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Liberals name new candidate for Burnaby South byelection

Posted: 19 Jan 2019 08:08 AM PST

The federal Liberals have found a new candidate for next month's byelection in Burnaby South. Former B.C. MLA Richard T. Lee will carry the party's banner in the Feb. 25 vote, the Liberals announced Saturday, replacing daycare operator Karen Wang, who resigned earlier this week after making a racist post on a Chinese social media […]

Jagmeet Wrestles with Politics Cartoon

Posted: 19 Jan 2019 04:00 AM PST

Canada resumes advertising in China, despite diplomatic standoff

Posted: 18 Jan 2019 03:33 PM PST

Canada’s tourism agency has resumed advertising in China, despite a diplomatic dispute between the two countries in which two Canadian men have been held in Chinese custody since early December, and another is sentenced to death. Destination Canada (formerly the Canadian Tourism Commission) paused new marketing campaigns in China in mid-December. At the time, two […]

Evening Brief: Too soon to pick up the phone?

Posted: 18 Jan 2019 02:52 PM PST

Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you by GovGUIDE. The ultimate resource for all things #cdnpoli. Profiles on all MPs and Senators, events calendar, brief with the day's legislative agenda. Click here to learn more! Good evening. The Lead Canada's ambassador to China says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will eventually call the Chinese president over […]

Brexit chaos belies Quebec sovereigntist promise of painless breakup

Posted: 18 Jan 2019 02:20 PM PST

How would you like to be a member of the Parti Québécois these days? The question has become increasingly rhetorical over successive electoral cycles. Time and demographics — the enemies of many upstart political movements — have been particularly unkind to Quebec's formerly youthful party charged with removing the province from Canada. In 1981, the […]

Canadians still prefer to drink their sugar

Posted: 18 Jan 2019 01:52 PM PST

Although Canadians of all ages are consuming less sugar, they’re still getting most of it from pop and other sweetened drinks, according to a new report from Statistics Canada. Children aged nine to 18 in Canada are still the country’s biggest consumers of sugar, and Canadians are getting more sugar from food than they did […]

Public service full to bursting with deputy ministers

Posted: 18 Jan 2019 12:43 PM PST

Here's a quiz. How many deputy ministers are there in the federal government's Treasury Board Secretariat? If you answer “one,” you'll get a point for logic. After all, as you learned in your first-year university Canadian politics course, a deputy minister is the top public servant in a government department — the boss — whether […]

Ontario reviews Endangered Species Act to find ‘efficiencies for businesses’

Posted: 18 Jan 2019 12:11 PM PST

The Doug Ford government has announced it’s reviewing provincial legislation that protects endangered species in order to reduce red tape and find "efficiencies for businesses." The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks on Friday released a discussion paper on the 10-year review of the province's Endangered Species Act, kicking off a 45-day public consultation […]

Big oil was busiest lobbyist on the Hill in December

Posted: 18 Jan 2019 11:22 AM PST

A petroleum industry association that wants Canada to create its own energy brand was the most active player on the federal lobbying circuit last month, new statistics suggest. The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), which represents service, supply and manufacturing sectors within the upstream petroleum industry, filed 28 communication reports with the federal Office […]

China Boxing Cartoon

Posted: 18 Jan 2019 11:00 AM PST