National Newswatch

Facebook whistleblower rekindles questions about cracking down on Facebook in Canada

Oct 18 2021 — Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The fallout from a Facebook whistleblower's explosive revelations this month continues to descend on Canada as politicians and experts grapple with how to regulate Big Tech amid renewed questions on the harm it can wreak. A prolonged "techlash" over the past few years has seen western countries adopt varying degrees of platform regulation, […]

Two Quebec companies unveil all-electric ambulance with eye to global market

Oct 18 2021 — Virginie Ann, The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — Quebec expects to have its first all-electric ambulances hit the road next year, which provincial Economy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon said Monday will position the province as a leader in electric transportation. Demers Ambulances and Lion Electric unveiled at a news conference in Beloeil, south of Montreal, their first 100 per cent electric ambulance, […]

Treasury says it needs to modernize its economic sanctions

Oct 18 2021 — Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press — WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department says that the economic and financial sanctions the United States has employed over the past two decades to battle global terrorism, nuclear proliferation, drug cartels and other threats need to adapt to a rapidly changing financial world. The department issued a report Monday that said it needs to modernize […]

S&P/TSX composite moves further into record territory despite energy pullback

Oct 18 2021 — Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Canada's main stock market moved further into record territory Monday despite a relatively quiet day marked by a pullback in the key energy sector. There was "little conviction" overall in equity markets to start the trading week even as investors are focused on earnings season, which has started very strongly, said Craig Fehr, […]

Trudeau visit to Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc a chance to rectify Tofino mistake: chief

Oct 18 2021 — Brenna Owen, The Canadian Press — KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc Chief Rosanne Casimir said Justin Trudeau's visit Monday was a chance to move forward, even as she publicly rebuked the prime minister for ignoring her first invitations to join the community to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. While Trudeau sat beside her with the former Kamloops […]

Marilou McPhedran resigns from senators’ group before hearing on her expulsion

Oct 18 2021 — Marie Woolf, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A senator resigned Monday from the upper chamber's biggest parliamentary group before a hearing could take place to consider kicking her out.  Sen. Marilou McPhedran resigned from the Independent Senators’ Group (ISG) because she did not think she would receive a fair hearing.  McPhedran, who was named to the Senate in 2016 by […]