National Newswatch

New federal electoral districts proposed in Ontario would cut seats in Toronto, north

Aug 19 2022 — Sarah Ritchie, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The commission responsible for redrawing Ontario's federal electoral map is proposing an overhaul to account for changes in where people live. Under the proposal, Toronto and northern Ontario would lose one riding each, with new districts created in the eastern and northern Greater Toronto Area, central Ontario, along with the Guelph and Brampton […]

New federal electoral districts proposed in Ontario would cut seats in Toronto, north

Aug 19 2022 — Sarah Ritchie, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The commission responsible for redrawing Ontario's federal electoral map is proposing an overhaul to account for changes in where people live. Under the proposal, Toronto and northern Ontario would lose one riding each, with new districts created in the eastern and northern Greater Toronto Area, central Ontario, along with the Guelph and Brampton […]

RCMP officer, communications official stand by political-interference allegation

Aug 16 2022 — Sarah Ritchie, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The two people who made allegations of political meddling in the investigation into a shooting spree in Nova Scotia are standing by their recollections. Chief Supt. Darren Campbell and former RCMP strategic communications director Lia Scanlan were among the witnesses called to testify at the House of Commons public safety committee Tuesday. The […]

RCMP officer, communications official stand by political-interference allegation

Aug 16 2022 — Sarah Ritchie, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The two people who made allegations of political meddling in the investigation into a shooting spree in Nova Scotia are standing by their recollections. Chief Supt. Darren Campbell and former RCMP strategic communications director Lia Scanlan were among the witnesses called to testify at the House of Commons public safety committee Tuesday. The […]

Privacy experts disagree with RCMP that spyware is similar to wiretapping

Aug 9 2022 — Sarah Ritchie, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A former senior intelligence officer with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service says it has surveilled politicians at the federal, provincial and municipal levels because of concerns they're being paid by foreign governments.  Michel Juneau-Katsuya told a House of Commons committee in French that foreign agencies try to recruit elected officials, who may not […]

RCMP says it’s not using controversial Pegasus spyware to covertly access cellphones

Aug 8 2022 — Sarah Ritchie, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The RCMP says it is not using the controversial Pegasus spyware to circumvent encryption and monitor cellphone activity, but it has been using similar surveillance technology for 10 years.  The Mounties' use of what they call on-device investigation tools is the subject of an investigation by the House of Commons ethics and privacy […]

RCMP says it’s not using controversial Pegasus spyware to covertly access cellphones

Aug 8 2022 — Sarah Ritchie, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The RCMP says it is not using the controversial Pegasus spyware to circumvent encryption and monitor cellphone activity, but it has been using similar surveillance technology for 10 years.  The Mounties' use of what they call on-device investigation tools is the subject of an investigation by the House of Commons ethics and privacy […]