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The Canadian government is promising more than $10 million to build new homes, repair others and put portables in place in a remote Indigenous community in northern Ontario where substandard mould-infested housing has sparked a health crisis, according to a framework agreement signed on Thursday. The interim deal, signed in Thunder Bay, Ont., by Indigenous […]

OTTAWA — Two Quebec MPs added their names to a growing list of NDP caucus members who will not be seeking re-election later this year. In separate statements Thursday, Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet and Anne Minh-Thu Quach announced they would not to seek a third mandate but will remain as MPs until the election. The decisions represent the latest […]

TORONTO — Huawei Technologies Inc. says it will continue to work with consumers and telecommunications partners including if Canada bans its 5G technology from the country, and won’t pull out of its investments in Canadian research or universities. Speaking at a media roundtable in Toronto, Huawei’s board chairman Liang Hua says he hopes an impending […]

OTTAWA — The federal NDP is losing another incumbent, as Quebec MP Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet says she will not be seeking re-election later this year. The decision represents the latest blow to the third-place party, which has already seen a slew of MPs leave or announce their decision not to run for another term in October. […]

OSHAWA, Ont. — General Motors Canada and Unifor are squaring off before the Ontario Labour Relations Board about whether union workers have engaged in illegal strikes as part of a campaign to stop the closure of GM’s assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont. GM says it filed an application with the board seeking to “stop any further illegal activities” after several labour […]

OTTAWA — Canada’s top public servant says he is worried someone will be assassinated during the coming federal election campaign given the disturbing tenor of recent public discussion. Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick is telling the House of Commons justice committee today he is deeply concerned about Canada’s politics and where things are headed. Wernick has been asked […]

OTTAWA — The head of the Bank of Canada says his trend-setting interest rate is low enough at its below-inflation level of 1.75 per cent that it’s delivering stimulative effects to the economy. But even in the stronger economy, governor Stephen Poloz says the benchmark rate’s upward journey to its likely destination range of between 2.5 and 3.5 per cent is […]

OTTAWA — Justice Minister David Lametti says it would have been appropriate for the Prime Minister’s Office to discuss with former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould the option of intervening to prevent criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. Lametti took over the justice and attorney general roles from Wilson-Raybould in a cabinet shuffle in early January. He was the […]

OTTAWA — A new survey conducted by Leger for The Canadian Press suggests the Trudeau Liberals will have to work harder to convince Canadians the country is doing better under their stewardship. In all 46 per cent of respondents say Canada is doing worse since Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government was elected in 2015, while only 22 per cent believe the […]

OTTAWA — NDP health critic Don Davies is calling for the RCMP to immediately launch an investigation into all allegations of forced and coerced sterilizations in Canada. In a letter to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki, Davies urges action on the issue given “multiple, credible allegations of crimes” have been made. Davies says Indigenous women in […]

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