- What you need to know about Canada’s divisive ArriveCAN appby Guy Quenneville (CBC | Politics News) on August 14, 2022 at 8:00 am in News/Politics
Ottawa is making plans to expand the offerings of its ArriveCAN app even as criticism continues to mount over the mandatory data-entry process for travellers entering the country.
- Air passengers losing patience with enforcement agency as backlog of complaints balloonsby Darren Major (CBC | Politics News) on August 13, 2022 at 8:00 am in News/Politics
Canadians whose travel plans have been derailed by flight delays or cancellations say they’re losing patience with the agency responsible for enforcing compensation rules.
- Centre Ice Conservatives are warming the bench for nowby Aaron Wherry (CBC | Politics News) on August 13, 2022 at 8:00 am in News/Politics
A group of moderate conservatives met in Edmonton on Thursday to discuss their concerns about the current direction of Canadian politics. But the idea of starting a new political party was quickly shot down.
- CBC Radio’s The House: Does Canada need more private health care?by CBC Radio (CBC | Politics News) on August 13, 2022 at 8:00 am in Radio/The House
On this week’s show: Former Saskatchewan finance minister Janice MacKinnon and Melanie Bechard, chair of the group Canadian Doctors for Medicare, debate the prospect of increased privatization in health-care. Deborah Lyons, former Canadian ambassador to Afghanistan, reflects on the year since Kabul fell to the Taliban. Plus — our summer series brings us to Toronto to talk with rookie Liberal MP Michael Coteau.
- U.S. House passes massive climate and health bill in victory for Biden, Democratsby (: Politics) on August 12, 2022 at 9:56 pm in Environment, Politics, World, Democrats, house passes inflation reduction act, Inflation Reduction Act, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, us climate bill, US Congress, us house, us inflation bill, US Politics
The Inflation Reduction Act includes about $375 billion over 10 years to encourage industry and consumers to shift from carbon-emitting to cleaner forms of energy.
- New air force commander says he’s confident in the airworthiness of the Snowbirdsby Stephen Hoff,David Thurton (CBC | Politics News) on August 12, 2022 at 9:55 pm in News/Politics
Lt.-Gen. Eric Kenny, the new commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, sees a bright future ahead for the Snowbirds despite the planes having been grounded after a hard landing in Fort Saint John, B.C. earlier this month.
- Warrant used to search Trump’s home alleges concealing of evidence, other crimesby Sean Boynton (: Politics) on August 12, 2022 at 7:44 pm in Politics, World, Donald Trump, Donald Trump FBI, Donald Trump news, Donald Trump raid, Donald Trump today, fbi donald trump, FBI Trump, Mar-a-Lago, mar-a-lago raid, Trump, trump news, Trump Search Warrant, trump today, Trump updates
A copy of the warrant reviewed by multiple outlets listed three federal laws Trump was alleged to have violated, including the Espionage Act, for retaining official documents.
- Judge suspends two articles of Quebec’s new language law regarding legal translationsby (: Politics) on August 12, 2022 at 6:49 pm in Canada, Politics, Anglo Rights, Bill 96, CAQ, Chantal Corriveau, English, Francois Legault, French, French laws Quebec, Judge, Justice, Language Charter, Language Law, Legault, Quebec Bill 96, Quebec Superior Court
Justice Corriveau ruled that the sections of Bill 96 that require corporations to pay a certified translator to produce French versions of legal documents should be suspended.
- Legault promises more affordable housing ahead of fall election campaignby Alessia Simona Maratta (: Politics) on August 12, 2022 at 4:49 pm in Canada, Politics, Affordable Housing, Campaign Promises, CAQ, Coalition Avenir Quebec, Election Campaign, Election promises, Fall Election, Francois Legault, Housing, Legault, Montreal Affordable Housing, Montreal housing, Quebec, Quebec 2022 provincial election, Quebec politics, Quebec Provincial Election
The leader of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) promised today to fund 11,700 new units in the next four years if his party wins a second term on Oct. 3.
- Emergencies Act used after lack of ‘breakthrough’ with convoy demonstrators: fedsby Amanda Connolly (: Politics) on August 12, 2022 at 3:55 pm in Canada, Politics, Emergencies Act, Freedom Convoy, freedom convoy 2022, Justin Trudeau Emergencies Act, marco mendicino emergencies act, Ottawa Convoy, ottawa convoy 2022, ottawa trucker convoy, Trucker Convoy
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson claimed on Feb. 13 that he had reached a ‘backchannel’ deal with convoy organizers to have their trucks leave residential areas, but they did not.
- Quebec City police reopening probe into 2014 Gatineau Olympiques alleged group sexual assault, league saysby Ashley Burke (CBC | Politics News) on August 12, 2022 at 2:49 pm in News/Politics
Police in Quebec City are reopening their investigation into an alleged group sexual assault eight years ago involving four players with the 2014 Gatineau Olympiques, according to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
- Canadian bobsleigh, skeleton athletes repeat calls to sports minister to improve what they call toxic cultureby Lori Ewing (CBC | Politics News) on August 12, 2022 at 2:05 pm in Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports
More than 90 current and retired Canadian bobsled and skeleton athletes are repeating calls to federal sport minister Pascale St-Onge to help clean up what they say is a toxic climate in their sport.
- Former B.C. premier Christy Clark endorses Jean Charest in Tory raceby The Canadian Press (CBC | Politics News) on August 12, 2022 at 1:33 am in News/Canada/British Columbia
Former British Columbia premier Christy Clark says the federal Tories are going to extremes and believes Jean Charest would make a good prime minister.
- Cabinet told of possible ‘breakthrough’ with protesters night before Emergencies Act was invokedby Guy Quenneville (CBC | Politics News) on August 12, 2022 at 12:35 am in News/Politics
The prime minister’s national security and intelligence adviser told cabinet there was “potential for a breakthrough” in last February’s Freedom Convoy occupation in Ottawa on the night before Justin Trudeau took the rare step of invoking the Emergencies Act, court documents reveal.
- RCMP briefed MPs on cellphone spyware risks, foreign interferenceby Alex Boutilier (: Politics) on August 11, 2022 at 10:34 pm in Canada, Politics, Encryption, lawful access, mercenary spyware, National security, politics, RCMP, RCMP spyware, RCMP surveillance, Spyware
The RCMP’s head of national security and protective policing warned MPs this week that foreign actors are most likely monitoring their digital devices.
- Former B.C. premier Christy Clark says federal Tories running to the ‘extremes’by (: Politics) on August 11, 2022 at 9:46 pm in Politics, Christy Clark, Conservative Leadership race, Convoy protests, CPC leadership race, CPS, Federal Conservatives, federal politics, Freedom Convoy, Jean Charest, Justin Trudeau, politics
Former B.C. premier Christy Clark is endorsing Jean Charest to be the next leader of the federal Conservatives at a time when she says the party is running to the extremes.
- NDP says Alberta government members should resign over prize for sexist, racist essayby (: Politics) on August 11, 2022 at 9:24 pm in Politics, Alberta essay, Alberta Legislature, Alberta NDP, Alberta politics, Alberta racism, Alberta sexism, Alberta woman’s essay, Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk, politics, Rakhi Pancholi, UCP, United Conservative Party
Alberta’s Opposition is calling for top legislature leaders on women’s issues to quit for giving a prize for an essay that urges women to forgo careers and focus on baby-making.
- Scientists urge Ottawa to boost grant funding so researchers can earn ‘living wage’by Amanda Connolly (: Politics) on August 11, 2022 at 8:33 pm in Canada, Politics, Science, canada postdoctorate grants, canada science funding, canadian postdocs, canadian science grants, Canadian scientists, nserc grants, postdoc grants canada
Inflation in Canada hit 8.1 per cent in June, the highest level in almost four decades, while the cost of food has soared by 8.8 per cent.
- U.S. seeking to unseal warrant used to search Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, AG saysby Sean Boynton (: Politics) on August 11, 2022 at 7:32 pm in Politics, World, Donald Trump, Donald Trump FBI, Donald Trump news, Donald Trump raid, Donald Trump today, fbi donald trump, FBI Trump, Mar-a-Lago, mar-a-lago raid, Merrick Garland, Trump, trump news, trump today, Trump updates
Merrick Garland, the nation’s top law enforcement official, said he had personally approved the decision to search Trump’s Florida home.
- Hockey Canada posts new job to overhaul handling of maltreatment, harassment and abuseby Ashley Burke (CBC | Politics News) on August 11, 2022 at 6:03 pm in News/Politics
Hockey Canada is hiring a new “director of maltreatment, harassment and abuse” to improve safety within the organization following intense public scrutiny over its handling of sexual assault allegations.
- Lumber, wheat, and oil: Tumbling prices could mean the worst of inflation is overby Kyle Bakx (CBC | Politics News) on August 11, 2022 at 8:00 am in News/Business
Inflation has been out of control, but increasingly there are signs that prices are holding steady or falling.
- Aid shipment to Afghanistan cancelled due to Canadian anti-terrorist lawby The Canadian Press (CBC | Politics News) on August 10, 2022 at 11:12 pm in News/Politics
Two containers of food bound for Afghanistan have been cancelled by a Canadian aid agency because of a law banning any dealings with the Taliban.
- Snowbirds grounded following accident in B.C. last weekby The Canadian Press (CBC | Politics News) on August 10, 2022 at 10:46 pm in News/Canada/British Columbia
The CT-114 Tutor jets used by the Snowbirds are under “operational pause” until all the aircraft have undergone an operational airworthiness risk assessment following an accident in Fort St. John on Aug. 2.
- Trans Mountain announces Dawn Farrell as new CEO and presidentby The Canadian Press (CBC | Politics News) on August 10, 2022 at 8:49 pm in News/Canada/Calgary
The pipeline operator says Farrell has more than 35 years of experience in the energy business, where she has held senior level positions.
- Plastics producers asking court to stop planned federal ban on single-use plastic productsby The Canadian Press (CBC | Politics News) on August 10, 2022 at 6:54 pm in News/Politics
More than two dozen plastic makers are asking the Federal Court to put an end to Ottawa’s plan to ban several single-use plastic items including straws, cutlery and takeout containers.
- Greens pitch an unconventional leadership race featuring video games and an open mic nightby David Thurton (CBC | Politics News) on August 10, 2022 at 8:00 am in News/Politics
The Green Party of Canada prides itself on doing politics differently, and its upcoming leadership race might not disappoint.
- Hockey Canada scandal shows the need to ban non-disclosure agreements, advocates sayby Ashley Burke (CBC | Politics News) on August 10, 2022 at 8:00 am in News/Politics
There are growing calls to outlaw non-disclosure agreements across the country as Hockey Canada and other sports organizations reel from sexual assault scandals, including some that led to multi-million dollar payouts to keep details about the incidents secret.
- Top commander defends military’s vaccine requirement, says ‘tweak’ in the worksby The Canadian Press (CBC | Politics News) on August 10, 2022 at 12:31 am in News/Politics
Canada’s top military commander said he will “tweak” the vaccine mandate for the Armed Forces in the next few weeks but defended vaccine requirements as necessary to keep the military ready to respond to any emergency.
- Kitchener, Ont., man pleads guilty to threatening prime minister at 2021 campaign stopby CBC News (CBC | Politics News) on August 9, 2022 at 9:00 pm in News/Canada/Kitchener-Waterloo
A Kitchener, Ont., man has pleaded guilty to threatening Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a campaign stop in nearby Cambridge last summer, court documents confirm.
- Freeland condemns police brutality after altercation between police and Senegalese diplomatby Guy Quenneville (CBC | Politics News) on August 9, 2022 at 8:30 pm in News/Politics
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is condemning police brutality in the wake of an allegedly violent altercation between Gatineau police officers and a Senegalese diplomat.