Feminist, Indigenous advocates ‘welcome’ UN human rights rapporteur report on violence against women

Posted: 27 Jun 2019 04:00 AM PDT

In the wake of the landmark federal commission report on murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls, Ryerson University Indigenous governance chair Pam Palmater teams up with the Feminist Alliance for International Action, the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, Women's Shelters Canada and likeminded advocacy groups to formally "welcome" the findings of the United Nations Special […]

Liberals hold draw for $3000 campaign jaunt with Trudeau

Posted: 27 Jun 2019 04:00 AM PDT

The Liberal Party is holding a draw for contributors to win a trip for two worth $3,000 on Justin Trudeau’s campaign plane, including hotel accommodation for two nights, during this year’s federal election. “Boarding Call: Win a Trip on the Campaign Plane,” reads the Liberal promotion. The contest rules listed at the top of the […]

Morning Brief: G20 Countdown

Posted: 27 Jun 2019 03:45 AM PDT

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iPolitics AM: PM arrives in Osaka with China still at the top of his G20 agenda

Posted: 27 Jun 2019 03:15 AM PDT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives at a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. iPolitics/Matthew UsherwoodProgramming note: iPolitics AM will return on Monday, July 8. A little over 18 hours after boarding the Challenger, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was set to touch down in Osaka earlier this morning — which, with the time change, works out to a mid-afternoon arrival at the Kansai International Airport, which should give him and his team a few […]

Poorer Canadians have less access to EI benefits than higher earners, new report says

Posted: 27 Jun 2019 03:00 AM PDT

Social Development Minister Jean-Yves DuclosLow-wage workers have considerably less access to employment insurance (EI) benefits than those with higher wages, a new report has found. The study, conducted by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) and released Wednesday, used several indicators measuring EI coverage broken down by income level, finding that the poorest Canadians are the least eligible […]

Ford Out of Order Cartoon

Posted: 27 Jun 2019 01:33 AM PDT

Tory MPP Kinga Surma’s dad landed policy job in minister’s office: sources

Posted: 26 Jun 2019 06:10 PM PDT

TORONTO—Ontario MPP Kinga Surma’s father scored a job in Premier Doug Ford’s government after the spring 2018 election, according to sources in the Progressive Conservative Party. Surma, who has been in the premier’s inner circle since the two worked at Toronto City Hall, was appointed associate transportation minister in a cabinet shuffle last week. According […]

Dean French helped get former lacrosse player government job: source

Posted: 26 Jun 2019 04:53 PM PDT

TORONTO—Premier Doug Ford’s ex-chief of staff Dean French ensured a lacrosse player he coached got a job with the Progressive Conservative government, according to information obtained by iPolitics. Thomas Staples joined then-government whip Bill Walker’s office last year and now serves as the executive assistant and legislative affairs advisor for the minister of government and […]

Is Kenney preparing for war with Alberta’s public sector workers?

Posted: 26 Jun 2019 03:00 PM PDT

It would be overly dramatic to say Premier Jason Kenney has declared war on 180,000 public-sector workers in Alberta. He's just broken off diplomatic ties. The war will come later. Kenney's United Conservative government has passed Bill 9 — the Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act — that imposes a delay on wage talks for […]

Evening Brief: Trudeau heads to G20 as China refuses Canadian meat imports

Posted: 26 Jun 2019 01:58 PM PDT

Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you by GovGUIDE. The ultimate resource for all things #cdnpoli including profiles on all MPs and Senators, an events calendar and the day's legislative agenda. Click here to learn more! Good evening. The Lead Prime Minister Justin Trudeau intends to raise the issue of the yesterday's suspension of Canadian […]