Canadian warships missing from NATO naval forces for first time since 2014

Canadian warships missing from NATO naval forces for first time since 2014

OTTAWA – For the first time in eight years, Canadian warships are not involved in either of two NATO naval task forces charged with patrolling European waters and defending against Russian threats. The revelation has cast a spotlight on what experts say are the growing trade-offs that Canada is having to make with its navy, … Read more

Bill Graham, ex-interim Liberal leader and post-9/11 foreign affairs minister, dies

Bill Graham, ex-interim Liberal leader and post-9/11 foreign affairs minister, dies

OTTAWA – Condolences from Canadian politicians past and present poured out Monday as they learned about the death of Bill Graham, who served as foreign affairs minister when the country decided against joining the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. “Mr. Graham will be remembered as a master negotiator and a skilled statesman who shared … Read more

Supreme Court rules condom use can be a condition of consent in sexual assault cases

Supreme Court rules condom use can be a condition of consent in sexual assault cases

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada says sex with a condom is a fundamentally different physical act than sex without one, and that the use of a condom can be a condition of consent under sexual assault law. In a 5-4 decision Friday, the top court ruled that if a complainant’s partner ignores the … Read more

New Los Angeles bridge opens, then quickly closes amid chaos

New Los Angeles bridge opens, then quickly closes amid chaos

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The newest bridge in Los Angeles, a $588-million architectural marvel with views of the downtown skyline, opened to great fanfare on July 10. It has already been closed, to great dismay, several times since then amid chaos and collisions. The 6th Street Viaduct — which soars over the concrete-lined Los Angeles … Read more

Clash over whether US officers can be armed in Canada keeps Nexus centers closed

Clash over whether US officers can be armed in Canada keeps Nexus centers closed

MONTREAL – A dispute over legal protections for American customs officers has kept Nexus enrollment centers closed in Canada more than three months after they reopened south of the border — due in part to a clash over US agents’ right to carry guns on Canadian soil. The standoff has led to a massive backlog … Read more

Federal Conservatives hire outside lawyer to review Patrick Brown’s appeal request

Federal Conservatives hire outside lawyer to review Patrick Brown’s appeal request

OTTAWA – The Conservative Party of Canada has brought in an outside lawyer to help determine whether one of its committees has the jurisdiction to hear Patrick Brown challenge his disqualification. The news comes as Jean Charest’s leadership campaign confirms it was approached by the same organizer whose allegation against Brown led to his ousting … Read more

Government agencies say telecom services restored after Rogers outage

Government agencies say telecom services restored after Rogers outage

TORONTO – Businesses and government agencies say they’ve largely restored service after a widespread Rogers network outage. Multiple police forces say 911 services are able to receive calls again after the more than 15-hour-long outage paralyzed phone networks across much of Canada. The city of Montreal says its 311 information line is back up and … Read more

Rep. Mary Miller calls Roe decision ‘victory for white life’

Rep.  Mary Miller calls Roe decision ‘victory for white life’

NEW YORK (AP) — US Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois, speaking at a rally Saturday night with former President Donald Trump, called the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade has “victory for white life.” Miller’s spokesman said the Illinois Republican had intended to say the decision was a victory for a “right to life.“ … Read more

Russia raiding Ukraine wheat stores, exporting it with false papers: Ukraine minister

Russia raiding Ukraine wheat stores, exporting it with false papers: Ukraine minister

OTTAWA – Ukraine’s agriculture minister has told Ottawa that Russia is raiding its grain stores and selling Ukrainian wheat covertly on the international market. Mykola Solskyi told the House of Commons agriculture committee that 500,000 to 600,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat have been stolen by the Russians. Speaking via videolink to MPs, he said Russia … Read more

Capitol riot panel blames Trump for 1/6 ‘attempted coup’

Capitol riot panel blames Trump for 1/6 ‘attempted coup’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the US Capitol laid the blame firmly on Donald Trump Thursday night, saying the assault was hardly spontaneous but an “attempted coup” and a direct result of the defeated president’s effort to overturn the 2020 election. With a never-before-seen 12-minute video of extremist … Read more