Politics

Trump’s battle with U.S. intelligence community could slow the flow of key security info to Canada

Canadian intelligence agencies could end up feeling the pain of the bruising political fight unfolding in Washington over leaks and the alleged ties of some in the Trump administration to Russia, experts warned on Thursday. Stung by claims it is deliberately leaking damaging information to undermine the new president, the U.S. intelligence community could become more reluctant to share both its raw data and assessments ...

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‘Kill her and be done with it’: MP behind anti-Islamophobia motion reads out hate mail

The Liberal MP who tabled an anti-Islamophobia motion says she has been inundated with hate mail and death threats. Mississauga, Ont. MP Iqra Khalid told the House of Commons today she received more than 50,000 emails in response to M-103, many of them with overt discrimination or direct threats. “I have asked my staff to lock the office behind me as I ...

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The Pollcast: Behind the scenes of the Conservative leadership race

PODCAST Host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC’s Catherine Cullen CBC News Posted: Feb 16, 2017 5:00 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017 5:00 PM ET Related Stories The CBC Pollcast, hosted by CBC poll analyst Éric Grenier, explores the world of electoral politics, political polls and the trends they reveal. With 14 candidates in the running, more than a year ...

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Trump blasts media, takes message ‘straight to the people’

U.S. President Donald Trump mounted a vigorous defence of his presidency Thursday, pushing back against media reports that his campaign advisers had inappropriate contact with Russian officials and vowing to crack down on the leaking of classified information. Nearly a month into his presidency, Trump said during a free-wheeling White House news conference that his new administration had made “significant ...

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Indigenous leaders want to strip name of residential school proponent from PMO building

Indigenous leaders are calling on the government to change the name of Langevin block, the building across from Parliament Hill that houses the Prime Minister’s Office, because it is named after a strong proponent of the Indian Residential School system. The building is named after Hector-Louis Langevin, a father of Confederation and a prominent member of Sir John A. Macdonald’s ...

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Heritage minister to respond to Conservative religious discrimination motion

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly will respond to a Conservative motion to be debated today that removes the “Islamophobia” reference from the text to condemn religious discrimination.  Joly is holding a media availability at 9:30 a.m. ET, and CBCNews.ca will carry it live. On Wednesday night, MPs began debate on M-103, which was tabled by Mississauga, Ont., Liberal MP Iqra Khalid in December 2016 and calls on the government to “recognize ...

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Innovation budget without intellectual property strategy is ‘philanthropy’: Jim Balsillie

The upcoming federal budget has been dubbed the innovation budget in some Ottawa circles, but the founder of the Centre for International Governance Innovation says it doesn’t mean much if the Canadian government won’t heed calls to implement an intellectual property strategy. “Innovation without a national IP (intellectual property) strategy is philanthropy. You invent it, and invest in it, and ...

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Trudeau home to get $2 million in security upgrades

The federal government is planning to spend $2 million to beef up security at the historic home occupied by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will spend  $1.6 million to upgrade security at Rideau Cottage. The National Capital Commission (NCC), which is responsible for Canada’s official residences, will contribute $390,000 to the upgrades. The spending ...

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Trudeau arrives in France to address European Parliament after CETA passes key vote

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in Strasbourg, France, where he will mark the European Parliament’s passing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union.  Trudeau will give a speech Thursday morning to the European Parliament — the first time a sitting Canadian prime minister has addressed the legislature. He will make his speech at 5 a.m. ET. CBCNews.ca ...

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RCMP watchdog’s probe into review of northern B.C. policing thwarted by poor record keeping

The RCMP’s federal watchdog has found that nearly half of the missing persons reports in northern British Columbia fail to show that Mounties investigated cases quickly or thoroughly. It’s one of the findings of the self-initiated report by the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP, which is looking into how Mounties do their jobs in the 35 detachments ...

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