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Canadian politicians argue after the word 'fart' is used

On Friday, the word "fart" was used in the Canadian parliament. As a result, politicians argued over it, and it was all caught on camera.

Canadian parliament finally passes motion condemning Islamophobia

Ottawa - There was no coverage of passage of a motion against Islamophobia approved on October 26, by the CBC, Globe and Mail, or other prominent Canadian media. In contrast, there was plenty of coverage of the defeat of a similar motion on October 6.

Op-Ed: NDP shamelessly makes political hay from Trudeau incident

It is likely we most of us do not like political grandstanding. Trying to gain points when none are deserved, working to place blame where none exists. A particularly grating, and shameless, example of it came today in Canada's parliament.

Canadian government to consider petition on reinvestigating 9/11

A Canadian Parliament member has submitted a petition of behalf of 1400 Canadian signatories asking for a " truly independent investigation in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of September 11, 2001."

Canadian MP found guilty of overspending in election campaign

Ottawa - Judge Lisa Cameron found Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro from Peterborough Ont. guilty of overspending in the 2008 federal election and falsifying a document to cover this up.

Soldier wounded at Canadian parliament as gunman opens fire

Ottawa - Although details are still sketchy an armed man emerged near the National War Memorial on Parliament Hill. He then shot four times wounding a guard. He then apparently was able to enter the parliament buildings.

Op-Ed: Canadian environmental destruction under C-38 to mine Uranium

New uranium mining projects in the Northwest Territories & Nunavut threaten the people, and environment. Canada mines gold, silver, and home to the world's third largest producer of diamonds.

Michael Moore praises Senate Page Brigette DePape's 'Stop Harper'

Ottawa - American filmmaker and activist Michael Moore has come out in support of Brigette DePape, a rogue Senate Page who held a red sign during the opening session of the 41st Canadian Parliament that read "Stop Harper."

Canada: Scheer succeeds Milliken as Speaker of the House

Ottawa - The dust has settled on Parliament Hill and Conservative MP Andrew Scheer, 32, has become the youngest Speaker of the House in the history of Canada.

Report: Former Canadian MPs say party system ruining politics

Ottawa - A new reported released entitled "It's My Party: Parliamentary Dysfunction Reconsidered" highlights the frustration among former Members in the House of Commons over the party system Canada currently has in place.

House orders Tories to release docs on Afghanistan prisoners

Members of Canada's parliament passed a motion yesterday that orders the government of Canada to release documents pertaining to the detention of Afghans by the Canadian military.

Harper's Conservatives regain lead in new Canadian poll

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives have regained the lead in a new EKOS poll. This comes after Harper narrowly avoided a summer election that could have been triggered by Michael Ignatieff and the Liberals.
 

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Gilles Duceppe is the leader of the Bloc Qubecois
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Ottawa: Parliament Hill
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