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Feds to review why the Edmonton terror suspect was able to legally enter Canada

The current public safety minister says at the time, there was no information that would have raised red flags. The Conservatives were in power at...

Unpaid civil servants facing banking fees should be reimbursed, says Foote

... at the Treasury Board Secretariat, the Liberals forced the implementation of a system that was not fully operational, putting in jeopardy the financial stability...

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...

Diplomats welcome Canada's shift to engage Iran, as Tories pile on questions

When an agreement was finally reached in July 2015, then-foreign affairs minister Rob Nicholson said Canada appreciated the effort, but would “continue to judge Iran...

Two national party leaders are campaigning in BC today

Conservative leader Stephen Harper will appear at a custom window and door manufacturer in Abbotsford tonight, along with local candidate Ed Fast. Elsewhere, Justin Trudeau...

Ottawa grants tax deferrals for western livestock producers hit by drought ...

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz responds to questions about trade with the United States during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, May 19,...

Canadian team scouts Nepal hinterlands to plan aid and find stranded Canucks

Calgary HeraldOTTAWA – Government ministers say members of a Canadian team are moving out from the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu on a reconnaissance mission in...

Ottawa building to be named in honour of Jim Flaherty

OTTAWA (NEWS1130) – A new Ottawa office building is going to be named in honour of former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, who died last April.

Finance Minister Joe Oliver to announce EI premium cut Thursday: Globe report

The report says Finance Minister Joe Oliver will announce the lower EI premiums Thursday morning at a hardwood flooring company in Toronto. The government announced...

Raitt stands by railway safety self-regulation, despite Lac-Megantic report

Ottawa Citizen Transport Minister Lisa Raitt speaks to the media with Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney following the release of the Transportation Safety Board's final...

Canada temporarily withdraws staff from Libya

NBCNews.com OTTAWA (NEWS1130) – The Canadian government is temporarily suspending its consular operations in the Libyan capital of Tripoli and pulling out all staff. In a...

One Canadian among dead on downed Malaysian plane

A spokesman for Lynne Yelich, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, says Ottawa is aware of at least one Canadian citizen among the victims.

Aboriginal leaders renew calls for public inquiry into missing, murdered women

But Kellie Leitch, the minister of the status of women, has said the federal government is concerned about the high number of missing and murdered...

Federal government proposing changes to food labelling

Suggested serving sizes would also be more consistent among similar foods. Health Minister Rona Ambrose says the changes will be make it easier for people...

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“It's up to local governments to apply for funding,” Vincent Rabault, spokesman for federal Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel, said in an email. Joe Hess, who...

Tug-of-war between minister, military brass delayed Afghanistan memorial date

The Canadian Joint Operational Command put together a plan in October, supported by then minister Peter MacKay. Natynczyk left his post in December, and was...

Ottawa wants to delay Omar Khadr's transfer to provincial jail while it appeals

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled the former Guantanamo Bay detainee should be serving a youth sentence in Canada and not be in a...

Manitoba government to deliberately flood swath of land to protect others

... more information was expected sometime Saturday. Steven Blaney, minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, said the government operations centre is co-ordinating the federal...

New aquaculture regulations simplifies process: federal fisheries minister

CALGARY – New federal aquaculture regulations announced Thursday would cut red tape and simplify the process for the industry, Fisheries Minister Gail Shea says. Shea...

Christine Elliott, Jim Flaherty's widow, expected to seek Ontario PC leadership

TORONTO (NEWS1130) – Sources say Christine Elliott _ the widow of former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty _ will be taking another shot at leading...

Harper government to reveal temporary foreign worker program reforms

Public Works Minister Diane Finley also has an announcement today in support of Canadian innovation, job creation and economic growth. And Alexander will reveal funding...

MacKay defends suggestion women too busy to be judges

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...

Trading places: latest session sees Tories, NDP swap ethical hot seat

“Since the throne speech, it's been a very positive one for the Conservative government, for the Conservative caucus,” government House leader Peter Van Loan said...

A selection of quotes from the latest session of Parliament

Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino on Jan. 30 after coming under fire for his handling of a testy meeting with ex-soldiers. —. “They're loading the...

A selection of key dates and events from latest session of Parliament

March 18: Jim Flaherty, to date the only finance minister the Harper government has known, resigns from cabinet. March 21: The Supreme Court of Canada...

A timeline of major events in the Northern Gateway application process

May 13, 2014: Transport Minister Lisa Raitt announces new rules for marine spill response. May 14, 2014: Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford announces more new...

Rival Metis groups from BC take feud to human-rights commission

OTTAWA – Two rival Metis groups in British Columbia are locked in an ugly public battle that has gone all the way to the Canadian...

Canada's shipping industry dodges a 'massive tax grab' in the US

CTV News Washington state Democrats in the Senate and House of Representatives had proposed such a levy in similar bills. In a recent U.S. speech, Transport...

Adding new procedures to defence purchases could exacerbate delays, deputy ...

OTTAWA – Senior officials at National Defence were concerned last fall that the Harper government's plan to rescue its troubled military procurement system would make...

Metis group wants to meet minister to raise concerns about provincial rival

Henry has also written to Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt asking for a meeting that day or the next morning, but he says the minister's...

NAFTA panel won't review Canada's polar bear policy

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq has said Canada has strong polar bear management based on both western science and traditional knowledge. Populations are co-managed together with...

Martin critical of Harper Conservatives' approach to First Nations

However Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt has said he won't go back to square one on the reforms. When Martin was prime minister he was...

We won't go back to 'Square 1′ on First Nations education bill: Valcourt

OTTAWA – Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt is sounding frustrated with chiefs from across Canada who have flatly rejected the federal government's proposed changes to...

A noteworthy exchange from question period Thursday in the House of Commons

CTV News OTTAWA – The Canadian Press is always on the lookout for noteworthy or zesty exchanges on the floor of the House of Commons. On...

Fast dismisses concerns over delays in finalizing European, China deals

OTTAWA – Trade Minister Ed Fast insists only technical issues are holding up ratification of two major trade and investment agreements with Europe and China.

Rival jet makers crank up hard sell as Harper cabinet mulls F-35 decision

Each of the companies will be anxious to hear from Public Works Minister Diane Finley, who is slated to address the conference today. However, she...

Conservatives defend social media monitoring amid privacy concerns

OTTAWA (NEWS1130) – Treasury Board President Tony Clement has asked his officials to look into concerns about the federal collection of personal information from social...

Global endangered species body launches review of Canadian polar bear trade

OTTAWA – Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq says she is confident that a new international review of Canada's trade in polar bear parts will reaffirm this...

Liberals to highlight abuses in the Temporary Foreign Workers program

Treasury Board President Tony Clement could facing a grilling as he appears at the Commons estimates committee to discuss the government's open data practices. —...

Shawn Atleo resigns from the Assembly of First Nations

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

Today on the Hill: Netherlands minister to talk about Ukraine crisis with Baird

Montreal Gazette Frans Timmermans will later meet with Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird to discuss the current situation in Ukraine and ongoing Russian aggression, among other...

Pilot project to treat female inmates with serious mental problems

Vancouver Sun ... 13 per cent of male offenders and 29 per cent of women offenders in federal custody self-identified as having mental health needs. Public...

Afghan commemoration cloaked in secrecy with two weeks left to go

Despite that, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson told a House of Commons committee two weeks ago that details for the overall tribute were still being worked...

Canada development partnership with UAE builds bridges into Arab world

Minister of International Development Christian Paradis responds during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 3, 2014. Canada...

Jim Flaherty laid to rest

TORONTO (NEWS1130) – Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has been eulogized at his state funeral as a man who walked on the world stage “like...

Multi-million dollar upgrade planned for Aldergrove border crossing

CTV News Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney says in addition to a NEXUS lane, a primary and secondary inspection area will be built. He says...

Former finance minister Jim Flaherty dies at age 64

Paramedics showed up at his Ottawa home earlier today and found him in grave condition. Flaherty served as finance minister from 2006 until his resignation...

Three Tory staffers interfered in access to information: commissioner

Suzanne Legault delivered her second report Thursday following an investigation into cases that date back to 2009 in the office of cabinet minister Christian Paradis,...

Federal politicians from all major parties praising QC election result

MPs from all of the major federal parties are applauding the result, even Conservative Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney. “[I'm] very happy of the result...

Healthcare wait times a concern for patients: poll

“The total annual health care cost for a (parent or grandparent) immigrant arriving in 2010, over the age of 65, is estimated to be $10,742,”...