Joan Bryden

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Kielburger brothers say they won't testify before 'partisan' Commons committee

WE Charity co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger are declining requests to testify before two House of Commons committees.

Conservatives accused of 'playing politics' in the House, raising questions about pandemic election

All federal party leaders maintain they don't want an election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Conservatives appear to be pursuing a strategy that could give the Liberals justification for calling one.

Feds get another month to reform assisted-dying law as bill stalls in the Commons

The federal government was granted one more month today to expand access to medical assistance in dying even as its efforts to do so stalled in the House of Commons.

Government back in court seeking extension on assisted dying reform bill

The federal government will be back in court Thursday morning to seek a fourth extension to the court-imposed deadline for expanding access to medical assistance in dying.

Government agrees mentally ill should have access to assisted dying — in 2 years

The Trudeau government has agreed with the Senate that Canadians suffering solely from grievous and incurable mental illnesses should be entitled to medical assistance in dying — but not for another two years.

Federal government seeks fourth extension to update assisted-dying law

The Trudeau government is seeking a fourth extension to the court-imposed deadline for expanding access to medical assistance in dying.

Senate passes amended version of assisted dying bill after days of debate

Senators overwhelmingly approved Wednesday a bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying — with amendments that would relax access even more than the government has proposed.

Petitclerc recounts her own experience with disability in final MAID bill debate

Sen. Chantal Petitclerc recounted her own experience with a disability as she sought Tuesday to counter criticism of a bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying. 

Federal funding to help former GGs set up charitable foundations is discretionary

Ottawa has allocated $30 million over the past 15 years to sustain charitable foundations created by governors general once they leave office. But the Prime Minister's Office won't say if the current government would offer the same support should Julie Payette choose to set up a foundation of her own.

Payette resignation shines light on generous pension, expense account for former GGs

Taxpayers will continue paying Julie Payette a generous pension and an even heftier expense account for the rest of her life, even though she served just three years as governor general and resigned under a cloud.

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