Bloc Defector Maria Mourani to Run for NDP

The Canadian House of Commons is (kinda) short an independent MP. Although she refuses to cross the floor, former Bloc Quebecois and currently Independent MP for Ahuntsic, Maria Mourani has signed an NDP member...

Harassment: Anywhere but Parliament Hill!

As Peter MacKay said at a press conference this week, Parliament Hill is “the beating heart of…uhh…our democracy.” For average Canadians, MacKay’s droning “uhh” sums it up quite nicely. Parliament Hill exists a...

Movember Hits the Hill, But MPs Not Participating

Movember on the Hill has declined from Tom Selleck to dirtstache status. Movember used to be big. In 2011, 75 Members of Parliament raised roughly $70,000 for the cause as they grew their staches. In 2012, M...

More Tax but Fewer Taxes?

Justin Trudeau says a Liberal government would reverse the Conservatives’ decision to implement income splitting if they win the 2015 federal election. The announcement comes as we inch closer to the fall econo...

Another Boring Week in the House of Commons

Last week was an interesting one in the House of Commons (well, not really). For one thing, Elizabeth May was the only leader in regular attendance for one—nothing different there. The Prime Minister, Mr. Mulca...

House Sends Wrong Crime Bill to the Senate

On the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Jon Stewart occasionally thanks the comedy gods after the U.S. government does something so asinine that writing jokes about it becomes unnecessary. Well, on Friday, we to...

Is Jean-Francois Fortin a Bloc-Breaker?

Lately, the Bloc Quebecois has had a free pass. The party has been able to do pretty much whatever it wanted without anyone noticing because, well, no one cares anymore. As of last week, there were only four Bl...