Category Archives: Government

Supporters publicly abandon Liberal Party as Trudeau reneges on electoral reform promise

By Amy Chen Social media is abuzz with Liberal Party supporters publicly abandoning their membership, some going as far as to tweet photos of themselves cutting up their party membership cards, after their leader and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decided

Canada slams Fox News for fake news over Quebec attack

By Amy Chen, Vancouver Canadian government berated Fox News today for falsely tweeting to more than 13 million Twitter followers that the mosque attack in Quebec Monday that killed six worshippers and critically wounded five others had been carried out

Official Statement by Maryam Monsef

Official Statement By Maryam Monsef Today, The Globe and Mail published an article outlining that I was in fact born in Mashhad, Iran and not in Herat, Afghanistan – as I was led to believe for my whole life. Because

Workers denied opportunity to speak at TFWP review

The Liberal-dominated House Committee denied workers an opportunity speak at the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) review and only listened to employers and organizations representing employers, the opposition New Democrats stated in the dissenting report on the controversial program, where

Foreign pilots free to fly Canadian aircraft after Ottawa quietly removes restrictions

Canada has become the only industrialized nation in the world that allows foreign licenced pilots, some of whom may have obtained their licenses without ever having flown a plane, to operate local commercial aircraft, after Ottawa quietly altered the regulations

Harper signed trade deal with Panama encouraging tax evasion

Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed a trade deal with Panama in 2010, which encourages tax evasion by Canadian companies, according to experts. Todd Tucker, research director at Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, warned Parliamentarians that the Canada-Panama Free Trade

Open Letter to Minister of Health: Two years ago today the Health Accord expired

March 31st, 2016 The Honourable Jane Philpott Minister of Health 70 Colombine Driveway, Tunney’s Pasture Postal Location: 0906C Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9 Dear Minister Philpott, Twelve years ago today Canada’s First Ministers signed a Health Accord reaffirming their continued commitment

Liberals reinstate Canada’s prison watchdog fired by Harper government

Canada’s prison ombudsman, who was quietly fired by the Conservatives for being critical of the Harper government’s treatment of prisoners, is being reinstated by the Liberal Government. “Today, I am pleased to announce that Mr. Howard Sapers has agreed to

Budget 2016: CRA gets $444 million to go after tax dodgers

Canada’s federal budget 2016 earmarked nearly $444 million over five years for the Canada Revenue Agency to go after tax cheats, amid revelations that the government’s tax collector offered an amnesty to wealthy clients of KPMG who took part in

Civil society cautiously optimistic of federal budget

Civil society groups are welcoming federal budget with cautious optimism while insisting that more needs to be done to undo damage from Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decade in power. “This budget provides something that’s been missing for a long