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Ottawa proposes new rules to crack down on harmful online content

Fines could range up to five per cent of a platform’s gross global revenue for large firms

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an announcement in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Trudeau says his government is withholding millions of dollars in health-care transfers to New Brunswick because that province is limiting access to abortion services.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau says Ottawa withholding health-care transfers to N.B. over abortion access

New Brunswick law bans government funding for abortions conducted outside three approved hospitals

 

Labour Minister Filomena Tassi responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday December 3, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Liberals look to fall for movement on having free tampons, pads in federal workplaces

A 100-per-cent take-up rate would put the cost at about $2.3 million annually.

 

Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Thursday, June 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

One-time payments to seniors over 75 likely to also go to the dead

Government wouldn’t seek to recoup the deposits made to the deceased, documents say

Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Thursday, June 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Conservative leader Erin O'Toole holds a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Tory riding associations’ war chests larger than other parties, analysis shows

Most recent financial statements filed by riding associations to Elections Canada reviewed

Conservative leader Erin O'Toole holds a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Mary Simon speaks during an announcement at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named as Canada's next governor general — the first Indigenous person to serve in the role. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

VIDEO: Mary Simon becomes Canada’s 1st Indigenous governor general

Simon becomes the country’s first Indigenous governor general in stripped-down ceremony

Mary Simon speaks during an announcement at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named as Canada's next governor general — the first Indigenous person to serve in the role. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Annamie Paul says ‘small group’ of party execs behind court case against Green leader

‘I am not feuding with anyone,’ she told reporters outside her new Toronto office

Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadians see NDP’s Singh as a better PM than Tories’ O’Toole, survey suggests

34%of decided voters said they support the Liberals, while Conservatives stood at 29% and NDP at 22%

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh speaks with the media in Duncan, B.C. on Thursday, July 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

NDP leader Singh addresses reconciliation, forestry in Cowichan tour stop

‘For people that went to school at an elementary school here … there are no grave sites at schools’

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh speaks with the media in Duncan, B.C. on Thursday, July 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor speak to the media via Zoom on Thursday, July 8 as Singh kicks off his national tour with a stop in Duncan, B.C. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Jagmeet Singh commits NDP to building 500,000 affordable housing units

Housing prices have increased more in Canada than anywhere else, says leader in B.C. tour stop

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor speak to the media via Zoom on Thursday, July 8 as Singh kicks off his national tour with a stop in Duncan, B.C. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks as he meets with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in Calgary on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Child care, housing the focus as prime minister, federal NDP leader visit B.C.

Trudeau to start the day in Vancouver area discussing B.C.’s wildfires and recent punishing heat wave

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks as he meets with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in Calgary on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Mary Simon speaks during an announcement at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named as Canada’s next Governor General — the first Indigenous person to serve in the role. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

‘She knows where she comes from’: Mary Simon seen as humble, professional leader

Canada’s new governor-general has been a leader in the North for the past four decades

Mary Simon speaks during an announcement at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named as Canada’s next Governor General — the first Indigenous person to serve in the role. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh addresses the media in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Ahead of a likely federal election this year, New Democrats are seeking to take back lost territory in Western Canada and once again try to convince voters that choosing orange on the ballot does not lead to more seats tinted blue. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Jagmeet Singh looks West to retake lost turf in B.C., but hurdles dot the path

Leger poll shows 19 per cent of decided voters intend to vote NDP

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh addresses the media in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Ahead of a likely federal election this year, New Democrats are seeking to take back lost territory in Western Canada and once again try to convince voters that choosing orange on the ballot does not lead to more seats tinted blue. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney are to meet Wednesday to discuss pipelines and the reopening of international borders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Pipelines and border openings on the agenda as Trudeau meets with Kenney

Prime Minister to meet with Alberta premier Kenney and mayor Nenshi in Calgary

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney are to meet Wednesday to discuss pipelines and the reopening of international borders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Justin Trudeau speaks during an announcement at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. A new poll suggests that Trudeau’s Liberal Party is keeping a narrow lead over the opposition Conservatives among decided voters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberals maintain narrow lead over Tories among decided voters: Poll

Leger survey indicates Liberals with enough support to form government, but maybe not a majority

Justin Trudeau speaks during an announcement at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. A new poll suggests that Trudeau’s Liberal Party is keeping a narrow lead over the opposition Conservatives among decided voters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A sign along the wall surrounding Rideau Hall is shown Thursday January 21, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau announces Inuk leader Mary Simon as 1st Indigenous governor general

Simon served as Canada’s ambassador to Denmark and the Canadian ambassador for circumpolar affairs

A sign along the wall surrounding Rideau Hall is shown Thursday January 21, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Podium placards promoting the COVID Alert app are seen on a table on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on July 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ottawa spent nearly $20 million on COVID-19 tracking app — with inconclusive results

‘Not a game-changer’: one in five Canadians used the app leading to disappointing results

Podium placards promoting the COVID Alert app are seen on a table on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on July 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes an announcement after touring the Algoma Steel plant in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on Monday July 5, 2021. Trudeau is back on the road doling out hundreds of millions of dollars in climate spending from his Liberal government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Gino Donato

Trudeau hits road for green announcement in campaign-style appearance

$420 million to phase out coal-fired steel fanned expectations Canada will soon be sent to the polls

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes an announcement after touring the Algoma Steel plant in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on Monday July 5, 2021. Trudeau is back on the road doling out hundreds of millions of dollars in climate spending from his Liberal government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Gino Donato
Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ottawa adds another Alberta coal project to federal environmental assessment list

Tent Mountain project flagged because it could release the contaminant selenium

Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Spawning sockeye salmon, a species of pacific salmon, are seen making their way up the Adams River in Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park near Chase, B.C., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Ottawa to close about 60 per cent of commercial salmon fisheries to conserve stocks

79 of 138 commercial and First Nations communal fisheries will be affected

Spawning sockeye salmon, a species of pacific salmon, are seen making their way up the Adams River in Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park near Chase, B.C., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward