National Newswatch

Supreme Court sides with Ontario in dispute over property-survey copyright

Sep 26 2019 — Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A Supreme Court of Canada decision has put the brakes on a long-planned class-action suit over the rights to property surveys in Ontario. Keatley Surveying Ltd. brought the action 12 years ago on behalf of Ontario companies that deposited plans of survey in provincial land-registry offices. In 1991, the Ontario government and Teranet Inc., a for-profit company, began work on […]

Supreme Court sides with Ontario in dispute over property-survey copyright

Sep 26 2019 — Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A Supreme Court of Canada decision has put the brakes on a long-planned class-action suit over the rights to property surveys in Ontario. Keatley Surveying Ltd. brought the action 12 years ago on behalf of Ontario companies that deposited plans of survey in provincial land-registry offices. In 1991, the Ontario government and Teranet Inc., a for-profit company, began work on […]

Liberals pitch middle-class savings as second full week of campaign beckons

Sep 22 2019 — Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Liberals tried to turn the page on Justin Trudeau's blackface controversy — and one-up their main rivals — with policy announcements Sunday again aimed squarely at middle-class Canadian wallets. The Conservatives promised more robust support for Canada's veterans, while the NDP pledged billions in funding to curb the effects of natural disasters on communities. Campaign-trail discussion largely […]

Liberals pitch middle-class savings as second full week of campaign beckons

Sep 22 2019 — Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Liberals tried to turn the page on Justin Trudeau's blackface controversy — and one-up their main rivals — with policy announcements Sunday again aimed squarely at middle-class Canadian wallets. The Conservatives promised more robust support for Canada's veterans, while the NDP pledged billions in funding to curb the effects of natural disasters on communities. Campaign-trail discussion largely […]

CSIS welcomed energy industry info about alleged threats, documents show

Jul 8 2019 — Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada's spy service routinely welcomed reports from the energy industry about perceived threats, and kept such information in its files in case it might prove useful later, newly disclosed documents reveal. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service is supposed to retain only information that is "strictly necessary" to do its job, and the spy agency is now facing […]

CSIS welcomed energy industry info about alleged threats, documents show

Jul 8 2019 — Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada's spy service routinely welcomed reports from the energy industry about perceived threats, and kept such information in its files in case it might prove useful later, newly disclosed documents reveal. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service is supposed to retain only information that is "strictly necessary" to do its job, and the spy agency is now facing […]

Ministers appear unfazed by Senate changes to federal gun bill

Apr 9 2019 — Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Federal ministers played down notions Tuesday that Senate committee amendments to the Liberals' gun bill would hobble the legislation. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale suggested the government's intentions for Bill C-71 will be reflected in the final version of the legislation, despite efforts by Conservative senators to cut provisions they say penalize law-abiding gun owners. The […]

Ministers appear unfazed by Senate changes to federal gun bill

Apr 9 2019 — Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Federal ministers played down notions Tuesday that Senate committee amendments to the Liberals' gun bill would hobble the legislation. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale suggested the government's intentions for Bill C-71 will be reflected in the final version of the legislation, despite efforts by Conservative senators to cut provisions they say penalize law-abiding gun owners. The […]