Dan in Ottawa Jun 2017

Senate growing powerful

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:00 am

In last week’s report, I referred to the emerging new dynamic in Ottawa as the increasingly more independent Senate is interfering with the Liberal...

Senators corking wine tax

Jun 15, 2017 / 4:00 pm

In my May 25, 2016 MP Report, I wrote: “If you have been following our Canadian Senate, you may know that a recent effort has been underway by the Liberal...

Canada muscling up?

Jun 8, 2017 / 11:00 am

Canada plans to get more muscular. The Liberal government has announced a new defence policy for Canada. While details are still being revealed, here is some of...

Tax escalator under scrutiny

Jun 1, 2017 / 3:00 pm

One event that seldom gets much media coverage outside Ottawa is committee stage review. Basically, once a bill has passed to second reading in the House of...