China accuses Canada of ‘political manipulation’ over 5G ban of Huawei, ZTE

Visitors take pictures of the Huawei stand on the opening day of the MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona on February 28, 2022.PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images Beijing has accused Ottawa of “political manipulation” after it moved to ban Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE from Canada’s 5G networks. Speaking at a regular press conference on Friday, Chinese … Read more

Students call for an end to high-school dress codes after girls singled out in incident at Ottawa Catholic school

An empty school classroom.maroke/Getty Images/iStockphoto Students and politicians are calling for an end to high-school dress codes after dozens of girls at a public Catholic school in Ottawa were singled out during an enforcement blitz that they say left them humiliated. Students at Béatrice-Desloges Catholic Secondary School said staff went classroom to classroom on a … Read more

‘Aggressive’ Ottawa police response to high school dress code protest draws criticism

Ottawa police are being criticized for their response to a student protest outside a Catholic high school over a dress code “blitz,” particularly in contrast to how they responded to the “Freedom Convoy” blockade earlier this year. Students held a large protest outside Béatrice-Desloges Catholic High School in Orléans during lunch break Friday, a day … Read more

‘Aggressive’ Ottawa police response to high school dress code protest draws criticism

Ottawa police are being criticized for their response to a student protest outside a Catholic high school over a dress code “blitz,” particularly in contrast to how they responded to the “Freedom Convoy” blockade earlier this year. Students held a large protest outside Béatrice-Desloges Catholic High School in Orléans during lunch break Friday, a day … Read more

Businesses fear impact of Quebec language law, as some consider leaving province

Coalition Avenir du Quebec leader Francois Legault, right, speaks to Chamber of Commerce President Michel Leblanc, in Montreal, on Sept. 28, 2018.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press As Quebec’s contentious language law heads closer to adoption, the province’s business community is growing increasingly anxious about what it could mean for their bottom line, with some companies considering … Read more

Poilievre’s Bank of Canada comments slammed by ex-governor

Former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge is strongly disputing Conservative Party MP and leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre’s claim the central bank is “financially illiterate.” In an interview on CTV’s Question Period airing Sunday, Dodge, who was governor from 2001 to 2008, called the assertion “bull****.” “I’m very insulted by that…They understand what’s going on,” … Read more

To F bomb or not to F bomb? Why that word Justin Trudeau did or didn’t say still matters

We are two and a half years into a pandemic. There is a war raging in Ukraine. Prices of food and other everyday items are creeping up, straining the wallets of Canadians. Oh, and the prime minister may have said f—– (rhymes with trucker, clucker or even shucker) in the House of Commons. “May have” … Read more

‘Rolling Thunder’ biker convoy leaves Ottawa after weekend of demonstrations

Protesters in Ottawa on April 30. The Ottawa Police Service did not specify how many officers it had on hand for rallies that organizers had branded as the ‘Rolling Thunder’ demonstration. Spencer Colby/The Globe and Mail Ottawa residents and police breathed a sigh of relief on Sunday after protesters who had prompted a large security … Read more

Ottawa grapples with ‘Rolling Thunder’ protest

OTTAWA — Canada’s capital city grappled with an echo of the so-called “Freedom Convoy” Saturday as hundreds of flag-bearing demonstrators converged in downtown Ottawa under the banner of the “Rolling Thunder” biker rally. Despite organizers’ claims that the rally was an event solely intended to honor veterans, the demonstration evoked many of the same beliefs … Read more

‘Rolling Thunder’ event to bring hundreds of motorcycles to downtown Ottawa

There’s fencing on Parliament Hill, an exclusion zone around several blocks downtown and hundreds of extra police officers on call as Ottawa braces for the arrival of “Rolling Thunder” motorcyclists Friday afternoon. The group has not been clear about the cause they’re rallying for, except to say that they will be in Ottawa to “peacefully … Read more