Politics

Government extends interim official languages commissioner

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has moved to fill the vacant Official Languages Commissioner’s position, adopting an order-in-council to renew Interim commissioner Ghislaine Saikaley’s term until October or until the government names a long-term replacement. The order-in-council, signed Wednesday by Gov. Gen. David Johnston, resolves a problem that emerged when the government allowed the position to become vacant Saturday, leaving the ...

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New federal healthy eating strategy may lead to warning symbols on your cheese

Some industry groups say Health Canada’s plans to encourage Canadians to eat healthier food goes too far, and could lead to warning labels on food that’s good for you, such as some milk, and cheese. And they argue federal proposals may cost them almost $2 billion. But federal Health Minister Jane Philpott said she has to consider the long-term cost ...

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Liberal ministers, MPs were ‘accosting’ senators to vote against amended budget bill, senator says

Senior Liberal cabinet ministers and MPs with the party engaged in last-minute lobbying efforts outside the Senate chamber Tuesday evening, trying to fend off efforts to amend the government’s budget bill. Finance Minister Bill Morneau, House leader Bardish Chagger and various Liberal MPs pulled aside a number of Senate Liberals and Independent senators on their way into the chamber, hoping ...

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NDP mark end of spring sitting of Parliament LIVE

Air Date: Jun 21, 2017 11:30 AM ET NDP mark end of spring sitting of Parliament LIVE0:00 NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and critics Murray Rankin and Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet meet reporters in the National Press Theatre as Parliament prepares to rise for the summer

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Ralph Goodale can’t confirm media reports of Canadian connection in Michigan airport knife attack on officer

Montreal police have an investigation underway related to the stabbing of a police officer at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich., Wednesday afternoon.  Earlier in the day, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale said he is aware of media reports of a Canadian connection in a knife attack, but could not confirm those details. At a media scrum ...

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Former Obama official to testify on Russia attempts to interfere with U.S. election

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the Russian government at President Vladimir Putin’s direction clearly conducted cyberattacks on the United States to influence the presidential election, but the assault did not change ballots, the final count or the reporting of election results. In prepared testimony, Johnson described the steps he took once he learned of the hacking of the ...

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On national security, Liberals stake out the middle ground

To understand the Liberal’s new anti-terrorism measures introduced Tuesday, go back two years to when the party supported the then Conservative government’s hard-line anti-terrorism bill with a promise to amend the most controversial measures just as soon as they got the chance. The Conservatives were proposing to give this country’s national security agencies dramatic new powers after two members of ...

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