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Brian Mulroney, one of Canada's most consequential prime ministers, is dead at 84

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 18:07:46 EST

Brian Mulroney — who, as Canada's 18th prime minister, steered the country through a tumultuous period in national and world affairs — has died. He was 84. read more

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney leaves Parliament Hill Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is dead at 84. His family announced late Thursday that the former Tory leader died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones.

Friends and admirers remember Brian Mulroney for momentous policies that changed Canada

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 19:56:33 EST

From championing free trade to opposing racial apartheid in South Africa, former prime minister Brian Mulroney left a remarkable and indelible imprint on Canadian history. read more

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New visa rules for Mexican nationals turn families, tourists into collateral damage, loved ones say

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 22:25:03 EST

Immigration Minister Marc Miller said on Thursday that Ottawa would be reinstating visa requirements for travellers from Mexico to reduce the number of asylum claims and the number of people crossing from Canada into the U.S. read more

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Brian Mulroney: The life and times of Canada's 18th prime minister

News/Canada | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 19:12:16 EST

Brian Mulroney, who served as Canadian prime minister from 1984 to 1993, oversaw the failure of the Meech Lake Accord and the passage of NAFTA. read more

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to questions from the opposition during Question Period, Wednesday, February 28, 2024 in Ottawa.

Poilievre claims Trudeau is covering up lapses at high-security lab, PM accuses rival of spewing conspiracies

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:34:35 EST

Facing questions about how scientists who were intentionally sharing information with China were cleared to work at a Winnipeg lab housing deadly diseases, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deflected criticism to his chief political rival, accusing the Conservative leader of weaponizing national security.  read more

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Appeal Court upholds Quebec law that bars teachers, police from wearing religious symbols

News/Canada/Montreal | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 04:00:00 EST

The law, which has been in place for five years, prevents a number of civil servants — including teachers and police officers — from wearing religious symbols while on the job.  read more

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Ottawa unveils national pharmacare plan that covers diabetes, contraception to start

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 11:10:23 EST

Health Minister Mark Holland released the long-awaited details of the federal government's pharmacare plan Thursday with a commitment to cover some diabetes treatments and contraception. read more

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Trudeau government unveils plans to divert money from some departments for new priorities

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 18:17:47 EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has unveiled how it plans to spend billions of dollars in the coming year. Here's where it's going and where the cuts are landing. read more

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House Speaker Fergus fined $1,500 for partisan video

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 17:13:53 EST

Members of Parliament have imposed a $1,500 fine on Speaker Greg Fergus for using House of Commons resources for a partisan video that aired at the Ontario Liberal leadership convention last year. read more

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Immigration minister says meeting with Israel's ambassador on Gaza was 'frustrating'

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:38:24 EST

Federal Immigration Minister Marc Miller said Thursday his conversation with Israeli Ambassador Iddo Moed earlier this month about Canada's attempts to get Palestinians with family ties to Canada out of Gaza was "frustrating ... on many levels." read more

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly speak to reporters

Defence department reallocating $810M, in part to fund major equipment purchases

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:43:54 EST

The Department of National Defence will reallocate $810 million in the coming budget as part of the Liberal government’s overall austerity drive, according to Federal Treasury Board documents tabled in the House of Commons on Thursday. Some of those savings are to be redirected into major equipment purchases. read more

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Pornhub operator broke federal privacy law, federal watchdog finds

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:47:16 EST

The federal privacy watchdog says the operator behind Pornhub and other pornographic sites broke the law by enabling intimate images to be shared on its websites without direct knowledge or consent. read more

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Ottawa adds funding to CBC, despite executives' claims it was asked to cut its budget

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:01:48 EST

Canada's public broadcaster is getting an increase in funding, despite executives insisting that a request to cut CBC/Radio-Canada's budget for the next fiscal year was one reason they announced layoffs for 10 per cent of staff. read more

The federal government has appointed a new ethics commissioner with the support of opposition parties. Konrad von Finckenstein poses for a portrait in his office in Gatineau, Que. on Tuesday January 17, 2012.

After more than a year, Ottawa moves to hire a permanent federal ethics commissioner

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 12:46:47 EST

The federal government has appointed a new ethics commissioner with the support of opposition parties. read more

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller speaks speaks during a press conference in Ottawa about a revised final settlement agreement to compensate First Nations children and families on April 5, 2023.

Minister says Mexico isn't threatening trade consequences over new visa rules

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 12:27:56 EST

Immigration Minister Marc Miller says Mexico has not warned Canada that the trade relationship between the two countries will suffer as a result of Canada's decision to re-impose visa requirements on Mexican travellers. read more

Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, seen here in an undated screengrab from a CBC segment, at the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) in Winnipeg.

Scientist fired from Winnipeg disease lab intentionally worked to benefit China: CSIS report

News/Politics | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 18:08:43 EST

One of the scientists who was fired from Canada's top infectious disease laboratory "intentionally" shared scientific information with China — potentially putting people's health in jeopardy, says an assessment by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).   read more

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Ottawa pledging $50M for Bruce Power nuclear plant expansion

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 10:00:00 EST

The federal government is set to invest $50 million in preliminary work on an expansion of the Bruce Power nuclear plant — Ottawa's first major investment in expanding a large nuclear plant in decades. read more

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The pharmacare bill is coming today — here's what you need to know

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 04:00:28 EST

The Liberal government is expected to table its pharmacare legislation today — possibly the biggest expansion of publicly funded health care in Canada in decades. read more

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Liberal MP maintains Indigenous identity, despite removal from Algonquin group

News/Indigenous | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 04:00:00 EST

Nickel Belt MP Marc Serré says he will continue identifying as Indigenous, despite being removed from the Algonquins of Ontario. The organization is tightening enrolment criteria in a push to finalize a pending modern treaty. read more

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As Ottawa promises a better response to natural disasters, communities say they need money now

News/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 04:00:00 EST

Ottawa's emergency preparedness minister has warned that this summer could be even worse than last year's record-breaking wildfire season — while communities on the front lines say they need money for prevention right now. read more

Brian Mulroney, former Canadian prime minister, dead at 84

Brian Mulroney, former Canadian prime minister, dead at 84

Canada/Politics/Brian Mulroney | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 23:18:37 +0000

Mulroney's term as prime minister from 1984 to 1993 saw him lead a fractious Conservative coalition while netting a slew of domestic and international achievements. read more

Key takeaways from newly released Winnipeg lab documents

Key takeaways from newly released Winnipeg lab documents

Canada/Politics/China | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 22:14:42 +0000

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service decided two scientists at a highly-secure Winnipeg lab posed a security threat, but had no evidence of working with foreign agents. read more

Pornhub owner broke law by not getting ‘valid’ consent for content: watchdog

Pornhub owner broke law by not getting ‘valid’ consent for content: watchdog

Canada/Crime/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 21:21:13 +0000

The privacy commissioner's final report on its years-long investigation into Aylo, formerly known as MindGeek, found "significant" issues with the way the company obtains consent. read more

Bill 21: Five things about Quebec’s contentious secularism law

Bill 21: Five things about Quebec’s contentious secularism law

Canada/Politics/Bill 21 | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 19:54:02 +0000

Quebec's secularism law, known as Bill 21, has faced numerous court challenges since it was adopted nearly five years ago, with the Quebec Court of Appeal the latest to weigh in. read more

CBC set for budget boost despite executives’ claims of looming cut

CBC set for budget boost despite executives’ claims of looming cut

Canada/Politics/Budget 2024 | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 18:27:34 +0000

CBC is getting an increase in funding, despite executives insisting a request to cut its budget for was one reason they announced layoffs for 10 per cent of staff.  read more

Rogers, Bell and Telus CEOs summoned by MPs to testify on phone prices

Rogers, Bell and Telus CEOs summoned by MPs to testify on phone prices

Canada/Politics/Tech | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 17:31:17 +0000

The committee had previously invited the trio of CEOs from Bell, Telus and Rogers, along with Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau, to appear before it. read more

Billion-dollar rapid-test contracts favoured Chinese imports over cheaper Canadian-made devices

Billion-dollar rapid-test contracts favoured Chinese imports over cheaper Canadian-made devices

Consumer/Investigations/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:05:26 +0000

Two COVID-19 importers participating in an initiative to help grow small Canadian businesses charged more to sell rapid tests to the federal government than Canadian manufacturers. read more

Canada needs ‘auto czar’ to combat car theft problem, MPs hear

Canada needs ‘auto czar’ to combat car theft problem, MPs hear

Canada/Consumer/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:01:15 +0000

Canada needs an 'auto czar,' among other measures, to combat the problem on ongoing car thefts, industry officials told lawmakers on Thursday. read more

Quebec Court of Appeal rules that secularism law known as Bill 21 is constitutional

Quebec Court of Appeal rules that secularism law known as Bill 21 is constitutional

Canada/Politics/Bill 21 | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:26:58 +0000

The law prohibits public sector workers in positions of authority — including teachers, judges, and police officers — from wearing religious symbols while on the job. read more

Canada’s Mexico visa rule change ‘had to happen’ after asylum spike: minister

Canada’s Mexico visa rule change ‘had to happen’ after asylum spike: minister

Canada/Politics/Asylum | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 13:58:11 +0000

The Liberals lifted the visa requirement in 2016, making it easier for people from Mexico to make an asylum claim. Quebec's premier says his province is at a 'breaking point.' read more

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