responded more quickly to the news that his trusted chief of staff had footed the $90,000 bill for Sen. Mike Duffy's disallowed housing expenses.</p> <p>Harper conceded that he could have accepted the resignation of former right-hand man Nigel Wright earlier than he ultimately did — four days after Harper and the rest of Canada learned the stunning news about the personal cheque Wright wrote the senator.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130523/liberals-demand-answers-senate-expenses-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservative Party of Canada David Tkachuk Government Government of Canada Mike Duffy Patrick Brazeau Politics Politics of Canada Politics of the United Kingdom Public Safety Canada Social Issues Stephen Harper The Canadian Press Thu, 23 May 2013 16:48:38 +0000 The Canadian Press 5844763 at http://www.globalpost.com Senator Mike Duffy received expenses while campaigning for Tories http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130529/senator-mike-duffy-received-expenses-while-campaigning-torie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - Senate officials confirmed they have found a troubling pattern of Sen. Mike Duffy claiming Ottawa living expenses while travelling elsewhere, including several days in 2011 when he was campaigning across the country for the Conservatives.</p> <p>Senators meeting at a committee late Tuesday voted to send the matter of Duffy's expenses to the RCMP, after hearing the new information. Duffy's claims had originally been scrutinized to determine where his principal residence was — the latest information introduce a whole new wrinkle into the scandal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130529/senator-mike-duffy-received-expenses-while-campaigning-torie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Government of Canada Politics of Canada Social Issues The Canadian Press Wed, 29 May 2013 02:46:45 +0000 The Canadian Press 5847850 at http://www.globalpost.com Saskatchewan Party to ask members about scrapping the Senate; Wall says abolish http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130529/saskatchewan-party-ask-members-about-scrapping-the-senate-wa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says his party will hold a referendum to see whether its members think the Senate should be abolished.</p> <p>A resolution on getting rid of the upper house was defeated in a split decision at the party's convention last November.</p> <p>But Wall — who supports scrapping the Senate — says a recent expense scandal has prompted some to ask that the issue be revisited.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130529/saskatchewan-party-ask-members-about-scrapping-the-senate-wa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Canada Politics of Canada Senate of Canada The Canadian Press Wed, 29 May 2013 21:02:43 +0000 The Canadian Press 5848296 at http://www.globalpost.com Two days grilling PM leaves many unanswered questions on Senate spending scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130530/two-days-grilling-pm-leaves-many-unanswered-questions-senate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - Stephen Harper was in the hot seat for the second consecutive day Wednesday, facing an opposition inquisition about his office's involvement in the scandal swirling around Sen. Mike Duffy's inappropriate expense claims.</p> <p>However, the prime minister continued to evade answering some of the most crucial questions, including why the Conservative government initially went to such lengths to protect Duffy given an emerging portrait of repeated expense irregularities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130530/two-days-grilling-pm-leaves-many-unanswered-questions-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government of Canada Human Interest Politics of Canada Stephen Harper The Canadian Press Thu, 30 May 2013 14:32:45 +0000 The Canadian Press 5848778 at http://www.globalpost.com