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Stories by Mike Lapointe

‘This is not a new crisis’: military experts weigh in on what’s ahead for CAF in dealing with sexual misconduct crisis

News|By Mike Lapointe
Maj. Kellie Brennan, the woman who blew the whistle on former chief of the defence staff Jonathan Vance in February, told Global News that more women will need to be allowed to speak up about their experiences.
News|By Mike Lapointe
The auditor general's office found that the Global Public Health Intelligence Network did not provide an early warning about the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Climate change, urbanization and global travel are all contributing factors to the emergence and spread of pandemics around the world. Canada needs to gear up.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Lower income mothers were hit a lot harder than most during the pandemic, and experts are arguing that the the next federal budget should include targeted support for women following COVID-19's economic fallout.
News|By Mike Lapointe
J-Source has mapped a year of the bleak impacts on Canadian media. The closure of HuffPost Canada is just one more mark on the landscape.
Opinion|By Mike Lapointe
In the early days, the creeping feeling that the COVID-19 pandemic was something that would be with us for a long time very quickly turned into the jarring realization that this was going to change everything.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Canadians will soon have a better picture of progress—and the work that still remains to be done—surrounding diversity in Canadian newsrooms as information comes pouring in from news organizations across the country.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Canadians’ trust in all institutions, including government, non-governmental organizations, business and the media has fallen starkly back to Earth following a surge in public trust levels in the spring of 2020.
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News|By Mike Lapointe
From claims of harassment, to allegations of discrimination around promotions, hundreds of plaintiffs from multiple departments and agencies have joined the class-action lawsuit launched in December 2020.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Even with economic recovery in sight after a brutal year that saw deep holes cut into municipal revenues across the country, experts are calling for a rethink of our expectations from our cities.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Experts say the Canadian military’s approach to sexual harassment allegations will finally change, but it won't happen overnight. It could take a full generation or two.
News|By Mike Lapointe
'All of this was not just foreseeable, but perspicaciously foreseen months ago, and it only goes to show the dangerous scientific illiteracy of Canadian governments that they now act surprised,' says Amir Attaran.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Although the procurement process is still in its early stages, the RCMP is looking to equip its front-line officers with 10,000 body-worn cameras to the tune of $238-million.
News|By Mike Lapointe
'We want to be careful that we don’t censor people and we want to be careful that the media giants are not censoring people,' says Green MP Paul Manly.
News|By Mike Lapointe
“If you’re going to have a true democracy, then one needs to open up different agencies to public scrutiny," says Bessma Momani, professor of political science at the University of Waterloo.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Liberal MP Greg Fergus says he thinks the government's launch of new priorities to increase diversity and inclusion within the federal bureaucracy 'will make a better, stronger public service'.
News|By Mike Lapointe
With the two sides having been at the bargaining table for almost two years following the expiry of the most recent collective agreement, strike votes are scheduled to run from Feb. 11 to 24.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Employment numbers in Canada have dropped for the first time since April 2020, when record government spending began propping up the job market. Observers say they're not surprised by the decrease.
News|By Mike Lapointe
The Ontario provincial government has declared a second state of emergency in the wake of spiraling cases of the pandemic.
News|By Mike Lapointe
'Mr. O'Toole needs to have a 'blanket position that is against violence, that is in favour of law and order, and in favour of stable democracy,' according to leading pollster Nik Nanos.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Public trust is key for effective public health initiatives, says top infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch, who also says 'openness, honesty and transparency' around the vaccination regime is important.
News|By Mike Lapointe
The purpose of the standing offer was to replace Global Affairs Canada’s older, conveyer-style parcel x-ray machines currently in use at Canadian embassies worldwide.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Unique in its depth of analysis and insight into elections and electioneering, former public servant and current legal scholar Gregory Tardi's voluminous new work provides a day-by-day account of the 2019 contest.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Canada is facing a 'once-in-a-century opportunity to finally complete nation-building in the country by putting our efforts for innovation and investment into the North,' according to Arctic expert Jessica Shadian.
News|By Mike Lapointe
'A multicultural society, one that is truly open and inclusive, is always a work in progress,' says Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth Bardish Chagger in a wide-ranging, end-of-year interview.
News|By Mike Lapointe
'It’s a very sad and tragic story where the Canadian institution which is entrusted with protecting Canadians from racism and discrimination is itself, apparently, a source of racism and discrimination,' Mr. McNairn.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Plaintiff Kathy Ann Samuel, who has worked within the department of public prosecutions as a legal assistant for the last 19 years, said she’s 'tired of being tired' and that 'change has to start from the top.'
News|By Mike Lapointe
Part of Michael Sabia's job as deputy minister of Finance will be 'how to reinvigorate the economy, which has to be done in decidedly non-traditional ways,' according to Queen's professor Don Drummond.
News|By Mike Lapointe
'Racism is expensive. Racism costs people who face it, and in a just world, it ought to cost the people who perpetrate it,' says NDP MP Matthew Green.
News|By Mike Lapointe
The government recently released a target of 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021 as part of Canada’s economic recovery following a year that saw dramatically reduced numbers of newcomers in the midst of the pandemic.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Two names have emerged stating their intentions of running for the party’s nomination in the riding so far, including long-time Conservative staffer Melissa Lantsman as well as Progressive Conservative MPP Gila Martow.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Brian Clow, executive director of issues management, parliamentary affairs and Canada-U.S. relations remains at the helm, and works closely with Elise Wagner, adviser for issues and Canada-U.S. relations within the PMO.

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