Category Archives: Politics

Letter sent by new Tory leader Erin O’Toole mirrors text on rival MacKay’s website

OTTAWA — A fundraising letter sent by new Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole to party members contains passages identical to sections of his rival Peter MacKay's campaign website. The missive to members was sent earlier this month in the wake of

New Brunswick swears in 16-member cabinet, including five newly elected members

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs unveiled his new cabinet Tuesday, elevating five newly elected members of the legislature to portfolios while dropping six former cabinet members. The 16-member cabinet was administered the oath of offic...

As other provinces look to lockdowns, P.E.I. to loosen its COVID-19 restrictions

CHARLOTTETOWN — As Canada's larger provinces look to impose restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19, Prince Edward Island is moving in the opposite direction. Dr. Heather Morrison, the province's chief medical officer of health, said Tuesday the I...

Nurse fired, coroner to investigate after dying Indigenous woman taunted in hospital

MONTREAL — A nurse has been fired after an Indigenous woman who was dying Monday night in hospital was subjected to degrading remarks, Quebec's premier said Tuesday. The Quebec coroner's office confirmed it will investigate the circumstances surroundin...

Ontario tightens long-term care visitor rules as COVID-19 cases increase

TORONTO — Visitor access to long-term care homes in COVID-19 hot spots will be restricted starting next week, the Ontario government announced Tuesday, citing the need to protect vulnerable residents as cases surge. As of Oct. 5, only st...

Former Conservative MP Rob Anders facing multiple charges of evading taxes

OTTAWA — Former Conservative MP Rob Anders has been charged with tax evasion, as well as other Income Tax Act offences dating back to his years as a parliamentarian. The five charges were first reported by the National Post and

Montreal restaurateurs ‘in shock’ after provincial government orders 28-day closure

Montreal restaurateurs say they don't understand why the provincial government is ordering their businesses to close even though there have been no COVID-19 outbreaks tied to the city's famed restaurant industry. On Monday, authorities moved Montreal a...

Complaints from Access to Information users more than doubled last year: info czar

OTTAWA — Dissatisfied users of the Access to Information Act lodged over 6,000 new complaints last year — more than double the number in the previous year, a federal watchdog says. In her annual report for 2019-20 tabled Tuesday, information commission...

Alberta’s disaster risk assessment plan in poor shape: auditor general

EDMONTON — Alberta is doing a poor job of anticipating and preparing for disasters despite increasing risks from factors such as climate change, says the province's auditor general. In a report released Tuesday, Doug Wylie said Alberta doesn't have a p...

Nova Scotia invests $25 million for new hospital in North Cumberland region

PUGWASH, N.S. — The Nova Scotia government says it will invest about $25 million to replace the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital. Health Minister Randy Delorey said today in a news release the new hospital in Pugwash, N.S., about 170 kilometres north...