Conservative leadership: Charest condemns Poilievre

Conservative leadership: Charest condemns Poilievre

Doubling down on his condemnation of his Conservative leadership rival, Jean Charest says that Pierre Poilievre should be disqualified from becoming leader of the federal Conservative party over his support of the “Freedom Convoy.” “Everyone knows that Pierre Poilievre supported the blockade,” Charest said in an interview on CTV’s Question Period. “If you say to … Read more

RCMP recover search and rescue truck stolen from Williams Lake, BC

RCMP recover search and rescue truck stolen from Williams Lake, BC

A crucial piece of life-saving equipment used by a search-and-rescue team in British Columbia’s Interior Region has been recovered. Central Cariboo Search and Rescue confirms that RCMP recovered its stolen rescue truck on Friday. The vehicle, a one-ton 2020 Dodge Ram used for search-and-rescue and highway rescue tasks, was stocked with equipment to extricate people … Read more

Freeland’s budget leaves out a number of major Liberal campaign promises

Freeland’s budget leaves out a number of major Liberal campaign promises

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled her second federal budget Thursday promising a return to “fiscal responsibility” after years of big COVID-related spending. It’s a noticeably thinner budget that left some of the Liberal Party’s major 2021 election promises on the cutting room floor. A number of those commitments — most notably more money for health … Read more

Atlantic Institution inmate dies in custody Friday

Atlantic Institution inmate dies in custody Friday

Dany Bernatchez has died in custody at the Atlantic Institution, Corrections Canada announced Saturday. Bernatchez had been serving an award of 13 years and one month since January 2017. The correctional facility did not immediately respond to requests for comment. No cause of death was provided in a media release. Bernatchez was 22 when sentenced … Read more

Federal budget is all ‘smoke and mirrors’ on housing affordability in Ontario, critic says

Federal budget is all ‘smoke and mirrors’ on housing affordability in Ontario, critic says

The federal government’s latest budget designed to tackle the soaring cost of housing does little for those who need the most help, according to several experts. “There’s a lot of smoke and mirrors here,” said David Hulchanski, a housing and community development professor at the University of Toronto. Federal Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said in … Read more

Foreign affairs minister Joly heading to Indonesia, Vietnam to expand partnerships

Foreign affairs minister Joly heading to Indonesia, Vietnam to expand partnerships

Canada’s foreign affairs minister is traveling to Asia for meetings to expand partnerships and engage with nations as part of the government’s forthcoming Canadian Indo-Pacific Strategy. Melanie Joly says she will visit Indonesia and Vietnam. She says in a release that the prosperity, security and well-being of Canadians will be increasingly linked to economic, social … Read more