NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says his government would give a boost to Quebec’s immigration funding to help prepare immigrants to fill the province’s labour shortage. At an announcement in Drummondville, Que., on Saturday, Singh promised to increase the federal immigration transfer payment to Quebec by $73 million per year to improve settlement servicesRead More →

International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr’s office says Canada will continue its trade negotiations with Mercosur, the South American trading bloc that includes Brazil, despite demands to call a halt to the talks until more action is taken to protect the Amazon rainforest. On Friday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh called onRead More →

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a foreign policy speech in Montreal today that had a noticeable domestic flavour, railing against the Conservatives and accusing them of flirting with “the forces of populism.” “The Conservatives envision a world where Canada hectors from the sidelines — where we refuse to participate, but stillRead More →

Canada’s first major peacekeeping deployment under the Trudeau Liberals will fall slightly short of its stated goal in terms of the participation of women, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says. More female participation in the gritty, often dangerous work of rebuilding shattered nations is a signature ambition of both the UNRead More →