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Society

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole said he will respect Quebec’s secularism law

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole says he is going to respect the legislatures of all the provinces, including the laws in Québec protecting secularism and the French language, after meeting with Québec Premier Fraçois Legault on Monday.  I had a frank, »

Economy

Quebec and Ontario Premiers meet in summit to discuss health care and economy

Québec Premier François Legualt and Ontario Premier Doug Ford met in Mississauga, Ontario this week for the first ever Ontario-Québec summit to discuss economic recovery plans and ways to increase health care funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  At the end »

Society

Poll: Most Canadians opposed to Wexit

Most Canadians are opposed to the idea of “Wexit”, which is an idea that sees Canada’s four western most provinces, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, seceding from Canada, according to an Abacus Data poll released over the weekend. According »

Economy, Society

Canadian government invests $30 million to support Quebec tourism industry

The Canadian government is investing $30 million to support Quebec’s tourism sector,  according to a press release from the Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) on Tuesday.  Out of the $30 million of funding, $13.5 million will be given »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Canada still wants to ban single use plastics in 2021

The Canadian federal government said that it’s still on track to ban single use plastics in 2021. “Science confirms that plastic pollution is everywhere and is negatively impacting our environment. This assessment will inform our decisions as our government follows »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Federal incentive budget for electric cars nearly halved in 8 months

The Canadian government has nearly spent half of its incentive budget for electric cars in just 8 months. The $300 million budget was supposed to last for the next three years. Instead, the federal government has already given out $134 »

Health, Society

Ottawa releases first national dementia strategy

Canada’s Minister of Health announced the release of the first national dementia strategy on Monday. It focuses on prevention, advancing therapies and finding a cure, as well as improving the quality of life for people with dementia and their caregivers. »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Federal electric vehicle rebate incentive

Starting today a new federal rebate plan kicks in as part of an effort to get more electric vehicles on Canadian roads. The plan originally announced in the budget in March would grant up to $5,000 on the purchase of »

Economy, International, Politics

How the press and politics have evolved in Canada (and likely elsewhere) (part 2 of 2) 

Book: Power, Prime Ministers and the Press: The Battle for Truth on Parliament Hill In the beginning was politics, shortly after came the press. In the early days in Canada, and undoubtedly elsewhere, newspapers –print journalism- was very biased. Papers »

Politics

The federal government cabinet shuffle

International trade, pipelines, illegal migrants and other issues were beginning to mount up against the Canadian government. Two-thirds into its mandate the federal Liberal government has moved around its cabinet ministers in a move commonly known as a “shuffle”. This »