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Politics

Trudeau ejected her illegally, says politician

After seven weeks of headlines, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has not been able to put the SNC-Lavalin controversy behind him. Today, former cabinet minister Jane Philpott accused Trudeau of violating the law by kicking her and former attorney-general Jody Wilson-Raybould »

Politics, Society

Explosive event in Canadian politics

The political scandal rocking the ruling Liberal party and occupying news for some 54 days resulted in another shock wave last night. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expelled two prominent women from the caucus to prevent what he called “civil war” »

Politics

MPs end marathon vote but questions remain about SNC-Lavalin affair

After nearly 30 hours of voting, Canadian parliamentarians concluded a record-setting marathon session in the House of Commons in the wee hours of Friday, but a cloud still hangs over the Liberal government after an explosive interview by a former »

Politics

Another cabinet minister resigns deepening controversy

One of Canada’s most highly-regarded cabinet ministers resigned yesterday saying she has lost confidence in the government’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin controversy. Jane Philpott was president of the Treasury Board and in her letter of resignation she cited “serious concerns” »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Ottawa set to begin overhaul of Indigenous child welfare system

The federal government has unveiled a sweeping overhaul of Canada’s Indigenous child welfare system that will effectively turn over child care to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. News of the plan was revealed last fall by then-Indigenous Services Minister »

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Canada’s ‘Prince of Pot’ faces host of charges following arrest

It appears Canada’s best-known cannabis activists will not be in Spain this weekend to attend a pot festival. Marc Emery, 59, and his wife, Jodie, 32, were arrested Wednesday night at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, made a brief appearance in »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

New food labelling rules spark mixed reaction

Canada’s federal government on Wednesday announced an overhaul of nutrition labels on packaged goods aimed at making healthy food choices easier. Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott said amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations will affect the list of ingredients »

Politics, Society

Health minister admits misuse of funds

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new Liberal government has sought to stay squeaky clean  as it heads toward the end of its first year in power. Suddenly, there’s a problem. Not major, mind you, but a problem none the less. After »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Indigenous, Society

Canadian Inuit release suicide prevention strategy

Canada’s National Inuit organization,  Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), released its National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy this week saying the country can no longer ignore the mental health crisis in the North. “To overturn the now 30-year high rates of suicides in »

Indigenous, International, Society

PM will meet Attawapiskat chief this month

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with Chief Bruce Shisheesh of the beleaguered northern Ontario First Nation of Attawapiskat on June 13. A man rides his ATV in the northern Ontario First Nations reserve in Attawapiskat, in April after the »