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First Nations blast feds over funding for aboriginal children

OTTAWA -- First Nations groups slammed the feds Monday during the final week of hearings at a Canadian Human Rights tribunal over funding for aboriginal...

Canada calls Yousafzai's Peace Prize win inspirational

"The world has taken notice of the incredible power a girl like Malala can have on her country and on the rights of girls around...

Sunday vigil for Montreal family being deported to Cameroon

In a letter to Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, Leblanc wrote, "They are upstanding citizens who are heavily involved in the community. I am pleading...

Freedom Walk to Tackle human trafficking

Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney told participants at Ottawa's inaugural [free-them] Freedom Walk that the government has "taken strong action to combat human trafficking...

Muzzling academics? Get schooled!

The letter to National Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay calls on the government to halt political activity audits of think-tanks. They're alarmed that the Canadian...

MPs BBQ circuit bill tops $1.4 billion

Some were small handouts, like the $5,000 Fisheries Minister Gail Shea gave last week to the Tuna Cup Challenge Sport Fishing Tournament held out of...

Trudeau blasted over citizenship comments

Note: In the interest of accuracy, has provided a complete transcript of Trudeau's comments below. OTTAWA - Immigration and Citizenship Minister Chris Alexander blasted...

Trudeau defends visit to controversial Montreal mosque

"Between 2005 and 2009, IRFAN-Canada transferred approximately $14.6 million worth of resources to various organizations associated with Hamas, a listed terrorist entity under the Criminal...

Feds to send humanitarian aid to Iraq

Toothbrushes, bowls, tents, blankets, kitchen sets, jerry cans and other basic items will help thousands of displaced Iraqis, International Development Minister Christian Paradis told reporters...

LISA MRAZEK

While in Saskatoon this month, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said they are confident the WTO will rule in Canada's favour. "The Americans have the right...

Feds pledge $4M for Arctic agriculture to offset import food bill

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) samples a bean grown at the Mission Historic Park community garden with his wife Laureen (C) and Environment Minister...

LORNE GUNTER

The federal Tory government is becoming as interventionist and poke-nose as the Liberals or NDP. Almost. Earlier this month, Status of Women and Labour Minister...

Feds say they're not worried about Russia's new food sanctions

"Canadian pork producers have access to numerous other lucrative markets" Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, adding the sanctions only showed "short-sighted desperation from the Putin regime."...

Canada marks 100 years since taking up arms for the Great War

Minister of Veterans Affairs Julian Fantino was in Belgium Monday. "To this day, we struggle to comprehend the sheer scale of death and destruction unleashed...

First Nations chiefs and council salaries now posted online

Nationwide, only 18 salaries have been posted online -- in Manitoba, only Buffalo Point and Gamblers First Nations have posted their salaries. Aboriginal Affairs and...

Feds blast provincial firearms bosses for fear mongering

TORONTO - The federal government is firing back at two provincial chief firearms officers who have been stirring up controversy in the wake of the...

Five Canadians on board Air Algerie plane crash in West Africa

Canadian Foreign Affairs officials have yet to confirm, but Lynne Yelich, a minister of state for the ministry, tweeted: "We are aware of reports that...

Canada pledges $3.2M for training judges on human rights in Ukraine

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) will receive the cash injection over four years. Making the announcement following a roundtable with members...

Feds overhaul gun laws with new 'common sense' firearms act

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney announced a new "Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act" here Wednesday, designed to cut red tape for legal gun owners. He...

Get tough on rebels, Russia

No one should be negotiating with rebels guarding the plane crash scene in Ukraine. Even if they are actually Russian agents. As we wrote Saturday:...

Port Vancouver may shut down again

Unifor representatives are scheduled to meet with B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone and federal Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt on Monday. "Drivers went back to work.

Fireararms association barred from federal announcement

NORTH BAY, Ontario ─ A national gun group is upset about being barred from a firearms announcement in northern Ontario next week by federal Public...

CHRISTINA BLIZZARD

Harper may not win the Mr. Personality award, but with his former finance minister, the late Jim Flaherty, he capably steered this country through some...

Feds creating fast track for immigrant entrepreneurs

VANCOUVER ─ The federal government says it's putting business before bureaucracy and will create a fast track stream for the new Start-Up Visa Program. Citizenship...

CHRISTINA BLIZZARD

"Parts of your brain begin to shrink," Lizzie's sister, Laura Nicholson, 25, told me in a phone interview Wednesday. ... "Our goal is to make...

Harper condemns Hamas rocket attacks

Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) Lynne Yelich said Sunday that government officials assisted in the departure of 47 Canadian citizens from Gaza. "Over...

Ontario PC leadership candidate wants to redefine party

Elliott is a lawyer, mother of triplet sons and the widow of former federal and provincial finance minister Jim Flaherty. One reader asked her if...

Cresting river testing Manitoba's sandbag defences

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair was expected to tour flood posts Wednesday, but that was nixed by Defence Minister Rob Nicholson, whose office said all tours...

Omar Khadr can move to provincial cell, court rules

Steven Blaney, federal minister of public safety, said the federal government plans to appeal the ruling. "We have vigorously defended against any attempt to lessen...

DAVID AKIN

But whether it was Vic Toews, Rob Nicholson or the current incumbent, Peter MacKay, the focus and tone set in those first days of 2006...

Still no word on CF-18 replacement

Public Works Minister Diane Finley told a defence conference in Ottawa in May that cabinet would review its options over the next few weeks, however,...

Canadian truckers say US fee increase would harm cross-border trade

International Trade Minister Ed Fast said the fee creates "market distortion" that "may not be consistent with U.S. international trade obligations." Fast said he has...

Baird asks Russia to respect Ukraine during visit to Sweden

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and his Swedish counterpart asked Russia on Friday to "fully respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine." Baird met...

Northern Gateway pipeline not dead: Finance minister

He echoed Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt's statement that the government is reviewing the decision to determine its next steps. "The decision by the Supreme...

The letter Peter MacKay should have written for Mother's Day

Over the past days, Justice Minister Peter MacKay has sparked 'outrage' over letters that he sent out on Mother's Day and Father's Day. The outrage...

Quebec gets $5-billion gas tax refund

Harper ventured to the riding Premier Philippe Couillard shares with federal Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel to mark his inaugural event with the Liberal leader who...

Employment Minster Jason Kenney says he is standing up for Canadians and ...

You can tell Jason Kenney has had it up to here and he's right on the money. We're talking about businesses like fast-food joints and...

CHRISTINA BLIZZARD

He recalls how federal finance minister, the late Jim Flaherty, whose son has a developmental disability, took a keen interest in the issue and included...

Ontario celebrates 20th National Aboriginal Day

On Saturday, Bernard Valcourt, minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, said, "Today, let's honour Aboriginal peoples and the vital role they have played and...

DAVID AKIN

Denis Lebel, the Infrastructure Minister, was in his riding in Roberval, Quebec, bright and early to be on hand for the grand opening of a...

Commons set to adjourn for summer

The death of Jim Flaherty, the former finance minister, caught everyone by surprise and fleetingly brought MPs together. For a few days in April MPs...

Federal immigration law changes to be challenged in court

Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, the bill's sponsor, said it's not unreasonable for a Canadian with dual nationality to lose citizenship if he commits a serious...

Feds deploying 30 new food inspectors

Health Minister Rona Ambrose said Tuesday the government committed $16 million over three years for new food safety measures, which come as a response to...

CHRISTINA BLIZZARD

Tony Clement and John Baird both cut their political teeth in the Ontario Legislature. Both are ambitious. But would either one be likely to quit...

Licensed pot growers will need to report who is prescribing drug, and how much

Health Minister Rona Ambrose said in a statement that health care licensing bodies "expressed a need for the data." The Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities...

Federal Tories to rescue defeated Ontario cousins?

Tory House Leader Peter Van Loan didn't answer directly when asked if he was interested in the provincial PC leadership. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt punted...

Feds defend bill to amend Citizenship Act amid outcry

OTTAWA — Most Canadians want dual nationals convicted of terrorism or treason stripped of the right to be Canadian, Immigration Minister Chris Alexander says. But...

Canada commits $800G for Balkan flood victims

OTTAWA -- Canada will donate $800,000 to help victims of flooding and landslides in the Balkans, International Development minister Christian Paradis announced. Constant rainfall in...

Mounties investigating former Chretien chief of staff Fournier

Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel requested the criminal investigation, according to our information. Lebel's office called in the RCMP recently after receiving a secret investigative report...

Clement Gascon appointed to Supreme Court

Then-justice minister Rob Nicholson appointed him to his current post in the province's Court of Appeal in 2011. The Supreme Court's rejection of Nadon has...