Category Archives: National

Legault government hits reset with inaugural speech ahead of 2022 provincial election

Quebec Premier François Legault's government will set out its priorities for the rest of its mandate with an inaugural speech later today. Legault announced Oct. 7 he was proroguing the province's legislature, cutting short the previous session. Legaul...

Feds sending more help to NWT to deal with COVID-19 surge

OTTAWA — The federal government is sending more help to the Northwest Territories to deal with a spike in COVID-19 cases.  Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says Ottawa has approved a request from the territory to provide "surge capacity support" for

Pfizer officially requests Health Canada approval for kids’ COVID-19 shot

OTTAWA — Pfizer-BioNTech has asked Health Canada to approve the first COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 years old. The vaccine was developed in partnership with Germany's BioNTech and is now marketed under the brand name Comirnaty. It was

Marilou McPhedran resigns from senators’ group before hearing on her expulsion

OTTAWA — A senator resigned Monday from the upper chamber's biggest parliamentary group before a hearing could take place to consider kicking her out.  Sen. Marilou McPhedran resigned from the Independent Senators’ Group (ISG) because she did not think...

B.C. money laundering inquiry hears plea for whistleblower protections

VANCOUVER — A lawyer representing British Columbia government workers has urged a public inquiry into money laundering to call for better protection for whistleblowers, saying had those been in place, illegal cash may not have ended up in provincial ca...

Delaying Parliament’s return until Nov. 22 will cut off COVID-19 benefits: NDP

OTTAWA — Peter Julian, the NDP’s leader of the House of Commons, has written to the government complaining about its decision to delay the return of Parliament.  Julian says delaying MPs' return to the House until Nov. 22 will mean that

Viewing platform opens at Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia with eye to improving safety

PEGGY'S COVE, N.S. — About 100 people gathered near the postcard-perfect lighthouse at Nova Scotia's Peggy's Cove on Monday to mark the official opening of a viewing platform that had initially rankled some local residents. The 1,300-square-metre deck ...

Facebook whistleblower rekindles questions about cracking down on Facebook in Canada

OTTAWA — The fallout from a Facebook whistleblower's explosive revelations this month continues to descend on Canada as politicians and experts grapple with how to regulate Big Tech amid renewed questions on the harm it can wreak. A prolonged "techlash...

Trudeau visit to Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc a chance to rectify Tofino mistake: chief

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Justin Trudeau's visit was a chance to move forward, Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc Chief Rosanne Casimir said Monday, even as she rebuked the prime minister for ignoring her first invitations to join the community for Canada's first National

‘We have made the impossible possible’: Calgary, Edmonton celebrate mayoral firsts

Alberta's two major cities are set to make history in their mayoral races after Monday's municipal elections across the province. Jyoti Gondek is to become Calgary's first female mayor and Edmonton voters appear to have elected the city's first person ...