Canadians who travel overseas to join extremist groups can expect to have their passports revoked, the government is warning. Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said Saturday that Ottawa has begun revoking travel documents for those who travel to places such as Iraq and Syria to fight with the Islamic State and other militants groups.
Egypt’s president says he can’t interfere with his country’s courts in the case of a jailed Egyptian-Canadian journalist. In an interview with the Associated Press, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says if he had been in power at the time when Mohamed Fahmy and his fellow Al-Jazeera English colleagues were arrested, he would have simply deported them instead […]
Conservative staff members deleted comments critical of the Canada-China investment deal that were posted on the party’s Facebook page. Angry notes about the controversial Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) were among more than 100 Facebook comments purged from the party’s page in less than a week, an analysis by Postmedia News found.
Despite assurances that the new engagement in Iraq is not a combat mission, Canada could be on the hook to provide more support according to former prime minister Jean Chrétien. “They are part of it. It is a done deal. They said yes to the coalition and they sent soldiers,” Chrétien told Evan Solomon on […]Read More
Rob Ford’s brother Doug has officially kicked off his campaign for Toronto mayor, greeting a throng of supporters with a message from his ailing sibling. Doug Ford was met with chants of “we love you” by a few dozen supporters at his campaign office in for Saturday’s big launch. And he brought word from his […]Read More
Though the race is tightening, the Liberals under Brian Gallant appear on track to form New Brunswick’s next government when voters go to the polls on Sept. 22. The latest numbers put the Liberals in the lead with 45 per cent, against 36 per cent for David Alward’s governing Progressive Conservatives. The New Democrats were […]Read More
There appear to be no safeguards preventing Canadian military equipment sent to Ukraine from ending up in the hands of extreme right-wing paramilitary units or being sold on the black market. Opposition MPs want rules put in place, noting that earlier this year U.S. military goods donated to Ukraine were being hawked by local businessmen […]Read More
The man who would lead the response to a West Coast oil spill disaster, and who last year questioned federal leadership on the issue, says Ottawa is acting to resolve almost all of his concerns. Kevin Gardner is president of Burnaby-based Western Canada Marine Response Corp., a private sector organization that since 1995 has been […]Read More
In the spring, Prime Minister Stephen Harper transferred lead responsibility for the issue of Canada’s murdered and missing aboriginal women to Kellie Leitch, the Status of Women Minister and a doctor who has treated battered native women and girls in the emergency room. Much has happened since then. An aboriginal teen’s death in Winnipeg has […]Read More
We’re sorry, Canada. For many years, you’ve been a valuable friend, ally, trading partner and good neighbour to us here in the United States. But on Sept. 19, 2008, six years ago yesterday, one of your companies, TransCanada, filed a permit application with our government to build the Keystone XL pipeline, which will bring some […]
Suppose in the aftermath of the latest Israel-Gaza conflict, while Prime Minister Stephen Harper was expressing support for Israel, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird had said Israel fired indiscriminately at Palestinian civilians, essentially a war crime. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau would have been the first on his feet in Parliament demanding to know who spoke […]
Last weekend, the Liberal Party published the above photo of their leader, Justin Trudeau. They captioned it, “Trudeau photobombs a bridal party,” but that’s not what it was. Photobombing is when someone is accidentally in the background of a photo, or when someone sneaks in. It’s like a blooper. But this was a posed picture […]
During his decade in power, Dalton McGuinty relied on sturdy gatekeepers to shield him from the demands of grubby lobbyists always trying to make the big pitch. Now the former premier’s heady world has been turned upside down: Having tumbled from the summit of power to the ground floor lobby, he has registered as a […]
Notes from the campaign trail: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford remains the biggest story of the election he withdrew from. The shocking developments that started last Friday have continued to dominate the public’s attention. The mayor now faces a much larger fight than any political contest. Cancer is a struggle too many Canadians know personally, and […]
Source tells News that Ray Rice gave Roger Goodell detailed account of what happened, could spell doom for NFL commissioner if case goes to court
Whether Ray Rice hit his fiancée with a balled fist or an open hand is not conclusive in the gritty security video TMZ published on Sept. 8, but the fine distinctions Rice described to Roger Goodell on June 16 may mean everything for the commissioner’s future, especially under cross-examination. As the NFL commissioner’s office braces […]