Justin Trudeau says his government hopes to make legal changes that will cement his transformation of the Senate into a more independent, non-partisan chamber, making it harder for a future prime minister to turn back the clock. The prime minister says his government will amend the Parliament of Canada
There was no winning ticket for the $60 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. There were also 46 Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each up for grabs, and 19 of them were won by ticket holders across the country. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Dec. 21 will remain at approximately
Jeanine Rebsomen went to the airport in Calgary to pick up her new pet that was being flown in from Oklahoma. After a few days Rebsomen flew in Aria's previous owner, Courtney Curtis, from Oklahoma and they came up with the idea of using scent to lure the dog. Curtis urinated in a cup and spread
Canadian diplomats will be granted access "shortly" to the second Canadian detained in China, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday, as he predicted consequences for Canada's economy from the U.S.-China trade war. Trudeau addressed the fate of the entrepreneur Michael Spavor, one of
MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway and the union that represents its 2,100 mechanics, electricians and apprentices in Canada say they have reached a tentative collective agreement.
Federal prosecutors have urged an Ottawa judge to keep the case against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman focused on his actions — not his motives — as they seek to limit the release of thousands of government documents. Most of the documents relate to a $700-million contract with a Quebec shipyard to refit
The association representing Ontario midwives is "very disappointed" about the province's decision to cut funding to the birth practitioners' regulatory college, saying the already underpaid workers will likely see a jump in professional fees to help cover the shortfall. "Midwives
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the biggest challenge associated with the legalization of cannabis has been the supply shortage — but he expects it to disappear within a year. In an end-of-year interview with The Canadian Press Friday, Trudeau predicted the problem would be resolved "during
Canada's public-safety ministry will reconsider the way Sikh organizations are described in a recent report outlining terror threats in Canada, the department's minister Ralph Goodale said Friday. The Canadian Sikh community, including one of Goodale's fellow Liberal MPs, wants him to do
All 17 fish farms in British Columbia's Broughton Archipelago will either be closed or moved in an effort to create a migration path for wild salmon. The agreement between the federal and provincial governments, First Nations and two fish farm companies, Marine Harvest Canada and Cermaq Canada,
An Ontario judge has delivered a blow to Sen. Mike Duffy in his bid for financial restitution over his dramatic and protracted suspension without pay five years ago, removing the Senate as a target in his multimillion-dollar lawsuit. Justice Sally Gomery said in a ruling Friday that the Senate's
A convicted drug trafficker who vanished while on leave from a Canadian prison more than 23 years ago has been returned by American authorities. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement that removal officers sent fugitive Laveaux Francois, 56, a Haitian national with Canadian citizenship
The Transportation Safety Board says people using remote, northern airports are at substantial and unnecessary risk because of a lack of proper equipment for de-icing planes. The board reached that conclusion during its investigation into the crash of a West Wind Aviation plane just seconds after takeoff
Law enforcement officials in Canada and beyond will be working to learn lessons about how to best respond to bomb threats after a rash of such incidents this week, the federal public safety minister said Friday. Ralph Goodale said policing and security experts around the world will be scrutinizing the
Frederik Boisvert, vice-president of public affairs, said shipyards in British Columbia and Nova Scotia that have won almost all shipbuilding contracts so far are not equipped to handle the work. The comments cast a cloud over what was billed as a celebration of a milestone for the shipyard across the
A Newfoundland sex store's social-media shaming of an alleged shoplifter has raised ethical questions around retailers who display security footage in a bid to catch thieves. Provincial privacy commissioner Donovan Molloy has reportedly encouraged businesses to take such footage to police, rather
Tourism Minister Melanie Joly won't go to China to mark the end of a special year of tourism exchanges, she announced Friday, as relations between the two countries continued to plummet. The cancellation follows Canada's arrest — at the U.S.'s behest — of a leading Chinese telecom executive
Two activists with the fledgling Manitoba Party are asking the Court of Queen's Bench to remove Steven Fletcher as leader, alleging the former federal cabinet minister was handed the leadership by someone who had no authority to do so. Wayne Sturby and Joe Chan, who have served as party board members
In the report commissioned by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission — the second such review to be released this week — Sen. Murray Sinclair said the board had failed to deal with the "clear and indisputable pattern" of violence and systemic racism against First Nations people in the city.
As an international story about a Chinese tech executive wanted by the United States began unfolding from a Vancouver courtroom, the phone lines for a local Mandarin-language radio program began lighting up. AM1320 host Sunny Chan said calls have doubled to his afternoon program after Meng Wanzhou'
Immigration fraud charges were stayed Friday against two Charlottetown motel owners after it was alleged hundreds of newcomers used their hotel as an address though they didn't intend to remain on the Island under a provincially sponsored program. The federal prosecution service confirmed that it
The 2021 Francophonie Games, expected to attract athletes from around the world, may prove too costly for New Brunswick's new Tory government. "This is becoming, as we've seen with Olympic games, winter games, and the recent decision with Calgary, these are becoming so expensive that communities
When elders from Fort McKay near Alberta's oilsands went to their traditional picking areas, things just didn't feel right. The First Nation's questions eventually grew into a collaboration with university-based researchers that brought botanists out on traditional berry-picking trips in
A former athlete who trained under one of Canada's top gymnastics coaches accused him of sexual assault because she was bitter about not achieving her Olympic dreams, the man's lawyer argued at his trial Friday as a prosecutor urged a judge to take the woman's allegations seriously. Dave
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down a law that forced people convicted of crimes to pay surcharges that help victims, saying the mandatory fee amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.