Highlights / Raph Goodale

Economy, Health, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Critics say new pot legislation should go farther

The Liberal government has introduced its long-awaited legislation that it says will grant fast, free pardons to Canadians carrying a criminal record for possession of cannabis before Canada legalized the drug last October. Bill C-93 aims to break down barriers »

International, Politics, Society

Canadians surrender to Kurdish forces in Syria

Global Affairs Canada says it is aware of two Canadian women being detained in Syria. The confirmation follows CNN interviews with the two Canadians after they fled one of ISIS’s last remaining strongholds in eastern Syria and surrendered to U.S.-backed »

Health, International, Politics, Society

Border agency launched numerous code of conduct investigations

CBC News has uncovered wide range of alleged misconduct by staff at the Canada Border Service Agency. The agency has the authority to detain and search Canadians and carry out deportations and is not subject to outside oversight of staff »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

‘National security concern’ gets residency in bureaucratic bungle

As reports from Washington suggest that the U.S. wants to increase its focus on its northern border, officials in Ottawa are grappling with what’s being called a “completely unacceptable” mistake that allowed a person of “national security concern” to be granted »

International, Society

Two soldiers injured in Toronto attack

Canada’s public safety minister is tamping down fears that a stabbing incident at a military recruitment centre in Toronto on Monday could have a link to terrorism. A 27-year-old man was arrested following the attack that left two members of »