- G7 ministers to discuss continuing threat posed by foreign fighters
- Feds to post deficits $8B bigger than expected over next two years: PBO report
- The Drilldown: Scientists prep machine to tackle Great Pacific Garbage Patch
- At committee today: Security and anti-terror laws, fiscal policy and infrastructure spending
- Longtime Conservative politician Keith Ashfield dies
- Liberal MP launches bid to have House committee examine plight of endangered whales
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Posted: 23 Apr 2018 08:05 AM PDT
TORONTO — Ministers from G7 countries will be tackling how to deal with foreign fighters returning from Middle East battlefields. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the defeat of Islamic State militants last year in Syria has caused them to spread out, both geographically and virtually, on the internet, where they pose renewed threats. Goodale […]
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Posted: 23 Apr 2018 08:03 AM PDT
OTTAWA — The federal budget watchdog says the Trudeau government is on track to run deficits nearly $8 billion deeper than expected over the next two years. A new analysis by the parliamentary budget officer estimates Ottawa will post a $22.1-billion shortfall this fiscal year, which would be $4 billion more than the government’s projection of $18.1 billion in its February budget. […]
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Posted: 23 Apr 2018 07:57 AM PDT
Scientists are preparing an innovative machine designed to clean-up the world's largest mass of ocean plastic. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch — comprised of 1.8 trillion pieces of rubbish — was discovered between California and Hawaii in 1997. It spans 617,763 square miles and contains at least 79,000 tonnes of plastic according to recent research. […]
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Posted: 23 Apr 2018 04:30 AM PDT
Senior officials from CSIS, the Communications Security Establishment and the justice and public safety departments will be on hand to share their expertise and advice with PUBLIC SAFETY members this afternoon as the committee continues to work its way through the fine print of the government's bid to overhaul Canada's national security and anti-terror laws. […]
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Posted: 23 Apr 2018 04:23 AM PDT
FREDERICTON — Veteran New Brunswick and federal politician Keith Ashfield has died at the age of 66. The president of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick announced his death in a tweet on Sunday. In the short message, Rick Lafrance expressed the party’s sympathy to Ashfield’s wife, family and “to everyone who loved our friend and colleague.” […]
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Posted: 23 Apr 2018 04:00 AM PDT
After rattling the procedural sabre last week, the government chose not to move forward with its plan to force an end to the opening round of debate on Finance Minister Bill Morneau's omnibus budget implementation plan — or, at least, not to do so last Thursday. The threat still looms, however, which means that MPs […]
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Posted: 23 Apr 2018 02:45 AM PDT
After spending last week making the rounds on the international circuit followed, in quick succession, by a two-day stint rallying the crowd of card-carrying party loyalists from the stage of the Liberal Party's biennial policy convention in Halifax, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is likely to find himself facing a markedly more skeptical audience when he […]
Posted: 23 Apr 2018 01:46 AM PDT
Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party says appointing a slew of candidates for the June election was entirely within Doug Ford’s “prerogative.” On Saturday morning the party released a statement announcing eleven candidates were appointed in ridings where a nomination meeting had yet to be scheduled. In a conference call Sunday afternoon, campaign advisor Frank Klees said […]
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