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1 Canadian killed in Alaska float plane crash

May 14 2019 — — One Canadian is among the four people killed in the Alaska float plane crash Monday, Global Affairs confirmed. “Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and loved ones of the Canadian citizen who died in Alaska,” a Global Affairs spokesperson said.

Trudeau’s speculation on Norman case before charges laid ‘not the best framing of words’: Qualtrough

May 12 2019 — Amanda Connolly — Maybe it wasn’t the best call for the prime minister to speculate on Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s case before he was charged, says one of his cabinet ministers. In an interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, Public Services and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough was asked about the decision by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to weigh […]

Elizabeth May isn’t eyeing Liberal or NDP voters. Instead, she wants the ones who don’t vote at all

May 12 2019 — Amanda Connolly — If recent electoral breakthroughs on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts are any indication, a Green wave may be growing as the country heads towards the fall election. Both the surge to Official Opposition status in Prince Edward Island and the sweeping of Vancouver Island’s Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding out from under the NDP’s feet appear to […]

Peter MacKay says RCMP should have questioned Tories on Mark Norman case

May 12 2019 — — Another former federal cabinet minister is defending Vice-Admiral Mark Norman and questioning the RCMP’s handling of the investigation. Peter MacKay said it was surprising that key members of the Stephen Harper government were not interviewed by the police force during its probe of an alleged leak of sensitive information about a naval shipbuilding contract worth […]

Canada looked at ‘possible options’ for bringing back ISIS members, document shows

May 9 2019 — Stewart Bell — The federal government has explored “a number of possible options” for bringing captured Islamic State group members back to Canada, according to a “secret” document obtained by Global News. “None of the options are ideal and all present different challenges and risks,” said the three-page briefing prepared last year and recently released under the Access […]

‘We’re a target’: Canada’s places of worship are fortifying, and the government is helping pay for it

May 9 2019 — Stewart Bell — Rabbi Jarrod Grover arrived at Toronto’s Beth Tikvah Synagogue one morning to find a red swastika and “Islam will rule” spray-painted on the building’s brick exterior. Congregants were concerned. Some were Holocaust survivors. So the synagogue put other priorities on hold, and with the help of a federal security grant, installed new surveillance cameras.

Meet the people drawn to Maxime Bernier’s movement

May 8 2019 — — Andy Brooke appeared frantic as he searched for his speech. “I thought I’d lost it,” he said as he waved his rediscovered piece of paper. Beads of sweat formed on his forehead. Around him, people trickled into the conference room on the sixth floor of the Delta Hotel downtown Kingston, Ont., to attend a rally […]