Annmie Paul Greens may turn the page on party unrest with a few more seats, analysts say

Last month, as speculation about an early call for federal elections mounted, Green Party leader Annamie Paul told the world she was ready for a fight. Speaking to reporters in Toronto about internal threats both his leadership and his party membership – an internal conflict that involved an overturned vote of no confidence and legal battles costing the party much […]

Canada suspends operations at embassy in Afghanistan citing security concerns

Canada is closing its embassy in Kabul and suspending diplomatic operations in Afghanistan as the Taliban enter the capital. The government says the current situation in the country poses “serious challenges” to its ability to provide safety and security at the embassy. A joint statement from the federal ministers of foreign affairs, immigration and defense says the safety and security […]

Federal elections expected today

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Rideau Hall today and is expected to ask the Governor General to dissolve Parliament and launch a federal election. The Prime Minister’s Itinerary, released Saturday night, shows a meeting with Governor General Mary Simon scheduled for 10 a.m.ET. If Simon approves Trudeau’s request, presented in the form of a document called an “instrument of […]

Canadian Olympic boycott of Beijing Games seems unlikely despite tensions with China

Canada’s latest call to consider boycotting the Beijing 2022 Olympics is unlikely to prompt Ottawa to confront tensions with China in the Olympic arena, due to an apparent lack of support for such an approach among the United States. Most political parties. Yet, on the eve of a scheduled federal election call, Canada’s main political parties are expressing their lingering […]

Ottawa Expands Afghan Resettlement Program As Taliban Approach Kabul

In the face of the deteriorating security environment across Afghanistan, the federal government announced on Friday that it intends to welcome up to 20,000 additional refugees from the war-torn country as the Taliban are approaching the capital Kabul. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino today described the policy change as an extension of the resettlement program announced late last month. The announcement […]

Conservatives drop Yukon candidate, citing opposition to “public health guidelines”

The Conservative Party of Canada bans Jonas Smith from running as a Yukon candidate in the next federal election. In an email, the party said Smith “is no longer our candidate after several discussions over his reluctance to support the public health guidelines.” A statement from Smith’s campaign office goes further, saying “The reason for Smith’s rejection of the candidacy […]