Category: News

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to answer China’s ban on Canadian canola shipments by pulling hundreds of millions of dollars Ottawa has committed to Beijing’s multilateral development bank. Scheer held a news conference Monday to press Trudeau to address the canola feud by cutting off Canada’s funding […]

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Elizabeth May is urging members of Parliament to take a page from Canada’s smallest province when it comes to celebrating love and honouring loss. The Green Party leader rose in the House of Commons Monday for a member’s statement — a one-minute speech — before question period. Watch: “I booked this member’s statement with the […]

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OTTAWA — A People’s Party of Canada executive encouraged national organizers to court votes from the Canadian Combat Coalition but cautioned against giving public support to the “radical fringe group,” HuffPost Canada has learned. The Canadian Combat Coalition, also known as C3, is a self-described group of “patriots concerned with Canada’s future.” It has downplayed […]

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OTTAWA — B’nai Brith Canada says online hatred is fuelling a rise in anti-Semitism that saw record numbers of Jewish Canadians harassed and assaulted last year. The group released its annual audit of anti-Semitism Monday, showing 2,041 recorded incidents of hatred towards Jews in 2018, up 16 per cent compared to the year before. This […]

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Hundreds of election workers have died of overwork and almost 2,000 have fallen ill following the world’s biggest single-day elections, held in Indonesia earlier this month. Indonesian officials said over the weekend that at least 272 election officers had died since the April 17 vote, mostly from fatigue-related illnesses caused by the long hours they […]

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OTTAWA — Dominic LeBlanc is stepping away temporarily from his duties as intergovernmental and northern affairs minister after being diagnosed with a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The 52-year-old plans to go back to work once treatment is completed and he still intends to run for re-election this fall in the New Brunswick riding of Beausejour, […]

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