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Paul McIntyre: le sénateur-poète

Jean-François BoisvertAcadie Nouvelle   L’amour de la poésie, de la littérature et de la philosophie n’ont jamais quitté Paul McIntyre. Aujourd’hui, 54 ans après avoir remporté un concours national de poésie, le sénateur s’apprête à lancer son out première recueil, Survivre avec orages – Poème pensées et états d’amé. Tout a commencé en 1965 Alors étudiant en philosophie âgé d’à peine 20 ans, Paul McIntyre a séduit le jury et le public de l’émission télévisée Jeunesse oblige, diffusée sur les…
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Senators look for tweaks to national security bill (anglais seulement)

By CHARELLE EVELYN  The Hill Times The Senate’s Conservative whip says his party isn’t interested in obstructing Bill C-59 as it moves through the Red Chamber. Senators are looking at ways to change the Liberals’ landmark national security reform bill, but it won’t get a particularly rough ride, says the opposition Conservative group. The Senate’s National Security and Defence Committee finally began its study of Bill C-59 on April 10, before the Chamber rose for a two-week Easter…
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N.B. senator raises prison alarm regarding drug-delivering drones (anglais seulement)

N.B. senator raises prison alarm regarding drug-delivering drones By: Adam HurasTelegraph Journal OTTAWA: A New Brunswick senator is sounding the alarm on drones being used to drop illicit drugs, potentially into New Brunswick's prisons. After incidents in Quebec and British Columbia, Sen. Paul McIntyre has asked the Trudeau government whether there are efforts to block that from happening in his home province. New Brunswick Public Safety spokeswoman Alexandra Davis said in an emailed stat…
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N.B. senator joins colleagues in calls for salmon action (anglais seulement)

Adam HurasTelegraph Journal   Another New Brunswick senator has called for more action from the federal government to address dwindling wild Atlantic salmon populations. Conservative Sen. Paul McIntyre from Charlo, southeast of Campbellton, said on Nov. 22 he supports the red chamber's inquiry into the plight of salmon and their spawning grounds launched last month by independent Sen. David Adams Richards, a Miramichi native, author and avid fisherman.  In his Senate speech, McIn…
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Postal workers ordered back to work in vote that divides N.B. senators (anglais seulement)

ADAM HURAS Parliament Hill Postal workers are being ordered back to work after a vote to end mail disruptions across the country narrowly received approval in the Senate, although with a divided response from New Brunswick senators. It comes in the aftermath of a vote inside the House of Commons that also wasn’t unanimous among the province’s MPs. The vote ends rotating strikes by unionized Canada Post staff with postal workers expected back to work as early as Tuesday afternoon…
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Des sénateurs veulent « venir à la rescousse » des Franco-Ontariens

Le Sénat canadien (archives) Photo : Radio-Canada/SERGE BRUNET La sénatrice québécoise Julie Miville-Dechêne veut faire adopter une motion pour « réaffirmer l'importance des deux langues officielles » et demander au gouvernement fédéral d'intervenir alors que les compressions dans les services en français du gouvernement Ford continuent à susciter l'indignation. La sénatrice indépendante Miville-Dechêne croit qu'il était « de son devoir » de présenter cette motion me…
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Senator has reservations about cannabis (anglais seulement)

Tim JacquesThe Tribune Photo: Adam Huras/Legislature Bureau Archive While the recreational use of cannabis is legal in Canada as of Wednesday, Sen. Paul McIntyre has reservations. “I voted against legalization. I made it clear in the Senate that I don’t have any problems with decriminalization, and medical marijuana. I don’t have any problem with those two issues, but I have a problem with legalization. I voted against the bill, and if I had to do it I’d do it all over again," sa…
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Faut-il donner plus de mordant à la Loi canadienne sur les langues officielles?

par: Mathieu Roy-comeauAcadie Nouvelle   Le moment est-il venu de donner du plus de mordant à la Loi canadienne sur les langues officielles? Plusieurs experts pensent que oui et proposent la création d'un tribunal administratif pour y arriver. Le bilan que fait Jean Johnson de la Loi fédérale sur les langues officielles n'est pas réjouissant. «L'histoire de la loi, c'est l'histoire d'un demi-siècle d'infractions et de mise en oeuvre incomplète», racontait ce printemps le présiden…
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MP pushing pot pardons (anglais seulement)

Adam HurasTELEGRAPH JOURNAL   A New Brunswick MP says he is pushing his own government to pardon people with criminal records for marijuana possession, once cannabis becomes legal in a few short months. The move would erase the criminal records weighing down hundreds of New Brunswickers who are charged with marijuana possession each year. More than 1,300 New Brunswickers have been charged with possession in the last five years. Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long says there's a disproportiona…
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Oct. 17 is Cannabis Day - and N.B. is ready (anglais seulement)

  JOHN CHILIBECK Legislature BureauTelegraph Journal   New Brunswickers will be able to take a legal puff of recreational pot on Oct. 17 now that the Senate has passed the Liberal government's cannabis legislation, making Canada the first country in the industrialized world to legalize the drug nationwide.   The provincial government said it wouldn’t have trouble hitting the target date.   “Our retail model is ready and our legislation has received royal as…
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