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What do you think about the CPP expansion?

This week the federal finance minister Bill Morneau and eight of the 10 provinces reached a deal to expand the Canadian Pension Plan.

The agreement would go into effect in 2019 and, once fully in place, the maximum annual benefits will increase to about $17,478.

What do you think about the CPP expansion?

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What do you think about the proposed security oversight committee?

The Liberal government is tabling multiple public safety-related bills this week, including the bill "An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians" tabled on Thursday.

The bill proposes a joint oversight committee, composed of seven MPs and two senators, which will have the ability to "scrutinize" any national security matters.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, who helped draft the bill, stated the goal of the committee would be to help ensure Canada's security and intelligence agencies are protecting Canadians and to protect Canadians' rights and freedoms.

What do you think about the proposed security oversight committee?

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What do you think about the amendment to the assisted dying bill?

This week the Senate voted to remove the "near-death" requirement from the assisted dying legislation -- an eligibility criterion many advocates were critical of.

The amendments also seek to broaden eligibility to those who have "a grievous and irremediable medical condition" and are "enduring suffering."

The bill's language is now effectively back to the language of the original Supreme Court Carter decision.

What do you think about the amendment to the assisted dying bill?

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Do you think the new electoral reform committee will create change?

The Liberals have backed the NDP's idea for the electoral reform committee and in doing so given up majority control. Democracy in action folks!

Now, the committee will be composed of five Liberals, three Conservatives, two New Democrats, one member of the Bloc Québécois and Green MP Elizabeth May -- all with full voting rights.

It seems now that three parties -- Liberals, NDP and Green -- are in favour of electoral reform, though differ in the choice of system, while two parties -- Conservatives and Bloc Québécois -- oppose reform.

Do you think the new electoral reform committee will create change?

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Who would you vote for in the U.S. presidential election?

Did you know there's a U.S. presidential race happening? I know, shocking!

But, in all seriousness, we've been asking a lot of questions about the race like: How did Donald Trump become the Republican frontrunner? What can Canadian progressives learn from Bernie Sanders? Why does Hilary Clinton love fossil fuels?

Now, we know most of you can't vote in the U.S. election, however, let's imagine a world where you could:

Who would you vote for in the U.S. presidential election?

ETA: We forgot an important choice, added below!

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What question was going through your mind while watching the dust-up in the House of Commons?

Finally, a bench-clearing brawl in the House of Commons. 

The NDP were deliberately blocking Conservative Party whip Gord Brown from taking his seat in a bit of parliamentary gamesmanship. Justin Trudeau wasn't having it and left his seat to physically move Brown past Mulcair's ruffians. One of those ruffians, Ruth Ellen Brousseau, got an elbow in her chest for her troubles (and didn't turn into a pillar of salt).

Mulcair blustered, the Conservatives postured and Trudeau apologized. Then Trudeau apologized again. And again.

What question was running through your mind as you watched this calamity unfold?

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What electoral system would you like to see in Canada?

This week, the federal government started its review process for ushering in electoral reform to Canada.

Justin Trudeau promised that 2015 would be the last election run under the country's current "first-past-the-post" system.

With many factors to consider -- gender balance, Indigenous representation, making every vote count -- what electoral system do you want to see implemented in Canada?

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What do you want to see in Canada's postal system?

The Liberal government announced today that it will be launching a formal review of Canada Post, which will include such issues as whether door-to-door delivery will remain.

The corporation first announced in December 2013 it would phase out home delivery in urban areas -- resulting in up to 8,000 jobs being cut -- along with other changes.

The anouncement was met with ire from most, including CUPW and grassroots organizations, calling it "another case of a Harper-driven impoverishment of an essential service."

Trudeau campaigned on a promise to restore home delivery, and in October 2015 the plan to replace home delivery was suspended.

Judy Foote explained that the Liberals' review process will include Canadian's feedback on the national system and that they are not "ruling out anything."

What do you want to see in Canada's postal system?

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Do you think Premier Christy Clark's salary top-up is a conflict of interest?

Christy Clark receives $192,000 for her taxpayer-funded B.C. premier salary, and also receives up to $50,000 extra from her party.

The long-standing B.C. Liberal practice is now being challenged by the B.C. NDP, which has filed a complaint with B.C.'s conflict of interest commissioner alledging the extra money comes from "exclusive" private meetings with Clark and allows "direct benefits" according to B.C. NDP MLA David Eby.

Do you think Premier Clark's salary top-up is a conflict of interest?

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What's your reaction to the Mike Duffy verdict?

Senator Mike Duffy has been found not guilty on all 31 charges against him, including those relating to his residency and travel expenses.

Justice Charles Vaillancourt stated Duffy's conduct was "reasonable and honest" and that he was acting on advice from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). He also said Duffy took steps to ensure he met the residency requirement and was given advice by then-prime minister, Stephen Harper.

Vaillancourt slammed the PMO's actions calling them "mind-boggling and shocking" and commented that Duffy was an unwilling participant in the overall scheme.

As the verdict sends shockwaves across the country, a full range of reactions has followed.

What's your reaction to the Mike Duffy verdict?

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