National Newswatch

Canadian soldier killed in Bulgaria, says chief of defence staff

Jun 18 2019 — — Gen. Jonathan Vance, Canada’s chief of the defence staff, says a Canadian soldier has been killed in a parachuting accident in Bulgaria. Vance, who delivered the news before a federal cabinet meeting in Ottawa, says next of kin have been notified. He did not immediately release the soldier’s name. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the […]

Canadian soldier killed in Bulgaria, says chief of defence staff

Jun 18 2019 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Gen. Jonathan Vance, Canada's chief of the defence staff, says a Canadian soldier has been killed in a parachuting accident in Bulgaria. Vance, who delivered the news before a federal cabinet meeting in Ottawa, says next of kin have been notified. He did not immediately release the soldier's name. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the incident took […]

Canadian soldier killed in Bulgaria, says chief of defence staff

Jun 18 2019 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Gen. Jonathan Vance, Canada's chief of the defence staff, says a Canadian soldier has been killed in a parachuting accident in Bulgaria. Vance, who delivered the news before a federal cabinet meeting in Ottawa, says next of kin have been notified. He did not immediately release the soldier's name. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the incident took […]

Stay of proceedings after Jaspal Atwal accused of uttering threats

Jun 17 2019 — — The BC Prosecution Service says it won’t pursue a charge of uttering threats against the man who sparked a political firestorm when he attended an event during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s state visit to India last year. The prosecution service says it has directed a stay of proceedings for Jaspal Atwal on a charge unrelated […]

Oil, manufacturers lobby urges Senate to kill off environmental assessment bill

Jun 17 2019 — — A coalition of oil and gas industry groups, chambers of commerce and manufacturers associations say there is no room to fix the government’s environmental assessment legislation. The Save Canadian Jobs coalition is changing their slogan from “Fix Bill C-69” to “Stop Bill C-69” after the government rejected most of the changes proposed last week by […]

Quebec adopts secularism bill that bans religious symbols for state workers

Jun 17 2019 — — Quebec’s contentious secularism bill banning religious symbols for teachers, police officers and other public servants in positions of authority was voted into law late Sunday. Premier Francois Legault’s government used its majority to push through Bill 21 by a vote of 73 to 35 after applying the mechanism of closure to end debate on the […]

Huge crowds gathering in downtown Toronto for Raptors parade, rally

Jun 17 2019 — — Jubilant Raptors fans decked out in the team’s gear cheered and chanted as a parade starring the newly crowned NBA champions began in Toronto on Monday, the first such celebration in more than two decades. Crowds packed the route and the square outside City Hall where the march was to end this afternoon. Team players […]

Poll suggests majority of Canadians favour limiting immigration levels

Jun 16 2019 — — Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says he is concerned by numbers in a new poll that suggest a majority of Canadians believe the federal government should limit the number of immigrants it accepts. Sixty-three per cent of respondents to a recent Leger poll said the government should prioritize limiting immigration levels, while just 37 per cent […]

CSIS destroyed secret file on Pierre Trudeau, stunning historians

Jun 16 2019 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada's spy service destroyed a Cold War dossier on Pierre Trudeau in 1989 instead of turning it over to the national archives, The Canadian Press has learned. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service says the secret file on the former prime minister was scrapped because it fell short of the legal threshold for retention by either the […]

CSIS destroyed secret file on Pierre Trudeau, stunning historians

Jun 16 2019 — Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada's spy service destroyed a Cold War dossier on Pierre Trudeau in 1989 instead of turning it over to the national archives, The Canadian Press has learned. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service says the secret file on the former prime minister was scrapped because it fell short of the legal threshold for retention by either the […]

Quebec government passes contentious immigration bill in early-morning vote

Jun 16 2019 — — The Quebec government has passed a contentious immigration bill in an early-morning vote of 62 to 42. The legislation gives the province’s immigration minister more authority over who receives permanent residency in the province. It also allows the government to cancel roughly 18,000 immigration applications — some from people who have waited in limbo for […]