Michelle Rempel Garner calls out her fellow Conservatives

Michelle Rempel Garner calls out her fellow Conservatives

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner walked away from running for leadership of Alberta’s United Conservative Party on Thursday, citing the inhospitable internal political environment she’d inherit and a lack of time to fix it. But the high-profile MP is not returning to an overly hospitable federal political environment either. The Star has learned … Read more

Ottawa to drop COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Ottawa to drop COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Unvaccinated Canadians will soon be able to fly domestically and overseas, as the federal government is dropping its COVID-19 vaccine mandates, the Star has learned. The announcement, which is expected Tuesday, includes dropping the public sector requirement that all bureaucrats be vaccinated, as well as clearing the way for unvaccinated Canadians to board planes and … Read more

Canada looks to ease family reunification, amid frustrations over ‘super visa’ and permanent-resident lotteries

Canada looks to ease family reunification, amid frustrations over ‘super visa’ and permanent-resident lotteries

After his father died of cancer, Ken Yu began entering Canada’s annual lottery in the hopes of winning an opportunity to sponsor his mother to come to this country as a permanent resident. That was six years ago. The Calgary banker has had no success. Instead, he’s been left despondent as he sees more recent … Read more

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

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

Tories ban use of prepaid credit cards in leadership race

Tories ban use of prepaid credit cards in leadership race

OTTAWA — The federal Conservative party is banning the use of prepaid credit cards to buy memberships or make donations in the ongoing leadership race, the Star has learned. And they’ll also review and potentially revoke the memberships of anyone found to have used such a card as of Feb. 2, the day Erin O’Toole … Read more

Lethbridge MP says ‘many Canadians’ view prime minister as dictator – Lethbridge

Lethbridge MP says ‘many Canadians’ view prime minister as dictator – Lethbridge

On Monday, Lethbridge MP Rachael Thomas was asked to weigh in after a Saskatchewan MP referred to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a dictator. “According to the Oxford dictionary, a dictator is a ruler with total power over a country, typically one who has obtained control by force,” Thomas said. “There are many Canadians that … Read more