Justice Minister Peter MacKay has been taking his legislation to rewrite Canada’s prostitution laws to "stakeholders" at roundtables across the country this summer. But where are the sex trade workers, whose safety provoked the Supreme Court to strike down the previous laws?
Veterans groups are upset about the millions of dollars the federal government is spending on war commemoration. They believe some of the cash should be spent on helping current veterans suffering from the ravages of war.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke of how Canada must never drop its guard in the face of growing Russian aggression in a chest-thumping address to troops who took part in a series of military manoeuvres off the coast of Baffin Island today.
Conservative MP office workers of the world, unite - you have nothing to lose but your status as the lowest-paid political staffers! That's the gist of an anonymous mass email to Parliament Hill email inboxes last week. Kady O'Malley has the details.
The federal Conservatives are telling core supporters that 'traditional family values' are a party stance, a phrase that so far has not entered the prime minister's public speeches or official Tory documents.
ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - Santa Fe on Wednesday became the latest U.S. city to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, with lawmakers in the New Mexico capital voting to change local statutes rather than put the issue to a public ballot in November.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have agreed to stop pressuring undocumented immigrants in Southern California to sign off on their own deportations under a legal settlement that may later allow some deportees to return from Mexico to seek U.S. legal residency, advocacy groups said on Wednesday.
MIAMI (Reuters) - A U.S. congressman urged the Obama administration on Wednesday to block the proposed sale by Venezuela's state oil company of its North American refining unit Citgo, saying it would be against "vital national interests".
(Reuters) - A bill allowing family members to ask a judge to order firearms removed from people likely to commit gun violence advanced in California on Wednesday, one of several gun control measures up for votes in the last week of the state's legislative session.
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs official on Wednesday defended a training guide produced for its Philadelphia office depicting veterans as Oscar the Grouch, saying the images were intended to remind employees to behave professionally.
TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Florida voters handed Charlie Crist his first victory as a Democrat in Tuesday's primary election for governor, while also exposing weaknesses in his nationally watched bid to take back the job he once held as a Republican.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservatives in the U.S. Congress who object to President Barack Obama's immigration policies are threatening to tie a must-pass budget bill to the issue, making for a possible showdown in September and raising the specter of a government shutdown.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. State Department lawyer who played a key role in the Keystone XL pipeline review is moving on, sources said on Wednesday, the latest departure of a senior official involved with the long-delayed project.
House Republicans on Friday pushed through a $694 million measure to deal with the influx of migrant children to the southern border. But the bill will go nowhere — the Senate won't take it up and the President has already threatened to veto it.