Politics

Federal inmate dies by suicide after 118 days in solitary confinement

The day before Guy Langlois took his own life, he picked up the phone. “Strangely, he got in touch with a lot of people to tell them he loved them and to never forget he loved them,” his sister Nathalie Langlois recounts. The next afternoon, the 38-year-old Métis inmate — who had a long history of mental health issues and suicide ...

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Growth council’s new tasks: unlock business spending, broaden job skills help

The Trudeau government’s influential team of economic advisers is pursuing solutions to an issue that has preoccupied policy-makers for years: how to open the spigot on business investment. Dominic Barton, chair of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s growth council, told The Canadian Press that the group’s next report, due this fall, will outline ways to encourage more business investment with the ...

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Supreme Court urged to clarify law on journalist source protection

Protection for a journalist’s sources currently exists in legal void that needs filling given the importance of media to our democracy, a new application to the Supreme Court of Canada states. In seeking leave to fight an RCMP demand for a reporter’s background materials, Vice Media and journalist Ben Makuch argue Canada’s top court has never dealt with journalist-source communications. ...

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Frustrated families vow to ‘blockade’ missing and murdered inquiry hearings

Some family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are vowing to blockade meetings of the national inquiry to protest what they call a disastrous start. “We are prepared to take blockades against this inquiry, if it goes through our communities we will be there, it doesn’t matter where,” John Fox told reporters Tuesday. Fox said many families are “tired of ...

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News conference on the MMIWG national inquiry LIVE

Air Date: May 23, 2017 10:00 AM ET News conference on the MMIWG national inquiry LIVE0:00 Family members of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Men and Boys and Intergenerational Child Warfare Genocide announce the Grassroots initiative of Our Creator’s Way Traditional Inquiry Stay Connected with CBC News Top News Headlines

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Division is the biggest threat to federal Conservatives, says Kenney

Jason Kenney may have left the national scene to immerse himself in Alberta politics, but he keeps an eye on the federal party he used to represent. And he sees a potential threat lurking in the Conservative leadership race — from within the party. “I think ultimately the biggest threat is division,” the former immigration minister under Stephen Harper told ...

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Canadian officials express concern, solidarity after deadly explosion in U.K.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says all Canadians ‘stand firm’ with the British people The Canadian Press Posted: May 22, 2017 10:39 PM ET Last Updated: May 23, 2017 1:27 AM ET Related Stories Canada’s prime minister and public safety minister are expressing shock and concern after a deadly blast in Manchester, U.K. Local police say 19 people have died ...

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How the Conservative leadership vote could be won, ballot by ballot

Maxime Bernier is the favourite to finish atop the first ballot for the Conservative leadership, but an analysis of how the vote could play out suggests that it could take all 13 ballots before a winner is finally declared. And while Bernier remains the favourite to win it all, his path to the leadership is far from certain. The next leader ...

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Ukraine seeks to avoid being a bargaining chip between Washington and Moscow

As former law professor, Oksana Syroyid is used to educating people.   She has found that to be a useful skill these days. As deputy Speaker of Ukraine’s parliament, Syroyid took to educating Canadian and U.S. lawmakers during a recent visit, walking them through the labyrinth of politics in her country and Eastern Europe. As with any tutoring, there needed ...

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Tax worker fired after biggest privacy breach at Revenue Canada

The Canada Revenue Agency has fired an employee for the biggest single privacy breach ever detected involving confidential taxpayer accounts. The employee improperly accessed the accounts of 38 taxpayers in detail, and briefly accessed another 1,264 accounts using a search function to find surnames and postal codes. The incident happened in an agency office in the Prairie region before March ...

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