Federal Politics

Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez prepares to appear before the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications on Bill C-11, in the Senate of Canada Building in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Online Streaming Act won’t police user-generated content: heritage minister

Bill meant to make streaming giants contribute to the creation and availability of Canadian content

Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez prepares to appear before the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications on Bill C-11, in the Senate of Canada Building in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
CSIS director David Vigneault holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Top intelligence officials are first on the witness list this week at the public inquiry scrutinizing Ottawa’s use of the Emergencies Act last winter weeks into the “Freedom Convoy” protests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

CSIS director supported invoking Emergencies Act, inquiry hears

David Vigneault was satisfied that a threat to national security had to be interpreted differently

CSIS director David Vigneault holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Top intelligence officials are first on the witness list this week at the public inquiry scrutinizing Ottawa’s use of the Emergencies Act last winter weeks into the “Freedom Convoy” protests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Green Party leadership candidate Elizabeth May speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Elizabeth May elected Green leader again, to share burden with Jonathan Pedneault

Two plan to present party as must trustworthy on environmental issues

Green Party leadership candidate Elizabeth May speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra speaks with members of the media after tabling legislation in the House of Commons, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 in Ottawa. The federal government has announced an investment of another $1.2 billion in its Ocean Protection Plan for 29 projects involving ocean safety, science and environmental safeguards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Feds announce another $1.2 billion for ocean cleanup and protection

National preparation for releases of hazardous or noxious substances from ships part of what’s coming

Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra speaks with members of the media after tabling legislation in the House of Commons, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 in Ottawa. The federal government has announced an investment of another $1.2 billion in its Ocean Protection Plan for 29 projects involving ocean safety, science and environmental safeguards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Canadian border crossing is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lacolle, Que. on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. A new poll suggests the vast majority of Canadians are worried about how the federal Liberal government’s plan to dramatically increase immigration levels over the next few years will affect housing and government services. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canadians divided on Ottawa’s plan to admit more immigrants: poll

75 per cent of respondents concerned plan would result in excessive demand for housing and services

The Canadian border crossing is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lacolle, Que. on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. A new poll suggests the vast majority of Canadians are worried about how the federal Liberal government’s plan to dramatically increase immigration levels over the next few years will affect housing and government services. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Christian Dea of Transport Canada responds to a question as he testifies at the Public Order Emergency Commission, Wednesday, November 16, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Winter ‘Freedom Convoy’ blockades cost billions to Canada’s economy, inquiry hears

Estimates from Transport Canada indicate as much as $3.9 billion in trade activity halted

Christian Dea of Transport Canada responds to a question as he testifies at the Public Order Emergency Commission, Wednesday, November 16, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Auditor General of Canada Karen Hogan holds a press conference following the tabling of the AG report in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Auditor general says Canada failing First Nations in response to wildfires, floods

Report says department too reactive, instead of spending on infrastructure to mitigate damages

Auditor General of Canada Karen Hogan holds a press conference following the tabling of the AG report in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
CEO and Vice-Chair, Oilers Entertainment Group, Bob Nicholson makes an announcement in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday January 23, 2019. Nicholson is scheduled to speak before members of Parliament today as the federal government continues its examination of Hockey Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Former CEO ‘sorry’ for how Hockey Canada handled sexual assault claims under his watch

Bob Nicholson regrets no written guidelines in place on how to should handle sexual assault claims

CEO and Vice-Chair, Oilers Entertainment Group, Bob Nicholson makes an announcement in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday January 23, 2019. Nicholson is scheduled to speak before members of Parliament today as the federal government continues its examination of Hockey Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in the first working session of the G20 leaders summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau pledges cash for infrastructure and making vaccines in developing countries

$750 million earmarked to finance infrastructure projects in Asia over three years

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in the first working session of the G20 leaders summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

New Democrats call for independent review of government’s COVID-19 response

Health critic Don Davies wants to know how well feds did on early response, vaccine supply

Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay rises during Question Period, Tuesday, December 14, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Veterans affairs minister stands firm on record in face of anger, call to resign

Backlogs, staffing shortages causing strain for veterans struggling with injuries, illness

Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay rises during Question Period, Tuesday, December 14, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada’s looming Indo-Pacific strategy warns of China entanglement, boosts India ties

Joly: Canada seeks deeper ties with more democratic, reliable countries

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Veteran Stephen LaSalle is shown in Ottawa, on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. When LaSalle first injured his foot in a military training exercise, he had only heard the stories about what it was like to deal with Veterans Affairs Canada. Five years later, the reservist naval lieutenant can talk about the experience firsthand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Frustration, anxiety persist as Liberals claim success on wait times for veterans

More than 23,000 veterans have disability claims that are waiting to be processed

Veteran Stephen LaSalle is shown in Ottawa, on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. When LaSalle first injured his foot in a military training exercise, he had only heard the stories about what it was like to deal with Veterans Affairs Canada. Five years later, the reservist naval lieutenant can talk about the experience firsthand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Buildings sit in the water along the shore following hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou, N.L. on Tuesday September 27, 2022. The parliamentary budget watchdog says climate change has already begun to hurt the Canadian economy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Parliamentary budget officer says climate change already costing economy billions

The parliamentary budget officer says climate change is already hurting the Canadian…

Buildings sit in the water along the shore following hurricane Fiona in Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou, N.L. on Tuesday September 27, 2022. The parliamentary budget watchdog says climate change has already begun to hurt the Canadian economy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Pope Francis meets with Indigenous leaders as he arrives at Edmonton’s International airport, Canada, Sunday, July 24, 2022. Before Pope Francis’s arrival in Canada last July, federal officials flagged concerns about the level of consultation done with a First Nations community set to host him.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gregorio Borgia

Indigenous languages, consultation among issues raised before Pope Francis’s visit

Before Pope Francis’s arrival in Canada last July, federal officials flagged concerns…

Pope Francis meets with Indigenous leaders as he arrives at Edmonton’s International airport, Canada, Sunday, July 24, 2022. Before Pope Francis’s arrival in Canada last July, federal officials flagged concerns about the level of consultation done with a First Nations community set to host him.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gregorio Borgia
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to questions during a news conference with his provincial counterparts after the first of two days of meetings, in Vancouver, on Monday, November 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VIDEO: Health ministers expect details after promise of federal funding boost

Provincial ministers want federal funding boosted from 22 per cent of their health expenditure to 35

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to questions during a news conference with his provincial counterparts after the first of two days of meetings, in Vancouver, on Monday, November 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos speaks during a news conference on patient-oriented research at the Ottawa Hospital, in Ottawa, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Federal government prepared to increase health transfers: Duclos

Provinces and territories settled on a ‘united and common approach’ as they meet to talk health

Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos speaks during a news conference on patient-oriented research at the Ottawa Hospital, in Ottawa, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
In this Monday, July 8, 2019 photo, a cardiologist at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago gives a man a cardiovascular screening. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)

Doctors, nurses, advocates call on governments to address health-care crisis

Health organizations provide elected officials with a ‘prescription for hope’

In this Monday, July 8, 2019 photo, a cardiologist at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago gives a man a cardiovascular screening. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland arrives for a news conference before tabling the Fall Fiscal Update in Ottawa, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Five things you need to know about the Liberals’ fall economic update

The federal Liberals unveiled their fall economic update Thursday — a 92-page…

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland arrives for a news conference before tabling the Fall Fiscal Update in Ottawa, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland makes her way to a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill, In Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Fall budget update promises tax credits for clean electricity and hydrogen production

‘The green transition is the most significant economic transformation since the Industrial Revolution’

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland makes her way to a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill, In Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld