Lawyers will begin to make their arguments today over whether a senior RCMP director accused of preparing to leak sensitive information should be released on bail. Cameron Ortis, 47, is charged under the Security of Information Act with preparing to share sensitive information with a foreign entity or terrorist organization. He’s alsoRead More →

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said today that a government led by him would introduce penalties for politicians found to have violated the Conflict of Interest Act.  “For breaking the Conflict of Interest Act not only once, but twice, Justin Trudeau faced absolutely no consequences. That’s because there are no consequencesRead More →

Turkish artillery reportedly struck the northern Syrian prison holding the British-Canadian Jack Letts — who is accused of being a supporter of the Islamic State — on Thursday, as Turkish forces pushed their military offensive deeper into the contested town of Qamishli. The CBC has not been able to verify independentlyRead More →

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has spoken to Justin Trudeau about the Liberal leader’s past appearances in blackface that emerged last week. Singh received the private call from Trudeau as the NDP bus headed to Burnaby, B.C., for a campaign event Tuesday evening. Trudeau was forced to apologized repeatedly last weekRead More →

The Green Party would decriminalize all drug possession if elected in October, leader Elizabeth May said Saturday on the campaign trail in Winnipeg. May said decriminalizing possession of all drugs is necessary to curb the opioid crisis in Canada. “We must stop treating drug addiction as a criminal issue. This is a national healthRead More →

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 →