Gay students immune from expulsion as government waters down religious freedom bill - schools slam 'shady backroom deal'
Changes required to get the support of moderate Liberals to proceed with bill Christian schools slam change, as they can't enforce 'reasonable standards' The proposed legislation is still subject to two separate inquiries Students can not be expelled from school for being gay, under an amendment to the government's religious freedom act.
Canada's House of Commons has voted unanimously to ban so-called LGBT conversion therapy. The legislation would make it illegal to have a child undergo the practice or have anyone unwillingly undergo it. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals proposed the measure, though its passage prompted applause on both sides of the aisle.
OTTAWA—A Conservative plan to defuse the ticking political time bomb that was the Liberals’ latest bill to ban conversion therapy came together over two intense days of deliberation and a clear message from Erin O’Toole to his caucus: we need to move on. Although dozens of them are on the record as opposing the ban, Conservative MPs unanimously asked the House of Commons to pass the bill in a single step Wednesday, a move that came just minutes after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau castigated them for voting against it the last time around.
OTTAWA - Canada’s House of Commons erupted into a scene of cheers and cross-party hugs Wednesday as MPs unanimously adopted a motion presented by a Conservative MP to fast-track the passage of a Liberal government bill banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ Canadians. That legislation, introduced earlier in the week, will now proceed to the Senate, as no MP spoke out against the move to skip the routine legislative debate.
OTTAWA - The parliamentary budget officer says the federal government would need to increase planned spending to provide clean drinking water in First Nations. Yves Giroux’s report this morning says the government has set aside enough money to build water and wastewater systems over the next five years.
OTTAWA—Highlighting the need for a massive expansion of clean electricity over the next 28 years, a new report urges the federal government to quickly set up new rules to push fossil fuels out of Canada’s power grids and funnel more money to energy sources that don’t cause climate change.
OTTAWA - Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole will once again allow his caucus to have a free vote on a government bill seeking to ban conversion therapy. The so-called therapy is widely discredited as a harmful practice, aimed at trying to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has officially joined the centrist Liberal Party — a key political deal in his quest for reelection in 2022 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro officially joined the centrist Liberal Party on Tuesday, a key political deal in his quest for reelection in 2022. After two years without a political party, Bolsonaro decided to join one of the parties in the so-called Center group, a sign that he is changing course from his 2018 campaign strategy, when he sharply criticized old-school political practices.
MZOs will be DOA if the Ontario Liberals win the June election. Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca said he would end the practice of using minister’s zoning orders to override local planning decisions. While MZOs have been around for decades, Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives have dramatically increased their use in order to expedite development.
OTTAWA - Opposition leaders took turns today pointing out the Canadians they say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is ignoring as he embarks on his latest mandate. Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and the NDP’s Jagmeet Singh delivered their official responses to last week’s throne speech, which outlines the Liberal government’s priorities for the current Parliament.
This is an urgent clarion call to the SNP to seriously start talking, planning and campaigning for independence before it is too late. Frustration within the Yes movement and friction within the SNP is losing support in the country. This year polling for independence has fallen from a high of 58 per cent to a static 50 per cent and with communication between the Yes campaign and the SNP remaining poor, another conference will not fix it.
High-profile Liberal woman quits party to run as independent after alleging ‘inappropriate’ behaviour
Natalie Baini, a lawyer and sports administrator, is withdrawing from the preselection process in the marginal Sydney seat of Reid A high-profile NSW Liberal woman is quitting to run as an independent at the next federal election, partly to protest the handling of an internal complaint in which she alleged “inappropriate” behaviour by some senior men within the party and government.
The federal government tabled a revamped bill Monday that would make it a crime to make anyone undergo conversion therapy. The discredited practice tries to change the sexual orientation of LGBTQ individuals to heterosexual, or to coerce those questioning their gender identity to be in alignment with the sex assigned to them at birth.
The federal government tabled a revamped bill Monday that would make it a crime to make anyone undergo conversion therapy. The bill tabled in the House of Commons would also make it a crime to remove a child from Canada for the purpose of conversion therapy, promote or advertise the discredited and harmful practice, and receive financial “or other material benefit” from providing conversion therapy.
Dramatic moment Indigenous politician is KICKED OUT of the Senate after she stripped off her top and chanted that 'black lives don't matter' at a major gas drilling site
Greens indigenous senator stunned parliament when she whipped off her top She was protesting against $50million in government grants to gas drilling in NT Lidia Thorpe was expelled from Senate for her 'Black lives don't matter' t-shirt She shouted the slogan and screamed 'shame' at other senators backing grants
Although Justin Trudeau’s Liberals may have the thinnest public support of any federal government in Canadian history, a shade less than one-third of the two-thirds of the eligible voters who cast ballots on Sept. 20 — or roughly 20 per cent of the entire electorate — we should probably stop calling them a minority government.
QUEBEC - As the Quebec Liberal Party seeks to redefine itself less than a year before a provincial election, Leader Dominique Anglade wants the environment to be its main focus. The leader of the province’s Opposition told Liberals at a weekend policy convention in Quebec City that environmental issues must be the ballot question when Quebecers go to the polls in October 2022.
It was hard to keep up during Scott Morrison’s horror week. It would help if he could get his story straight
Final sitting weeks are often chaotic – but this hit new heights. After ‘shut up or we’ll lose the election’ failed, ‘we’re not drones’ became the new reality With his parliamentary week spiralling, Scott Morrison warned colleagues on Tuesday that disunity was electoral death.
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