Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a press freedom event in Paris Sunday that one of the bulwarks protecting democratic governments from being undermined is also an institution under stress — a free-thinking, robust media. “If a democracy is to function you need an educated populace, and you need to have
For Justin Trudeau and his Canadian delegation, there was an obvious place to start a weekend of commemorations marking the centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War: The still-pockmarked battlefield at Canada’s National Memorial at Vimy Ridge. Dreary, damp skies and a chilling wind greeted the prime
A last-ditch effort to challenge the court-approved settlement of the ’60s Scoop class action failed Friday when a judge tossed the novel attempt as lacking any substance. In his decision, Judge John Laskin of the Federal Court of Appeal said the applicants had provided no support for their highly unusual
Tony Clement’s admission that he told Ontario police over the summer that someone was trying to buy “intimate and personal information” he shared online raises questions about the effectiveness of the vetting process for a top-secret parliamentary committee tasked with reviewing the most sensitive work of the nation’s security agencies.
Giving the U.S. increased access to the Canadian dairy market was the single biggest concession Ottawa made during the recent renegotiation of NAFTA, according to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland. Freeland, who led the talks, made the remark in answer to a question from a member of the public at a CBC
Former Conservative MP Tony Clement, dropped from caucus over a sexting scandal, is admitting to multiple cases of “inappropriate exchanges” online and says foreign actors tried to financially extort him. For the first time, the Ontario MP is also admitting that he had to contact police not once, but twice. In a letter
Diabetes experts say Canada could prevent another million type 2 diabetes diagnoses in the next decade if Ottawa helps to fund something it lacks now: a national diabetes strategy. Officials with Diabetes Canada were joined by Liberal MP Sonia Sidhu in the National Press Theatre Tuesday morning to ask the federal government to
In a series of provincial elections, the Greens have made new breakthroughs and, in British Columbia and New Brunswick, hold the balance of power in minority legislatures. But can the Green Party of Canada replicate these provincial successes in next year’s federal election? Elizabeth May is the longest-serving leader of