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Canada’s minority Liberal government survives first confidence vote

While many analysts questioned the motive behind Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s reason and need to prorogue Parliament last month, it was deemed a risky political move for a minority government. The start of a new session, and speech from the »

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Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole tests positive for COVID-19

The leader of Canada’s Conservative Party Erin O’Toole tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.  “This evening, Erin O’Toole received a positive test result for COVID-19,” the Conservative party said in a statement. “He is very relieved that his wife and »

Society

The Quebec town of Asbestos set to change name next month

The citizens of Asbestos, Québec, will vote on the new name of the town in October. According to an announcement made by Asbestos Mayor Hugues Grimard at a city council meeting on Monday night, the four options for a new »

Society

British Columbia approves municipal bans on single use plastics

The British Columbia government is moving towards banning single-use plastics in a number of municipalities within the province in order to prevent plastic waste from polluting communities, shorelines and landfills. According to a news release from B.C. on Saturday, the »

Politics

Beloved wife of former Prime Minister dies at age 84

Aline Chretien, (nee Chaîné) died peacefully on Saturday at age 84 at her residence in Shawinigan Quebec.  Although never in the political limelight, she played a critical role in the political life of her husband and in many of his political »

Politics

Potential crisis in Canadian politics: WE scandal fallout grows

New turbulence in the political currents in Ottawa The ethics scandal over the Liberal government’s awarding of a multi-million dollar contract to the WE Charity has entered a new phase this week, and one possibly even more concerning to the »

Politics, Society

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil steps down from office

After celebrating his 17th year in elected office yesterday, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announced Thursday that he is stepping down and leaving public office. McNeil was originally elected in 2003 as a member of legislative assembly for Annapolis, a »

Politics

Investigation into Liberal government contract with ‘WE Charity’ grows

What has developed into an embarrassment for the Trudeau government seems to be getting worse. Labelled by opposition forces as a scandal, it began with a sole-source contract to the WE Charity to administer a $912 million programme to aid »

Society

Warrant issued for former PQ leader Boisclair to face assault charges

Once upon time — a little over 30 years ago — it seemed pretty clear that André Boisclair had nothing but upside. He was a rising superstar — a red-hot meteor streaking across Quebec’s political sky. He was 23 then, »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

The Liberal Wet’suwet’en deal creates more dissent in the community

Earlier this year a dispute over indigenous land rights and a gas pipeline caused dozens of road and rail blockades that caused substantial economic loss in Canada and made international headlines. Although the gas pipeline company has signed agreements with »