‘War in the Woods, round two:’ Amid civil unrest, activists gear up for bigger battle over Trans Mountain

OTTAWA — Recent protests and blockades are only the beginning of the civil disobedience that lies ahead as Ottawa pushes ahead with the controversial Trans Mountain expansion project, claims an activist group. “I really do see this as a taste of things to come,” said Alexandra Woodsworth, campaign organizer at the British Columbia-based Dogwood Initiative. […]

Coast Guard responds to Atlantic supply ship with eight crew members suffering flu symptoms, two ‘severe’: internal email

OTTAWA — Two crew members aboard a supply ship in Atlantic Canada are displaying “severe flu like symptoms,” according to an internal government email obtained by the National Post. According to an internal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) email, crew members on the Atlantic Kingfisher, an offshore patrol vessel, are now under quarantine after […]

Randall Denley: The Liberals screwed up hydro in Ontario and now Doug Ford has to clean up the mess

The Ontario government’s effort to eliminate its projected $9-billion deficit is a grim struggle that involves unpopular service changes, wage restraint and general penny-pinching. Imagine if there was one change that would cut that deficit nearly in half without raising taxes or taking away any services. As it turns out, there is. Have you heard […]

Trudeau gives nearly 300 tasks for ministers to take on in new parliament

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave his cabinet ministers marching orders Friday, spelling out that he wants legislated targets on greenhouse gas emissions, universal pharmacare, the Trans Mountain pipeline, a UN Security Council seat and high-frequency rail between Toronto and Quebec City. Trudeau released his mandate letter for all members of his cabinet, much as he […]

After meeting with Trudeau, Kenney says next few weeks critical for Alberta-Ottawa relations

Both Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and the federal Liberal government are describing a meeting Tuesday between Kenney and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a frank and realistic discussion. But after the meeting, Kenney said the next few weeks will be a critical time for Trudeau to prove it’s not just talk, and the Liberals are […]

‘Anne with an E’ creator says show won’t be revived despite fan petition

TORONTO — The creator and executive producer for “Anne with an E” is telling fans today that a revival of the show will not happen. A fan petition calling on Netflix to renew the Canadian show gained over 66,000 signatures by Saturday, but executive producer Miranda de Pencier said on Instagram that “there is just […]

‘Canada could well pay for this’: Experts weigh in on consequences of Trudeau appearing to mock Trump in video

A video of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appearing to mock Donald Trump was thrust into the heart of U.S. politics on Thursday. A campaign ad by former vice-president Joe Biden, running to be the Democratic nominee against Trump in 2020, said the video was evidence that world leaders were derisive of the U.S. president. “The […]

‘What are you at?’ Donald Trump presses Trudeau over Canada’s NATO defence spending

LONDON — U.S. President Donald Trump put Justin Trudeau on the spot Tuesday over Canada’s NATO defence spending. “What are you at? What is your number?” Trump pointedly asked, referring to how much Canada spends on NATO defence as a percentage of its GDP. The two men met on the sidelines of a major NATO […]

Premiers stay together — for the country

The country’s premiers — determined to stress unity after a divisive federal election campaign — tiptoed past any political minefields at a Toronto meeting to reach joint positions on some key issues. The Premiers declined an opportunity to speak out about Quebec’s religious symbols bill or some provinces’ opposition to new pipelines, and focused instead […]