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Erin O’Toole is going down swinging—at his own party

Politics Insider for Dec 7, 2021: Justin Trudeau’s uncertain future; Erin O’Toole’s hail mary; and the ambassador to China’s resignation

KABUL, Aug. 27, 2021 Photo taken on Aug. 27, 2021 shows the explosion site near the Kabul airport in Afghanistan. The death toll from the Kabul airport attacks on Thursday has reportedly risen to at least 103. (Credit Image: © Saifurahman Safi/Xinhua via ZUMA Press)

A dark day in Kabul, calls for a public health agency probe, and Sunny O’Toole

Politics Insider for Aug. 26: Canada’s leaves thousands behind in Afghanistan; the return of Ruth Ellen Brosseau; and could Singh back O’Toole?

A sign directing voters to a polling station is taped to the sidewalk among autumn leaves, on election day of the 2019 federal election, in Ottawa, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (Justin Tang/CP)

An Election 2021 chat with Shannon Proudfoot, Paul Wells, Justin Ling, Fatima Syed and Andrew MacDougall

Listen to Maclean’s politics experts talk all things #elxn44 during a lunchtime chat this Friday

Federal politics 2015: The year in 12 chapters

It was a year dominated by Trudeau, but darkened by identity politics and economic uncertainty

What now, Ottawa? The Maclean’s Politics panel dissects the headlines

A video briefing from the Maclean’s Ottawa bureau

Hug it out, federalists

Paul Wells explains why Stephen Harper called Thomas Mulcair

Essential listening: Maclean’s on the Hill

Frank talk about the stories behind this week’s headlines

The House is unanimous about Venezuela

From time to time, the House of Commons comes to unanimous agreement. Behind the scenes, the parties hash out wording amenable to all involved and nobody raises a stink when the motion comes to the chamber. Parliamentarians spent some of the week adopting a unanimous response to the Venezuelan unrest that’s led to protests in the streets and even civilian deaths.

The parties eventually got there, but it was a bumpy ride.

Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis obviously felt an urge to condemn the Venezuelan government. He didn’t want to wait for his colleagues, and presented a motion in the House on Wednesday.

That the House condemn the brutal, repressive government measures toward peaceful civilian protesters in Venezuela and call on the government to inform President Nicolas Maduro that the people of Canada stand with Venezuelans in their right to peaceful protest; that the Maduro government release all those detained during the protests; and that all government interference with the peaceful protesters should cease immediately; that those people who perpetrated the violence should be brought to justice and bear the full weight of the law; and that in the event the government of Venezuela continues to suppress peaceful protest, the Government of Canada should examine further measures to express its displeasure with these actions.


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