Opinion: Jagmeet Singh’s comments on Khalistan risk undermining Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy

Opinion: Jagmeet Singh’s comments on Khalistan risk undermining Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy

New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh walks through the Foyer of the House of Commons on Oct. 26.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Canada is finally getting its act together on an Indo-Pacific strategy. It would be a shame if NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh fouled it up. Although the Trudeau government’s plan for that region has yet … Read more

Interest rates need to keep rising to fight inflation, Tiff Macklem tells MPs

Interest rates need to keep rising to fight inflation, Tiff Macklem tells MPs

Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem waits to appear before the House of Commons finance committee in Ottawa on Nov. 23.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Parliamentarians questioned Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem about inflation and historic financial losses at the central bank on Wednesday, with top opposition politicians looking to frame the bank’s continuing dilemmas … Read more

Jagmeet Singh went to Germany to find out how to become Canada’s prime minister

Jagmeet Singh went to Germany to find out how to become Canada’s prime minister

OTTAWA—It’s a good thing the NDP’s Jagmeet Singh doesn’t get jet lag. Less than a day after returning from a weeklong visit to Germany, the NDP leader had already hopped on the phone to discuss his jam-packed trip, which saw Singh hold his first meeting with Chancellor Olaf Scholz, rub shoulders with a bevy of … Read more

Elizabeth May returns as Green Party leader, with Jonathan Pedneault on joint ticket

Elizabeth May returns as Green Party leader, with Jonathan Pedneault on joint ticket

Green Party leadership candidate Elizabeth May speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sept. 29, 2022.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press After a disappointing federal election result, internal conflicts spilling into the open and a downward trend in fundraising, the federal Green Party named a familiar face as its leader Saturday night, although … Read more

Poilievre’s snub of Hill media now stretches beyond 40 days

Poilievre’s snub of Hill media now stretches beyond 40 days

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre stands during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Oct. 19, 2022.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s practice of avoiding questions from journalists on Parliament Hill has now stretched beyond 40 days, an approach to the media that is at odds with decades … Read more

Jagmeet Singh says there is “no merit” to expected Bank of Canada interest rate hike

Jagmeet Singh says there is “no merit” to expected Bank of Canada interest rate hike

Ahead of another steep interest rate hike expected later this week, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is questioning whether the current slate of prescriptions to cure inflation has become unnecessarily punitive for average Canadians. In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and shared with the Star, Singh makes the case for the Bank of … Read more

Two Canadian tech companies planning hackathons to show ArriveCan should not have cost $54-million

Two Canadian tech companies planning hackathons to show ArriveCan should not have cost -million

The company that received the most federal work on the ArriveCan app, GCstrategies, has fewer than five employees and uses subcontractors to complete its work.Giordano Ciampini/The Canadian Press Two Canadian tech firms that build apps for corporate clients are planning to recreate the ArriveCan app within days as a way of showing federal officials that … Read more

Justin Trudeau slightly favored over Pierre Poilievre for prime minister: new poll

Justin Trudeau slightly favored over Pierre Poilievre for prime minister: new poll

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre greet each other as they gather in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa on Sept. 15.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press A new poll suggests a majority of Canadians still believe Justin Trudeau is still the best man for … Read more

Liberals to announce plan to double GST tax credit, launch youth dental care and top up housing benefits, NDP sources say

Jagmeet Singh went to Germany to find out how to become Canada’s prime minister

HALIFAX — The Liberals are expected to move on doubling the GST tax credit, launching a temporary dental care program for kids and topping up housing benefits to ease the pressures of skyrocketing inflation, NDP sources have told the Star. The New Democrats say they have inked an agreement with the Liberals that would double … Read more

Interim dental care plan will pay up to $650 a child, as part of Ottawa’s new affordability package

Interim dental care plan will pay up to 0 a child, as part of Ottawa’s new affordability package

Families with young children will be eligible for checks worth up to $650 a child under an interim version of the Liberal government’s new dental care plan, which it has agreed to implement as part of a parliamentary deal with the NDP. Two sources familiar with the announcement said the initial program will apply in … Read more