Everyone uses the ‘F-word’ in this conservative leadership race

Everyone uses the ‘F-word’ in this conservative leadership race

OTTAWA – For singer Janis Joplin, freedom was just another word where there was nothing to lose. For candidates in the race to become the next leader of Canada’s Federal Conservative Party, freedom is the word they hope to trade to win. The belief that some freedoms are fundamental is embedded in the party’s DNA. … Read more

Ottawa’s delayed LGBTQ action plan comes ‘later in the year’, the minister said

Ottawa’s delayed LGBTQ action plan comes ‘later in the year’, the minister said

The federal government has blown past its own promised deadline to complete the country’s first LGBTQ2S + action plan, but the minister overseeing it says it will be delivered “later this year.” During last summer’s election campaign, the Liberal Party promised to implement the plan within the first 100 days after the formation of a … Read more

Ottawa’s delayed LGBTQ action plan comes ‘later in the year’, the minister said

Ottawa’s delayed LGBTQ action plan comes ‘later in the year’, the minister said

The federal government has blown past its own promised deadline to complete the country’s first LGBTQ2S + action plan, but the minister overseeing it says it will be delivered “later this year.” During last summer’s election campaign, the Liberal Party promised to implement the plan within the first 100 days after the formation of a … Read more

Bail hearing for convoy organizer Pat King postponed abruptly, new charges need to be raised

Bail hearing for convoy organizer Pat King postponed abruptly, new charges need to be raised

OTTAWA-The latest bail hearing for Pat King, a key figure in the so-called “Freedom Convoy” protests, was unexpectedly postponed Thursday after the Crown announced he would face two new criminal charges. King, 44, sighed heavily, rubbed his eyes and held his head in his hands as the Crown’s lawyer Moiz Karimjee stated he would be … Read more

Ottawa’s delayed LGBTQ action plan comes ‘later in the year’, the minister said

Ottawa’s delayed LGBTQ action plan comes ‘later in the year’, the minister said

The federal government has blown past its own promised deadline to complete the country’s first LGBTQ2S + action plan, but the minister overseeing it says it will be delivered “later this year.” During last summer’s election campaign, the Liberal Party promised to implement the plan within the first 100 days after the formation of a … Read more

Ontario could balance the books next year, says fiscal watchdog

Ontario could balance the books next year, says fiscal watchdog

Ontario can balance the books as early as next year, the province’s fiscal watchdog predicts. The Financial Accountability Office (FAO), an independent official in the legislature, predicted that the red ink would stop flowing in 2023-24 and that the province would have a profit of $ 7.1 billion by 2026-27. While Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy … Read more

No new COVID-19 mask mandate, says Ontario’s chief physician

No new COVID-19 mask mandate, says Ontario’s chief physician

It will be easier to get a PCR test and the antiviral drug Paxlovid, but there are no new mask mandates despite forecasts that the sixth wave of COVID-19 will continue into May, says Ontario’s chief physician. However, it makes “enormous sense” to continue the mandatory masking on public transport, in hospitals and nursing homes … Read more

Ottawa and White House in talks to stop future blockades of truck drivers, says top US envoy

Ottawa and White House in talks to stop future blockades of truck drivers, says top US envoy

OTTAWA —Canada and the United States are in detailed security negotiations to ensure that there is no recurrence of truck driver blockades, led in part by “right-wing extremists” who “wanted to overthrow the government,” Washington’s envoy to Canada said. Ambassador David L. Cohen said the blockades, particularly at the Windsor-Detroit border in early February, raised … Read more

Ottawa and White House in talks to stop future blockades of truck drivers, says top US envoy

Ottawa and White House in talks to stop future blockades of truck drivers, says top US envoy

OTTAWA —Canada and the United States are in detailed security negotiations to ensure that there is no recurrence of truck driver blockades, led in part by “right-wing extremists” who “wanted to overthrow the government,” Washington’s envoy to Canada said. Ambassador David L. Cohen said the blockades, particularly at the Windsor-Detroit border in early February, raised … Read more

Ottawa and White House in talks to stop future blockades of truck drivers, says top US envoy

Ottawa and White House in talks to stop future blockades of truck drivers, says top US envoy

OTTAWA —Canada and the United States are in detailed security negotiations to ensure that there is no recurrence of truck driver blockades, led in part by “right-wing extremists” who “wanted to overthrow the government,” Washington’s envoy to Canada said. Ambassador David L. Cohen said the blockades, particularly at the Windsor-Detroit border in early February, raised … Read more