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Liberals making investments to help Canadians seize opportunities created by technology: Bains

The expansive portfolio handed to Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains has already earned him the moniker the "minister of everything." After all, the Mississauga, Ont., MP is tasked with not only shepherding…
Good Wednesday morning and happy Valentine’s Day! Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will deliver a speech in the House after Question Period this afternoon on the "recognition and implementation of Indigenous rights," according to his office, only…
Good Tuesday morning, A powerful senior U.S. Congressman headlines the Macdonald-Laurier Institute's Canada-U.S. Dinner tonight at the Canadian War Museum. Texas Republican Representative Pete Sessions, chairman of the House Rules Committee, is joining U.S. Ambassador to…
The federal Conservatives’ well-oiled fundraising machine repeatedly outpaced its rivals over the past three years, drumming up more than $66-million in direct party donations alone, despite losing power and being relegated to the opposition ranks,…
Good Monday morning, Senators are venturing off campus this afternoon to tour a licensed cannabis production facility in nearby Smiths Falls, Ont., as they continue to debate government legislation that would legalize and regulate recreational…
Good Friday morning, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is making an announcement about Canada’s healthy eating strategy today at an Ottawa food bank. She will be joined by Liberal MP Julie Dabrusin, Chief Public Health…
Good Thursday morning, It looks like the Trudeau government is finally unveiling long-anticipated changes to federal regulatory reviews of major resource projects. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is scheduled to appear at a news conference at…
Good Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is beginning his four-day visit to the United States on Wednesday. The prime minister is visiting Chicago, San Francisco, and the Los Angeles area from Feb. 7 to 10. …
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Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says Ottawa could delay legalizing recreational marijuana for months after necessary legislation is passed into law to allow lower orders of government more time to set up new retail facilities…
Good Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is starting the day by meeting with his cabinet in Centre Block at 9:30 a.m. for their traditional weekly get-together. Afterwards, Mr. Trudeau will attend Question Period at…
Whether cannabis legalization, the spiralling opioid crisis, or keeping medication prices affordable, there's no shortage of meaty policy files on the desk of Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor. Serving her first term in the House,…
Good Monday morning, Richard Wagner will officially be installed as the next chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada in a mid-morning ceremony at the country’s highest court. Justice Wagner’s swearing-in, to take place…
Nearly two-thirds of Canadians say they have no faith in promises from political leaders made in the run-up to an election, though opinion varies sharply along party lines, with 60 per cent of federal Liberal…
Good Friday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues his tour of the Western Canadian provinces today, dropping by the Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, B.C., for an 11 a.m. (Pacific time) town hall Q&A. It’s…
Less than one-third of Canadians support removing the name of the country’s first prime minister Sir John A. Macdonald from schools, museums, and other institutions, according to a new poll from Forum Research, despite renewed…
Good Thursday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is heading off to Alberta’s capital city today, where he will hold a town hall-styled Q&A and attend an event for the Liberal Party’s top fundraisers. Mr. Trudeau’s…
The federal Conservatives outmuscled their rivals in the race for crucial fundraising dollars in all four quarters of 2017, attracting $719,000 more in donations than the governing Liberals in the last three months alone, newly…
Good Wednesday morning, It’s caucus day on the Hill. Weekly caucus meetings will take place throughout the day on the Hill, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals meeting at 10 a.m. But Mr.…
PARLIAMENT HILL—A private member’s bill reintroducing public financing for political parties and slashing the maximum limit on individual donations will cost taxpayers roughly $45-million annually, according to a new analysis released from the Parliamentary Budget…
Good Tuesday morning, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is visiting the Quebec shipbuilder at the centre of the investigation into former vice-chief of the defence staff Mark Norman. Mr. Singh is stopping by Davie Shipbuilding in…
More stories of sexual misconduct and harassment are bound to surface on Parliament Hill in the coming weeks and months, with highly-publicized allegations levelled against Patrick Brown and Kent Hehr giving renewed urgency to the #MeToo…
Good Monday morning, Parliament is back in action today, though all eyes will be on Rideau Hall this morning, with a swearing-in ceremony at 11 a.m. The announcement of the swearing-in comes only days after…
Good Friday morning, It’s the final day of a summit on First Nations, Inuit, and Métis child and family services convened by the new federal Indigenous Services Ministry and hosted at the Shaw Centre in…
Good Thursday morning, The major opposition parties are holding caucus meetings at the other ends of the country, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remains in Davos, attending the World Economic Forum. Starting with Mr. Trudeau,…
Former cabinet minister Kellie Leitch stole the early thunder at the national Conservative caucus meetings in Victoria on Wednesday, announcing she will not seek re-election in 2019, months after mounting an unsuccessful bid to win…
Good Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is meeting with world leaders and global business titans during his third day at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Mr. Trudeau starts his day in Davos…
Canada and the remaining signatories of the Trans Pacific Partnership have reached an agreement on a new trade pact that will not include the United States, providing the Trudeau government with a high-profile victory in…
Parliament’s fiscal watchdog is giving a major vote of confidence in the Trudeau government’s spending and taxation plans. In a new report released Tuesday, the Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Fréchette concluded that current federal fiscal…
Good Tuesday morning, It’s a busy day in the world of Canadian politics, with the federal NDP opening its winter strategy session in Saguenay, Que., and the sixth round of NAFTA renegotiations starting in Montreal.…
Good Monday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is starting the week in Davos, Switzerland, where he’s spending the next three days at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, one of the largest gatherings…
An ethics watchdog is suing the Trudeau government for the way it handled appointments for the lobbying and ethics commissioners, saying the Liberals failed to honour legislative requirements mandating consultations with all parties recognized in the…
Good Friday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is spending the day in a remote Indigenous community in northwestern Ontario, meeting with local band officials and speaking with residents. Mr. Trudeau has a busy day in…

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