Finance Minister Joe Oliver says while some European countries need more stimulus spending, that’s not what he’s planning for Canada. Oliver says the G20 nations will come close to meeting their goal of raising global GDP by more than $2 trillion over the next five years if they all implement solid economic plans. But though […]
About one-sixth of Canadian Forces soldiers discharged from the military due to medical reasons are released before qualifying for their pension, CBC News has learned, leading some to fear that soldiers may be hiding health problems to protect their income.
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 […]Read More
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.Read More
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
In the week of September 22, 2014, Stephen Harper will address the UN General Assembly, the global forum that not only he has shunned in his almost nine years of office but also one that his Foreign Minister, John Baird, has so infamously dismissed as a debating club for dictators. So one can be rightly […]
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 […]
Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL’s most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36. The former Tennessee Titans player died Saturday night when he lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after […]