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Killing of B.C. Sikh leader reportedly captured on camera

Sep 27 2023 — — The final moments of murdered B.C. Sikh activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar were caught on camera, according to members of the Surrey gurdwara where he served as president. Nijjar was gunned down in his truck outside the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara on the evening of June 18. The killing has became a major diplomatic flashpoint this […]

4 in 10 Canadians say Pierre Poilievre best choice for PM: poll

Sep 21 2023 — — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s polling momentum continues to chug along with 40 per cent of Canadians saying he’s the best choice to be prime minister, according to a new Ipsos poll done exclusively for Global News. Poilievre’s favourables on this question are up five points from a year ago. The number of respondents who think […]

Foreign Interference: RCMP investigate death of B.C. man targeted by China

Sep 21 2023 — — The RCMP is investigating the death of a B.C. man who was a target of Operation Fox Hunt, a Chinese government campaign to pressure expatriates and silence opponents. Wei Hu, a 57-year-old father of three, lived in a gated $2.8-million property on B.C.’s Harrison Lake. According to a friend, he was a critic of Beijing […]

Grocer summit to ‘take the heat off’ Ottawa, not tackle food inflation: experts

Sep 17 2023 — — The federal government’s efforts to gather Canadian grocery executives for a summit to tackle food inflation is “disingenuous” and unlikely to bear much fruit, analysts say. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday announced he was summoning leaders from Canada’s biggest grocers together on Monday, calling for a plan to stabilize food inflation and warning tax […]

‘Social’ issues distract from Poilievre’s focus on economy, affordability

Sep 10 2023 — — The Conservative grassroots voted overwhelmingly to restrict gender-affirming care for trans youth under the age of 18 on Saturday, distracting from leader Pierre Poilievre’s focus on economic and affordability issues. Poilievre, in his message to party faithful Friday night, tried to keep the message firmly focused on the economy and affordability issues, two of the […]

Canada adds 40K jobs in August; unemployment rate holds steady

Sep 8 2023 — — The national unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.5 per cent in August amid a gain of 40,000 jobs, Statistics Canada said Friday. Growth in employment was outpaced by Canada’s population growth in the month, according to the agency. Average hourly wages were up 4.9 per cent in the month, a slight cooling from the 5.0 […]

Social conservatives are pushing to check Poilievre’s power

Sep 8 2023 — Alex Boutilier — A social conservative group is making a push to check Pierre Poilievre’s power as the Conservative party gathers in Québec City this weekend. The Conservatives are riding high in national polling and head into this weekend’s policy convention — the party’s first in-person convention since 2018 — with a sense of cautious optimism after eight […]

Canadians want urgent climate action, but cost of living stands in the way: poll

Sep 1 2023 — — A growing majority of Canadians say more needs to be done by government and business to combat the climate crisis, a new poll suggests. Many respondents agree this year’s record-breaking wildfire season has driven home the need for urgent action. However, those Canadians are torn over when action should be taken, according to the Ipsos […]

Trudeau says climate change will make insurance ‘more difficult’ to get

Aug 25 2023 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged on Friday that the growing frequency of devastating wildfires will make it harder for some Canadians to obtain insurance. Trudeau made the comments during a visit to B.C.’s Central Okanagan region to speak with local officials about ongoing responses to the ongoing wildfires in the province.

British lord to give keynote at Conservative convention as Poilievre pushes “common people” message

Aug 25 2023 — Alex Boutilier — The Conservative Party has invited one of the founders of Britain’s Vote Leave campaign to give the keynote address at their convention in Québec City next month. Lord Daniel Hannan, a columnist and ex-politician who was an influential voice during the Brexit debate, is scheduled to give the keynote speech at the Conservative policy convention, […]

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