Beijing targets Canadian citizen for online activity

Beijing targets Canadian citizen for online activity

Former Sing Tao Daily’s editor-in-chief Victor Leung-mau Ho in Richmond, BC, on Aug. 15.Jimmy Jeong/The Globe and Mail The former editor of a Chinese-language newspaper in Canada says he won’t be returning to Hong Kong or have contact with his family in China now that he has been accused by the Hong Kong government of … Read more

Longtime CTV anchor Lisa LaFlamme ‘blindsided’ as Bell Media ends contract

Longtime CTV anchor Lisa LaFlamme ‘blindsided’ as Bell Media ends contract

Lisa LaFlamme anchors an episode of CTV National News on May 14, 2020.CTV Lisa LaFlamme was let go as anchor of CTV National News after 35 years at the network in a decision that the veteran journalist said blindsided her and one that prompted shock from colleagues and viewers. CTV’s parent company, Bell Media, said … Read more

Canada’s dentists say new national system should not sharply reduce fees for visits

Canada’s dentists say new national system should not sharply reduce fees for visits

The Liberal government promised in its spring budget to fund a program that would ultimately see dental coverage guaranteed for children under 18, seniors and people with disabilities.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail The Canadian dental industry is urging the federal government to make sure its dental-care expansion doesn’t affect coverage under workplace plans or sharply … Read more

Alberta woman didn’t think her essay would lose to one equating immigration to ‘cultural suicide’

Alberta woman didn’t think her essay would lose to one equating immigration to ‘cultural suicide’

Emelia Kazakawich, who submitted an essay in a contest put on by the Alberta government, says it was concerning to see a winning essay that said women and men aren’t equal. She would like the UCP government to respond to her essay.HO/The Canadian Press Alberta, according to Emelia Kazakawich, is breaking. The opioid crisis, she … Read more

Trudeau government invoked Emergencies Act despite ‘potential for a breakthrough’ with convoy protesters, documents show

Trudeau government invoked Emergencies Act despite ‘potential for a breakthrough’ with convoy protesters, documents show

Vehicles block a road during a protest by truck drivers over pandemic health rules and the Trudeau government, outside Parliament in Ottawa on Feb. 15.ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images On the night before the federal government imposed the federal Emergencies Act for the first time in Canadian history, the Prime Minister’s national security and intelligence adviser, Jody … Read more

Ottawa to use regulations to ban handgun imports until legislation passes

Ottawa to use regulations to ban handgun imports until legislation passes

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino speaks alongside minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly, left, and MP Yvan Baker, during a press conference announcing new gun control laws, in Toronto, on Aug. 5.Cole Burston/The Canadian Press The federal government is banning the import of most handguns into Canada through a regulatory mechanism that will come … Read more

Mélanie Joly invites committee to study whether Ottawa knew of Russian threat to Ukrainian embassy staff

Mélanie Joly invites committee to study whether Ottawa knew of Russian threat to Ukrainian embassy staff

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly speaks at a news conference as she meets with her counterparts from the Baltic region in Quebec City on June 2.Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly said she would welcome an investigation into whether Ottawa knew before Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine that locally hired staff at … Read more

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says she didn’t know Kyiv embassy staff faced threat from Russia

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says she didn’t know Kyiv embassy staff faced threat from Russia

The Canadian Embassy building in Kyiv on Jan. 25.ANTON SKYBA/The Globe and Mail Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says she and her department were unaware of intelligence reports delivered weeks before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in which diplomats in Kyiv were told Ukrainians who worked for the Canadian embassy there were likely on lists … Read more

BC Housing CEO quits, cites growing anger toward policy makers, violence against homeless people

BC Housing CEO quits, cites growing anger toward policy makers, violence against homeless people

BC Housing CEO Shayne Ramsay has announced his retirement, saying he no longer has the confidence he can solve the complex problems facing the agency.The Canadian Press The man who has led BC’s housing agency for 22 years is resigning, saying several recent incidents of violence against homeless people, plus the increasingly threatening environment for … Read more

Minor hockey associations begin to rebel against Hockey Canada

Minor hockey associations begin to rebel against Hockey Canada

A puck sits on the ice before a faceoff as the Czech Republic and Switzerland play a world junior hockey championship game in Vancouver in 2018.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press Minor-hockey associations across the country have begun to rebel against Hockey Canada after learning that a portion of funds from players’ registration fees have been used … Read more