Politics

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh officially resigns as Ontario MPP

Jagmeet Singh has officially resigned as an Ontario member of the Provincial Parliament, weeks after winning the federal NDP leadership. Singh, 38, had served as an MPP since 2011, representing the riding of Bramalea-Gore-Malton. “It has been an honour serving the people of Bramalea-Gore-Malton and I’m looking forward to continuing this work on the federal level, building a more fair ...

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Bill Morneau says he doesn’t ‘report to journalists,’ bristles at questions about personal finances

Finance Minister Bill Morneau dodged questions about his use of numbered companies to hold investments Friday, suggesting he does not have to defend his personal financial choices to journalists. After a week of questions about his own fortune, Morneau showed signs of exasperation during an event in Waterloo, Ont., where he was pitching the government’s “step back” on proposed changes to the ...

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Trudeau says federal government will ‘look carefully’ at implications of Bill 62

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is looking into the implications of Quebec’s Bill 62, which would require Muslim women wearing a niqab or burka and anyone else using public services to uncover their faces. “I don’t think it’s the government’s business to tell a woman what she should or shouldn’t be wearing,” said Trudeau while campaigning in Alma, ...

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Putin brands Canada’s adoption of new Magnitsky Act as political gamesmanship

Russian President Vladimir Putin is accusing Canada of playing “unconstructive political games” by passing its own Magnitsky law this week. Putin made the comments in Sochi at an international forum in which he fielded a wide range of questions. The Russian embassy in Ottawa has posted a transcript of his remarks on Twitter. The embassy has already said that Parliament’s ...

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Trudeau on Quebec’s Bill 62 LIVE

Air Date: Oct 20, 2017 11:30 AM ET Trudeau on Quebec’s Bill 62 LIVE0:00 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to Quebec’s Bill 62, the new law that effectively forces Muslim women who wear a niqab or burka to uncover their faces to use or provide public services. Stay Connected with CBC News Top News Headlines

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Conservative leader Scheer decries ‘irony’ of small business tax plan

Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer spoke to small business owners in Waterloo region on Friday at conference centres in Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo, describing what he sees as ‘irony’ over Bill Morneau’s proposed tax reforms for small business. Meanwhile across town, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau was also pitching small business tax reform to a different small business group. Business leaders focused questions to Scheer on the ...

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Lack of legal aid leaves too many defendants to represent themselves: top judge

The old adage goes something like this: a man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client. But Canada’s top judge blames a lack of legal aid funding for what she says is the major challenge facing the criminal system — access to justice, especially for the poor and marginalized. ‘Lost in a system they don’t understand ...

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Federal finance minister Morneau pitches small business on tax reform

Federal finance minister Bill Morneau speaks in Waterloo, Ont. today, pitching his tax break plan and “tax fairness” — as a government press release calls it — to a small business forum.  Morneau and Small Business and Tourism minister Bardish Chagger are holding the talks at Communitech, a small-business based incubator focused on southern Ontario’s tech sector. Morneau has been under fire since the Globe and ...

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Supreme Court, CRA express concern about cellphone trackers after CBC story: documents

The Supreme Court of Canada and a senior executive with the Canada Revenue Agency anxiously reached out to Canada’s communications spy agency for help after the CBC revealed cellphone tracking technology was being used near Parliament Hill, according to documents. In April, a months-long CBC News and Radio-Canada investigation revealed that someone was using cellphone spying and tracking technology in ...

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Former senator and Pierre Trudeau confidant Michael Pitfield dead at 80

Michael Pitfield, a former senator and clerk of the Privy Council, has died at the age of 80. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the death late Thursday, saying Pitfield was a “family friend who was especially dear” to his father and his family. Pitfield, who joined the public service in 1959, was a close confidant of former prime minister Pierre ...

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