Canada’s Black Parliamentary Caucus Enters New Era

OTTAWA — For Liberal MP Greg Fergus, one of his most enduring accomplishments as co-chair of the Parliamentary Black Caucus revolved around three words. It was “anti-black racism” and Fergus wanted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to say the words – out loud. It wasn’t a simple request, Fergus recalled, reflecting on his nearly seven years … Read more

Layoffs and sluggish growth: is this the cure for inflation?

It is at this point in our difficult economic situation that predicting a little stagflation passes for optimism. Canada’s former central banker Stephen Poloz sees higher prices, volatile oil markets and weaker growth prospects. And what he sees as the best-case scenario is stagflation — that oxymoron that tripped us up in the late 1970s, … Read more

Ottawa is preparing new laws to protect against cyberattacks

OTTAWA — After banning Huawei and ZTE from the next generation of high-speed networks in Canada, the Liberal government announces that it will soon introduce new legislation to protect against cyberattacks on telecommunications platforms and other sensitive sectors such as energy, banks and health care. Few details were available the day after the Trudeau cabinet … Read more

Ottawa is preparing new laws to protect against cyberattacks

OTTAWA — After banning Huawei and ZTE from the next generation of high-speed networks in Canada, the Liberal government announces that it will soon introduce new legislation to protect against cyberattacks on telecommunications platforms and other sensitive sectors such as energy, banks and health care. Few details were available the day after the Trudeau cabinet … Read more

Ottawa is preparing new laws to protect against cyberattacks

OTTAWA — After banning Huawei and ZTE from the next generation of high-speed networks in Canada, the Liberal government announces that it will soon introduce new legislation to protect against cyberattacks on telecommunications platforms and other sensitive sectors such as energy, banks and health care. Few details were available the day after the Trudeau cabinet … Read more

Here’s why the Conservatives fear Pierre Poilievre

OTTAWA — Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre’s promise to fire the governor of the Bank of Canada split the caucus on Wednesday as worries grow over the future of the party after its controversial leadership race ends. The party’s finance spokesman, Ed Fast, was removed from his post after telling reporters earlier Wednesday morning that … Read more

Here’s why the Conservatives fear Pierre Poilievre

OTTAWA — Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre’s promise to fire the governor of the Bank of Canada split the caucus on Wednesday as worries grow over the future of the party after its controversial leadership race ends. The party’s finance spokesman, Ed Fast, was removed from his post after telling reporters earlier Wednesday morning that … Read more

Here’s why the Conservatives fear Pierre Poilievre

OTTAWA — Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre’s promise to fire the governor of the Bank of Canada split the caucus on Wednesday as worries grow over the future of the party after its controversial leadership race ends. The party’s finance spokesman, Ed Fast, was removed from his post after telling reporters earlier Wednesday morning that … Read more

Tory MP Will Bouma under fire for homophobic articles in religious magazine he oversaw

Doug Ford is at his man’s side. Amid calls for a Progressive Conservative MP to resign over homophobic statements in a religious publication he oversaw, Ford insists Will Bouma is not anti-gay. Ford defended the MPP’s first term and suggested the charges against Bouma were fabricated. “Let me tell you, anyone who knows Will – … Read more

Ottawa moves to officially bar sanctioned Russians from entering Canada

OTTAWA — Canada is set to bar more than 1,000 Russians who have been sanctioned in connection with the war in Ukraine from entering Canada. The federal government introduced a bill in the Senate on Tuesday to amend existing immigration law to clarify that people on the sanctions list are inadmissible to Canada and can … Read more