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Canadian Climate Change Accountability Act enters Senate

Ottawa - On Wednesday of this week Bill 311 known as The Climate Accountability Act was passed by The Canadian House of Commons in a final vote of 149 to 136.

Religions welcome same-sex ceremonies on their premises

Religious groups in the United Kingdom have welcomed a new law that will allow them to use their premises for same-sex “marriage” ceremonies.

Homoeopathy gets an Evidence Check in Britain (Part 1)

The British House of Commons Science and Technology Committee (STC) has released its "Evidence Check" report of homoeopathy. The report uses current evidence to support the unequivocal advice to stop government funding of homoeopathy.

Youth disrupt Question Period to raise climate change awareness

A contingent of some 200 people, described as mainly young people, congregated in the Canadian House of Commons today to raise attention on climate change. The protest followed the International Day of Action on climate change held around the world.

Op-Ed: Canada’s Judicial Achilles Heel

From its inception, Canada has been served by a Parliament controlled by lawyers. This long-standing practice has to change.

UK Ambassador: War in Afghanistan Will Wage on for Decades

After a recent poll showed that majority of Britons disapprove of the war in Afghanistan and believe it is unwinnable, a UK Ambassador believes the war will continue for decades.

Canadian MPs agree to exempt some payments from scrutiny

After a series of secret committee meetings, Canada's MPs unanimously agreed - without a vote - to exempt certain payments and benefits from restrictions and public disclosure under the House of Commons Conflict of Interest Code.

Canada: Federal Government Proposes Bill to Add 22 Seats to House of Commons

The Canadian federal government has plans to increase the number of seats in the House of Commons from 308 to 330. The change will see the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario get the new seats.
 

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