Federal Politics

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to questions during a news conference with his provincial counterparts after the first of two days of meetings, in Vancouver, on Monday, November 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VIDEO: Health ministers expect details after promise of federal funding boost

Provincial ministers want federal funding boosted from 22 per cent of their health expenditure to 35

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to questions during a news conference with his provincial counterparts after the first of two days of meetings, in Vancouver, on Monday, November 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos speaks during a news conference on patient-oriented research at the Ottawa Hospital, in Ottawa, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Federal government prepared to increase health transfers: Duclos

Provinces and territories settled on a ‘united and common approach’ as they meet to talk health

Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos speaks during a news conference on patient-oriented research at the Ottawa Hospital, in Ottawa, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
In this Monday, July 8, 2019 photo, a cardiologist at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago gives a man a cardiovascular screening. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)

Doctors, nurses, advocates call on governments to address health-care crisis

Health organizations provide elected officials with a ‘prescription for hope’

In this Monday, July 8, 2019 photo, a cardiologist at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago gives a man a cardiovascular screening. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland arrives for a news conference before tabling the Fall Fiscal Update in Ottawa, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Five things you need to know about the Liberals’ fall economic update

The federal Liberals unveiled their fall economic update Thursday — a 92-page…

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland arrives for a news conference before tabling the Fall Fiscal Update in Ottawa, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland makes her way to a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill, In Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Fall budget update promises tax credits for clean electricity and hydrogen production

‘The green transition is the most significant economic transformation since the Industrial Revolution’

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland makes her way to a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill, In Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland rises during question period, in Ottawa, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will table her mid-year budget update in the House of Commons today focused heavily on driving investment to Canada’s clean energy industries in response to new American tax incentives signed into law last summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Fall mini-budget aims to help Canada compete with U.S. clean energy investments

Freeland is preparing for the likelihood of an economic recession

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland rises during question period, in Ottawa, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will table her mid-year budget update in the House of Commons today focused heavily on driving investment to Canada’s clean energy industries in response to new American tax incentives signed into law last summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Parti Québécois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, left, and Québec solidaire co-spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois walk off set following a leaders debate in Montreal, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Quebec politicians must swear oath to King Charles to sit in legislature: Speaker

Opposition parties have described practice of swearing an oath of office to the monarch as archaic

Parti Québécois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, left, and Québec solidaire co-spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois walk off set following a leaders debate in Montreal, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The site of a former residential school where, last month, ground-penetrating radar detected a potential 751 unmarked graves in Cowessess First Nation, Sask., Tuesday, July 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Feds looked to international missing persons commission for help on unmarked graves

The Canadian government approached an international commission that helped identify the remains…

The site of a former residential school where, last month, ground-penetrating radar detected a potential 751 unmarked graves in Cowessess First Nation, Sask., Tuesday, July 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
From left, federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach chat with a supporter as they arrive at an NDP fundraiser event at the Highliner Hotel and Conference Centre in Prince Rupert Oct. 28. (Thom Barker photo)

NDP leader vows no election during campaign-style visit to Northwest

Jagmeet Singh and MP Bachrach meet with Lax Kw’alaams, Rupert Council and North Coast Labour Council

From left, federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach chat with a supporter as they arrive at an NDP fundraiser event at the Highliner Hotel and Conference Centre in Prince Rupert Oct. 28. (Thom Barker photo)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland pauses while responding to questions during the second day of a Liberal cabinet retreat, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

As Canada faces potential recession, Freeland to give fall economic statement

Finance minister has already warned not to expect big money to help Canadians cope

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland pauses while responding to questions during the second day of a Liberal cabinet retreat, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A dentist holds instruments in Skokie, Ill., on Friday, June 12, 2020. The House of Commons has voted to pass third reading of the Liberal’s dental-care benefit bill, which will allow the government to send cheques to modest-income families to pay for their kids’ dental needs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Charles Rex Arbogast

Federal dental care benefit gets go-ahead from House of Commons

Bill gives children in families who make less than $90,000 a year as much as $650 per child

A dentist holds instruments in Skokie, Ill., on Friday, June 12, 2020. The House of Commons has voted to pass third reading of the Liberal’s dental-care benefit bill, which will allow the government to send cheques to modest-income families to pay for their kids’ dental needs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Charles Rex Arbogast
Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a news conference with Canada’s Foreign Minister Melanie Joly, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at the State Department in Washington. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ottawa today, where he will meet with Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jacquelyn Martin

Officials dodge question of Canada’s possible role in military mission in Haiti

Haiti ravaged by plunderous gangs amid a worsening cholera outbreak

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a news conference with Canada’s Foreign Minister Melanie Joly, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at the State Department in Washington. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ottawa today, where he will meet with Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jacquelyn Martin
Wendy Cukier reads a message on her smartphone as she stands in the foyer of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, Friday, March 27, 2015. An umbrella group of gun-control advocates says any exceptions to the federal handgun freeze should be very narrowly defined. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canadians must choose between hobbies and children’s lives: gun-control group

Federal regulatory freeze restricts importing, buying, selling or otherwise transferring handguns

Wendy Cukier reads a message on her smartphone as she stands in the foyer of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, Friday, March 27, 2015. An umbrella group of gun-control advocates says any exceptions to the federal handgun freeze should be very narrowly defined. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller, centre, Minister of Justice David Lametti and and Minister of Indigenous Services Patty Hajdu, appearing via video conference at left, participate in a news conference regarding the order from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to compensate Indigenous children and their families, in Ottawa, on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Tribunal says $40B Indigenous child-welfare agreement doesn’t satisfy all orders

Tribunal throws future of the deal into question as it urged the parties to continue negotiating

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller, centre, Minister of Justice David Lametti and and Minister of Indigenous Services Patty Hajdu, appearing via video conference at left, participate in a news conference regarding the order from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to compensate Indigenous children and their families, in Ottawa, on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A dentist holds instruments in Skokie, Ill., on Friday, June 12, 2020. The House of Commons standing committee on health voted Monday night to adopt Bill C-31, sending it back to the House for a vote. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Charles Rex Arbogast

New dental benefit vulnerable to fraud without verification measures: PBO

Liberals fast-tracked Bill C-31 through the health committee Monday

A dentist holds instruments in Skokie, Ill., on Friday, June 12, 2020. The House of Commons standing committee on health voted Monday night to adopt Bill C-31, sending it back to the House for a vote. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Charles Rex Arbogast
Gregory Lick, the National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces Ombudsman, speaks during a news conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ombudsman slams military’s treatment of injured reservists, rangers

Organization failing to address long-standing gaps for Canada’s part-time soldiers

Gregory Lick, the National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces Ombudsman, speaks during a news conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau references a joke image of himself with a mullet haircut during his speech at the Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau references a joke image of himself with a mullet haircut during his speech at the Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. The executive director of British Columbia’s salmon farmers association says a formalized consultation process for the future of the industry is welcome after several years of “ad hoc” discussions stemming from the Liberal government’s pledge in 2019 to end open-net pen salmon aquaculture off B.C.’s coast.��THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward

Vancouver Island First Nations worry feds flip-flopping on B.C. fish farms transition

BC Salmon Farmers Association ‘heartened’ after its round of meetings with Fisheries minister

An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. The executive director of British Columbia’s salmon farmers association says a formalized consultation process for the future of the industry is welcome after several years of “ad hoc” discussions stemming from the Liberal government’s pledge in 2019 to end open-net pen salmon aquaculture off B.C.’s coast.��THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward
Ontario Provincial Police Supt. Craig Abrams appears as a witness at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OPP officer says Emergencies Act wasn’t needed to end Ottawa ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest

OPP chief says Ottawa police chief did not trust team of public order and emergency planning experts

Ontario Provincial Police Supt. Craig Abrams appears as a witness at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Marco Mendicino speaks during a news conference, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 in Ottawa. The federal government says measures to freeze the number of handguns in Canada are now in effect. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Federal freeze on buying, selling handguns now in effect, says public safety minister

Accompanying legislative measures have yet to be approved by Parliament

Marco Mendicino speaks during a news conference, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 in Ottawa. The federal government says measures to freeze the number of handguns in Canada are now in effect. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld