Senators have agreed to pass the federal budget bill without amendments, ending the possibility of a standoff between Canada's two Houses of Parliament and paving the way for the summer break.
A showdown over the budget was narrowly avoided Wednesday as senators agreed to accept the House's rejection of an amendment to the bill, ending the possibility of a standoff between the two houses of Parliament.
Senior Liberal cabinet ministers and MPs with the party engaged in last-minute lobbying efforts outside the Senate chamber Tuesday evening, trying to fend off efforts to amend the government's budget bill.
The former interim Conservative leader is worried senators are sitting on her bill mandating sexual assault training for judges, fearing the legislation could not get to a final vote before Parliament rises for the summer break.
In a ceremony honouring leadership on Indigenous issues at Rideau Hall, Gov. Gen. David Johnston has apologized for calling Indigenous Peoples immigrants to Canada.
New federal protections for transgender Canadians are about to become law after a strong show of support for the landmark legislation in the Red Chamber.
Halfway through its four-year mandate, the Liberal government's legislative agenda has been far less ambitious than the Conservative government it replaced.
The Trudeau government's point man in the Senate is trying to thwart efforts by some senators to separate the proposed infrastructure bank from the budget bill by arguing the Red Chamber simply does not have the authority.
The Liberal government's budget bill is facing sustained resistance in the Red Chamber from all sides, with a cross-partisan group of senators taking issue with provisions that would automatically raise taxes on alcohol each year in Canada.
In a sign that Independent senators are continuing to assert that independence, some in the Red Chamber are attempting to force the government to split off the infrastructure bank from the budget implementation bill, threatening to delay…