Marjory LeBreton, PC (born July 4, 1940) is Leader of the Government in the Canadian Senate, a position of cabinet-rank; and vice-chair of Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Canada. She worked with four leaders of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada - John Diefenbaker, Robert Stanfield, Joe Clark and Brian Mulroney - from 1962 to 1993 before being appointed to the Senate on the advice of Mulroney. She sat as a Progressive Conservative Senator from her appointment until moving with most of her caucus colleagues to the new Conservative Party of Canada in 2004, of which she was soon elected as Chief Whip. She served as an advisor to then opposition leader Stephen Harper during the 2006 election, which Harper won. After the election she was named to the cabinet position of the ...
Senator Marjory LeBreton is making headlines this week for accusing the media of being insufficiently enthusiastic about Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives during the election campaign. LeBreton said journalists covering the PM’s tour should have realized a Conservative majority was in the offing and not been so negative.
Of course, this is insane, and it is expertly debunked as Nixonian paranoia by Lawrence Martin in an iPolitics column today.
LeBreton, we should remember, was appointed to the Senate by her old boss, Brian Mulroney, and for years after he left ...
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The federal government has been hard at work assuring the public that it supports the country’s growing population of seniors, and has taken significant steps to consult with seniors on policy issues. When it comes to pension reform though, the Conservatives aren’t open to suggestions.
Seniors issues have been a hallmark of the Conservative government since Prime Minister Stephen Harper (Calgary Southwest, Alta.) established the National Seniors Council and appointed Conservative Senator Marjory LeBreton as minister of state for seniors in 2007. The post is currently held by Alice ...
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Canadians will have new stamps to commemorate the Queen's 60 years as monarch — though it will cost 61 cents to use them.
Gov. Gen. David Johnston announced the new stamps to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Elizabeth's accession, at the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Que.
Students from Ottawa's Queen Elizabeth Public School were on hand for the announcement. Johnston talked about the Queen's long history with Canada, which began when many of the students' grandparents were themselves children.
Marjory LeBreton, government leader of the Senate, told the students that she was ...
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Tories in Senate distance themselves from Bert Brown over Senate reform ... - Canada.com
Tories in Senate distance themselves from Bert Brown over Senate reform ...Canada.comMarjory LeBreton, the leader of the government in the Senate, told the chamber Thursday. The Liberals in the Senate spent the first part of question period Thursday wanting to know how Brown could have tried to sell the government's Senate reform plans ...and more »
Duffy 'needs to come clean' - Star Phoenix - StarPhoenix
Duffy 'needs to come clean' - Star PhoenixStarPhoenixMarjory LeBreton couldn't say if Duffy had paid any money back, but she and other senators are hoping that spending questions about Duffy and three other senators - Sen. Mac Harb, independent Sen. Patrick Brazeau and Sen. Pamela - be answered soon.and more »
NDP wants committee to question senators over Upper House budget - CBC.ca (blog)
NDP wants committee to question senators over Upper House budgetCBC.ca (blog)In what may well be an unprecedented move, New Democrat MP Linda Duncan has put forward a proposal to invite Senate Speaker Noel Kinsella and Government Senate Leader Marjory LeBreton to field questions from the House committee currently tasked ...
Senator Mike Duffy repays $90000 in housing expenses - Globe and Mail
Globe and MailSenator Mike Duffy repays $90000 in housing expensesGlobe and MailMarjory LeBreton, government leader in the Senate, has said the results of all four audits will be made public. The announcement from the Senate about Mr. Duffy's repayment came after several days of confusion. Global News reported on Wednesday that Mr.and more »