The war in Ukraine could force Canada to shed its self-image as a peacekeeper

Over the past three decades or more, Canada has suffered from a deep identity crisis whenever it has been confronted with the messy, brutal foreign wars raging in far-flung parts of this troubled globe. The overwhelming brutality of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has forced the Liberal government in recent weeks to confront some thorny questions. What does a peacekeeping nation […]

Ukrainian Canadian businesses pivot to provide aid to a country devastated by war

Canadians have responded with a range of assistance for Ukraine as more than three million people have fled the country during the Russian invasion that’s now in its fourth week. There are community donation drivesfundraisers like perogies for peace, non-profit organizations supplying immediate needs in Ukrainepeople buying gear for the Ukrainian army and even Canadians enlisting to fight on the […]

Crisis in home care; Snowboarders fight for refunds: CBC’s Marketplace cheat sheet

Miss something this week? Don’t panic. CBC’s Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need. Want this in your inbox? Get the Marketplace newsletter every friday. Home care failed her husband in his final days. It’s failing thousands of other Canadians, too Nearly one million Canadians rely on some sort of home care support, but a Marketplace investigation […]

Rising oil prices may give Liberals extra spending for next Ottawa budget

The federal government is expected to reap significant increases in revenue due to high oil prices, offsetting any new or previously promised spending in an upcoming budget from Ottawa. It’s a position similar to one the Liberals found themselves in last December, when a rosier economic picture gave the government $38.5 billion in extra spending room. It was quickly eaten […]

Shutdown begins at CP Rail as union, company continues negotiating

The company and the union are pointing fingers of blame at each other for a shutdown of Canadian Pacific Railway operations that began Sunday while the two sides remained at the bargaining table. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, which represents some 3,000 engineers, conductors, yard workers, and other train employees, issued a release just before midnight saying a lockout was […]

A mother’s fight for facts about her daughter’s death could rewrite the Access to Information Act

A bereaved mother’s long battle to learn more about her daughter’s death has led the federal information commissioner to recommend changes to Canada’s access to information legislation on “compassionate grounds.” Liette Savoie’s 17-year-old daughter Francesca died in a car crash in Bas-Caraquet, NB in ​​the fall of 2007. The other driver pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing death. Savoie has […]

Wartime rhetoric: How Zelensky’s address compares with other speeches by foreign leaders

Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky’s address to Parliament this week was the latest in a long line of speeches by foreign leaders hoping to build ties with Canada, promote policies or plead for aid. Dozens of prime ministers, presidents and other key figures are part of a tradition of addressing Canada’s House of Commons, but Zelensky’s speech was remarkable for its […]