A short snap election would pose voting hurdles, says chief electoral officer

OTTAWA — Canada's chief electoral officer says that in the event of a snap election during the pandemic, Canadians would have better access to the polls with a longer campaign — even though a shorter one appears more likely. Stéphane Perrault

N.S. First Nation struggles to find market for ‘moderate livelihood fishery’ lobster

HALIFAX — Cheryl Maloney, a Mi'kmaq treaty advocate and member of Sipekne'katik First Nation, stood on a wharf in the rural fishing village in Saulnierville, N.S.  Under a pitch-black sky, Maloney hauled a large lobster crate off a fishing boat an...

COVID-19 testing option to be tried at Calgary airport, U.S. border crossing

International travellers arriving in Alberta by air or land will have the option to take an expedited COVID-19 test to avoid quarantining for 14 days — a move the premier says would help the province's struggling service and tourism industry. The

Blanchet vows to press PM on prof’s use of slur, drawing sharp rebukes from Black MPs

OTTAWA — A controversy over a suspended professor who used a notoriously derogatory word for Black people in class has stirred strong emotions on Parliament Hill, over whether, if ever, the term should be used. The heated responses came amid a

Unsatisfied with PM’s answer, Blanchet vows to press Trudeau on prof’s use of slur

OTTAWA — Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet says he plans to ask Prime Minister Justin Trudeau later today for his position on a the suspension of a professor who used a derogatory word for Black people in class. On Wednesday, Trudeau

Montreal banking on free parking, entertainment to lure holiday shoppers downtown

Montreal's mayor says she hopes her $6-million plan that includes free parking and longer store operating hours will be enough to lure holiday shoppers to the city's hard-hit downtown. Valerie Plante said today many retailers are facing permanent closu...

Saskatchewan NDP leader promises cash to deal with rising COVID-19 numbers

SASKATOON — Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili says he would immediately add $50 million to support the fight against COVID-19 if he were to become premier. Meili made the commitment at a campaign stop today in Saskatoon before Monday's provincial elec...

Search resumes for N.L. man missing in B.C. after help sought from prime minister

The father of a Newfoundland and Labrador man missing in British Columbia says a discovered piece of fabric has spurred officials to resume the search. Jordan Naterer, 25, was reported missing on Thanksgiving weekend after he didn’t return from a solo

Navy investigating unexplained breakdown on brand-new Arctic patrol vessel

OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Navy is investigating an unexplained breakdown on its brand-new, $400-million Arctic patrol ship. The problem first emerged last week as HMCS Harry DeWolf's crew were training off the coast of Halifax, 2 1/2 months after Irv...

Elections watchdog announces charges against former leader of defunct Bridge party

OTTAWA — The former leader of the defunct Bridge Party of Canada and another individual are facing charges under both the Canada Elections Act and the Criminal Code, says Canada's elections commissioner. "Two charges have been laid under the Canada Ele...