The Senate’s role in light of the 41st Parliament

Through their many ill-conceived bills, the government and the House of Commons demonstrated during the 41st Parliament that we need a second chamber. As a result of power being overly concentrated in the Prime Minister’s Office, many omnibus bills did not receive proper study and several laws were declared unconstitutional by the courts. These facts […]

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St. Norbert’s Post Office: Consultation Continues

Following the announcement that the Canada Post office in St. Norbert, in Winnipeg, may lose its bilingual designation. According to Canada Post, a public consultation period has been launched to gather comments from the community affected by this decision.  Following a letter requesting details about the terms of the consultation, the Senator was informed that organizations […]

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Service Canada in the Atlantic Region: still searching for answers

According to the Senior Associate Deputy Minister of the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development, Service Canada, “the administrative region of the Atlantic extends to Newfoundland and all of the Maritime Provinces and is designated unilingual”.  The Minister responsible claims instead that “the Service Canada Atlantic Region has not been designated unilingual.  There has been absolutely […]

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Acadia designated as a unilingual Anglophone region: Stunned

The Associate Deputy Minister from Service Canada appeared this week before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages and confirmed that, from now on, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island would be considered a single administrative region designated as unilingual Anglophone under the Official Languages Act. “If I […]

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