Animosity and distrust smouldered between PM and protesters as Trudeau tested

Animosity and distrust smouldered between PM and protesters as Trudeau tested

A member of the public wearing a hat bearing the Confederate flag looks on as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he testified at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa on Nov. 25.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Convoy den mother Tamara Lich sat where she always does, in the front row of public seating right behind … Read more

Assault-style firearm definition draws applause from gun-control group, ire of Tories

Assault-style firearm definition draws applause from gun-control group, ire of Tories

OTTAWA – The Liberal government prompted applause and anger on Tuesday by proposing an evergreen definition of a prohibited assault-style firearm for inclusion in gun-control legislation being studied by a House of Commons committee. The measure, introduced during clause-by-clause review of the bill, responds to pleas from advocates of tougher gun laws who want a … Read more

Number of variable-rate mortgage holders hitting trigger rate will climb to 65 per cent next year, BOC warns

Number of variable-rate mortgage holders hitting trigger rate will climb to 65 per cent next year, BOC warns

Homes on Sherman Brock Circle in Newmarket, Ont. on Mar 30, 2021.Fred Lum/the Globe and Mail Canada’s financial system should be able to weather a period of heightened stress, but many recent home buyers could experience a “painful” squeeze as interest rates continue to rise, the Bank of Canada’s second-in-command said Tuesday. In a speech … Read more

Top public servant advised Trudeau to invoke Emergencies Act, felt legal threshold was met, though ‘vulnerable’ to challenge

Top public servant advised Trudeau to invoke Emergencies Act, felt legal threshold was met, though ‘vulnerable’ to challenge

Clerk of the Privy Council Janice Charette, left, looks on as Deputy Clerk Nathalie Drouin responds to a question from counsel at the Public Order Emergency Commission, in Ottawa on Nov. 18.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Canada’s top public servant provided a written recommendation to Justin Trudeau that supported the idea of ​​invoking the Emergencies Act … Read more

New strong mayor rules called ‘anti-democratic assault’

New strong mayor rules called ‘anti-democratic assault’

Mayor John Tory convincing Premier Doug Ford’s government to make his new strong mayor powers even stronger is being called a power grab by some councilors and an “unprecedented attack” on local government by at least one political expert. Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark on Wednesday introduced “strong mayor” legislation allowing mayors of Toronto and … Read more

RCMP lays historic first charge of economic espionage against former Hydro-Québec researcher

RCMP lays historic first charge of economic espionage against former Hydro-Québec researcher

Hydro-Québec has said that it hopes to gain about 10 per cent of the $3-billion global electric-battery market by 2030.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press RCMP have laid the first economic-espionage charge in Canadian history against a researcher in Quebec who is accused of obtaining trade secrets for the benefit of China. Yuesheng Wang, 35, faces four … Read more

Trudeau left out in the cold as China’s Xi engages in a whirlwind of diplomacy at G20

Trudeau left out in the cold as China’s Xi engages in a whirlwind of diplomacy at G20

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives at Ngurah Rai International Airport ahead of the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, on Nov. 14, 2022.G20 MEDIA CENTER/Reuters After over two years without leaving his country, Chinese President Xi Jinping isn’t missing the chance for in-person diplomacy as he joins other world leaders at the G20 Summit in Bali, … Read more

More OPP officers charged in towing corruption investigation

More OPP officers charged in towing corruption investigation

Two more Ontario Provincial Police officers have been charged in a long-running investigation into towing-related corruption, bringing the number to six. The force announced the latest charges late Thursday, just hours after a former OPP inspector pleaded guilty to breach of trust for his own role in a scheme that saw officers give preferential treatment … Read more

Justin Trudeau rejected idea of ​​negotiating on government policy during convoy protests, referred to ‘armed insurrection’

Justin Trudeau rejected idea of ​​negotiating on government policy during convoy protests, referred to ‘armed insurrection’

According to notes taken at the time by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s deputy chief of staff, the prime minister said of convoy protesters, ‘They can’t undermine democracy by terrorizing populations. This is bigger than neighborhoods in Ottawa.’LARS HAGBERG/Reuters Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shot down the idea of ​​negotiating changes to government policy and referred to … Read more

Billionaire Michael Andlauer early favorite in the battle to buy NHL’s Ottawa Senators

Billionaire Michael Andlauer early favorite in the battle to buy NHL’s Ottawa Senators

Billionaire Michael Andlauer is an early favorite to buy the Ottawa Senators, but he isn’t the only suitor in the running. Other potential buyers include Roger Greenberg and Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds.Chris Tanouye/Getty Images Transport billionaire Michael Andlauer is the early favorite to be the next owner of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators, as the former … Read more