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Politics

Trudeau prorogues Parliament until Sept. 23

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has prorogued Parliament until Sept. 23, apparently to try to buy some time to ride out the so-called WE Charity controversy. Prorogation, a manoeuvre that ends a parliamentary session, shuts down the House of Commons committees »

Society

Rideau Hall names Cirque du Soleil manager as new chief of staff

Rideau Hall, the official residence in Ottawa of both the Queen and her representative, the Governor General of Canada, has a new chief of staff as the institution tries to cope with allegations of mismanagement and mistreatment of staff under »

Politics

Privy Council Office launches workplace probe of Governor General’s office

The Privy Council Office (PCO) says it has launched a “thorough, independent and impartial” workplace probe into claims of harassment and verbal abuse in the office of Gov. Gen. Julie Payette. The investigation follows a CBC News report that quoted »

Politics

Governor General’s office denies claims of workplace abuse

The office of Gov. Gen. Julie Payette is denying allegations that the former astronaut has created a toxic work environment for staff at Rideau Hall. The denial follows a report by CBC News on Tuesday claiming that the Queen’s representative »

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Quebecers honoured for their brave actions during 2017 mosque shooting

Canada’s Governor General Julie Payette is honouring five Quebecers for their brave actions during the 2017 mosque shooting in Quebec City, according to a news release from yesterday. On January 29, 2017, Alexandre Bissonnette killed six and injured five people »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, 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 »

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Poll suggests many Canadians would stay away if genocide taking place

As global leaders prepare to gather next week to mark the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz, the infamous Second World War death camp, a new public opinion survey suggests that nearly three in 10 Canadians (29 per cent) »

International, Society

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques returns to Earth

It seems all so normal these many years later. Back in the summer of 1969, it was anything but. Space travel drew a lot of headlines back then. Now, not so much. You might have missed it, but the 50th »

Society

New Order of Canada recipients announced at Rideau Hall

The latest appointments to the Order of Canada have been announced by Gov. Gen. Julie Payette, who herself is a member of the exclusive club that “honours people who make extraordinary contributions to the nation.” The list of 103 new »

International, Politics

GG Julie Payette to travel to Mexico for presidential inauguration

Canada’s Gov. Gen. Julie Payette will travel to Mexico at the end of November to represent Canada at the inauguration ceremony of the new Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Thursday. López Obrador’s inauguration ceremony »