Justin Trudeau says his government hopes to make legal changes that will cement his transformation of the Senate into a more independent, non-partisan chamber, making it harder for a future prime minister to turn back the clock.
Experts the federal government charged with looking at whether people suffering only from mental disorders should be eligible for medically assisted death couldn't even agree on what evidence is relevant to the question, according to reports tabled in Parliament on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
Premiers arrived on Thursday, December 6, 2018, for a first ministers' meeting still grumbling about the agenda set by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, with one — Ontario's Doug Ford — threatening to walk out if the program isn't expanded to reflect a host of provincial priorities.
Wrangling over the agenda doesn't bode well for Friday's, December 7, 2018, first ministers' meeting, which is shaping up as one of the most fractious gatherings of Canada's federal, provincial and territorial leaders in decades.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh learned he'll get his chance in early February to win a British Columbia seat in the House of Commons — just as a friendlier riding on his home turf of Brampton, Ont., became available.
Despite publicly confirming that Russia interfered in the last federal election and warning that it will doubtless try again in next year's vote, the Trudeau government won't provide any details about the alleged meddling.