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World News – October 30, 2021

New COVID-19 travel rules are stranding Canadians in Africa

Politics Insider for Dec. 6, 2021: Confusion in southern Africa; O’Toole’s last shot; and 100 years of women in the House

’If I had known what it meant for a woman to invade a man’s world I wouldn’t have been able to face it’

Agnes Macphail, the first woman to be elected to the House of Commons, on sexism in politics and daily life
Parliament Hill's Centre Block in Ottawa on Nov. 22, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Parliament returns; and Gov. Gen. Mary Simon delivers her first throne speech

Politics Insider for Nov. 23, 2021: A Speaker is picked; David Suzuki makes a controversial speech; and jailed journalists are freed
Anthony Rota

Anthony Rota: The early-pandemic frenzy was ’one long day with naps every once in a while’

The Speaker of the House reflects on a frantic year that saw him handle an unprecedented transformation of how Parliament works
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Pablo Rodriguez rises to ask for an extension of the sitting day in the House of Commons Parliament in the House of Commons Tuesday March 24, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

If the coronavirus emergency legislation is any indication, Parliament must remain open

Michael Chong and John Williamson: Ottawa’s pandemic response plan requires ongoing public scrutiny to ensure that government is doing the best job it can. That can only happen if Parliament is playing its essential, constitutional role.

To our new Parliamentarians: Don’t be a**holes

Scott Gilmore: On your first day in the House, you’re going to see your colleagues heckle. It’s a stain on the beating heart of our country.

Canada’s most expensive House

After years of work costing $900 million, Parliament Hill’s neglected West Block gets its star turn—eventually

Tales from the House filibuster: heavy reading, light viewing, and chocolate-covered coffee beans

This sort of parliamentary protest might look pointless, but MPs stagger away smiling
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MPs finally stop voting after overnight Conservative filibuster

Conservatives are hoping a marathon of votes will force a Liberal advisor to face MPs

Don’t blame MPs for their QP phone habits—blame our broken rules

Opinion: We should want our MPs to be engaged in the debate. But Canada’s parliamentary rules offer them little to no incentive to do so