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Sep 22 2023 — Chelsea Nash

Immigration Minister Marc Miller doesn’t normally sit down for lunch. In fact, the original plan was to accompany him for his usual lunch routine: getting takeout sushi or something from the West Block cafeteria and eating it in his office, but he made the last-minute decision to meet me at Sansotei Ramen on Bank Street.

4 in 10 Canadians say Pierre Poilievre best choice for PM: poll

Sep 21 2023 —

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s polling momentum continues to chug along with 40 per cent of Canadians saying he’s the best choice to be prime minister, according to a new Ipsos poll done exclusively for Global News. Poilievre’s favourables on this question are up five points from a year ago. The number of respondents who think […]

Canada has Indian diplomats’ communications in bombshell murder probe: sources

Sep 21 2023 — Evan Dyer

The Canadian government has amassed both human and signals intelligence in a months-long investigation of a Sikh activist’s death that has inflamed relations with India, sources tell CBC News. That intelligence includes communications involving Indian officials themselves, including Indian diplomats present in Canada, say Canadian government sources. The intelligence did not come solely from Canada. […]

Sep 22 2023 — Catharine Tunney

Canada’s electronic intelligence agency is warning the Canadian cyber community — especially operators of government and critical infrastructure websites — to be vigilant as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visits the country. “We have observed that it’s not uncommon to see increased distributed denial of service (DDoS) campaigns against NATO countries that support Ukraine, or host […]

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Why Would India Assassinate a Sikh Leader on Canadian Soil?

Sep 22 2023 — Sushant Singh

ON JUNE 18, Canadian Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead as he left the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey, British Columbia, at night. The forty-five-year-old was a prominent figure in the Sikh community in BC. He had moved to Canada from the Indian state of Punjab in 1997 and worked as a […]

A messy world once again intrudes on Canada’s tidy partisan debates

Sep 22 2023 — Aaron Wherry

Roland Paris, a professor of international affairs at the University of Ottawa and a former adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, was testifying before a Senate committee studying Canada’s foreign service last year when a Conservative senator pressed him to agree with a long indictment of recent Canadian foreign policy. “Canada is not alone in […]

Has the Trudeau government been as derelict on India’s interference as it has been on China’s?

Sep 22 2023 — Andrew Coyne

The tendency of our current politics to view absolutely everything through the lens of partisanship has rarely been on better display than in the aftermath of the Prime Minister’s dramatic announcement in Parliament Monday: that Canadian intelligence officials were pursuing “credible allegations” of Indian involvement in the assassination of a Canadian Sikh leader, Hardeep Singh […]

What was the point of the Canada-wide gender protest?

Sep 22 2023 — Heather Mallick

Wednesday’s cross-Canada “gender ideology” protests and counterprotests about schools and sex education et al were something of a flop. That’s more of a compliment than an insult. Good: They were mostly peaceful, which is a triumph given that current gender quarrels are an American construct born of MAGA Republicans and thus about right vs. wrong […]

Has the Confidence & Supply Agreement Hurt the federal NDP?

Sep 22 2023 — David Coletto

I was asked this week by a journalist whether the Confidence & Supply agreement between the Liberals and NDP, announced in March 2022, has hurt the NDP. It was a good question and something that’s being discussed a lot – especially as Liberal polling numbers sag and the Conservatives move into majority government territory. A […]

Alberta has the right to help its pensioners

Sep 22 2023 — Joe Oliver

The Government of Alberta intends to withdraw from the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and set up an Alberta Pension Plan (APP), which could be very beneficial to its pensioners. Still, people will be shocked that Alberta is claiming a right to $344 billion or 53% of the CPP’s projected assets in 2027, even though it […]

Today in Canada’s Political History: Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom addresses Canada’s Parliament

Sep 22 2023 — Arthur Milnes

A distinguished visitor arrived in Ottawa on this date in 2011 in the person of David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The highlight of his trip to Ottawa was the speech he delivered to a joint-session of Canada’s Parliament. “The relationship between Britain and Canada is deep and strong,” Cameron said. “At the Chateau […]

Sep 21 2023 — Max Fawcett

On Monday, the dozens of Canadians watching question period on CPAC happened upon the political equivalent of a solar eclipse: agreement between Justin Trudeau and Pierre Poilievre. After the prime minister dropped the bombshell accusing India of being involved in the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, Poilievre responded with an uncharacteristic outburst of agreeability. “If […]

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Sep 21 2023 — Corinne L. Mason and Leah Hamilton

Thousands of protesters and counter-protesters in cities across Canada have clashed over the rights of trans children and youth. The “1 Million March 4 Children” on Sept. 20 is part of a widespread and growing “parental rights” movement targeting inclusive public education. This movement has already influenced provincial politics in Canada, including via Policy 713 […]

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Sep 21 2023 — Tasha Kheiriddin

On Wednesday, thousands of parents and supporters took to the streets across Canada for the 1 Million March 4 Children protest, chanting “leave the kids alone.” They were protesting the teaching of “gender ideology” in schools, including lessons about gender identity, transgenderism and schools’ refusal to inform parents of their children’s use of preferred pronouns.

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Sep 20 2023 — Andrew Coyne

For the Indian government to kill an Indian citizen, without trial, in India would be a grievous wrong. To kill one of its citizens on foreign soil would be worse still: not just extra-judicial but extra-territorial. But to assassinate a Canadian citizen, in Canada, would take matters to a whole new level. It is the […]

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Sep 20 2023 — Erica Ifill

For this week’s column, I was going to write something disparaging about Justin Trudeau, until Pierre “Hold My Beer” Poilievre came through, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, with a stunner of a slip of anti-Blackness after the Sept. 18 Question Period—the first after Parliament’s summer break.

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Sep 19 2023 — Don Martin

On the bright side, Justin Trudeau got one promise right: Canada is back on the world stage. Sadly, it’s for all the wrong reasons after the prime minister accused the government of the world’s fifth largest economy of dispatching assassins to kill a Sikh separatist leader in broad daylight outside a Surrey, B.C. temple. The […]

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