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 →

Canada voted for a UN resolution this afternoon in support of Palestinians’ right to self-determination. The vote marks a major departure for Canada, which has declined to support substantially the same resolution through 14 consecutive votes since Stephen Harper came to power in 2006. Tuesday’s resolution was opposed by Israel, theRead More →

Global Affairs said today that Turkey has not asked Canada to accept any foreign fighters who might have been detained during its operations in northern Syria. “We have reached out to Syrian Kurdish officials to seek information on Canadians in their custody and have sought assurances from Turkey that anyRead More →