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China's envoy called before minister multiple times to explain 'police station' allegations

Peter Zimonjic | News/Politics | Thu, 1 Dec 2022 12:13:29 EST

China’s ambassador to Canada has been summoned multiple times to appear before the minister and answer allegations that his country is operating “so-called police stations” in Canada tasked with cracking down on Chinese dissidents. read more

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What these constitutional law experts have to say about Alberta's proposed Sovereignty Act

Mark Gollom | News/Politics | Thu, 1 Dec 2022 04:00:00 EST

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith's newly tabled Sovereignty Act immediately prompted accusations that it was undemocratic and constitutionally unsound. CBC News contacted experts in constitutional law to get their take on the proposed legislation. read more

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Inuit organization drops support for government bill proposing reconciliation oversight body

Olivia Stefanovich | News/Politics | Thu, 1 Dec 2022 04:00:00 EST

The national organization representing Inuit is pulling its support for a federal government bill that would create a national reconciliation oversight body. read more

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Trudeau says he's 'not looking for a fight' over Alberta Sovereignty Act

Darren Major | News/Politics | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 14:32:22 EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he’s “not looking for a fight” after the Alberta government tabled controversial legislation Premier Danielle Smith said would tell Ottawa to “butt out” of the province's jurisdiction. read more

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NDP urges Liberals to tackle soaring prices in the North

Brett Forester | News/Indigenous | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 15:30:04 EST

New Democrat parliamentarians are urging the federal Liberals to address what they say is corporate greed driving a cost-of-living crisis for northern and Indigenous communities. read more

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Danielle Smith and the War Against Ottawa Measures Act

Jason Markusoff | News/Canada/Calgary | Tue, 29 Nov 2022 22:07:49 EST

For all the debate about what the Alberta Sovereignty Act would say about "sovereign" powers, nobody expected that the premier fancied giving herself the powers of a sovereign. read more

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Watch today's full question period

CBC News | News/Politics | Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:10:11 EST

During regular sittings of the House, question period starts at 2:15 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 11:15 a.m. ET on Fridays. Watch the full live feed from the new House of Commons in West Block. read more

Trudeau's remark 'plays into the Chinese Communist Party's narrative': former Australian PM

Trudeau's remark 'plays into the Chinese Communist Party's narrative': former Australian PM

| News/Politics/Power & Politics | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 18:29:00 EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government would stand up for Canadian values and principles in its relations with China — "not just for our own purposes, but to highlight to people in China that disagree with the regime that there are other ways of doing things and there is a better future possibly ahead." "By saying that, he plays into the Chinese Communist Party's narrative that this is all about destabilizing the communist regime in Beijing," said former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull. "I wouldn't have said it." read more

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Aging population, pandemic swelled ranks of health-care workers by 204,000, census says

Peter Zimonjic | News/Politics | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 08:58:14 EST

An aging population and the stress of managing the pandemic saw the number of health-care workers in Canada swell by 204,000 between 2016 and 2021, according to newly released census numbers. read more

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PM, leaders denounce U of O for banning cameras at Chinese ambassador's lecture

CBC News | News/Canada/Ottawa | Tue, 29 Nov 2022 21:33:18 EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is among several Canadian leaders to criticize the University of Ottawa for banning cameras at an event with the Chinese ambassador to Canada, Cong Peiwu, at one of its lecture halls on Monday — calling it an obstruction of the freedom of the press. read more

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Heritage minister asked to step in amid staff departures from National Gallery

Guy Quenneville | News/Canada/Ottawa | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 04:00:00 EST

A parliamentary committee member is calling for transparency from Canada's premier art institution following recent and very public staff turmoil — and he's imploring Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez to step in.   read more

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'No evidence at the time' of foreign interference in 2019 federal election, Lucki says

Richard Raycraft | News/Politics | Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:05:52 EST

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki says the Mounties did not have any evidence of foreign interference during the 2019 federal election and were not investigating any criminal activities related to that election. read more

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Alberta sovereignty act would give cabinet unilateral powers to change laws

Michelle Bellefontaine | News/Canada/Edmonton | Tue, 29 Nov 2022 17:55:32 EST

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has tabled the Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act — legislation that would allow the province to circumvent certain federal legislation deemed a threat to Alberta's independence. read more

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Former premier Jason Kenney resigns his seat in Alberta's legislature

CBC | News/Canada/Calgary | Tue, 29 Nov 2022 19:10:30 EST

Jason Kenney, the former leader of the UCP who served as Alberta's premier until last month, has announced he is resigning from his seat as the MLA for Calgary-Lougheed effective immediately. read more

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Bank of Canada lost $522M in 3rd quarter, marking first loss in its history

Nojoud Al Mallees | News/Politics | Tue, 29 Nov 2022 21:11:02 EST

The Bank of Canada lost $522 million in the third quarter of this year, marking the first loss in its 87-year history. read more

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Social media tools were key to 'Freedom Convoy' protest, expert tells inquiry

Laura Osman | News/Politics | Tue, 29 Nov 2022 18:42:59 EST

Social media acted as the "central nervous system" of the "Freedom Convoy" protest in Ottawa last winter, the Public Order Emergency Commission heard Tuesday as it considered the role played by misinformation in the lead-up to the invocation of the Emergencies Act. read more

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Ford government plans to appeal after Ontario court strikes down Bill 124

CBC News | News/Canada/Toronto | Tue, 29 Nov 2022 14:55:22 EST

The Ford government plans to appeal an Ontario court decision striking down a law that limited wage increases for public sector workers, more commonly known as Bill 124. read more

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Trudeau says economic issues more pressing than Alberta's Sovereignty Act

Darren Major | News/Politics | Tue, 29 Nov 2022 16:22:34 EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will remain focused on jobs and the cost of living for Albertans after the province tabled controversial legislation one federal minister called a threat to national unity. read more

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More than 2,000 wild species face a high risk of being wiped out in Canada, report warns

Peter Zimonjic | News/Politics | Tue, 29 Nov 2022 13:13:09 EST

A newly released report on the status of wild species in Canada has cataloged more species than any previous report — roughly 50,000 — and warns more than 2,000 of them face a high risk of being wiped out in the wild. read more

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Trudeau announces $42.5 million in funding for Saskatchewan First Nation rocked by stabbings

CBC News | News/Politics | Mon, 28 Nov 2022 07:54:22 EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting a First Nation in Saskatchewan that was rocked by a deadly stabbing rampage nearly three months ago. read more

Saskatchewan mass stabbing sparks new warrant law

Saskatchewan mass stabbing sparks new warrant law

Crime/Politics/Christine Tell | Thu, 01 Dec 2022 17:10:13 +0000

Saskatchewan says it wants to suspend government benefits to violent offenders who have warrants out for their arrest. read more

Ottawa should boycott India G20 over ‘horrific discriminatory laws,’ NDP says

Ottawa should boycott India G20 over ‘horrific discriminatory laws,’ NDP says

Canada/Politics/World | Thu, 01 Dec 2022 16:09:15 +0000

Last month, Justin Trudeau's government unveiled plans to form closer ties with India as a key component of its Indo-Pacific Strategy. read more

Parti Québécois barred from sitting in legislature for refusing oath to King

Parti Québécois barred from sitting in legislature for refusing oath to King

Canada/Politics/François Paradis | Thu, 01 Dec 2022 15:34:51 +0000

The three-member PQ caucus attempted to sit in the Salon bleu at the Quebec national assembly in the morning, but were barred for not swearing oath to King Charles III. read more

Soccer player Ciara McCormack to testify for safety of women study

Soccer player Ciara McCormack to testify for safety of women study

Canada/Politics/Sports | Thu, 01 Dec 2022 12:49:13 +0000

McCormack is a former Vancouver Whitecaps player and the whisteblower against Bob Birarda, a former Whitecaps and Soccer Canada coach. read more

New kids dental benefit now open to some Canadians. Here’s what to know

New kids dental benefit now open to some Canadians. Here’s what to know

Canada/Health/Politics | Thu, 01 Dec 2022 11:36:04 +0000

The benefit is available for children under 12 in families that earn less than $90,000 a year and ranges from $260 to $650 per child depending on net income. read more

Economy and identity: Quebec premier delivers inaugural speech of 43rd legislature

Economy and identity: Quebec premier delivers inaugural speech of 43rd legislature

Canada/Politics/CAQ | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 21:07:48 +0000

Quebec Premier François Legault says the French language is the foundation of Quebec and his objective is to stop what he called the decline of the language. read more

West can show regime critics in China ‘there are other ways of doing things’: Trudeau

West can show regime critics in China ‘there are other ways of doing things’: Trudeau

Canada/Politics/World | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 20:13:32 +0000

The statement indicates a 'very strong position' taken by the prime minister, according to Guy Saint-Jacques, a former Canadian ambassador to China. read more

Ottawa ‘not looking for a fight’ over Alberta sovereignty bill, Trudeau says

Ottawa ‘not looking for a fight’ over Alberta sovereignty bill, Trudeau says

Canada/Politics/Alberta News | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 16:05:42 +0000

Speaking on his way into a caucus meeting in Ottawa on Wednesday, Trudeau said the proposed 'exceptional powers' in the bill are 'causing a lot of eyebrows to raise in Alberta.' read more

Canadian military plane ‘intercepted’ by Chinese jets during latest mission

Canadian military plane ‘intercepted’ by Chinese jets during latest mission

Canada/Politics/World | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 15:03:59 +0000

An official within the Department of National Defence told Global News there were multiple interceptions, and that they happened “regularly” over the course of the operation. read more

China vows to crack down on ‘hostile forces’ as zero-COVID protests test Xi

China vows to crack down on ‘hostile forces’ as zero-COVID protests test Xi

Health/Politics/World | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 12:20:29 +0000

Authorities eased some controls and announced a new push to vaccinate vulnerable groups after the demonstrations, but maintained they would stick to the 'zero-COVID' strategy. read more

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