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Environment Canada says it can now rapidly link high-heat weather events to climate change

News/Politics | Sun, 16 Jun 2024 04:00:00 EDT

Environment and Climate Change Canada says it's now able to publicly identify links between episodes of extreme heat and climate change within days of a weather event. read more

Reginal Percival was 13-years-old when he was forcibly removed from his Nisga'a Nation home in northern B.C. and placed with non-Indigenous families.

Boarding home survivors awaiting compensation now press for federal apology

News/Politics | Sun, 16 Jun 2024 04:00:00 EDT

The $1.9-billion federal Indian boarding home settlement agreement is designed to make it easier to make claims than previous settlements for Indigenous people, but it doesn't include a recommendation for an official apology — something survivors say they still want. read more

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Trudeau says co-operation coming with Modi, but short on specifics

News/World | Sat, 15 Jun 2024 08:11:56 EDT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is remaining tight-lipped about his meeting with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Italy, after months of tensions between the two countries. read more

Canadian navy patrol boat HMCS Margaret Brooke passes by Russian nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine Kazan and frigate Admiral Gorshkov, as it enters Havana's bay, Cuba, June 14, 2024.

Canadian warship sharing an anchorage with Russian vessels in Cuba

News/Politics | Sat, 15 Jun 2024 04:00:00 EDT

The Royal Canadian Navy now finds itself in the unusual position of both shadowing Russian warships as a threat in the Caribbean and sharing an anchorage with them as a guest in the port of Havana after Canada accepted an invitation to send a patrol ship to Cuba while the Russian navy is in town. read more

Ukrainian soldiers practice searching for IEDs under the watchful eye of Canadian trainers in southwest Poland on Monday, June 19, 2023.

Protecting trainers Canada's priority as France pushes new mission in Ukraine, top soldier says

News/Politics | Sat, 15 Jun 2024 02:00:00 EDT

Protecting military trainers in the event they're deployed back into Ukraine is the top consideration for Canadian defence planners as France steps up pressure on allies to join its training initiative, Canada's top military commander says. read more

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marc Miller rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, March 18, 2024.

Canadians — and Liberals — split on giving the undocumented status: immigration minister

News/Politics | Sat, 15 Jun 2024 04:00:00 EDT

Immigration Minister Marc Miller says the federal government is continuing to investigate options for giving status to some undocumented people in Canada — but he doesn't see consensus on the issue in the country or in the government caucus. read more

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, takes part in a bilateral meeting with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the G7 Summit in Savelletri Di Fasano, Italy on Thursday, June 13, 2024.

PM travels to Switzerland for peace summit as Ukraine faces setbacks on the battlefield

News/Politics | Sat, 15 Jun 2024 04:00:00 EDT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to Switzerland today for a peace summit as Ukraine's president works to shore up his country's defence by securing more international support. read more

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NDP leader says Han Dong shouldn't be allowed back into Liberal caucus

News/Politics | Fri, 14 Jun 2024 18:33:05 EDT

After reading an unredacted report from one of Canada's intelligence oversight bodies, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he now thinks that Independent MP Han Dong shouldn’t be allowed back into the Liberal caucus. read more

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Apulia, Italy on Friday, June 14, 2024.

Trudeau, Modi meet for first time since Canada publicly accused India of Sikh leader's assassination

News/Politics | Fri, 14 Jun 2024 09:51:15 EDT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi have met for the first time since Trudeau publicly accused Modi's government of involvement in the assassination of a Canadian Sikh activist. read more

Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu is expected to officially announce the funding for a new hospital in Moosonee, Ont., in Ottawa on Monday.

Federal government to announce long-awaited funding to replace deteriorating northern Ontario hospital

News/Politics | Fri, 14 Jun 2024 21:13:27 EDT

The federal government will provide $1.24 billion in new money to replace an aging hospital originally built as a tuberculosis sanatorium along northern Ontario’s James Bay Coast, according to a senior government source. read more

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Next G7 leaders' summit to be held in Kananaskis, Alta.

News/Politics | Fri, 14 Jun 2024 14:09:27 EDT

The federal government has chosen Kananaskis, Alta. as the location for the G7 leaders’ summit next year. read more

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Record 84 candidates on a near metre-long ballot in upcoming byelection

News/Politics | Fri, 14 Jun 2024 04:00:00 EDT

A record 84 people have put their names forward as candidates for the June 24 byelection in Toronto-St. Paul's, making it the longest ballot ever in federal election history. read more

Trudeau sits in a dark suit opposite Pope Francis as the two speak

Trudeau meets Pope before pontiff's speech on promises, perils of AI

News/Politics | Fri, 14 Jun 2024 08:49:53 EDT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a private audience with Pope Francis on Friday as part of his participation in the final day of the G7 leaders' summit in Apulia, Italy. read more

New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks in the Foyer of the House of Commons about the NSICOP report, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, June 13, 2024.

NDP leader says he's more alarmed after reading unredacted intelligence report

News/Politics | Thu, 13 Jun 2024 16:58:00 EDT

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he’s convinced some Parliamentarians are “willing participants” in foreign states’ efforts to interfere in Canadian politics after reading an unredacted version of a bombshell report from one of Canada’s intelligence oversight bodies. read more

1972 Team Canada's Paul Henderson is greeted by 1972 Soviet team's goalkeeper Vladislav Tretiak as he is inducted at the IIHF Hall of Fame at the world hockey championship in Stockholm Sweden on Sunday, May 19, 2013.

Canada sanctions Summit Series goalie Vladislav Tretiak

News/Politics | Thu, 13 Jun 2024 17:40:46 EDT

Canada has levelled sanctions against an icon of the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union. read more

Ottawa immigration lawyer Jackie Bonnisteel says refugees sneaking across the border into Canada will face legal hurdles in making their claims to stay.

A look inside the tentative deal for Canada's border workers

News/Canada/Windsor | Fri, 14 Jun 2024 12:37:33 EDT

The deal is retroactive by two years meaning it spans from June 2022 to June 2026. Online ratification is expected in the coming weeks, according to the union. read more

NDP MP Niki Ashton, pictured in Quebec, billed the House of Commons more than $17,000 for a trip she took to reportedly meet with

NDP MP who's rarely on Parliament Hill billed taxpayers for travel with family over Christmas

News/Politics | Thu, 13 Jun 2024 04:00:00 EDT

An NDP MP who frequently joins parliamentary proceedings remotely from her riding billed the House of Commons for a trip she took to reportedly meet with “stakeholders” over the Christmas holidays — travel that included bringing her husband and kids along at taxpayers’ expense. read more

A purple sea star is seen in Meyers Passage near Princess Royal Island, B.C. Friday, Sept, 20, 2013.

Canada now one of the first countries to introduce a nature accountability bill, says Guilbeault

News/Politics | Thu, 13 Jun 2024 19:06:42 EDT

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said his nature accountability bill would make Canada only the second country to adopt such legislation if passed. read more

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Canadian bank CEOs defend investments in oil and gas

News/Climate | Thu, 13 Jun 2024 14:42:40 EDT

The chief executives from Canada's five biggest banks faced hard questions from MPs on Thursday over their climate commitments and plans to help spur transition to renewable energy. read more

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Following Conservative attacks, government releases internal data on the impact of carbon pricing

News/Politics | Thu, 13 Jun 2024 10:00:00 EDT

The federal government has released its estimate of the impact of carbon pricing on the size of the economy after it was accused by the opposition Conservatives of muzzling an officer of Parliament. read more

Trudeau won’t say if Liberal MPs allegedly conspired with foreign states

Trudeau won’t say if Liberal MPs allegedly conspired with foreign states

Politics/China/Foreign Affairs | Sat, 15 Jun 2024 10:55:49 +0000

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Green Leader Elizabeth May say none of their MPs are named in NSICOP's foreign interference report but Justin Trudeau won't say if Liberals were named. read more

Quebec restaurant halts free-meal program after warning over English-only text

Quebec restaurant halts free-meal program after warning over English-only text

Canada/Politics/Montreal | Sat, 15 Jun 2024 08:00:44 +0000

A Montreal restauranteur said he's halted a "pay it forward" free meal program after a complaint from Quebec's language law enforcement office. read more

Impose tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, ex-U.S. envoy urges Canada

Impose tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, ex-U.S. envoy urges Canada

Canada/Economy/Politics | Fri, 14 Jun 2024 19:02:09 +0000

A former U.S. ambassador to Canada is urging Ottawa to join the U.S. and the EU in placing tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles amid concerns about Beijing's subsidies. read more

South Africa’s Ramaphosa looks to be re-elected after ANC reaches deal

South Africa’s Ramaphosa looks to be re-elected after ANC reaches deal

Politics/World/African National Congress | Fri, 14 Jun 2024 12:01:42 +0000

The deal between two sharply antagonistic parties marks the start of a new era in South African politics, which has been utterly dominated by the ANC since it swept to power. read more

Parliamentarians who allegedly colluded with foreign states are ‘traitors’: Singh

Parliamentarians who allegedly colluded with foreign states are ‘traitors’: Singh

Canada/Politics/foreign interference | Thu, 13 Jun 2024 21:07:22 +0000

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says parliamentarians who “wittingly” collaborated with foreign governments are “traitors to the country.” read more

Tories appeal to Jewish community ahead of Toronto byelection, allege ‘betrayal’ by Trudeau

Tories appeal to Jewish community ahead of Toronto byelection, allege ‘betrayal’ by Trudeau

Politics/Canada Politics/Justin Trudeau | Thu, 13 Jun 2024 20:19:26 +0000

The federal Conservatives are asking the Jewish community in a Toronto riding to send Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a message about his "betrayal" by voting for the Tory candidate. read more

Canada lays new Russia sanctions, says Moscow meddling in Moldova election

Canada lays new Russia sanctions, says Moscow meddling in Moldova election

Canada/Politics/World | Thu, 13 Jun 2024 17:46:11 +0000

The actions come as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends the G7 Summit in Italy, where Russia's invasion of Ukraine remains a key topic. read more

Some frontline workers could soon become eligible for early retirement

Some frontline workers could soon become eligible for early retirement

Canada/Politics/Canada News | Thu, 13 Jun 2024 16:13:58 +0000

Federally employed border service officers, parliamentary protection officers, search and rescue technicians and firefighters are slated to become eligible. read more

Foreign interference bill gets unanimous final passage in House of Commons

Foreign interference bill gets unanimous final passage in House of Commons

Canada/Politics/bill c70 | Thu, 13 Jun 2024 16:13:14 +0000

The House of Commons unanimously passed a wide-ranging bill Thursday to combat foreign interference as the government faces growing scrutiny over its handling of the issue. read more

G7 leaders agree on US$50B loan for Ukraine using frozen Russian assets

G7 leaders agree on US$50B loan for Ukraine using frozen Russian assets

Canada/Politics/World | Thu, 13 Jun 2024 11:50:00 +0000

G7 leaders have agreed to engineer a US$50-billion loan to help Ukraine that would use interest earned on profits from Russia’s frozen central bank assets as collateral. read more

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