Auditor General criticizes Ottawa for not making progress in lifting First Nations water advisories

The federal government has not done enough to ensure that people in First Nations communities have continued access to safe drinking water, says the federal auditor general. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged in the 2015 election to eliminate all long-term advisories regarding the quality of drinking water on public water systems on First Nations reserves by the 31st. March 2021. […]

Federal Conservatives call for suspension of hotel quarantine policy over reports of sexual assault

Some Conservative MPs are calling on the federal government to end the mandatory quarantine policy in hotels following two reports of sexual violence. Montreal police have arrested a Windsor, Ontario. the man allegedly assaulted a woman in a quarantine hotel in Laval, Quebec. The woman in question told La Presse that a fellow traveler forced his way into her hotel […]

Canada’s new senior military commander steps down amid sexual misconduct complaint

Canada’s new senior military commander abruptly stepped down from his post on Wednesday evening after questions were posed to the Department of National Defense about a sexual misconduct investigation targeting Admiral Art McDonald. CBC News has learned that the allegations involved a female crew member in an incident ten years ago aboard a warship participating in an exercise in the […]

Canada’s top military commander Art McDonald steps down after conduct investigation opens

Canada’s new senior military commander Art McDonald has voluntarily stepped down as he is under investigation by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service on unspecified charges of misconduct. Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan released an online statement just after 11 p.m. on Wednesday, saying he had been briefed on the situation and was taking the allegations of misconduct seriously. “As I […]

Hundreds of workers at cybersecurity agency vote for strike

Hundreds of workers at Canada’s signals intelligence agency have voted in favor of the strike – a move that comes as the threat of state-sponsored cyber attacks linked to the pandemic appears to be increasing. The Public Service Alliance of Canada represents employees working in cryptography, applied mathematics, advanced language analysis and cybersecurity at the Communications Security Establishment (CSE). PSAC […]

Moderna to deliver 1.3 million doses in March: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today confirmed that Moderna will meet its contractual obligation to deliver 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March. Speaking in question period, Trudeau said the Massachusetts firm will send 460,000 doses during the week of March 8 and 840,000 doses from March 22 – 1.3 million doses. This is in addition to […]

PBO says mixed frigate fleet and alternative designs provide cheaper options for Navy program

Canada’s budget watchdog predicts that building the Navy’s new frigate fleet could cost at least $ 77.3 billion – a figure that could rise even more if the frequently delayed program suffers further setbacks. Yves Giroux, the Parliamentary Budget Officer [PBO], said the overall cost of building 15 Canadian combat ships could reach $ 82.1 billion if the program is […]

The Parti Québécois asks Ottawa to publish documents on the federal response to the 1976 victory

The leader of the Parti Québécois, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, asks the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to make public all documents relating to how his father handled the consequences of the PQ’s provincial electoral victory in 1976. In an interview with CBC News, St-Pierre Plamondon said his party will table a motion in the Quebec National Assembly asking for […]