Canadian soldier injured by accidental discharge used the wrong holster: SIG Sauer

The American maker of the new pistols belonging to Canada’s Special Forces says the soldier injured in an accidental discharge last fall was using the wrong holster for the weapon. SIG Sauer, a German arms manufacturer headquartered in Newington, NH, issued a statement Friday in response to a CBC News report earlier this week that revealed the incident of November […]

TMX pipeline project resumes construction after 2 month shutdown

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project today announced that construction will restart this week after a two-month shutdown following several safety failures. The federally-owned company said it has started what it calls “a phased remobilization of the company’s 7,000 employees.” Work was to resume on January 4. Construction stopped in December after two serious incidents in the workplace. Trans Mountain […]

Canada and allies discuss joint response to Russia’s imprisonment of Kremlin critic Navalny

Canada joined an international conference call this morning to discuss the fate of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and to discuss next steps following Russia’s decision to expel diplomats from the European Union in the last week. The 44-year-old anti-corruption investigator – one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critics – was arrested in mid-January after returning from Germany, […]

MEPs call to move Beijing 2022 Games over reported abuse by China against Uyghur minority

Thirteen MPs from Canada’s five major federal parties signed a letter urging the International Olympic Committee to move the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics to another country due to reported human rights violations by China’s Uyghur minority . “We have a unique opportunity to come together with all humanitarians and democrats around the world and to act by refusing to participate […]

Iain Rankin to be Nova Scotia’s next Premier

Iain Rankin will be the next premier of Nova Scotia. Rankin was elected following a vote by delegates from the Nova Scotia Liberal Party, with the results announced Saturday night at a virtual convention. He defeated former ministers Randy Delorey and Labi Kousoulis. Delorey was dropped after the first round of voting after accumulating the fewest points. About 97% of […]

Canada may have too much party discipline, but it’s at least better than too little

It is difficult to feel good about the overwhelming power and discipline that political parties exercise over the democratic process in Canada. But it could be worse; in the alternative, they could exercise too little power and discipline. Take the case of former Conservative MP Derek Sloan and Republican MP Marjorie Taylor Greene. A few weeks ago, it was revealed […]

Temporary delays in Pfizer vaccines are ‘largely behind us’, procurement minister says

Federal Supply Minister Anita Anand said Canadians can soon expect the COVID-19 inoculation campaign to gain momentum after the vaccine rollout in Canada was temporarily beset by delivery delays and reduced dose shipments. “The temporary delays that we have seen are largely behind us,” Anand said on Sunday. Rosemary Barton Live. “The delays that we have seen in Europe, from […]

Federal funding to help GG alumni create charitable foundations is discretionary

The federal government has allocated $ 30 million over the past 15 years to support charitable foundations created by governors general after their departure. But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office won’t say whether the current government would offer the same support if Julie Payette chose to create her own foundation. Payette resigned as governor general last month, just three years […]