Category Archives: National

Press to join U.S.-led Indo-Pacific economic framework, business leaders urge Ottawa

WASHINGTON — There's a four-letter F-word American leaders don't much use these days when they talk about international trade: "free." Instead, President Joe Biden's newest economic relationships in the Americas and the Indo-Pacific are described as "p...

Personal information about more than 100 military sex misconduct claimants leaked

OTTAWA — The company overseeing the federal government's $900-million settlement deal with military members who experienced sexual misconduct in uniform is admitting to more privacy breaches, despite repeated promises to have fixed the problem. Epiq Cl...

New poll suggests Liberal, NDP voters prefer Charest and Brown over Poilievre

OTTAWA — New polling suggests Liberal and New Democrat voters think Jean Charest or Patrick Brown would make the best leader of the federal Conservative party.  The data released by the research firm Leger is based on an online survey it

B.C. money laundering public inquiry report, recommendations to be released

VANCOUVER — A report being released today is expected to explain how billions of dollars in suspected illegal cash was funnelled into British Columbia's real estate sector, casinos and luxury car market.  The New Democrat government appointed former B....

Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair: police did not ask for Emergencies Act

OTTAWA — Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland say they didn't hear recommendations from police to enact the Emergencies Act.  Both ministers were called to testify before the special parliamentary commi...

Trudeau says Canadian attendance at Russian embassy event ‘absolutely unacceptable’

OTTAWA — It was "absolutely unacceptable" that any Canadian representative attended a party at the Russian Embassy in Ottawa last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. "It never should have happened, and we denounce it thoroughly," Trudeau ...

Federal government gives $77 million for new fire-resistant buildings in Lytton, B.C.

LYTTON, B.C. — Harjit Sajjan toured the ruins of Lytton, B.C., on Tuesday, witnessing the full impact of what a wildfire did to the community when it raced through the village in June last year.  Just before the tour, the minister

Police sergeant says slain Quebec teenager holding air pistol was perceived as threat

SHERBROOKE, Que. — Quebec provincial police officers who responded to an emergency call that left a 17-year-old dead testified on Tuesday about a quick interaction with a teenager in crisis that lasted just over a minute. Their testimony was part of

U.S. wants Canada to join probe of cross-border pollution from B.C. coal mines

The United States government, including President Joe Biden's White House, has joined calls for Canada to participate in a probe of cross-border pollution coming from coal mines in southern British Columbia. In a statement released last week, the U.S. ...

New drug price regulations could save Canada billions of dollars: PBO report

OTTAWA — New drug price regulations set to come into effect next month could lower spending on patented drugs by about seven per cent over the long term and save billions of dollars, the parliamentary budget officer reported Tuesday. Health Canada