Ontario attorney general invokes PM in spat over refugee legal aid

OTTAWA — Ontario's attorney general is taking his fight for more money for refugee legal aid to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Doug Downey, who took over...

Canada joins global pact to stop illegal fishing trade, plans more inspections

OTTAWA — Foreign vessels arriving in Canadian ports can expect more monitoring by officials hunting for contraband fish now that Canada is part of an international agreement to...

Feds redo child benefit forms amid concerns ‘at-risk’ families missing payments

OTTAWA — The federal government is rolling out a simplified application form for the Canada Child Benefit so payments get to the people the...

Firms know little about trade deals as Canada pushes to diversify: federal survey

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged European partners this week to finalize Canada's trade deal with the EU, a push that came with his government facing a tough sales job at home: getting...

$900-million settlement reached in class action on sexual misconduct in military

OTTAWA — The federal government is paying $900 million to settle multiple class-action lawsuits lodged on behalf of survivors of sexual harassment, gender discrimination...

Amnesty International urges Liberals to suspend refugee agreement with U.S.

OTTAWA — Amnesty International is calling on the Canadian government to suspend its Safe Third Country agreement with the United States in light of...

McCleary Has Eyes on Ottawa

With just three months to go before we head to the polls for the October Federal Election, political parties are nominating their candidates across...

Ford says it was ‘heartbreaking’ to have to disconnect cell phone

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford says it was "heartbreaking" to have to cancel his cell phone after the line was flooded by calls from...

Scheer’s pledge to review new Food Guide challenged by health community

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is facing criticism from nutrition experts today after he pledged to review the new Canada Food Guide should the Tories...

Expert body calls for expanded rules to fix news-outlet tax credit status

OTTAWA — An independent panel of experts is recommending the federal government increase the scope of tax credits being made available to help small news-media...

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