The House: Water concerns go beyond boil water advisories, say Indigenous leaders

Concerns about access to water in indigenous communities go far beyond persistent advisories about the quality of drinking water, say two indigenous leaders. Iqaluit Deputy Mayor Janet Pitsiulaaq Brewster and Samson Cree Councilor Mario Swampy said there was still work to be done following the recent $ 8 billion settlement in two lawsuits collectives against the federal government over boil […]

Ottawa reaches tentative deal with border guards days ahead of easing restrictions

The federal government has reached an agreement in principle with the union that represents Canada’s border officers. The deal – announced Friday night after more than 30 consecutive hours of mediated talks – comes after a one-day rule labor campaign that has created long lines at the country’s busiest border crossings . It also comes just days before the Canada […]

Alberta Premier Says He Will Not ‘Take Course’ From Federal Minister Of Health On COVID-19

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has said he will not “take a course” from Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu on how to deal with COVID-19. Hajdu earlier wrote a letter to her Alberta counterpart saying she agrees with the Canadian Pediatric Society’s description of Alberta’s decision to lift all COVID-19 measures as an “unnecessary and risky bet “. “We’re not going […]

Admiral Art McDonald’s sexual misconduct investigation ends without charge

An investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Admiral Art McDonald has been concluded and will not result in charges against Canada’s highest military commander. “The investigation revealed no evidence to support the laying of charges under the Code of Service Discipline or the Criminal Code of Canada,” said a statement released today by the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal. The […]

Conservatives present plan for ‘bold’ new international human rights agenda

Erin O’Toole and the Conservatives say that if they form the next government, they will make it easier for newcomers to Canada to find work in their field while transforming Canada’s role in promoting international human rights. The party today released what it describes as eight policies constituting a “bold new international human rights agenda.” The announcement comes as many […]