Transport Canada will investigate whether seatbelts are necessary on school buses after a hidden report — recently made public — revealed buses failed the department’s own safety tests. “I have instructed my department to take an in-depth look at the question of seatbelts in buses — a fresh look based on
If the rollout of legal recreational marijuana goes (more or less) smoothly this week, an Ottawa-based tech firm will be able to claim at least some of the credit. Canadian cannabis-fanciers are expected to log on in large numbers to buy the product online after it becomes officially legal one
The RCMP are expecting to see their national forensic labs flooded with blood test requests over the next four years as Canada’s new impaired driving laws mature. The force’s National Forensic Laboratory Services operation (NFLS) receives bodily fluid samples, including blood and urine, that require forensic toxicology analysis to hold up in court.
With only days to go before recreational cannabis use becomes legal in Canada, Parliament Hill’s own rules governing marijuana in the workplace amount to a confusing patchwork — or, in some instances, are nonexistent. The rules are so disjointed that, in at least one case, two people doing the same
The criminal investigation into the alleged leak of cabinet secrets over a multi-million dollar shipbuilding program almost three years ago did not stop with Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, as the RCMP confirmed Sunday the probe is ongoing. The Mounties issued the statement after court documents filed Friday alleged police had evidence that a
In the fall of 2008, former prime minister Brian Mulroney was feeling slighted. After reading an article in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper about a project Library and Archives Canada helped to fund involving former Liberal prime minister Paul Martin, Mulroney wrote to Canada’s chief librarian and archivist to ask for similar compensation.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending Canada’s diplomatic calling-out of Saudi Arabia’s human rights record, saying he has “serious issues” about the case of Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident Saudi journalist now missing and feared dead. Multiple reports suggest Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who lived in the U.S., was murdered
Lawyers defending Vice-Admiral Mark Norman have taken aim at one of the Liberal government’s senior cabinet ministers in a court filing, alleging political interference in the program to deliver an interim supply ship to the navy. The former second-in-command of the Canadian military faces one charge of breach of trust
The Liberal Party’s former treasurer is vowing to use his own money to fight the government’s new drug-impaired driving laws. Chuck Rifici now runs Nesta Holding Co., a private equity firm that invests in the cannabis industry. He’s committing $25,000 of his own funds to back a legal challenge of Canada’s
Ask Canadian officials and they’ll say the counter-tariffs Ottawa imposed on American products were a dollar-for-dollar response to U.S. tariffs imposed on Canadian steel and aluminum. Kentucky’s Republican governor has his own theory: Canada did it to make money. “People can say it was for tit-for-tat, and maybe arguably so, but it’s