Category: parliamentary

Parliamentary Committee to Begin Study of RCMP’s Use of Cellphone Spyware

A parliamentary committee will begin exploring the RCMP’s use of spyware on Monday, diving deeper into an issue that’s sounded alarms for privacy and civil liberties groups across the country. The House of Commons ethics and privacy committee called for a summer study after the RCMP revealed its use of tools that covertly obtain data…


Parliamentary Budget Officer Says Canada’s Debt Level Is Sustainable Over Long Term

The parliamentary budget officer says Canada’s current fiscal policy is sustainable over the long term. The PBO’s latest fiscal sustainability report finds that Canada’s overall debt level is projected to decline steadily over time. At the federal level, the report says, the government could permanently increase spending or reduce taxes by 1.8 percent of GDP…


Ottawa’s Terry Fox Statue to Move to Make Way for New Parliamentary Building

The Terry Fox statue across from Parliament Hill will need to be moved to make way for a new building to house MPs and senators, committee rooms and an Indigenous Peoples’ space. The planned building, which is rectangular with a nod to neo-classical design, has distinctive copper window facades, a reference to the copper roofs…


France Vows to Go Ahead With Vaccine Pass Despite Parliamentary Glitch

PARIS—French government officials on Tuesday vowed to enact by mid-January as planned a law to block unvaccinated people from hospitality venues, despite the legislation hitting a procedural hitch in parliament overnight. “January 15 remains our goal,” for the law coming into force, European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune told LCI television. Until now France has enforced…