Category Archives: Government

“Kicking against pricks”: China rebukes Canada for suspending extradition treaty with Hong Kong

China described Ottawa’s decision to suspend the extradition treaty with Hong Kong as “kicking against pricks” and threatened to take more action against Canada for interfering in “China’s internal affairs”. “Hong Kong is China’s special administrative region. Hong Kong affairs

3 in 4 British Columbians support banning foreign real estate buyers

More than three-in-four British Columbians are in favour of banning most foreign nationals from purchasing real estate in Canada, a new Research Co. poll has found. 78% of British Columbians support having legislation similar to the one currently in place

Group looking to sue Canadian media insists federal minister shares their concerns

A campaign raising money to sue a Canadian media promoted on a federal minister’s social media account is insisting that the minister shares their concerns. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced tough questions last week about why Digital Government Minister Joyce

“Question the motivation of anyone who wants you to believe prices will go up” – CMHC boss slams realtors

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation boss doesn’t mince his words when it comes to hitting back at realtors who’ve been critical of the national housing agency’s dire real estate market forecast. “Some vocal real estate advisors have labelled us “panic-inducing

3 in 4 Canadians reject Huawei in Canada’s 5G network

Three in four Canadians want to keep China’s Huawei out of Canada’s 5G network, according to the latest results of a Research Co. tracking poll, which mark a new high water level in Canadians’ rejection of the telecom giant from

Senate bill targeting organ harvesters could bar Chinese officials from Canada

A bill making its way through Canada’s Senate to bar anyone involved with organ harvesting from entering the country could make China’s Communist Party officials inadmissible to Canada. Bill S-204 makes it a criminal offence to do “anything in connection

2 in 3 Canadians want government to take over long-term care facilities

Two in three Canadians want the government to take over long term care facilities as the COVID-19 pandemic exposes tragic realities about the conditions in which Canadian seniors and others who cannot care for themselves live. Recent estimates are that

Canada looking to increase minimum mortgage down payments from 5% to 10%

Canada is looking to stop its historic household debt soaring even higher due to the novel coronavirus crisis by requiring higher mortgage down payments, the country’s national housing agency said. Evan Siddall, president and CEO of the Canada Mortgage and

Canada demands corporations protect workers’ rights, limit dividends, share buy-backs, exec pay in exchange for COVID-19 support

Canada is demanding the nation’s largest corporations hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic protect workers’ rights while imposing strict limits on dividends, share buy-backs, and executive pay in exchange for government support to ride out the crisis. The corporations seeking

Canada Pension Plan invests in China’s tech giant accused of censorship, surveillance and facilitating Beijing’s human rights violations

Canada’s Pension Plan has become a major shareholder of Tencent Holdings Ltd, the Chinese tech giant who’s being accused of carrying out censorship and surveillance at Chinese Communist Party’s behest and aiding Beijing’s gross human rights violations. CPP now owns