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Nunatsiavut brings issues to world stage at U.N. meetings on ...

CBC.ca - CBCCBC.caNunatsiavut is well represented at the United Nations 16th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York City this week.and...

Support for Alberta parties unchanged since Jason Kenney elected PC leader: poll

Support for the Progressive Conservatives in Alberta hasn't budged since Jason Kenney was elected leader of the party, according to a recent poll. Among decided...

The Pollcast: Kevin O'Leary's exit and the BC leaders debate

2016: Your primer on the Conservative leadership race; May 2016: The state of the Conservative leadership race; July 2016: Tony Clement in, Jason Kenney out;...

'It hasn't even been a week': O'Leary's bow out shocks Manitoba campaigner

Globalnews.caThe businessman and reality TV star said he was confident he could win the Conservative race, but wasn't sure he could defeat Prime Minister Justin...

Conservatives' final leadership debate sees 13 candidates fight to stand out

Each candidate was given one minute to respond to a question and two 30-second rebuttals. In the first group Deepak Obhrai, Brad Trost, Steven Blaney,...

Michael Chong challenges rivals to 'get serious' as Conservatives gather for final leadership debate

Earlier this month, a mere year into the race to choose a new leader for the Conservative Party, Michael Chong declared it was "time to...

Liberal MPs get closed-door briefing on harassment

The March briefing wasn't Petersen's first involvement with the Liberal caucus on workplace harassment. She investigated harassment allegations against former Liberal MPs Scott Andrews and...

Liberals repeal Conservative immigrant residency requirement

CBC.ca - CBCCBC.caThe Liberal government is repealing a measure brought in by the Conservatives to revoke permanent residency, and possibly deport, immigrants who don't ...and more »...

$5M more to hire youth for green agriculture projects

"The investment we're making today will help young people get hands-on work experience they need to start building their future in agriculture," MacAulay said. "You...

Gallant names 5 women to bench, achieves gender parity on provincial court

The new chief judge will be Jolène Richard, who was named to the bench in 2008 and is the spouse of Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc,...

Vic Toews to face Canadian Judicial Council review over conflict-of-interest allegations

Vic Toews met with Peguis lawyer about Kapyong settlement: Court documents · NDP MP Pat Martin calls for investigation into Vic Toews' lobbying. In 2007,...

Federal NDP leadership candidate pushing for support in Windsor ...

Federal NDP leadership candidate Guy Caron stopped in Windsor Monday as part of his southwestern Ontario tour.and more »...

Richard Gillett supporters block DFO exit as workers try to leave

Gillett, 45, said he has no plans to quit despite a phone call Thursday night from Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc. "He didn't offer me anything...

Cindy Lamoureux makes leadership bid for Manitoba Liberals

She credited her father, Liberal MP and longtime MLA Kevin Lamoureux, with sparking her interest in politics at an early age. The rookie representative for...

Cindy Lamoureux to announce if she'll seek Manitoba Liberal leadership

The party is set to choose a new leader Oct. 21 to replace Rana Bokhari, who resigned after the Liberals captured only three seats on...

Heritage committee wants to see CBC over Story of Us 'mistakes'

The motion for the meeting was put forward by Quebec NDP MP Pierre Nantel last Thursday and passed unanimously; the committee includes members from the...

Lone challenger of 7-term Alberta chief plans legal action after being stripped from ballot

Liberal MP Yvonne Jones, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of Indigenous and northern affairs, said "it is the First Nation's role to ensure that...

Why did the Liberals in leaky old Ottawa get so angry about shipbuilding stories?

A clue is found in the interview Treasury Board President Scott Brison gave to the RCMP where he described how the leak apparently prevented a...

Windsor MP Masse calls for airline traveller bill of rights after United passenger dragged off plane

Masse, along with NDP transport critic Robert Aubin, has called on Minister of Transport Marc Garneau to introduce a "Airline Passenger Bill of Rights" before...

'It's a mess': Alexander First Nation finance clerk urges Ottawa to clean up spending rules on reserves

But Conservative MP and Indigenous affairs critic Cathy McLeod told CBC News band members require access to financial information to make informed decisions about their...

Liberal bill would automatically increase user fees for federal services by rate of inflation

But a spokesman for Treasury Board President Scott Brison, who is shepherding the new user-fee regime, says the bill would relieve taxpayers of the unfair...

Lisa Raitt makes stop in Whitehorse in race to become Conservative leader

Lisa Raitt announced her northern platform during a quick stop in Whitehorse, Monday evening, as she heads into the final stretch of the race to...

Contract workers need more job protection as numbers grow, says advocate

Andrew Cash, a former politician, is the co-founder of Urban Worker Project. Cash brought together ... "This is no longer a labour sector that you...

From the ironic to the banal: Conservative leadership candidates' 1st words in House

12, 2012 to his fellow Conservative and parliamentary secretary to the minister of veterans affairs (then Eve Adams, who would later cross the floor to...

'America is back': John Baird says strike on Syria crucial in sending message

Former Conservative foreign affairs minister John Baird, who had to grapple with the onset of the Syrian civil war while in Stephen Harper's government, says...

Not even a missile attack can shake House's commitment to low-level dysfunction: Aaron Wherry

Shortly before 11 a.m., 15 minutes after the prime minister had been rumoured to speak, the NDP's Matthew Dubé stood on a point of order...

Judy Foote taking leave of absence, cites personal and family ...

CBC.ca - CBCCBC.caJudy Foote will be stepping away from her post as a federal minister on a temporary basis to take care of family matters.N.L.

Liberal minister Bains calls ex-minister Moore to give credit on ...

As provinces and territories prepare to release the text of their much-anticipated Canada Free Trade Agreement on Friday, the federal minister on the file called ...and...

'It's still a little bit surreal': Emmanuella Lambropoulos ready for new career in politics

At the beginning of the week, 26-year-old Emmanuella Lambropoulos was a Montreal high school teacher. Today, she was on Parliament Hill as the newly elected...

Trudeau tries something new at question period, but impasse on democratic reform remains

But an hour after the prime minister's display concluded, the filibuster that is stymying a committee's study of further reforms was resumed when NDP MP...

'No one wants this report to be put on a shelf': Indigenous Affairs Minister responds to inquiry criticism

This special edition of The Current is a public forum held at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., across the river from Parliament Hill.

Mona Fortier holds Ottawa–Vanier for Liberals in byelection

The Ottawa–Vanier seat has been empty since the death in August of longtime MP Mauril Bélanger, who had represented the riding since 1995. Fortier is...

Midterm byelections to test Liberal government and leaderless opposition parties

They will fill the vacancies left by Mauril Bélanger, John McCallum, Jason Kenney, Stephen Harper and Stéphane Dion, respectively. The two southern Calgary ridings have...

BC Votes 2017: Vancouver-Kensington riding profile

She hoped to make the jump to federal politics, but the lost the race to replace Libby Davies as the NDP's Vancouver East nominee to...

Committee filibuster over changes to House of Commons rules to resume Monday, opposition MPs say

"Until the government moves away from their power grab we're going to be staying in this major filibuster that the government has brought on," said...

Regina MP's carbon levy proposal gets support from NDP

CBC.ca - CBCCBC.caOn Saturday, Peter Julian joined Erin Weir in Regina to endorse Weir's proposal on applying a carbon border levy on goods being imported...

Some northern Ontario MPs 'not seeing the substance' in 2017 federal budget

Carol Hughes, Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing NDP MP, is concerned the money will not trickle down fast enough to help her constituents. "Some of it may start next...

Battle for the centre: After Kenney's unite-the-right win, where will progressives go?

Moments before the photo, Bilous shared a handshake and smile with Rob Merrifield, a former federal Conservative MP who in 2014 was appointed by then-premier...

Former Thunder Bay MP John Rafferty re-enters politics

Rafferty made his intentions clear Thursday, appearing with Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath during her visit to Thunder Bay — an experience, he said, that...

Tax cheats in KPMG Isle of Man avoidance scheme could face criminal charges: minister

Lebouthillier made the comments in an interview with Radio-Canada host Anne-Marie Dussault after a tough day in the House of Commons, in which the minister...

Ex-MP Laurie Hawn resigns honorary military role after criticizing Super Hornets buy

Laurie Hawn, Canada's first CF-18 fighter pilot and a former Conservative MP, says he was asked to resign his position as honorary colonel after he...

Trudeau names new parliamentary secretaries, promoting 9 Liberal backbenchers

... Liberal MPs who had been parliamentary secretaries were not included in the new list: Leona Alleslav, Randy Boissonnault (who was previously appointed as a...

Conservative leadership candidates square off at Winnipeg forum

Ten of the party leadership candidates were in attendance in addition to moderator Rod Bruinooge, former member of parliament for Winnipeg South. Absent from the...

Andrew Scheer leads endorsement race in Conservative leadership campaign

Former MPs: Keith Ashfield, John Carmichael, Rob Clarke, Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Robert Goguen and Gary Goodyear. Ontario MPPs: Lisa MacLeod. Nova Scotia MLAs: Alfie MacLeod. Former...

NDP leadership doesn't tempt some prominent party members at all

Yvon Godin, a former NDP member of Parliament, is also taking himself out of the running for the permanent leadership. Godin was the longest-serving elected...

3 reasons the FFAW says FISH-NL can't be trusted

CBC.ca - Newfoundland ...CBC.caFISH-NL, a group of fish harvesters upset with their union, the FFAW, has been blasting the union for months in an attempt...

2017 may be year the ground shakes in Manitoba politics

The roster might include MLAs Wab Kinew and Nahanni Fontaine, federal NDP MP Niki Ashton (with her dad, former MLA Steve Ashton, lurking in the...

Donald Trump's win 'changes everything' for Canada: Rona ...

CBC.ca - CBCCBC.caIf his father is right and living next to the United States is like sleeping with an elephant, then Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

'David vs. Goliath': FISH-NL applies for union status, mum on ...

CBC.ca - CBCCBC.caRyan Cleary led the charge as FISH-NL, a breakaway faction of FFAW members, applied to become the certified bargaining agent for Newfoundland and ...and...

Funny ways: The year in weird politics

Plenty of salty language has been thrown around in the House of Commons, but it was Conservative MP Michelle Rempel's use of the word "f-a-r-t"...