- Case against Joshua Boyle, former Afghan captive, adjourned until Monday
- Lobby wrap: NHL pushed back against junk food marketing bill
- The Drilldown: Arctic blast causes spike in energy prices across North America
- The year to come in e-petitions
- Morning Brief: Frequent Flyers and Big Buttons
- Evening Brief: New year, old habits
- Diplomat ordered to delete tweet of beach shots from Myanmar
- Ivan Zinger named as new correctional investigator
- Why tossing around the ‘anti-Semitic’ label is so dangerous
- Protests spark renewed debate over plan to restore ties with Iran
Posted: 03 Jan 2018 07:32 AM PST
Former Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle made a brief video appearance in an Ottawa courtroom Wednesday after being charged with 15 offences, including sexual assault, following his release from captivity in Afghanistan. Boyle’s appearance in an orange jumpsuit from the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre lasted less than two minutes before Justice Norman Boxall agreed to adjourn […]
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Posted: 03 Jan 2018 07:30 AM PST
Lobbying registrations slowed down over the Christmas break, but there were still 42 new registrations filed in the final weeks of the year. December was a paperwork-heavy month, with 518 communication reports filed in just the last two weeks, detailing meetings held between September 19 and December 22. That flurry of activity during the fall […]
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Posted: 03 Jan 2018 07:19 AM PST
The Lead: The deep freeze across much of Canada and the United States is causing drastic increases in energy prices as demand for natural gas jumps in New England. The spike in natural gas prices is forcing energy producers to use cheaper oil and coal to fill the gap, pushing demand for oil in New […]
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Posted: 03 Jan 2018 07:08 AM PST
E-petitions can be controversial or compelling — or cautious statements of the obvious. But 2017 showed that, symbolic or not, they can touch off political firestorms all on their own. Liberal MP Iqra Khalid experienced the political power of online petitions firsthand when she became the target of a volatile online commentariat after drafting M-103 — […]
Posted: 03 Jan 2018 04:04 AM PST
Posted: 02 Jan 2018 02:11 PM PST
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Posted: 02 Jan 2018 01:52 PM PST
Canada’s Ambassador to Indonesia Peter MacArthur was ordered by Global Affairs to delete a tweet of photos he’d taken of beaches in Myanmar — currently the scene of a brutal crackdown on minority Rohingya Muslims by state security forces. “First day of 2018 unfolded on a Myanmar beach where the great surf is pleasingly turquoise […]
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Posted: 02 Jan 2018 01:44 PM PST
There's a new ombudsman in town. Effective Jan. 1, Ivan Zinger is Canada’s new correctional investigator. Zinger has been working as the acting correctional investigator for the last year and was given the long-term title once the government concluded its usual appointments process for potential parliamentary ombudsmen. "Mr. Zinger brings years of experience and has […]
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Posted: 02 Jan 2018 12:44 PM PST
Singer/songwriter Lorde has found herself in an awkward position over the past few days. Accustomed to being praised, even idolized, the gifted 21-year-old New Zealander is now being condemned by some as a bigot and an anti-Semite. There is, of course, no evidence that either grimy accusation is true — but when it comes to […]
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Posted: 02 Jan 2018 12:40 PM PST
TORONTO – As widespread protests in Iran reached their sixth day, Iranian-Canadians voiced concern for loved ones living in the Middle Eastern country and called on Canada to show greater solidarity with peaceful demonstrators who’ve taken to the streets. What began on Dec. 28 in the city of Mashhad as a protest against a weak […]
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