Category Archives: Politics

Feds create task force to help get Canadians home after Beirut blast

OTTAWA — The federal government has set up a task force to help Canadian citizens and permanent residents get home from Lebanon following last week's devastating explosion in Beirut. The government says the task force will supp...

B.C. Health Minister issues warning for those planning on holding weekend events

VICTORIA — British Columbia's Health Minister urged those thinking of attending large events where social distancing isn't possible to re-think their plans, and warned bylaw officers would be out as enforcement. Adrian Dix says parties may not be ...

A timeline of the controversy around WE, the Liberals and a student program

OTTAWA — A timeline of events regarding the Canada Student Service Grant program, based on public documents, events and statements from cabinet ministers, government officials, and WE Charity: March 6, 2020: WE Charity staff prepare a concept paper on ...

Heritage group applauds revamped design for Chateau Laurier addition

OTTAWA — A long-stalled addition to the Chateau Laurier is closer to being built following an agreement between the historic hotel's owners and a heritage group that fought initial plans. Heritage Ottawa says a new design for the addition would preserv...

New Brunswick election negotiations a struggle to control province’s direction

Negotiations aimed at avoiding a snap election in New Brunswick have important implications for how the province manages future challenges such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, political experts say. Premier Blaine Higgs has said he is willi...

Stronach family settles feud that divided founder Frank and daughter Belinda

TORONTO — A high-profile feud among members of the Stronach family has been resolved out of court, ending a potentially messy legal drama. Under a settlement announced Thursday by The Stronach Group, control of the family ...

Weeks before school restart, Ontario allows boards to tap into reserve funds

TORONTO — Tensions escalated between the Ontario government and teachers' unions Thursday, as the province rushed to free up money to allow boards to address pandemic safety concerns just weeks before schools are set to reopen. Education Mini...

Lethbridge supervised drug site defunded by government to shut down end of month

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The operator of one of the busiest supervised drug consumption sites in North America is shutting down at the end of the month. The Alberta government pulled its funding from ARCHES in Lethbridge in July after an audit

No singing allowed: New Brunswick introduces new COVID-19 rules for schools

FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government says all students returning to public school this September will be required to bring a face mask to school to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but masks will not be required inside the classroom. The new

B.C. adds $36 million to create 123 addiction treatment beds for youth

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says it is committing $36 million over nearly three years to fund more addiction treatment space for youth. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy says the investment will add 123 new treatment beds ...