Freedom Convoy lawyer called ‘idiot’ after mistaken identity

Freedom Convoy lawyer called ‘idiot’ after mistaken identity

OTTAWA—A lawyer for organizers of the so-called “Freedom Convoy” ran to confront a man outside of the Emergencies Act inquiry on whom Thursday he mistook for the person he has repeatedly accused — despite ardent denials and without providing evidence — of carrying a Nazi flag to last winter’s protests. The lawyer was also served … Read more

Liz Truss resigns. Here’s who might next climb the greasy pole

Liz Truss resigns.  Here’s who might next climb the greasy pole

British Prime Minister Liz Truss said she was “not a quitter” only to announce Thursday she was stepping down as leader of the UK Conservative Party. Undone by a fiscally reckless $50-billion mini-budget that was meant to kickstart the economy by cutting taxes, most notably for the country’s wealthiest, her resignation will give way next … Read more

Ukraine claims full control of key logistics hub, eyes further gains

Ukraine claims full control of key logistics hub, eyes further gains

Ukrainian armed forces make a statement in front of Lyman Town Administration office, in Lyman, Ukraine, in this still image taken from a social media video, released on Oct. 1.81 AIRBORNE BRIGADE OF THE UKRAI/Reuters Ukraine on Sunday claimed full control of the eastern logistics hub of Lyman, Kyiv’s most significant battlefield gain in weeks, … Read more

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

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

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

Ottawa urged to label alcohol after report links moderate use to increased health risks

Ottawa urged to label alcohol after report links moderate use to increased health risks

To be at a low risk of suffering negative, acute and/or long-term health outcomes from drinking, the CCSA’s report says a person should consume, on average, zero to two standard drinks each week. Drinking three beers a week increases your risk of developing breast or colon cancer, while sipping a daily glass of wine can … Read more

Riding redistribution cuts Toronto MP from House of Commons

Riding redistribution cuts Toronto MP from House of Commons

OTTAWA — Toronto might lose some representation in the House of Commons because of faster population growth outside of the city — and some local MPs say that’s an unacceptable drop in democracy for Canada’s biggest metropolis. Under suggested new boundaries for federal ridings in Ontario, Toronto would fall from 25 to 24 voting districts … Read more

Afghanistan is a picture of sorrow one year after Taliban takeover

Afghanistan is a picture of sorrow one year after Taliban takeover

Outside a Kabul mosque last month, a prosthetic leg is a stark reminder that Afghanistan is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. Mosques were crowded due to the Eid al-Adha holiday amid fears of Islamic State militants who oppose Taliban rule. Globe and Mail photographer Goran Tomasevic has been documenting life … Read more

Hong Kong activists in Canada, US and UK announce plans to form exile parliament

Hong Kong activists in Canada, US and UK announce plans to form exile parliament

Pro-democracy protesters are surrounded by police officers as they carry a banner against the chief executive election near a polling station in Hong Kong on May 8.Kin Cheung/The Associated Press A group of Hong Kong activists living in Canada, the United States and Britain say they will hold elections to a parliament-in-exile next year, aiming … Read more

Canada Day celebrations return in-person as festivities, protests converge in Ottawa

Canada Day celebrations return in-person as festivities, protests converge in Ottawa

A Skyhawk member glides beside the Peace tower during Canada Day events in Ottawa on July 1.Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press Canadians across the country celebrated Canada Day largely unobstructed by pandemic restrictions for the first time in three years, with some taking the holiday as an opportunity to revive anti-government protests in Ottawa. The largest … 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