OTTAWA — The federal government is facing pressure to change the name of the building that houses the Prime Minister's Office—the Langevin Block, located across the street from Parliament Hill.
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OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was set to visit the territories today and Friday for the first time since the 2015 election campaign and since the abrupt resignation of his former Liberal cabinet minister Hunter Tootoo, now an independent MP for Nunavut.
OTTAWA—New Democrat MP Charlie Angus stepped aside as his party’s caucus chair and indigenous affairs critic yesterday to contemplate a potential leadership bid.
The 54-year-old Northern Ontario MP is considering entering the race to replace Tom Mulcair at the helm of the NDP—a contest that doesn’t come to a vote until October.
OTTAWA—The controversy surrounding Jane Philpott’s travel expenses grew yesterday as evidence surfaced that the federal Liberal health minister billed taxpayers $520 for access to Air Canada’s executive airport lounges in North America and Europe.
OTTAWA—Federal Health minister Jane Philpott says she will repay taxpayers just over $3,700 after it was revealed her office paid thousands to a luxury vehicle service owned by a Liberal supporter.
But her office still insists she never used a limousine.
OTTAWA—Federal Health minister Jane Philpott will stop using a pricey limousine service owned by a Liberal supporter after Conservatives complained about a $1,700 bill for transportation in the Greater Toronto Area.
Philpott said in a statement yesterday the price tag was “too high” and “inappropriate.”
OTTAWA—Former cabinet minister and Liberal MP Hunter Tootoo has completed his treatment for alcohol addiction, his office said in a statement yesterday.
Tootoo, who left the Liberal caucus two months ago, has scheduled a news conference and open house tomorrow at his constituency office in Iqaluit.
OTTAWA—Attawapiskat Chief Bruce Shisheesh met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa yesterday—weeks after the Northern Ontario reserve’s youth suicide crisis garnered global attention.
OTTAWA—Hunter Tootoo likely “hit a brick wall” before deciding to step down from his Liberal cabinet post in order to get help for a drinking problem—a struggle that’s all too familiar to members of his family, his aunt said yesterday.
OTTAWA—The fate of the government’s controversial assisted death legislation, and whether it can pass through Parliament by the Supreme Court’s deadline of June 6, now is very much in question.
In fact, it might be mathematically impossible—a circumstance Liberal cabinet ministers refused to acknowledge yesterday.