Canada — PM Harper's Chief of Staff Nigel Wright resigns
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Chief of Staff Nigel Wright resigned amid the Senate scandal involving his help with the repayment of $90,000 for beleaguered Senator Mike Duffy's expense claims. Wright says that he accepts full responsibility.
Canadian Conservative Senator Pamela Wallin quits caucus
Conservative Senator Pamela Wallin has resigned from the conservative caucus and will sit as an independent pending the completion of the external audit into her expense claims. She is the second senator in as many days to resign from the caucus.
Why was Mike Duffy appointed to the Canadian Senate?
Mike Duffy had long wanted to become a Senator before he was named to represent Prince Edward Island by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on December 22, 2008. Given that Duffy has now embarassed Harper's government why was he ever appointed?
Senator seeks probe into impact of alleged EU oil price manipulation
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Senate's energy committee asked the Justice Department on Friday to investigate whether alleged price manipulation by three oil companies in Europe has boosted fuel prices for U.S. consumers.
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Union: Tech Industry Is “Greedy” For Wanting To End Hiring Wait Period For Immigrants
“The tech industry is, frankly, being greedy. They are going back and asking for changes to language they helped write and blatantly trying to roll back requirements that give high-skilled American workers a fair shot at getting a job,” said AFL-CIO legislative Representative Andrea Zuniga DiBitetto about new proposals to ease the hiring of high-skilled foreign workers. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg reportedly called Senator Orin Hatch to push more tech-friendly changes to the comprehensive immigration reform bill. Among Hatch’s most contentious suggestions is an end to a 90-day wait period before companies can solicit applicants with a foreign work visa. According to Reuters, under Hatch’s amendment, employers would only have to make a good-faith effort to hire Americans. While, conceptually, comprehensive immigration reform has strong bi-partisan support, its passage is far from certain. Reuters could not report whether unions would support the bill, should Hatch’s changes ...