CBC - Politics Elections chief says lowering voting age to 16 is an idea 'worth considering' 2018-03-19T04:00:37.000000000-04:00 Canada’s acting elections chief Stéphane Perrault says lowering the voting age to 16 could boost lifelong participation in the democratic process. Changing the legal age for casting a ballot is a “fundamental policy option” that only Parliament can make - but he thinks it’s one worth considering. Every Canadian should have the right to vote — even those living abroad 2018-03-19T04:00:00.000000000-04:00 This week, the Supreme Court of Canada will consider a constitutional challenge to a law that strikes at the heart of what it means to be a Canadian citizen. Doug Ford, PCs ready to battle for the spotlight with Liberals 2018-03-19T04:00:00.000000000-04:00 The Liberal government in Ontario decided to prorogue the legislature last week and have a throne speech Monday, the same day that PC MPPs will be back at Queen's Park since electing Doug Ford as their new leader. The busy day includes an evening "unity rally" of Ford and his caucus. Parliament Hill security unions holding press conference to complain of dismal morale 2018-03-19T04:00:00.000000000-04:00 The unions representing security staff on Parliament Hill say labour relations and morale are both at an all-time low — bad enough to get the three unions representing Parliamentary Protective Service (PPS) staffers to hold a joint press conference Monday to publicly express their frustration. New federal gun control bill expected this week 2018-03-18T16:52:49.000000000-04:00 The federal government is expected to introduce new legislation this week that would strengthen laws surrounding the selling of firearms in an effort to crack down on gun violence. Conservative MP questions move to send troops to Mali 2018-03-18T12:53:20.000000000-04:00 The Conservative defence critic is questioning the Trudeau government's decision to send peacekeeping troops to the troubled West African nation of Mali. Elections Canada launching new initiatives to serve Indigenous voters 2018-03-18T04:00:00.000000000-04:00 Elections Canada is planning early engagement initiatives and cultural training for staff to better serve Indigenous voters at the polls next year. Firing Ms. X: Ottawa's whistleblower law takes down a boss for bad behaviour 2018-03-18T04:00:00.000000000-04:00 A worker at a big federal department has brought down an overbearing boss – an unusual instance of Canada's whistleblower legislation leading to the dismissal of a manager. Military officer who is suing DND over 'false and malicious' sex assault claims will be promoted 2018-03-17T04:00:05.000000000-04:00 A high-ranking military officer, who is suing National Defence for making “false and malicious” sexual assault allegations against him, has been promoted and will take up a significant overseas assignment, CBC News has learned. Why Doug Ford may govern more as a moderate than a 'radical conservative' 2018-03-17T04:00:00.000000000-04:00 Critics and political opponents have wasted no time trying to portray Doug Ford as a radical hard right conservative. But some political analysts believe while it's too early to say how Ford would govern, it's likely he will be much more moderate than his critics suggest.