Financial aid for workers hurt by COVID-19 gets unanimous support in Commons

OTTAWA — The House of Commons has unanimously passed legislation authorizing new benefits for workers left jobless or underemployed by the COVID-19 pandemic.In the process, the minority Liberal government has survived its first pandemic-era confidence ...

Follow the party leaders in Saskatchewan’s provincial election campaign

Where the leaders are on the campaign trail Wednesday for the Oct. 26 Saskatchewan election: Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe  SASKATOON — Makes a platform announcement in southwest Saskatoon (10 a.m., 3415 Dieppe St.) SASKATOON — Makes campaig...

B.C. extends state of emergency, reports one death and 105 new cases of COVID-19

VICTORIA — The B.C. government is extending the province's state of emergency for another two weeks, allowing officials to continue using emergency powers to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. The move comes as B.C. reported 105 new cases of the illness and...

Saskatchewan election campaign stops in Saskatoon

SASKATOON — Party leaders in Saskatchewan are to spend their first full day of campaigning today in one of the cities considered an election battleground.   Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe is to be in Saskatoon to make his first platform

Green party kept donations meant for Glen Murray campaign in error

OTTAWA — The federal Green party says it accidentally kept donations that were meant to support the leadership campaign of Glen Murray. The party says contributions meant for the former Winnipeg mayor and Ontario Liberal cabinet minister were incorrect...

Liberals revive efforts to make Sept. 30 holiday for Indigenous reconciliation

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is reviving its effort to create a new statutory holiday to commemorate the victims and survivors of Indigenous residential schools. Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault introduced legislation in the House of Commons toda...

Quebec’s second wave driven by community transmission, muddled messaging, expert says

MONTREAL — Quebecers following the COVID-19 news in recent days may be feeling a certain sense of deja vu. The government has been announcing 700, 800, even close to 900 new cases per day — numbers not seen since the first

N.L. government to table budget today after projecting $2.1-billion deficit

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador government is staring down a $2.1-billion deficit as it prepares to deliver a budget this afternoon. The first budget by the government of Liberal Premier Andrew Furey is coming halfway through the year

Letter sent by new Tory leader Erin O’Toole mirrors text on rival MacKay’s website

OTTAWA — A fundraising letter sent by new Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole to party members contains passages identical to sections of his rival Peter MacKay's campaign website. The missive to members was sent earlier this month in the wake of

New Brunswick swears in 16-member cabinet, including five newly elected members

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs unveiled his new cabinet Tuesday, elevating five newly elected members of the legislature to portfolios while dropping six former cabinet members. The 16-member cabinet was administered the oath of offic...