Conservatives to rearrange critical roles with Poilievre leaving Finance: sources

He has been the most prominent face among vanguard critics of the Conservative Party – Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and her predecessor Bill Morneau on the state of the economy and the balance sheet of the country while blasting the Liberal government over ethical weaknesses like the US charity scandal. Now, Pierre Poilievre is changing jobs. Conservative sources, who spoke […]

Defense Committee launches parliamentary inquiry into Vance’s allegations of misconduct

Federal Conservatives led the charge on Tuesday for a House of Commons committee inquiry into what the Liberal government did – and failed to do – after facing allegations nearly three years ago informal inappropriate behavior of the country’s former military commander. Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan and other senior government officials will be called before the defense committee for three […]

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 […]