Skip to content

National News

Trudeau appears open to safer-opioid proposal in Vancouver: mayor

Trudeau appears open to safer-opioid proposal in Vancouver: mayor

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems open to a proposal from Vancouver to provide millions of dollars in funding for a safe supply of opioids to reduce overdose deaths, Mayor Kennedy Stewart said after meeting Trudeau on Parliament Hill on Th
Federal laws at heart of western anger up for debate as Liberals begin outreach

Federal laws at heart of western anger up for debate as Liberals begin outreach

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quickly backed up his pledge for more dialogue with the West, opening his Thursday meeting with Calgary's mayor up to the two members of his government now entrusted with being ambassadors to the region.
Quebec religious group ordered to provide kids' names over schooling concerns

Quebec religious group ordered to provide kids' names over schooling concerns

MONTREAL — Quebec Superior Court has ordered a Montreal religious group to turn over the names of its members' children to the province's Education Department, citing concerns that some may not be enrolled in school.
Opposition says it's a dark day: Bill passes to fire Alberta election watchdog

Opposition says it's a dark day: Bill passes to fire Alberta election watchdog

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has passed a bill to fire election commissioner Lorne Gibson, raising questions about the future of his investigation into Premier Jason Kenney's United Conservative Party.
Worker knocked unconscious in Winnipeg liquor store robbery, one suspect charged

Worker knocked unconscious in Winnipeg liquor store robbery, one suspect charged

WINNIPEG — Police have charged a 15-year-old boy in a violent liquor store robbery that sent one worker to hospital in critical condition.
Federal government resists mounting pressure to end CN Rail strike

Federal government resists mounting pressure to end CN Rail strike

The federal government is resisting calls to intervene in a railway strike despite the spectre of a propane shortage in Quebec and rising pressure from premiers and CEOs across the country to reconvene Parliament ahead of schedule and legislate the 3
Desjardins CEO defends his bank in front of legislators amid massive data breach

Desjardins CEO defends his bank in front of legislators amid massive data breach

QUEBEC — Desjardins Group President and CEO Guy Cormier defended his bank on Thursday, following revelations that one of its employees stole data belonging to all 4.2 million of the co-operative's clients.
Elman death 'disheartening,' reminder of risks civil society takes, Hussen says

Elman death 'disheartening,' reminder of risks civil society takes, Hussen says

OTTAWA — Federal cabinet minister Ahmed Hussen is calling the death of Somali-Canadian human-rights worker Almaas Elman devastating news for many people, including him.
Public Safety once again a sprawling portfolio of pressing concerns

Public Safety once again a sprawling portfolio of pressing concerns

OTTAWA — Just over a year ago, Bill Blair took the reins of a new federal ministry — border security and organized crime reduction — hived off from veteran minister Ralph Goodale's sprawling public safety and emergency preparedness portfolio.
Pentagon's top watchdog paints gloomy picture of fight against ISIL

Pentagon's top watchdog paints gloomy picture of fight against ISIL

OTTAWA — The Pentagon's top watchdog is painting a gloomy picture about the five-year-old fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, warning that recent actions in Syria have allowed ISIL extremists to regroup, strengthening their abilit