Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s chief of staff, Katie Telford, will appear before a parliamentary committee on Friday afternoon, CBC News has learned. Telford offered to appear before the Standing Committee on National Defense after a week in which she was the target of Conservative attacks over her role in the military misconduct scandal rocking the Canadian Forces. Last week, the […]
After a week of competing messages about the usefulness of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the federal government today confirmed that it will continue to purchase the product – and that well over a million doses are expected to arrive by now the end of June. And now that Health Canada has cleared the Pfizer-BioNTech product for teens ages 12 to […]
Canada boycots events marking United Nations anti-racism conference over concerns over anti-Israel statements
The federal government has announced that it will boycott events commemorating the 20th anniversary of a United Nations anti-racism conference in South Africa, citing the legacy of criticism of Israel. A government spokesperson said Canada will join the United States and Australia, which have already announced that they will not attend any of the commemorations scheduled for September. “Canada remains […]
Major-General. Dany Fortin, the military commander responsible for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in Canada, answers questions about vaccine logistics in Canada.
Ontario has pledged to investigate the horrific deaths in long-term care. Now he says that didn’t happen.
Almost a year ago, as the first detailed picture of the true extent of the horror experienced by residents of Ontario’s long-term care system during the pandemic emerged, a visibly emotional Premier, Doug Ford, swore, “There is going to be justice.” Ulcer patients with soiled linens left in bed as COVID-19 tore homes apart, dehydration, cockroaches and staff moving the […]
The federal government is expected to end nearly two years of mystery on Thursday and reveal its plan to build a new, long-awaited heavy icebreaker for the Canadian Coast Guard. The announcement is eagerly awaited by the Vancouver and Quebec shipyards who have been fighting tooth and nail for the coveted contract since it was pulled from the Vancouver shipyard […]
Five years ago, tax law expert André Lareau was barred from testifying before the House of Commons Finance Committee by a last-minute gag order preventing witnesses from talking about a major tax evasion scheme. accounting firm. Now he has a message for MPs who are today relaunching their investigation into Isle of Man registered offshore companies: If they are serious […]
A Conservative motion to topple the Prime Minister’s top adviser on how the Liberal government handled the military sexual misconduct crisis was easily defeated in the House of Commons today. The Bloc Québécois sided with most of the government members in voting against the non-binding motion calling for the dismissal of Katie Telford, chief of staff to the Prime Minister. […]
Canada is sending medical supplies to India to help the country cope with an outbreak of coronavirus cases that has pushed its hospital system to the brink of collapse. Military elevators will deliver 25,000 vials of remdesivir, an antiviral drug, and up to 350 ventilators, Foreign Minister Marc Garneau and other ministers said in a press release today. The Canadian […]