First carbon offset market coming to help big industry cut emissions at a lower cost

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault is creating Canada’s first carbon offset market to help big industry in its quest to cut its greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon offset credits will be created when an entity such as a municipality, a farmer or a company reduces its own emissions more than they have to. The proposed regulations say one credit would be created […]

Feds adjunct special interlocutor for unmarked graves tied to residential schools

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Justice Minister David Lametti announced Wednesday the appointment of a special interlocutor to co-ordinate the government’s response to the unmarked graves that have been identified at a number of former residential school sites. Lametti has tapped Kimberly Murray, a Mohawk woman originally from Kanehsatake in Quebec, to lead these efforts for the next two […]

Bureaucrat tried to undercut cabinet’s powers with shipbuilding project leak: Crown

A federal public servant was accused Tuesday of trying to undercut cabinet’s decision-making powers by intentionally leaking sensitive documents about a $700-million shipbuilding project. Crown prosecutor Mark Covan leveled the accusation during opening arguments in the breach of trust trial for Matthew Matchett, who is an analyst with the federal Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. “Cabinet is composed of ministers who […]

How a young man in Germany saved a Canadian cabinet minister’s life

He’s not related to Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc in any way — but a young German says he’s considered himself LeBlanc’s genetic twin ever since he donated his stem cells to him. Everything separates them—age, distance, personality. Still, Jonathan Kehl and LeBlanc now say they feel connected for life. It’s a bond that shows in LeBlanc’s first message to […]

2 Conservative MPs switch allegiance from Patrick Brown to Pierre Poilievre

Two Conservative MPs have defected from Brampton, Ont. Mayor Patrick Brown’s team to support Pierre Poilievre, his main rival in the party’s leadership race — a move that leaves Brown with just two MPs backing his candidacy. Hamilton-area MP Dan Muys and MP Kyle Seeback, who represents neighboring Dufferin-Caledon in the House of Commons, both announced Tuesday they’re abandoning Brown […]

Elections watchdog says it should be illegal to spread misinformation about voting

Canada’s chief electoral officer has issued a report calling for legislative changes to make it illegal to spread disinformation about elections and voting. Stéphane Perrault’s report on the last two elections calls for an amendment to the Canada Elections Act to make it illegal to spread information that disrupts an election or undermines its legitimacy. Specifically, Perrault wants legislative changes […]