Category Archives: National

Crown probing ex-MP Raj Grewal’s guest list for India receptions with Justin Trudeau

OTTAWA — Former Liberal MP Raj Grewal sent the names of 100 people he wanted to invite to receptions with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in India in 2018, and no one on his list raised any red flags with Trudeau's

Caroline Simard appointed new watchdog for federal elections

OTTAWA — Caroline Simard, vice-chairperson of broadcasting at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, has been appointed as Canada's new elections watchdog. The chief electoral officer of Canada, Stéphane Perrault, today annou...

Feds’ curb on debate of online streaming bill condemned as draconian by Tories

OTTAWA — The federal government is cutting short debate by MPs of its online streaming bill, a move Tory MPs have condemned as "draconian" and "disturbing." They say curbing scrutiny of the bill line by line in committee is an attempt

Quebec language law could push young Jews to leave Quebec, B’nai Brith says

MONTREAL — Quebec's new language law will harm vulnerable English-speaking Jewish seniors and could cause a new exodus of young people from the province, a prominent Jewish organization said Monday. B’nai Brith officials joined representatives of cultu...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again tests positive for COVID-19

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time. "I feel OK, but that’s because I got my shots," Trudeau said Monday on Twitter. "So, if you haven’t, get vaccinated — and if you can, get

Quebec coroner investigates case of teen shot dead by provincial police in 2018

SHERBROOKE, Que. — Nearly four years after her teenage son was shot in the head and killed by a provincial police officer, a Quebec mother said Monday at a coroner's inquest she hopes to finally have a full accounting of

Inquiry begins hearing testimony on Ottawa’s off-the-rails transit system

OTTAWA — Hundreds of public servants and downtown workers trudged shoulder to shoulder down the sidewalk on the outskirts of Ottawa's core on a dreary October 2019 morning, making an unexpected march to work. Laptop bags slung over their shoulders, the...

Quebec Liberals promise not to preempt court challenges with notwithstanding clause

MONTREAL — Quebec Liberal leader Dominique Anglade cast herself as a candidate who can unite Quebecers of all backgrounds as her party presented its election platform Saturday, nearly five months ahead of the October vote. While addressing supporters i...

Police identify persons of interest but no threat as Parliament Hill probe continues

Ottawa Police said they identified two persons of interest but no public safety concerns as they continued to investigate an incident that briefly led to the evacuation of Parliament Hill. Police said in a news release that they received information Sa...

Rebuild of Lytton, B.C., after devastating wildfire to begin by September: minister

OTTAWA — Rebuilding in the fire-ravaged village of Lytton, B.C., is likely to begin in September, according to the province's minister of public safety. That would be 15 months after an out-of-control wildfire swept through and burned 90 per cent