CBC Radio’s The House: Canada in a Changing World

CBC News: Home47:45Canada in a Changing World On this week’s show: Canadians in the Tourism Industry Talk About Reopening and Recovery. A panel of MPs discuss Canadian foreign policy, including relations with Cuba, Haiti and China. And a critic and supporter of the Cuban government discuss the unrest in that country. Additionally, two election experts discuss the federal Green Party’s […]

Ottawa to make announcement regarding Afghan interpreters

The federal government is expected to respond this morning to increasing calls to bring Afghan interpreters and their families to Canada. The government has come under pressure to help performers and other contractors who worked for the Canadian Armed Forces during the war in Afghanistan and who are now facing retaliation and possibly death from a resurgent Taliban. Earlier this […]

Ottawa, provinces and territories not on track to meet new climate targets: report

Federal, provincial and territorial governments have failed to plan for sufficient emission reductions to meet Canada’s net zero targets, according to a new climate report. The report from the Pembina Institute, an energy and climate think tank, concludes that Canada will not meet its recently announced net zero targets for 2030 or 2050. “Unfortunately, we are not on track to […]

State actors could use blackmail, threats to influence voters, politicians in upcoming election, CSIS warns

Canada’s spy agency says state actors could attempt to blackmail voters and pressure politicians to influence the outcome of the upcoming election. The warning is contained in a special report on threats of foreign interference, which outlines some of the tactics observed by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service over the years. Its release comes as Ottawa prepares for a widely […]

Biden appoints David Cohen as Ambassador to Canada

US President Joe Biden has appointed David Cohen, a tech executive who once served as chief of staff to the mayor of Philadelphia, to be his ambassador to Canada. Cohen, a lawyer, lobbyist and fundraiser who currently serves as senior advisor to the head of US communications giant Comcast, has long been the likely candidate. In addition to a number […]

The US border will remain closed until at least August 21

The US land border will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least August 21, according to a renewal order issued by the US government on Wednesday. In a notice pre-published in the U.S. Federal Register, the government says that while vaccination rates have improved, opening the land border to non-essential travel still poses too high a risk. “In light […]

Government calls national summit on anti-Semitism, but opposition leaders say they were not originally invited

The federal government is set to hold a national summit on anti-Semitism today – but political tensions swirled on the eve of the event, with opposition leaders saying they had no were originally invited. In a media statement earlier this month, Diversity, Inclusion and Youth Minister Bardish Chagger said she had invited various ministers and party critics to join the […]