Category Archives: Politics

Moe meets supporters at “The Big Honkin’ rally for a strong Saskatchewan” in Regina

REGINA — Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe outlined his vision for a strong province today as people honked their horns in support at an outdoor vehicle rally. Moe says he's running on his record in Monday's election. He says the Saskatchewan Party

Moe meets supporters at “The Big Honkin’ rally for a strong Saskatchewan” in Regina

REGINA — Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe outlined his vision for a strong province today as people honked their horns in support at an outdoor vehicle rally. Moe says he's running on his record in Monday's election. He says the Saskatchewan Party

N.S. mass shooting probe will include look at RCMP actions, gender-based violence

HALIFAX — The joint public inquiry in response to the April mass shooting in Nova Scotia has announced a mandate that includes a probe of the RCMP response as well as the role of gender-based violence in the tragedy. The federal

Doctor says multi-day events like weddings linked to higher cases of COVID-19 in B.C.

VICTORIA — The president of British Columbia's largest health authority says multi-day events including weddings, funerals and gender-reveal parties have caused a surge in COVID-19 cases. Dr. Victoria Lee, the CEO of Fraser Health, says different group...

Promised path to residency for “Guardian Angel” asylum seekers yet to open

OTTAWA — A much-heralded program to grant permanent residency to some asylum seekers working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to accept a single application.  Federal Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino unveiled the program in ...

First Nation says running water must be restored 24/7 before evacuees can return

The chief and council of a First Nation in a remote part of northwestern Ontario said Thursday that they won't send evacuees home until the community has access to running water 24/7.  The condition is among a list of "minimum demands"

Ford says supporter will not get special treatment in school accreditation process

Ontario's premier insisted Thursday that a prominent social conservative wasn't getting special treatment while trying to turn a Christian college into a university, but critics said it was clear Doug Ford was using new legislation to reward one of his...

For Acadian fisherman, early Mi’kmaq fishery in N.S. bay can ‘never’ be respected

METEGHAN, N.S. — As he stands calmly splicing anchor rope, Roger LeBlanc describes the anxiety, anger and suspicion over a Mi'kmaq lobster fishery that is coursing through his small Acadian community. "This stock has been building up for 150 years, and...

EU reimposes travel restriction on Canada amid rising pandemic numbers

OTTAWA — The European Union's council has reimposed a travel restriction on Canada as it battles a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The move reverses a decision in June that lifted entry restrictions on a number of non-EU countries, including

Liberals, Greens slam Horgan for calling snap election during pandemic

As British Columbia's election looms, John Horgan's rivals condemned the B.C. New Democrat leader's decision to call an election as COVID-19 infections surged in a second wave. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson echoed Green Leader Sonia Furstenau during ...