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In defiance of O’Toole, Saskatchewan MPs vote to back Batters in regional caucus: source

News|By Abbas Rana
In a regional caucus meeting Thursday evening, Saskatchewan MPs voted overwhelmingly in support of Senator Denise Batters' staying in the Saskatchewan caucus.
Canada’s Superintendent of Financial Institutions Peter Routledge says Canada’s housing sector has systems in place to absorb shocks from rising interest rates.
NDP MP Lori Idlout says the Liberals need to hold companies accountable. ‘Our communities can’t continue to be disregarded when the profit is gone and we’re left to clean up the mess.'
News|By Neil Moss
Not having an ambassador to the Holy See sends a symbolic message, say former Canadian diplomats, but it may not make a practical difference compared to having the post represented by a chargé d'affaires.
For Canada, the key takeaway is that better preparedness today for tomorrow’s risks creates better resilience, which leads to better outcomes.
Ukraine’s key shortcoming is its desperately weak air defenses and air force, which Canada is in no position to alleviate without a collective NATO deployment.
Make no mistake, our governments are choosing oil companies over Indigenous peoples—and that’s not a promising path to reconciliation.
Climate change, the deeper crisis of our time, requires us all to heed the urgent call to action.
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But the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board remains wary of any attempts to write climate concerns into its mandate.
Proposed changes to the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct include a mandatory one-year cooling-off period for lobbyists following political activities such as door-to-door canvassing during an election campaign.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Canada welcomed more than 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, 341,000 permanent residents in 2019, and was able to admit more than 184,500 over the course of 2020 despite the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
News|By Neil Moss
A Global Affairs spokesperson says the South African High Commission was notified on the same day that the travel ban was announced, which the mission disputes.
Increasing health-care spending, accrediting more foreign-trained health-care workers, and incentivizing frontline workers are solutions MPs and experts suggest to address Canada's challenged health-care capacity.
Conservative MP Adam Chambers questioned whether Statistics Canada was understating inflation by ‘shifting weights away’ from items that ‘have seen significant increases.'
News|By Abbas Rana
Quebec’s secularism law is a ‘political stink bomb’ for Justin Trudeau that could ‘unravel’ his political fortunes in Quebec, says pollster Nik Nanos.
News|By Abbas Rana
But Ipsos Public Affairs CEO Darrell Bricker says the Quebec government could face unanticipated consequences as a result of this policy.
The spread of Omicron has put the arts and culture sector back in 'crisis mode,' with some organizations arguing they need a return to full CERB benefits in order to pull through.
Plans to physically return more staff to their Hill offices have been delayed by the spread of Omicron and recent lockdown restrictions in Ontario, according to an NDP spokesperson.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen has been tasked with looking into an anti-flipping tax on residential properties as well as a temporary ban on foreign buyers of non-recreational residential properties.
Experts offer guidance to provinces, territories considering mandatory vaccination policies.
News|By Alice Chen
Former prime minister Paul Martin, who led the country from 2003-2006, will join a conversation with former New Brunswick premier Brian Gallant to talk about 'Navigating a Difficult World.'
The House Finance Committee agreed unanimously to hold hearings into the causes of high inflation, but the parties differ on what the causes of this issue are, and how to ultimately solve them.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization is down to two finalists in its search for a long-term storage site for high-level nuclear waste.
A Conservative and Bloc Québécois MP say they are ‘worried' by PHAC’s lack of transparency on the plan, and they want to know why the data was collected and whether it will go through a third party.
News|By Neil Moss
'The time is now to take a more aggressive approach when it comes to Holocaust distortion,' says B'nai Brith Canada president Michael Mostyn.
News|By Alice Chen
Experts say that because of an inability to progress on correctional plans, inmates are being kept for longer than they ought to be, and vulnerable to outbreaks of COVID in the congregate settings.
News|By Alice Chen
'If the Canadian public is generally on side [with feminism] then that makes it easier for policies to come forward and to be brought into place that will continue to move the agenda forward,' says Sen. Donna Dasko.
News|By Neil Moss
Trade consultant Eric Miller says David Morrison will bring a new approach as deputy minister of international trade.
Stolen or vandalized federal property in 2020-21 included 63 cellphones, 211 Crown vehicles or other transports, 29 combat uniforms, and 3,689 cases involving materials, tools, or supplies.
Advocates and experts say they want more from the proposed new Canada Disability Benefit after COVID exposed weaknesses in the existing array of federal programs for people with disabilities.
A short-term strategy somehow related to rising COVID cases will likely be the best advocacy approach for the next month or two, according to lobbyists.
The prime minister has the power to censor reports from the NSICOP for a variety of reasons, and in theory controls who sits on the committee.
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