Highlights / 2019 Canadian Election

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Morneau to hand down 2020 budget on March 30th

Since winning last fall’s general election, Canada’s governing Liberals have been touting the battle they plan to wage against climate change. Indeed, as the CBC’s Aaron Wherry reported last December, the two most prominent words in Gov. Gen. Julie Payette’s »

Politics, Society

Poll finds most Canadians looking on the bright side, except on Prairies

A new public survey appears to confirm what most Canadians had surmized ancedotally–something they saw very much reflected in last fall’s federal election: people on the Prairies are not happy campers. The Angus Reid poll shows that more than 60 »

Politics, Society

Wilson-Raybould is CP Newsmaker of the Year

Jody Wilson-Raybould is The Canadian Press Newsmaker of the Year. Wilson-Raybould, the former minister of justice who was expelled from the Liberal caucus in April in a dispute that drew headlines, was the overwhelming choice of editors and reporters from »

Economy, Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Premiers meet and agree on agenda to present Ottawa

The leaders of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories met in Toronto today for the first time since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals won a minority government on Oct. 21. Aiming to paper over any differences they might have with one »

Politics, Society

Two top Tory staffers are let go in election’s wake

As MPs prepare to return to the House of Commons next week following last month’s federal election, Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer has fired two top aides. The departures of Chief of Staff Marc-André Leclerc and Director of Communications Brock Harrison »

Society

Winnipeg girl who inspired Canadians is dead at 18

A terminally ill teenager who inspired Canadians across the country with a video she recorded from her hospital bed urging them to vote in last month’s federal election has died. Her uncle broke the news on Twitter early Sunday morning. »

International, Society

Former superstar Thierry Henry arrives in Montreal to coach MLS Impact

A superstar known around the world arrived in Canada last night to take a new job. The Montreal Impact announced earlier in the day that Thierry Henry had signed a two-year contract with an option for 2022 to coach the »

Environment, International, Politics, Society

Meeting with Trudeau, May says she urged tougher climate change actions

Justin Trudeau completed his week of meetings with opposition leaders on Friday, holding talks with former Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. May told reporters afterwards that she made it clear that if the prime minister wants government support in the »

Politics, Society

Is an expenses scandal brewing in Alberta? Stay tuned

It’s pretty much a given in politics–anywhere in the world–that rectitude (or at least the perception thereof) plays quite well with voters, thank you very much. Profligacy (or at least the perception thereof)? Not so much. We may be about »

Politics, Society

In a first, Trudeau forced to wear bulletproof vest at election rally

In what Canadian security experts say was an “unprecedented step,” Liberal leader Justin Trudeau wore a bulletproof vest at a campaign rally on Saturday night. A heavily-armed RCMP tactical team also surrounded the prime minister as he delivered a speech »