Federal Politics

Patrick Brown takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The Commissioner of Canada Elections has confirmed it is reviewing information related to the campaign of the disqualified Conservative leadership candidate’s alleged breach of financing rules.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Watchdog probing allegations against disqualified Patrick Brown as ballots arrive

Allegations came from a whistleblower within ousted Conservative leadership candidate’s own campaign

Patrick Brown takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The Commissioner of Canada Elections has confirmed it is reviewing information related to the campaign of the disqualified Conservative leadership candidate’s alleged breach of financing rules.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Patrick Bélanger, of Quebec City, is seen in an undated handout photo. Belanger says he was denied surgery for a week after he fell and broke his jaw, cheekbone and orbital bone and ended up in the emergency room of a hospital in B.C., where a surgeon told him he couldn’t do the operation because Quebec “doesn’t pay.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Patrick Belanger, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Hospital ‘nightmare’ in B.C. for Quebec patient denied surgery: father

‘Gross incompetence on the part of the hospital and a failure of the Canadian health-care system’

Patrick Bélanger, of Quebec City, is seen in an undated handout photo. Belanger says he was denied surgery for a week after he fell and broke his jaw, cheekbone and orbital bone and ended up in the emergency room of a hospital in B.C., where a surgeon told him he couldn’t do the operation because Quebec “doesn’t pay.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Patrick Belanger, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Conservative leadership hopeful Patrick Brown takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Patrick Brown fights back after barred from Conservative leadership race

Organizing committee says party had learned of “serious allegations of wrongdoing” under Elections Act

Conservative leadership hopeful Patrick Brown takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vials of both Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines sit empty on the counter at the Junction Chemist Pharmacy, in Toronto on June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

More than half of Canada’s AstraZeneca vaccine doses expired, will be thrown out

13.6 million doses earmarked for donation have expired and will have to be discarded

Vials of both Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines sit empty on the counter at the Junction Chemist Pharmacy, in Toronto on June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Canadian flag on the Peace Tower flies at half-mast on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in recognition of the discovery of children’s remains at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. The Canadian government, Assembly of First Nations and plaintiffs in two class-action lawsuits have signed a $20-billion final settlement agreement to compensate First Nations children and families harmed by chronic underfunding of child welfare and the government’s narrow definition of Jordan’s Principle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada signs $20B compensation agreement on First Nations child welfare

Indigenous Services Canada calls it the largest such deal in Canadian history

The Canadian flag on the Peace Tower flies at half-mast on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in recognition of the discovery of children’s remains at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. The Canadian government, Assembly of First Nations and plaintiffs in two class-action lawsuits have signed a $20-billion final settlement agreement to compensate First Nations children and families harmed by chronic underfunding of child welfare and the government’s narrow definition of Jordan’s Principle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
People fuel up vehicles at a Shell gas station after the price of a litre of regular grade gasoline reached a new high of $2.28, in Vancouver, on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Canada’s new emissions standards for gasoline and diesel will allow oil companies that get a federal tax break for installing carbon capture and storage systems to generate credits based on those systems, which they can then sell to refineries and fuel importers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada to allow companies to get tax credits and sell carbon credits

Cabinet approved the final regulations for the Clean Fuel Standard last week

People fuel up vehicles at a Shell gas station after the price of a litre of regular grade gasoline reached a new high of $2.28, in Vancouver, on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Canada’s new emissions standards for gasoline and diesel will allow oil companies that get a federal tax break for installing carbon capture and storage systems to generate credits based on those systems, which they can then sell to refineries and fuel importers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, France’s President Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center left, Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz, center, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, and Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir pose for a group photo with Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia and NATO leaders before a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state will meet for a NATO summit in Madrid from Tuesday through Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP

NATO embarks on greatest overhaul since Cold War, but Canada’s role remains uncertain

NATO leaders have gathered for landmark summit to discuss Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, France’s President Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center left, Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz, center, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, and Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir pose for a group photo with Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia and NATO leaders before a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state will meet for a NATO summit in Madrid from Tuesday through Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP
Tamara Lich, organizer for a protest convoy by truckers and supporters demanding an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, delivers a statement during a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. A lawyer for “Freedom Convoy” organizer Tamara Lich says the Alberta woman has been arrested over what appears to be a matter related to her bail conditions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘Freedom Convoy’ organizer Tamara Lich arrested for breach of conditions: police

Lich will be returned to Ottawa to appear in court, police said Tuesday

Tamara Lich, organizer for a protest convoy by truckers and supporters demanding an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, delivers a statement during a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. A lawyer for “Freedom Convoy” organizer Tamara Lich says the Alberta woman has been arrested over what appears to be a matter related to her bail conditions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II inspects the keys presented by Lord Provost Robert Aldridge, left, during the Ceremony of the Keys on the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh during her traditional trip to Scotland for Holyrood Week, Monday, June 27, 2022. Most people in Canada do not think “new Canadians” should have to swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen and her heirs when they take the oath of citizenship, according to a poll ahead of Canada Day. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-PA, Jane Barlow

More than half of Canadians oppose Oath of Allegiance to the Queen

Expert: most probably unaware new Canadians had to swear an oath to be faithful to the Royal Family

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II inspects the keys presented by Lord Provost Robert Aldridge, left, during the Ceremony of the Keys on the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh during her traditional trip to Scotland for Holyrood Week, Monday, June 27, 2022. Most people in Canada do not think “new Canadians” should have to swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen and her heirs when they take the oath of citizenship, according to a poll ahead of Canada Day. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-PA, Jane Barlow
Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly at a media availability in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. After the U.S. Supreme Court struck its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision Friday, Liberal politicians north of the border were were quick to suggest that Canadians shouldn’t take their freedoms for granted.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

What is the legal status of abortion in Canada and do we need a law? Experts weigh in

As PM pledges access, Canada has no legal framework governing abortion

Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly at a media availability in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. After the U.S. Supreme Court struck its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision Friday, Liberal politicians north of the border were were quick to suggest that Canadians shouldn’t take their freedoms for granted.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Protesters react as Toronto Police mounted unit charge to disperse as police take action to put an end to a protest, which started in opposition to mandatory COVID-19 vaccine mandates and grew into a broader anti-government demonstration and occupation, in Ottawa, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. The commissioner of the inquiry examining Ottawa’s use of the Emergencies Act to bring an end to the so-called “Freedom Convoy” protest in February has granted standing to the organizers, police and representatives of all three levels of government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Government, police, organizers granted full standing at Emergencies Act inquiry

Those granted standing will be given advance notice on information submitted into evidence

Protesters react as Toronto Police mounted unit charge to disperse as police take action to put an end to a protest, which started in opposition to mandatory COVID-19 vaccine mandates and grew into a broader anti-government demonstration and occupation, in Ottawa, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. The commissioner of the inquiry examining Ottawa’s use of the Emergencies Act to bring an end to the so-called “Freedom Convoy” protest in February has granted standing to the organizers, police and representatives of all three levels of government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)

Sustainability and world class art to meet in new Vancouver Art Gallery building

Federal government kicks in $29 million to help fund ‘passive house’ arts centre in downtown Vancouver

Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)
Minister of Justice David Lametti listens during an announcement on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Members of Parliament have agreed to expedite the Liberal government’s “extreme intoxication” bill in the House of Commons with a unanimous consent motion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Extreme intoxication bill will become law after Senate, House expedite its passage

Pending royal assent means that the Criminal Code will be amended to create criminal liability

Minister of Justice David Lametti listens during an announcement on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Members of Parliament have agreed to expedite the Liberal government’s “extreme intoxication” bill in the House of Commons with a unanimous consent motion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. The executive director of British Columbia’s salmon farmers association says a formalized consultation process for the future of the industry is welcome after several years of “ad hoc” discussions stemming from the Liberal government’s pledge in 2019 to end open-net pen salmon aquaculture off B.C.’s coast. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward

B.C. salmon farming industry welcomes consultation after years of ‘ad hoc’ talks

Consultation to bring industry, First Nations and governments together to talk about transition

An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. The executive director of British Columbia’s salmon farmers association says a formalized consultation process for the future of the industry is welcome after several years of “ad hoc” discussions stemming from the Liberal government’s pledge in 2019 to end open-net pen salmon aquaculture off B.C.’s coast. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward
Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly responds to questions next to Ralph Goodale, High Commissioner for Canada in Great Britain, during a news conference in Kigali, Rwanda on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canada hopes to spur action at Commonwealth to address impact of Russian war: Goodale

Commonwealth countries range from some of the richest economies in the world to some of the poorest

Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly responds to questions next to Ralph Goodale, High Commissioner for Canada in Great Britain, during a news conference in Kigali, Rwanda on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh participates in a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Liberal-NDP agreement changed political dynamics on Parliament Hill

MPs head off for summer without having to prepare for a fall election for first time in 4 years

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh participates in a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The flag of the People’s Republic of China flies at the Embassy of China in Ottawa, on Nov. 22, 2019. A federal research unit detected what might be a Chinese Communist Party information operation that aimed to discourage Canadians of Chinese heritage from voting for the Conservatives in the 2021 federal election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Beijing may have tried to discourage Canadians from voting Conservative: federal unit

Researchers observed a narrative that Conservatives would all but sever relations with Beijing

The flag of the People’s Republic of China flies at the Embassy of China in Ottawa, on Nov. 22, 2019. A federal research unit detected what might be a Chinese Communist Party information operation that aimed to discourage Canadians of Chinese heritage from voting for the Conservatives in the 2021 federal election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, June 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Federal government freezes Hockey Canada funding over handling of assault allegations

Hockey Canada must sign up to agency with power to independently investigate and sanction abuse

Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, June 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Parliament has passed a bill that would amend the Criminal Code to create criminal liability in cases of violent crime where the offender can prove they were “in a state of negligent self-induced extreme intoxication.” (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)
Parliament has passed a bill that would amend the Criminal Code to create criminal liability in cases of violent crime where the offender can prove they were “in a state of negligent self-induced extreme intoxication.” (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)
Minister of Justice David Lametti listens during an announcement on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Members of Parliament have agreed to expedite the Liberal government’s “extreme intoxication” bill in the House of Commons with a unanimous consent motion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

MPs agree to expedite passage of ‘extreme intoxication’ bill in House of Commons

Justice Minister David Lametti appeared before senators and urged them to share his sense of urgency

Minister of Justice David Lametti listens during an announcement on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Members of Parliament have agreed to expedite the Liberal government’s “extreme intoxication” bill in the House of Commons with a unanimous consent motion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang