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'Some baloney' in PM's claim Hytera went through national security review

Conservative MP Tony Clement has said the Liberals, in saying all transactions go through a national security review, are conflating that formal process with a...

Tory leadership candidate Maxime Bernier favours free-trade deal with China

OTTAWA – Signing a free-trade deal with China would allow Canada to increase its exports by $7.7 billion a year, Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier...

The Conservative leadership race: who's in, who's out, who's waffling

The RebelKellie Leitch. The pediatric orthopedic surgeon first elected as an MP in 2011 was the first official entrant in the race. She rolled out...

Trade war with US likely averted, but Canada keeps retaliation on the table

Conservative trade critic Gerry Ritz urged the government to keep the threat of retaliation live “in case things derail” in Congress in the coming days.

Tories say Liberal plan to bring home CF-18s makes Canadians look like "cowards"

Tories say Liberal plan to bring home CF-18s makes Canadians look like "cowards"At one point in the debate, Conservative MP Kellie Leitch said the Liberal...

Anonymous threatens to expose 'real reason' John Baird left politics

The hacker group Anonymous says it has discovered the real reason former foreign affairs minister John Baird abruptly left federal politics. In a tweet, the...

Tory cabinet minister first casualty of new battle lines in Saskatchewan

Justice Minister Peter MacKay looks on as Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) Lynne Yelich speaks in the Foyer of the House of Commons...

Montreal-area mayor says she's received threats over language spat

CBC.caMONTREAL – The mayor of a predominantly francophone city near Montreal says she's received threats over online comments she made about an opposition politician using...

Japan-Canada trade talks stalled with no meetings in sight

International Trade Minister Ed Fast takes part in a interview in his office in East Block of Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, February 5,...

Harper feted by influential Montreal Jewish council

International Development Minister Christian Paradis announced earlier this year he won't stand for re-election. But rather than take that as a hit, Conservatives say they...

Efforts to promote women in business lead to first all-women trade mission

Ambrose received the blessing of former finance minister Jim Flaherty to take on the issue, but quickly realized giving speeches wasn't good enough. “It has...

Kenney affirms Armenian genocide on Hill lawn, as Turkish Canadians watch

Montreal GazetteAlso Friday, Immigration Minister Chris Alexander was in Armenia to lay a wreath at a commemoration of the 1915 massacre, in which 1.5 million...

Canadians from coast to coast mark annual Earth Hour by turning out lights

“It's really shifted to the provinces and the cities and the municipalities in Canada who are now taking the lead role.” Federal Environment Minister Leona...

Ottawa earmarks $750K for grassroots projects for girls

Kellie Leitch, Minister of Status of Women, announced the plan at an event in Toronto on International Women's Day (IWD) on Sunday. “On International Women's...

Feds quietly canvass provinces for climate change measures ahead of Paris talks

CTV News“Canada is actively preparing its intended nationally determined contribution,” a spokesman for Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq said in a recent email. “As this is...

CBC bosses say Canadians ready to pay for broadcaster

Heritage Minister Shelly Glover said Monday the government has no intention of regulating or taxing the Internet content providers, a proposal the New Democratic Party...

BMO slashes 5-year mortgage rate to 2.99%

The move sparked a personal phone call from then-finance minister Jim Flaherty, who publicly chided the bank for lowering its key five-year rate, saying that...

Baird and EU foreign policy chief Ashton cautious on Ukraine ceasefire

... Ukraine does not hold, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Monday. Baird continued to express skepticism over Russia's actions after talks with Catherine Ashton,...

Duelling reports: Finance rebuts grim analysis by another federal department

Finance Minister Joe Oliver speaks to media prior to holding a Summer Policy Retreat in Wakefield, Que., on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Finance Canada has...

Royal Canadian Mint unveils limited-edition Superman coins

(From left) Royal Canadian Mint marketing VP Patrick Hadsipantelis and MP Peter Van Loan are joined by his children Caroline Tolton and John Van Loan...

Health minister denies feds' anti-pot campaign aimed at Justin Trudeau

Health Minister Rona Ambrose is denying that the federal government's proposed marijuana awareness campaign is aimed at Justin Trudeau. “Telling kids to not smoke pot...

Trudeau slams Ottawa for spending taxpayer money on anti-marijuana ads

A spokeswoman for federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose said Thursday there is “nothing political about ensuring parents and youth know the dangers of using drugs.”...

Ontario pushing feds for $30 billion each year for Canadian infrastructure

Their $70-billion pledge is “the largest and longest federal infrastructure plan in our nation's history,” Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel said in a joint statement with...

Air Algerie jet crashed in rainstorm, wreckage found

Tweets from the account of Lynne Yelich, Canada's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said consular officials are ready to provide assistance. Radio-Canada reported Thursday...

Algerian plane wreckage found in Mali: CP

Tweets from the account of Lynne Yelich, Canada's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said the government is aware of the reports of Canadians on...

Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'; 5 Canadians on board: officials

Tweets from the account of Lynne Yelich, Canada's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said the government is aware of the reports of Canadians on...

Restrictions on transporting firearms to be eased under federal proposal

“We will create a grace period at the end of the five-year licence to stop people from immediately becoming criminalized for paperwork errors,” Public Safety...

Vigil held for girl struck, killed by minivan in Leaside

The little girl, Georgia, was the daughter of Conservative Party of Canada president John Walsh. The Walsh family released a statement shortly after Georgia died...

Rally being held for girl killed after being hit by minivan in Leaside

“The Walsh family; John, Jillian, Duncan, Liam and Finn are saddened to inform you that their beautiful daughter and wonderful sister Georgia has passed. Taken...

Black Creek Historic Brewery takes beermaking back to the land

Ed Koren of Black Creek Historic Brewery explains the history behind India Pale Ale. YONGE STREET/Tanja Tiziana ... Aficionados must act fast: capacity limitations mean...

Canada provides $20M to UNICEF to end forced marriage

Baird said that Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch and Justice Minister Peter MacKay will have more to say about what Canada can do to...

Ontario PCs elect MPP Jim Wilson as interim leader

Last week, PC MPP Christine Elliott — the widow of ex-federal finance minister Jim Flaherty — announced that she would be seeking the party leadership,...

Rob Ford, noticeably thinner, spotted suit shopping in Barrie

Ahead of returning to work Mayor Rob Ford apparently stopped in to get a new suit. Several pictures were posted to social media of the...

CBC cutting as many as 1500 jobs in shift towards digital

Lacroix said that he asked Minister of Canadian Heritage Shelly Glover for a line of credit and one-time funding to deal with severance costs, but...

Peter MacKay defends comment that special bond with kids keeps women from ...

And Quebec MP Maxime Bernier laughed off MacKay's comments, but was quick to point out that he has a “special bond” with his daughters. Several...

Unifor union urges media members not to vote for Hudak

And his Conservative MP colleague Tony Clement tweeted, “Journalists' union enters Ontario election fray. In other news, commentators insist they're not biased. #lol #onpoli.” Some...

Toronto Summer: Longer parade, same rhythms at Caribbean Carnival

“This year we want more people to enjoy the parade,” co-CEO Chris Alexander said in an interview. First-timers will find a welcoming atmosphere as well...

Martin critical of Harper Conservatives' approach to First Nations

However Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt is resisting calls to go back to the drawing board, citing the time and effort that have been put...

UNICEF chief lauds courage of kidnapped Nigerian girls as Harper summit opens

He said he would raise his concerns about child protection in a private meeting later Wednesday with Harper's international development minister, Christian Paradis. “Paradis is...

More CBC cuts include making Radio 2 online-only: watchdog group

Mike Storeshaw, spokesman for Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover, said the government made the changes to ensure public service labour costs...

Canada to spend $36M to help improve health of African women and children

Canada plans to spend another $36 million over seven years to help improve the lives of women and children in sub-Saharan Africa. The announcement was...

Executive committee to lead AFN until new leader is chosen to replace Atleo

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt's office has put the controversial legislation on hold until the assembly determines its next steps. Some First Nations groups had...

Canadians frantic for live-in caregivers hope they're spared from crackdown

Nonetheless, Immigration Minister Chris Alexander had some good news for the sector last fall, announcing Canada would approve 17,500 live-in caregivers and nannies as permanent...

Soldier who attempted suicide on fast-track for dismissal as DND breaks promise

A spokeswoman for Defence Minister Rob Nicholson responded Sunday by underlining that the government and the military takes the “care of our ill and injured...

Shawn Atleo abruptly resigns as national chief of Assembly of First Nations

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt has defended Bill C-33, the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act, saying it meets the five conditions outlined...

Toronto's ROM to help preserve skeletons of Newfoundland beached whales

Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea announced Thursday that the museum researchers will preserve the two skeletons and collect tissue samples. It's believed nine of the...

Jim Flaherty's Whitby-Oshawa seat declared vacant

Canada's chief electoral officer has officially been notified that the seat of former finance minister Jim Flaherty is now vacant. Flaherty died suddenly on April...

Canada once again steps up sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis

Vancouver Sun The planes will be stationed in Romania, said Defence Minister Rob Nicholson. “These jets will support air policing and training missions,” Nicholson told the...

Public consultation held Wednesday on future of Downsview Park

Augimeri said the leaked memo is from Public Works Deputy Minister Michelle d'Auray to the Public Works minister at the time, Rona Ambrose, and discusses...

Public consultation Wednesday on future of Downsview Park

She said the leaked memo is from Public Works Deputy Minister Michelle d'Auray to the Public Works minister at the time, Rona Ambrose, and discusses...