National Newswatch

Moving federal immigration processing centre in central Alberta will cost millions extra

May 17 2017 — David Akin — The federal government will take on millions of dollars in higher renovation and leasing costs to move an immigration case processing centre from the central Alberta town of Vegreville to Edmonton, according to documents obtained by Global News. The documents directly contradict an assertion made in November by former Immigration Minister John McCallum that the […]

Ottawa’s two-year tab to host visiting kings, queens, presidents and prime ministers just under $3-million

Apr 6 2017 — David Akin — The federal government has spent $2.8 million over the past two years to host visiting kings, queens, presidents, premiers and other VIPs, the National Post has learned. The most expensive visit in the calendar years 2015 and 2016 was by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi visited Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver April 14-16, 2015, while […]