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High-profile Liberal minister to announce he is not running in next election, quitting cabinet: sources

High-profile Liberal minister to announce he is not running in next election, quitting cabinet: sources

Labour Min­is­ter Sea­mus O’Regan is set to announce as ear­ly as Thurs­day that he will not run in the next fed­er­al elec­tion, and will be quit­ting his cab­i­net posi­tion, mul­ti­ple Lib­er­al sources tell CTV News. The announce­ment comes amid…

Trudeau expected to shuffle his cabinet before retreat, say Liberal sources

Trudeau expected to shuffle his cabinet before retreat, say Liberal sources

With MPs demand­ing a change in the front bench, Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau is…

Trudeau holds meeting with Mark Carney to join government, sources say

Trudeau holds meeting with Mark Carney to join government, sources say

Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau held talks on Sun­day with Mark Car­ney and urged the…

Canada selling one of its Manhattan apartments to cover cost of new $9M condo

Canada selling one of its Manhattan apartments to cover cost of new $9M condo

Glob­al Affairs Cana­da says the sale of one of its apart­ments in New York City is…

Immigration Minister Marc Miller's Montreal office vandalized overnight

    Immigration Minister Marc Miller's Montreal office vandalized overnight

    Mon­tréal police are inves­ti­gat­ing after a build­ing hous­ing the office of…

    Polls

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    Majority of Canadians angry towards federal and provincial governments

    Majority of Canadians angry towards federal and provincial governments

    Pollara’s Rage Index shows the lev­el of anger in Cana­da is down from this spring, but…

    Feelings of pessimism towards the federal government hit new high –Satisfaction reaches new all-time low

    Feelings of pessimism towards the federal government hit new high –Satisfaction reaches new all-time low

    Nanos con­duct­ed a sur­vey on Cana­di­ans views of the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment.…



    Opinion

    There’s a troubling amount of churn at the top of Canada’s public service

    There’s a troubling amount of churn at the top of Canada’s public service

    Is Canada’s pub­lic ser­vice qui­et­ly prepar­ing for the change in gov­ern­ment that…

    Bad policies, not poor messaging, will sink the Liberals

    Bad policies, not poor messaging, will sink the Liberals

    Last week, colum­nist Kim­ber­ley Strassel wrote in the Wall Street Jour­nal that the…

    News

    Joly visiting China to 'pragmatically' engage amid diplomatic, interference rift

    Joly visiting China to 'pragmatically' engage amid diplomatic, interference rift

    For­eign Affairs Min­is­ter Melanie Joly is head­ed to Chi­na on Fri­day at the…

    Former safety minister wants 'protective zones' for MPs' offices as threats increase

    Former safety minister wants 'protective zones' for MPs' offices as threats increase

    For­mer pub­lic safe­ty min­is­ter Mar­co Men­di­ci­no is call­ing for the cre­ation of…

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    Minister spreads misleading info about capital gains tax increase

    Minister spreads misleading info about capital gains tax increase

    This morn­ing, Cana­di­an fed­er­al Jus­tice Min­is­ter Arif Virani post­ed an…



    Opinion (Continued)

    Trudeau’s signature pot legalization is failing on all fronts

    Trudeau’s signature pot legalization is failing on all fronts

    Ottawa’s attempts to out­flank the illic­it mar­ket has been under­mined by the clum­sy…

    Hold the hypocrisy: Canadian leaders not practicing what they preach on political rhetoric

    Hold the hypocrisy: Canadian leaders not practicing what they preach on political rhetoric

    The after­math of the assas­si­na­tion attempt on for­mer Unit­ed States pres­i­dent…

    Danielle Smith wants a gentler politics. She’s welcome to start

    Danielle Smith wants a gentler politics. She’s welcome to start

    It didn’t take long for the Amer­i­can and Cana­di­an right to weaponize the…

    The quiet caucus

    The quiet caucus

    By the mea­sure of his­to­ry, this muf­fled inac­tion is either a remark­able show…

    Canada’s plan to meet its NATO targets is better late than never. Or is it?

    Canada’s plan to meet its NATO targets is better late than never. Or is it?

    Cana­da at NATO: A farce in three acts. Act One: As NATO lead­ers con­vened at last…

    Vulnerable people are caught between hyperbole and dismissed concerns

    Vulnerable people are caught between hyperbole and dismissed concerns

    Pierre Poilievre’s polar­iz­ing rhetoric will do noth­ing to improve cohab­i­ta­tion with…

    Broadcasting reform in Canada is going as expected – which is to say, badly

    Broadcasting reform in Canada is going as expected – which is to say, badly

    So far, the mod­ern­iza­tion of Canada’s broad­cast­ing sys­tem is going almost exact­ly…

    J.D. Vance heralds a tsunami of North American populism

    J.D. Vance heralds a tsunami of North American populism

    He cuts cuts a gen­er­a­tional fig­ure sim­i­lar to Con­ser­v­a­tive leader Pierre…

    Liberal MPs have the power to replace Trudeau — they just have to take it

    Liberal MPs have the power to replace Trudeau — they just have to take it

    The Amer­i­can Demo­c­ra­t­ic par­ty and the Cana­di­an Lib­er­al par­ty both have the…

    The Gunman and the Would-Be Dictator

    The Gunman and the Would-Be Dictator

    When a mad­man ham­mered near­ly to death the hus­band of then – House Speak­er…



    Praying for Donald Trump, for peace and for vengeance in Milwaukee

    Praying for Donald Trump, for peace and for vengeance in Milwaukee

    Less than 24 hours ear­li­er, their man on the pres­i­den­tial tick­et had clutched…

    The Liberals should resolve their leadership issues now, before it’s too late

    The Liberals should resolve their leadership issues now, before it’s too late

    If the Lib­er­al Par­ty and the Prime Minister’s Office aren’t watch­ing the polit­i­cal…

    Who will be left standing in an uncertain political moment?

    Who will be left standing in an uncertain political moment?

    The failed assas­si­na­tion attempt on Don­ald Trump at a week­end ral­ly has added…

    Trump survived a bullet. American democracy will survive this, too

    Trump survived a bullet. American democracy will survive this, too

    Anoth­er like­ly Trump pres­i­den­cy will test the guardrails imposed by the Found­ing…

    Thank goodness Donald Trump survived. Now let’s get back to defending democracy

    Thank goodness Donald Trump survived. Now let’s get back to defending democracy

    Last year, far-right broad­cast­er Tuck­er Carl­son asked Don­ald Trump an unnerv­ing…

    The best replacement for Joe Biden is the most obvious

    The best replacement for Joe Biden is the most obvious

    Just pri­or to the implo­sion that rocked glob­al finan­cial mar­kets, Lehman Broth­ers…

    Why Trump’s victory over death could land him in the Oval Office for a second time

    Why Trump’s victory over death could land him in the Oval Office for a second time

    A head­line from the Cana­di­an satir­i­cal pub­li­ca­tion The Beaver­ton cap­tured the…

    Trump Shooting Must Unite America

    Trump Shooting Must Unite America

    Saturday’s assas­si­na­tion attempt on Don­ald Trump has pro­voked a gamut of…

    The attempt on Trump's life has made his re-election all but inevitable

    The attempt on Trump's life has made his re-election all but inevitable

    Pre­sump­tive Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Don­ald Trump looks to be OK after…

    Donald Trump leaves the stage bleeding as a violent nation looks set to explode

    Donald Trump leaves the stage bleeding as a violent nation looks set to explode

    They shoot pres­i­dents in Amer­i­ca, don’t they? And for­mer pres­i­dents. And…



    Trudeau Liberals just playing for time

    Trudeau Liberals just playing for time

    In an inter­view with Bloomberg News in which Finance Min­is­ter Chrys­tia Free­land…

    What’s gone wrong with Elizabeth May’s Green Party? Almost everything

    What’s gone wrong with Elizabeth May’s Green Party? Almost everything

    It should be the Green Party’s moment. Abnor­mal extreme heat waves are affect­ing large…

    World of difference between the woes of Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau

    World of difference between the woes of Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau

    A recent spate of com­men­tary is draw­ing par­al­lels between Cana­di­an rum­blings for…

    What Trudeau and Biden Don’t Seem to Understand

    What Trudeau and Biden Don’t Seem to Understand

    ALMOST EVERY DAY, I hear some­one talk about how ter­ri­ble things are right now.…

    The French just united against the right. Here’s how Canadians could, too

    The French just united against the right. Here’s how Canadians could, too

    Here’s a uni­fy­ing thought for a polit­i­cal­ly divid­ed Cana­da: Take…

    It’s Time for Corporate Canada to Take Action on Antisemitism

    It’s Time for Corporate Canada to Take Action on Antisemitism

    In a recent op ed in The Globe and Mail, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ottawa law pro­fes­sor…

    Canada's weak defence spending is losing us friends globally

    Canada's weak defence spending is losing us friends globally

    We all have a friend like Cana­da. You know, the friend who insists on going out to…

    A cunning plan to leave the Finance Minister dangling by a thread

    A cunning plan to leave the Finance Minister dangling by a thread

    Uh-oh. The Prime Min­is­ter says he has full con­fi­dence in his finance min­is­ter.…

    Why the Liberals can’t simply ‘rebrand’ once Trudeau steps down

    Why the Liberals can’t simply ‘rebrand’ once Trudeau steps down

    As calls for Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau to step down grow loud­er, inevitably, talk…

    Canadians must face a difficult truth: Our military needs to prepare for war

    Canadians must face a difficult truth: Our military needs to prepare for war

    Canada’s plan to buy 12 new sub­marines, announced dur­ing the recent North Atlantic…

    Trump’s first term was a warning for Canada. We didn’t heed it

    Trump’s first term was a warning for Canada. We didn’t heed it

    The U.S. pres­i­den­tial debate between Don­ald Trump and Joe Biden last month was…

    Mr. Trudeau isn’t going anywhere – he made sure of that long ago

    Mr. Trudeau isn’t going anywhere – he made sure of that long ago

    While the debate around the future of U.S. Pres­i­dent Joe Biden remains…

    Poilievre isn't scary, he thinks reality is 'bloody terrifying'

    Poilievre isn't scary, he thinks reality is 'bloody terrifying'

    Pierre Poilievre says there are those already try­ing to paint him as one scary dude.…

    News (Continued)

    Gen. Jennie Carignan officially takes over command of Armed Forces in Ottawa ceremony

    Gen. Jennie Carignan officially takes over command of Armed Forces in Ottawa ceremony

    Gen. Jen­nie Carig­nan has offi­cial­ly tak­en over com­mand of the Armed Forces in…

    Canadian tech firms think capital gains policy change will hinder industry: survey

    Canadian tech firms think capital gains policy change will hinder industry: survey

    A new sur­vey of Cana­di­an tech com­pa­nies reveals 90 per cent of respon­dents think…

    Should MPs resign before entering a Nova Scotia municipal race? Andy Fillmore keeps federal Halifax seat while campaigning for mayor, gathering donations.

    Should MPs resign before entering a Nova Scotia municipal race? Andy Fillmore keeps federal Halifax seat while campaigning for mayor, gathering donations.

    Andy Fill­more keeps fed­er­al Hal­i­fax seat while cam­paign­ing for may­or, gath­er­ing…

    Trudeau cabinet to meet Friday as speculation around a shuffle swirls

    Trudeau cabinet to meet Friday as speculation around a shuffle swirls

    Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau’s cab­i­net is expect­ed to meet on Fri­day, CTV News has…



    Doug Ford tells the Star he won’t rule out an early election and vows to defend Ontario ‘like a pit bull’ against Ottawa

    Doug Ford tells the Star he won’t rule out an early election and vows to defend Ontario ‘like a pit bull’ against Ottawa

    Pre­mier Doug Ford insists it does not mat­ter whether the Lib­er­als or the…

    Mélanie Joly's surprise visit to China is first by Canadian foreign minister in 7 years

    Mélanie Joly's surprise visit to China is first by Canadian foreign minister in 7 years

    Chi­nese for­eign min­istry said in a state­ment Joly is in Chi­na for…

    Premiers push federal government to accelerate NATO defence spending

    Premiers push federal government to accelerate NATO defence spending

    Pre­miers are urg­ing the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment to move up its NATO com­mit­ment to…

    Ottawa looking at retiring some older military equipment — including the Snowbird jets

    Ottawa looking at retiring some older military equipment — including the Snowbird jets

    The Depart­ment of Nation­al Defence is active­ly con­sid­er­ing whether to retire some…

    Newly released texts raise fresh questions about Randy Boissonnault's business dealings

    Newly released texts raise fresh questions about Randy Boissonnault's business dealings

    Boissonnault’s for­mer busi­ness part­ner blames auto­cor­rect for nine ref­er­ences to…

    Poilievre vows to fire envoy as Canada buys a $9M condo for diplomat in NYC

    Poilievre vows to fire envoy as Canada buys a $9M condo for diplomat in NYC

    Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre is promis­ing to fire Canada’s con­sul gen­er­al…

    B.C. backing legal challenge of equalization formula, may launch its own lawsuit

    B.C. backing legal challenge of equalization formula, may launch its own lawsuit

    British Colum­bia Pre­mier David Eby said Wednes­day his province sup­ports…

    Trudeau outlines details of $30B, 10-year fund for public transit

    Trudeau outlines details of $30B, 10-year fund for public transit

    Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau says appli­ca­tions are now open for a nation­al…



    GAC downgrades chief legal adviser role despite global focus on international law

    GAC downgrades chief legal adviser role despite global focus on international law

    As the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment declares its sup­port for inter­na­tion­al law, it is…

    Group in charge of Google's $100M for news outlets lays out its governance model

    Group in charge of Google's $100M for news outlets lays out its governance model

    OTTAWA — The group Google asked to dis­trib­ute $100 mil­lion to news out­lets in Cana­da…

    CIBC says Bank of Canada must end or fix quantitative tightening

    CIBC says Bank of Canada must end or fix quantitative tightening

    The Bank of Cana­da needs to wrap up its quan­ti­ta­tive tight­en­ing pro­gram or fix…

    Canada ‘blindsided’ by new U.S. border rules on dogs, Holland says

    Canada ‘blindsided’ by new U.S. border rules on dogs, Holland says

    As Cana­di­ans pre­pare for new rules around dogs cross­ing the bor­der com­ing into…

    What's ahead for Canada's first female defence chief? Observers warn of 'glass cliff'

    What's ahead for Canada's first female defence chief? Observers warn of 'glass cliff'

    OTTAWA — Cana­da will make his­to­ry Thurs­day when Lt.-Gen. Jen­nie Carig­nan takes over…

    Manitoba premier urges Trudeau to move up NATO spending timeline to save Canada-U.S. relationship

    Manitoba premier urges Trudeau to move up NATO spending timeline to save Canada-U.S. relationship

    Man­i­to­ba Pre­mier Wab Kinew is urg­ing the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment to speed up its plan…

    Under Trudeau, the civil service has grown twice as fast as Canada’s population

    Under Trudeau, the civil service has grown twice as fast as Canada’s population

    The size of the civ­il ser­vice has explod­ed dur­ing the Trudeau Lib­er­als’ nine years…

    Premiers wrapping up Council of the Federation summer meeting in Halifax

    Premiers wrapping up Council of the Federation summer meeting in Halifax

    Canada’s pre­miers are wrap­ping up the sum­mer meet­ing of the Coun­cil of the…

    After Ottawa committed to keeping contract policing, premiers ask: where are the Mounties?

    After Ottawa committed to keeping contract policing, premiers ask: where are the Mounties?

    As the fed­er­al gov­ern­men­t’s vision for the future of the RCMP comes into focus,…

    This Conservative MP is 'best friends' with Trump running mate J.D. Vance

    This Conservative MP is 'best friends' with Trump running mate J.D. Vance

    Two men from dis­parate back­grounds who say they forged a friend­ship while…

    Internal poll for Doug Ford finds strong support for booze liberalization plan — and striking LCBO workers

    Internal poll for Doug Ford finds strong support for booze liberalization plan — and striking LCBO workers

    Ontar­i­ans over­whelm­ing­ly sup­port more lib­er­al­ized alco­hol sales even though…

    Chinese envoy says Beijing won’t change approach to next Canadian election, denying foreign interference charges

    Chinese envoy says Beijing won’t change approach to next Canadian election, denying foreign interference charges

    With Bei­jing under the micro­scope over alle­ga­tions of gov­ern­ment med­dling in…

    Justice minister deletes capital gains video that contained inaccurate information

    Justice minister deletes capital gains video that contained inaccurate information

    Jus­tice Min­is­ter Arif Virani has delet­ed a video about the Lib­er­al…

    Freeland says Trudeau can 'speak for himself' on whether she'll stay on as finance minister

    Freeland says Trudeau can 'speak for himself' on whether she'll stay on as finance minister

    Asked by reporters whether she’s been assured by Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau that…

    Freeland has 'confidence,' but wouldn't say whether PM has promised her job is safe

    Freeland has 'confidence,' but wouldn't say whether PM has promised her job is safe

    Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Chrys­tia Free­land says she feels that she has the con­fi­dence…

    Severe storm causes flooding, widespread power outages in Toronto

      Severe storm causes flooding, widespread power outages in Toronto

      A severe storm has left many of Toron­to’s streets flood­ed, includ­ing the Don Val­ley…

      The VC Trump picked for VP, and what his nomination means for Canada

      The VC Trump picked for VP, and what his nomination means for Canada

      Don­ald Trump’s selec­tion of Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance as his run­ning mate has over­joyed…

      'I can’t wait to defund the CBC': Pierre Poilievre doubles down on plan to axe CBC after board approves bonuses

      'I can’t wait to defund the CBC': Pierre Poilievre doubles down on plan to axe CBC after board approves bonuses

      Con­ser­v­a­tive leader Pierre Poilievre has renewed his pledge to ​“defund the CBC”…

      Ottawa says deal reached with Saskatchewan on carbon levy money owed

      Ottawa says deal reached with Saskatchewan on carbon levy money owed

      The fed­er­al gov­ern­ment says it has reached an agree­ment with Saskatchewan over the…

      Canada drops $9M on NYC luxury condo for consul general's official residence

      Canada drops $9M on NYC luxury condo for consul general's official residence

      Cana­da has spent $9 mil­lion for a lux­u­ry con­do in Man­hat­tan to be used as the…

      US Poli

      Obama, Pelosi and other Democrats make a fresh push for Biden to reconsider 2024 race

      Obama, Pelosi and other Democrats make a fresh push for Biden to reconsider 2024 race

      WASHINGTON (AP) — For­mer Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma has pri­vate­ly expressed con­cerns…

      Democrats making a fresh push for Biden to reconsider running in runup to their own party convention

      Democrats making a fresh push for Biden to reconsider running in runup to their own party convention

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Democ­rats wor­ried about Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s abil­i­ty to win this…

      GOP vice presidential pick Vance talks Appalachian ties in speech as resentment over memoir simmers

      GOP vice presidential pick Vance talks Appalachian ties in speech as resentment over memoir simmers

      CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — New­ly mint­ed vice pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee JD Vance built his…

      JD Vance introduces himself as Trump's running mate and makes direct appeal to his native Rust Belt

      JD Vance introduces himself as Trump's running mate and makes direct appeal to his native Rust Belt

      MILWAUKEE (AP) — Intro­duc­ing him­self to the nation after being tapped as Don­ald…

      The Context

      The Context: Natural Health Products in Canada

        The Context: Natural Health Products in Canada

        The Con­text host Annette Goern­er sits down with Aaron Skel­ton, Pres­i­dent and CEO of…

        The Context: The state of critical work in Canada

          The Context: The state of critical work in Canada

          The Con­text host Annette Goern­er sits down with Der­rick Hynes, Pres­i­dent of…

          International

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          European leaders will discuss migration and Ukraine at a UK summit amid worry about Trump

          European leaders will discuss migration and Ukraine at a UK summit amid worry about Trump

          LONDON (AP) — Lead­ers from across Europe gath­er at an Eng­lish coun­try man­sion on…

          Ex-Trump adviser Peter Navarro is released from prison and is headed to Milwaukee to address the RNC

          Ex-Trump adviser Peter Navarro is released from prison and is headed to Milwaukee to address the RNC

          MILWAUKEE (AP) — For­mer Trump White House offi­cial Peter Navar­ro was released from…

          Ukraine faces twin challenges of fighting Russia and shifting political sands in the US

          Ukraine faces twin challenges of fighting Russia and shifting political sands in the US

          KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After almost 30 months of war with Rus­sia, Ukraine’s…

          Judge's order dismissing Trump classified docs case won't be final word as long court fight awaits

          Judge's order dismissing Trump classified docs case won't be final word as long court fight awaits

          WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge’s stun­ning deci­sion to dis­miss the clas­si­fied…

          Iran threat prompted more security at Trump rally as officials warn of potential for copycat attacks

          Iran threat prompted more security at Trump rally as officials warn of potential for copycat attacks

          WASHINGTON (AP) — A threat on Don­ald Trump’s life from Iran prompt­ed addi­tion­al…

          Think Tank

          Neo-idealism: Grand strategy for the future of the transatlantic community

          Neo-idealism: Grand strategy for the future of the transatlantic community

          It is time for a new strate­gic approach to defend and renew our soci­eties and the…

          Trudeau-Legault immigration meeting shows federation at its cynical worst

          Trudeau-Legault immigration meeting shows federation at its cynical worst

          As a fol­low up to a sum­mit meet­ing on immi­gra­tion in March, Prime…

          Voters want premiers to take action on health care crisis: new poll

          Voters want premiers to take action on health care crisis: new poll

          A time­ly new poll by Envi­ron­ics Research for the Cana­di­an Health Coali­tion finds…


          Substacks

          A collection of SubStack publishing within Canadian public affairs.

          Why Americans say we spend too much on health care and not enough on warfare

          Why Americans say we spend too much on health care and not enough on warfare

          While Cana­di­an media out­lets joined with U.S. law­mak­ers in harangu­ing Prime…

          A small step forward for transparency

          A small step forward for transparency

          In Canada’s doom-laden realm of free­dom of infor­ma­tion, where bad news is endem­ic,…

          Can progressives stop a right wing sweep of North America?

          Can progressives stop a right wing sweep of North America?

          The future looks pret­ty dire for pro­gres­sive vot­ers in the Unit­ed States and…

          Podcasts

          The sorry state of Canada’s water pipes

            The sorry state of Canada’s water pipes

            When a large drink­ing water pipe burst in Cal­gary last month, city res­i­dents…

            Introducing Inside Kabul

              Introducing Inside Kabul

              We’re bring­ing you a spe­cial sneak pre­view of Inside Kab­ul, an Award Win­ning…

              What a second Trump presidency means for Canada

                What a second Trump presidency means for Canada

                Hub Head­lines fea­tures audio ver­sions of the best com­men­taries and analy­sis…

                2024: The year of the election

                  2024: The year of the election

                  This is a big year for nation­al elec­tions around the world. More than 80…