Morning Brief: Backstabbing and retaliation

Posted: 18 Jan 2019 04:04 AM PST

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Ransom Note Cartoon

Posted: 18 Jan 2019 01:04 AM PST

Evening Brief: Not so fast, Karen Wang.

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 02:41 PM PST

Today’s Morning Brief is brought to you by the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy. The Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy provides a seasoned Canadian journalist with the financial means to pursue a year-long investigation into a current policy issue. This annual award is a collaborative project of the Atkinson Foundation, the Honderich Family and the […]

Government releases plan for Rouge National Urban Park

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 02:03 PM PST

Environment Canada on Thursday released the first management plan for the proposed Rouge National Urban Park, promising new visitor learning facilities, an expansive trail network, and improved shuttle service for residents of the Greater Toronto Area. But the area's watershed protection group says it wasn’t informed of the sweeping planning document, and accused the Trudeau […]

Parliamentary cops win new salary contracts, but division remains

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 01:32 PM PST

Parliament’s unified protective service has reached its first collective agreements with front-line units since the force was created following a gunman’s attack on Parliament in 2014. The head of the Parliamentary Protective Service (PPS), RCMP Chief Superintendent Jane MacLatchy, described the agreements as “important milestones” for the force after two years of conflict between protective […]

Covering climate change on the campaign trail

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 12:20 PM PST

In the run-up to the 1993 election, it was clear that deficits and debt would be an issue. The Mulroney government had been banging on about them for nearly a decade, even as they grew. The Liberals under Jean Chrétien had their "Red Book" of promises that laid out a pathway to reducing (though not […]

Liberals say no to Karen Wang’s plea for reinstatement

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 12:00 PM PST

The Liberal Party of Canada said today that Karen Wang will not be its candidate in the byelection in Burnaby South next month. Wang was removed as the party’s candidate yesterday, just hours after the Star Vancouver reported that in a post on the social-media app WeChat, Wang wrote that, as the only Chinese candidate, […]

Liberals block public briefing by ambassador to China

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 10:39 AM PST

Liberal MPs on the Foreign Affairs committee blocked an opposition motion today that would have brought the Canadian ambassador to China, John McCallum, in front of the committee for a public meeting about two Canadians who have been detained in China. The Liberals instead agreed to a private meeting with the ambassador, which will supposedly […]

The Drilldown: Indigenous bid for Trans Mountain project gets industry support

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 10:27 AM PST

The Lead Some oil-patch CEOs are supporting a bid by Indigenous groups in Western Canada to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline and the proposed expansion project, the CBC reports. Indigenous leaders are in Calgary this week to reach a consensus on what type of ownership and management system would be ideal. The Indian Resources Council […]

The Sprout: A diet to save ourselves — and the planet

Posted: 17 Jan 2019 09:46 AM PST

Good afternoon and welcome to the Sprout, where today we’re celebrating National Hot Buttered Rum Day in Ottawa. If you’re like me and haven’t heard of the cocktail until now, here’s a recipe. Here's today's agriculture news. The Lead A new report is making headlines around the world by claiming that a truly healthy and […]