Male MPs must help to usher in a culture change on Parliament Hill and combat sexual misconduct, says veteran NDP MP Nathan Cullen, who is looking to work with colleagues of all stripes to address inappropriate behaviour often viewed as a "public secret."
"Perhaps he should consider returning... a significant part, or perhaps all of the $215,000 of taxpayers’ money that was spent in enabling his unacceptable holiday," said Conservative ethics critic Peter Kent.
Ontario took another step on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, on the long road towards cleaning up mercury contamination upstream from the Grassy Narrows First Nation — a community that also wants the federal Liberal government to help generations of residents deal with the toxic aftermath.
Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott is calling for an emergency meeting early next year on Aboriginal child welfare, likening the current state of affairs to Canada's residential school legacy that forcibly removed young people from their culture and families.
The federal Liberal government on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, rolled out the latest phase of its legalized-pot plans: a five-year, $36.4-million campaign to help teach Canadians — especially the younger ones — about the health and safety risks associated with using marijuana.