A new special parliamentary committee created to examine Canada’s fraught relationship with China will hold its first meeting today in Ottawa. The committee’s creation was the result of a Conservative motion passed in December, thanks to support from other opposition parties in the minority Parliament. The motion authorizes the committeeRead More →

Canadian social conservatives who say they’re tired of being written off and ignored by Conservative Party politicians are searching for a leadership candidate they can get behind. “We have people that we’re talking to. Nobody has come out to say, ‘Yes. I’m going to [run],’” said Jeff Gunnarson, national president of CampaignRead More →

The Conservative Party will select its new leader on June 27 in Toronto, says the head of the party’s leadership organizing committee. Dan Nowlan told CBC News Network’s Power & Politics today the committee chose that date based on feedback from party members. He said the overwhelming membership consensus favours a quick, efficient andRead More →

The political war-of-words around the national economy took another turn on Sunday’s political talk shows as the federal finance minister warned Conservatives to cease claims of a looming recession. Finance Minister Bill Morneau also suggested in separate broadcast interviews that the country’s economic track will have a bearing on howRead More →

With government figures showing a spike in the number of young people vaping, the federal government is preparing to place stricter limits on advertising and make health warnings on vaping products mandatory, CBC News has learned. However, Ottawa is not yet ready to go as far as many health advocates want by further restricting the flavoured vape products known to appealRead More →

The Royal Canadian Mint fell for what’s known as a “spear-phishing” scam and almost forked over an employee’s paycheque to fraudsters, according to a breach report obtained through access to information. Spear-phishing is a type of fraud which sees swindlers carefully collect information on a target in order to impersonate them. It’s one of theRead More →