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Politics, Society

Bill Morneau resigns as finance minister and MP to seek top job at OECD

Canada’s Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, said Monday he will be stepping down from the cabinet and resigning his seat in the House of Commons to pursue the job of secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). »

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 »


Andrew Scheer stepping down as Conservative Party leader

Andrew Scheer announced Thursday that he will be stepping down as the leader of the federal Conservative Party and asked the party to begin the process of organizing a leadership election. Speaking in the House of Commons, Scheer said he »

International, Politics

Canada calls for calm in Bolivia

Canada called on Bolivian political and social actors to “exercise restraint and avoid violence and confrontation” Monday, as the country was plunged into a constitutional limbo following the resignation of the country’s first Indigenous president and all of his likely »


Canada’s top bureaucrat resigns amid SNC-Lavalin controversy

In the latest chapter of the controversy surrounding the SNC-Lavalin engineering firm, Michael Wernick, the clerk of the Privy Council has sent a letter of resignation to the prime minister. The job of the clerk is to provide non-partisan advice »

Health, Politics, Society

Gambling problem prompts MP’s resignation

Up to three per cent of Canadians suffer from a gambling problem and Member of Parliament Raj Grewal  resigned his seat because of it. The Globe and Mail newspaper reports that Grewal was flagged after spending millions of dollars at »


Embattled separatist leader resigns

The embattled leader of the separatist Bloc Québécois is stepping down, after being dealt a resounding non-confidence vote by the federal party’s rank and file over the weekend. Martine Ouellet announced Monday morning that she’ll be resigning effective June 11 after receiving »

International, Politics

Canada ‘applauds’ courage of Armenian protesters

Canadian officials  welcomed the decision by Armenia’s Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan to step down on Monday following 11 days of mass and largely peaceful protests against his continued rule in the former Soviet republic. Sargsyan, who ruled Armenia for 10 »


Opposition calls on finance minister to resign

The leader of Canada’s official opposition Conservative Party, Andre Scheer has called on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to resign. And if he won’t resign, Scheer says the prime minister should remove him. This is the culmination of weeks of controversy »


Disgraced Senator resigns his seat amid sex scandal

Disgraced Senator Don Meredith pre-empted a move by his colleagues to kick him out of the Red Chamber by resigning from the Senate following damning a scandal over his sexual relationship with a teenage girl. The Parliament’s upper chamber was »