Federal Politics

Governor General Mary Simon speaks at an event to mark International Inuit Day and to rename a park in honour of deceased Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook in Ottawa on Sunday, November 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Canada’s first Indigenous Governor General requested briefing on the Indian Act

Mary Simon met with the deputy minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations last August

Governor General Mary Simon speaks at an event to mark International Inuit Day and to rename a park in honour of deceased Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook in Ottawa on Sunday, November 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The federal Liberal government is extending its amnesty on ‘assault-style’ firearms until October 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberal government extends amnesty on ‘assault-style’ firearms until 2023

Government says this gives officials more time to implement a mandatory buyback program

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The federal Liberal government is extending its amnesty on ‘assault-style’ firearms until October 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flagpole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

UVic prof says landmark B.C. privacy ruling brings needed scrutiny to federal politics

B.C. privacy law applies to federal political parties, commissioner’s office finds

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flagpole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
An open-net pen salmon farm on the B.C. waters coast (Black Press file photo)

Horgan to Trudeau: protect B.C. communities in any fish farm licensing decision

B.C. premier makes plea as many expect feds to eliminate many, if not all, salmon farming licences

An open-net pen salmon farm on the B.C. waters coast (Black Press file photo)
Former Quebec premier Jean Charest speaks to reporters as he arrives for an event in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Former Quebec premier Jean Charest to launch his Tory leadership campaign in Calgary

Charest re-entering federal politics for the first time in more than 20 years

Former Quebec premier Jean Charest speaks to reporters as he arrives for an event in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Canadian Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly speaks on the phone at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, March 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ukraine can’t negotiate with ‘gun to head,’ says Joly as Trudeau presses allies

Canada’s foreign affairs minister calls for humanitarian ceasefire as talks set to resume

Canadian Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly speaks on the phone at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, March 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waves as he boards a government plane before departing for Europe, in Ottawa, Sunday, March 6, 2022. Trudeau is to meet with the leaders of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands today to discuss Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau, leaders of U.K., the Netherlands vow solidarity with besieged Ukraine

Trudeau: ‘We want to stand with the Ukrainian people and push back hard against Russia’

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waves as he boards a government plane before departing for Europe, in Ottawa, Sunday, March 6, 2022. Trudeau is to meet with the leaders of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands today to discuss Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
In this photo taken from video and released by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, the Russian navy’s missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov sails off for an exercise in the Arctic. Seven countries that ring the Arctic have pulled out of the international body that oversees its use and development in protest of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP

Canada, six other states pull back from Arctic Council in protest over Ukraine

US, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark and Finland leave Russia as sole remaining nation

In this photo taken from video and released by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, the Russian navy’s missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov sails off for an exercise in the Arctic. Seven countries that ring the Arctic have pulled out of the international body that oversees its use and development in protest of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP
Trucks on Metcalfe Street as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continued in Ottawa, Ontario, on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Politics of convoy protests ‘here to stay,’ and so are movement’s leaders: experts

‘Organizers definitely far-right and definitely extremist, but the movement is…broader than that’

Trucks on Metcalfe Street as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continued in Ottawa, Ontario, on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
A woman holds a girl at a border crossing in Medyka, Poland, Thursday, March 3, 2022, as they flee the Russian invasion. The U.N. refugee agency said Thursday at least 1 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia’s invasion a week ago, an exodus without precedent in this century for its speed. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Canada expedites temporary visas for Ukrainians fleeing war

Reunification program for Ukrainians with family in Canada also announced

A woman holds a girl at a border crossing in Medyka, Poland, Thursday, March 3, 2022, as they flee the Russian invasion. The U.N. refugee agency said Thursday at least 1 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia’s invasion a week ago, an exodus without precedent in this century for its speed. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
Former Quebec premier Jean Charest arrives with his wife Michele Dionne for an event with potential caucus supporters as he considers a run for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, in Ottawa, on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Tories to choose new federal leader Sept. 10

Fiery Ottawa-area MP Pierre Poilievre is so far the only declared candidate

Former Quebec premier Jean Charest arrives with his wife Michele Dionne for an event with potential caucus supporters as he considers a run for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, in Ottawa, on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Bob Rae, ambassador of Canada to the United Nations, speaks while holding a copy of the United Nations charter at the general assembly hall, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, at United Nations Headquarters. Russian President Vladimir Putin has received no support from members of the U.N. Security Council for his actions to bring separatists in eastern Ukraine under Moscow’s control. At an emergency meeting Monday night, the U.S. called Putin’s moves a pretext for a further invasion. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Canadian ambassador says no-fly zone needs Russian buy-in

Trudeau thinks Putin has been surprised by the strength and unity of Western sanctions

Bob Rae, ambassador of Canada to the United Nations, speaks while holding a copy of the United Nations charter at the general assembly hall, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, at United Nations Headquarters. Russian President Vladimir Putin has received no support from members of the U.N. Security Council for his actions to bring separatists in eastern Ukraine under Moscow’s control. At an emergency meeting Monday night, the U.S. called Putin’s moves a pretext for a further invasion. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
People listen to a sermon delivered by a pastor from the back of a flatbed truck parked on Wellington Street in front of Parliament Hill as a protest on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Judge dismisses bid to halt federal emergency measures, calling issue moot

Group had asked for an injunction to stay Liberal use of the emergencies law and associated measures

People listen to a sermon delivered by a pastor from the back of a flatbed truck parked on Wellington Street in front of Parliament Hill as a protest on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A person crosses Wellington St. inside the restricted area, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 in Ottawa. Ottawa police say they will continue to hold a perimeter around downtown as they try to maintain peace and order in the capital without the extra powers afforded them under the Emergencies Act.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Federal emergency powers end, questions linger on legacy of actions, future of protest

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson announced Thursday the local state of emergency had been lifted

A person crosses Wellington St. inside the restricted area, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 in Ottawa. Ottawa police say they will continue to hold a perimeter around downtown as they try to maintain peace and order in the capital without the extra powers afforded them under the Emergencies Act.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A cyclist pushes his bike across an intersection past temporary fencing as police watch from their car, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

UPDATED: Trudeau says Emergencies Act can now be revoked as crisis calms down

PM says order has been restored, police and legislation will now suffice

A cyclist pushes his bike across an intersection past temporary fencing as police watch from their car, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Gov. Gen. Mary Simon walks with her husband Whit Fraser, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau through the foyer of the Senate of Canada building before delivering the Speech from the Throne in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Emergencies Act committee members will take oath of secrecy: government Senate rep

On Monday evening a majority of the House of Commons voted in favour of confirming the act

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon walks with her husband Whit Fraser, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau through the foyer of the Senate of Canada building before delivering the Speech from the Throne in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier leaves after speaking to supporters during the PPC headquarters election night event in Saskatoon, Sask., Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier to plead not guilty to COVID-19 charges: lawyer

Bernier was arrested last June and charged with exceeding public gathering limits

People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier leaves after speaking to supporters during the PPC headquarters election night event in Saskatoon, Sask., Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
A pickup truck drives a highway between Vankleek Hill, Ont., and Ottawa, Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, after officers cleared a trucker protest from nearby Ottawa, that was aimed at COVID-19 measures before growing into a broader anti-government protest that occupied the nation capital’s downtown core. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Tamara Lich, key organizer of anti-vaccine mandate protests in Ottawa, denied bail

Judge ruled there was a substantial likelihood Lich would reoffend if released

A pickup truck drives a highway between Vankleek Hill, Ont., and Ottawa, Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, after officers cleared a trucker protest from nearby Ottawa, that was aimed at COVID-19 measures before growing into a broader anti-government protest that occupied the nation capital’s downtown core. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during a news conference, Monday, February 21, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

House of Commons passes Emergencies Act motion after fractious debate

Motion to confirm declaration of emergency powers passed 185-151

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during a news conference, Monday, February 21, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A police officer speaks with a trucker as he distributes a notice to protesters, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Police make arrests as Ottawa blockade members defy orders to leave

Near Parliament Hill, a convoy organizer was seen in handcuffs between two police officers

A police officer speaks with a trucker as he distributes a notice to protesters, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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