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

Among the gifts offered to Trudeau since 2015, 17 images of himself

Among the gifts offered to Trudeau since 2015, 17 images of himself

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks to media outside the Basilica of Sainte-Anne de Beaupré, east of Quebec City, during the papal visit of Pope Francis, on July 28.Bernard Brault/The Canadian Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been offered the gift of his own likeness some 17 times since becoming prime minister, including once by the … 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

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

Canada bringing back mandatory random testing of travelers arriving at main airports

Canada bringing back mandatory random testing of travelers arriving at main airports

OTTAWA – The federal government announced plans Thursday to start randomly testing travelers at Canada’s four main airports for COVID-19 again next week, but intends to move the actual swabbing off-site. Ottawa paused the random testing of vaccinated travelers entering Canada by air on June 11, while it worked on moving the tests themselves locations … 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

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly won’t shake Sergey Lavrov’s hand at G20

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly won’t shake Sergey Lavrov’s hand at G20

Minister for Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly responds to a question during a news conference at the NATO Summit in Madrid on June 29.Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says she won’t shake the hand of her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov at a G20 meeting in Bali, Indonesia, this week. She told … Read more

France’s far right sends shockwaves after electoral breakthrough

France’s far right sends shockwaves after electoral breakthrough

French far-right party Rassemblement National (RN) leader Marine Le Pen speaks to journalists after delivering a speech after the first results of the parliamentary elections in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, on June 19, 2022.DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images France’s far right scored a historic success in legislative elections on Sunday, increasing its number of lawmakers almost tenfold and … Read more