Text of statement from Gerald Butts, who resigned as PM’s principal secretary

OTTAWA — Gerald Butts, principal secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his friend since university days, issued this statement Monday afternoon: I have resigned...

U.K.’s pro-Huawei signals give Canada breathing space on 5G decision: expert

OTTAWA — A Canadian security expert says Ottawa will be cheering from the sidelines over fresh signals that Britain believes it can manage any 5G security risks...

Ontario legislature resumes with focus on health, policing and autism

TORONTO — Major health-care reform, policing changes and an inaugural budget with a deeper look into the government's austerity agenda are on tap at the...

Cabinet expected to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

OTTAWA — Canada's energy regulator will tell the federal government this week whether it still thinks the Trans Mountain pipeline should be expanded, but...

Nuclear-waste bunker decision to likely to fall to next federal government

TORONTO — The much-delayed and politically fraught decision on a proposed multibillion-dollar nuclear-waste storage bunker near Lake Huron now appears certain to fall to Canada's...

Liberal MP Joyce Murray’s son critically hurt on Mexican honeymoon

OTTAWA — The son of Liberal MP Joyce Murray is awaiting a medical evacuation from Mexico to Vancouver after suffering severe injuries during his honeymoon in Cancun. Murray...

Federal NDP struggling to resonate with members, Canadians: labour leader

OTTAWA — The president of the Canadian Labour Congress says the federal New Democrats are struggling to resonate with his members and Canadians. Hassan Yussuff...

Liberals give BlackBerry $40M to support self-driving car development

OTTAWA — BlackBerry is getting $40 million in federal funding to help it develop technologies for self-driving cars. The company is putting $300 million of its own money...

Reconciliation outlasts Wilson-Raybould: Indigenous senators

OTTAWA — A group of Indigenous senators says Jody Wilson-Raybould's quitting cabinet doesn't mean the end of reconciliation efforts between the Canadian government and...

Prices and coverage at heart of Liberals’ pharmacare plans

OTTAWA — As he lays the groundwork for the Liberals' last budget before the fall election, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has been highlighting two...

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