National Newswatch

Ultranationalism globally prompts Liberals to spend on multiculturalism at home

Feb 28 2018 — Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — With one eye on ultranationalist movements appearing around the world, the Liberal government boosted funding in this week's federal budget to address issues of anti-immigrant sentiment and racism bubbling up at home. Funds for multiculturalism programs, initiatives for the Black Canadian community and a new centre to better analyze and collect data on diversity […]

Ultranationalism globally prompts Liberals to spend on multiculturalism at home

Feb 28 2018 — Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — With one eye on ultranationalist movements appearing around the world, the Liberal government boosted funding in this week's federal budget to address issues of anti-immigrant sentiment and racism bubbling up at home. Funds for multiculturalism programs, initiatives for the Black Canadian community and a new centre to better analyze and collect data on diversity […]

Scheer says Tories will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital if elected

Feb 26 2018 — Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says if his party forms government in 2019, it will follow Donald Trump's lead and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Scheer's declaration comes in the form of a pledge posted to the Conservative party website designed to gather signatures from members of the public. "Canada's Conservatives led by Andrew […]

Scheer says Tories will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital if elected

Feb 26 2018 — Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says if his party forms government in 2019, it will follow Donald Trump's lead and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Scheer's declaration comes in the form of a pledge posted to the Conservative party website designed to gather signatures from members of the public. "Canada's Conservatives led by Andrew […]

Over-burdened refugee tribunal ditches legislated timelines for hearings

Feb 20 2018 — Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Grappling with a historic level of asylum claims, the Immigration and Refugee Board appears to be officially giving up on following regulations dictating they must hold refugee hearings within a certain time. Meeting the legislated time frame to hear claims has increasingly posed a challenge for the independent tribunal as the number of asylum seekers has […]