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Only fully vaccinated people to be allowed in House of Commons precinct

Oct 19, 2021 / 5:13 pm

When Parliament resumes on Nov. 22, no one will be allowed into the House of Commons precinct unless they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. That will...

Postelection review to probe where Conservatives bled votes to People's Party, NDP

Oct 19, 2021 / 11:29 am

The former MP leading the review into the Conservatives’ election performance says it will examine how Tories lost votes to Maxime Bernier’s...

Green Party lays off core staff members amid financial drought, internal strife

Oct 19, 2021 / 9:32 am

Layoffs are once again hitting the Green Party as party brass look to shave costs at an organization facing persistent financial and political woes. Three...

Newfoundland and Labrador says soft drink tax coming in 2022 will be Canada's first

Oct 19, 2021 / 7:42 am

Newfoundland and Labrador has unveiled details of what it says will be the country's first tax on sugary drinks. Government officials said today the tax...

'We have made the impossible possible': Calgary, Edmonton celebrate mayoral firsts

Oct 19, 2021 / 6:46 am

Alberta's two major cities are set to make history in their mayoral races after Monday's municipal elections across the province. Jyoti Gondek is to...

Montreal police seek teen suspects in stabbing death of 16-year-old boy

Oct 19, 2021 / 6:42 am

Montreal police are looking for three suspects after a 16-year-old boy was fatally stabbed Monday afternoon in the city's west end. Police confirmed Monday...

Facebook whistleblower rekindles questions about cracking down on Facebook in Canada

Oct 19, 2021 / 6:32 am

The fallout from a Facebook whistleblower's explosive revelations this month continues to descend on Canada as politicians and experts grapple with how to...

Delaying Parliament's return until Nov. 22 will cut off COVID-19 benefits: NDP

Oct 19, 2021 / 6:28 am

Peter Julian, the NDP House leader, has written to the government complaining about its decision to delay the return of Parliament. Julian says delaying...

Feds sending more help to NWT to deal with COVID-19 surge

Oct 18, 2021 / 5:42 pm

The federal government is sending more help to the Northwest Territories to deal with a spike in COVID-19 cases. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says Ottawa...

Marilou McPhedran resigns from senators' group before hearing on her expulsion

Oct 18, 2021 / 4:53 pm

A senator resigned Monday from the upper chamber's biggest parliamentary group before a hearing could take place to consider kicking her out. Sen. Marilou...

Two Quebec companies unveil all-electric ambulance with eye to global market

Oct 18, 2021 / 4:52 pm

Quebec expects to have its first all-electric ambulances hit the road next year, which provincial Economy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon said Monday will position...

Air Canada re-booking and refunding customers after Hong Kong COVID ban

Oct 18, 2021 / 1:50 pm

Air Canada is in the process of re-booking and refunding passengers affected by Hong Kong’s temporary ban on its flights from Vancouver. The airline and...

Pfizer officially requests Health Canada approval for kids' COVID-19 shot

Oct 18, 2021 / 1:46 pm

Pfizer has asked Health Canada to approve the first COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 years old. As soon as the regulator gives the green light,...

NDP calls for independent social media regulator as scrutiny of Facebook heats up

Oct 18, 2021 / 8:53 am

New Democrats are demanding the federal government crack down on social media giants following recent revelations by a Facebook executive. At a news conference...

Firefighter dies on submerged boat after falling into St. Lawrence River

Oct 18, 2021 / 7:45 am

A Montreal firefighter has died after falling into the St. Lawrence River during a rescue mission Sunday night. Mayor Valérie Plante this morning offered...

Group delivers water to people without cars after fuel contaminates pipes in Iqaluit

Oct 18, 2021 / 6:53 am

When staff at Iqaluit's Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre heard the news last week that water from the city's distribution pipes wasn't safe to...

Governor General arrives in Germany for first international visit

Oct 17, 2021 / 12:30 pm

Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon arrives Sunday in Berlin to begin her first international visit on behalf of Canada in the German capital. May Simon's four-day...

Police in Ontario and Nova Scotia called to large, unruly university street parties

Oct 17, 2021 / 10:10 am

Police were called to deal with large, rowdy homecoming parties Saturday near Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., and Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S....

Senior army commander says 90 per cent of military personnel are fully vaccinated

Oct 17, 2021 / 9:08 am

A senior military commander in Western Canada says he doesn't expect much opposition from Canadian Forces personnel over mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations....

Alberta set to vote on rejecting equalization

Oct 17, 2021 / 8:50 am

Albertans will cast ballots Monday in a referendum that is technically about rejecting equalization but has morphed into more of a Prairie festivus airing of...