Justin Trudeau slammed for response after allegations of Chinese interference in 2019 election

Justin Trudeau slammed for response after allegations of Chinese interference in 2019 election

The federal government came under attack by opposition MPs in the House of Commons on Monday after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denied over the weekend he had been briefed about allegations of interference by China in Canada’s 2019 federal election campaign. Earlier this month, Global News reported that Trudeau and several cabinet ministers had been … 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

Trudeau adviser contradicts Brenda Lucki at ‘Freedom Convoy’ inquiry

Trudeau adviser contradicts Brenda Lucki at ‘Freedom Convoy’ inquiry

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national security and intelligence adviser says the head of the RCMP failed to inform the federal cabinet when it was on the cusp of invoking the Emergencies Act of her view that police had not exhausted all legal tools to deal with last winter’s so-called “Freedom Convoy” protests, an … Read more

Was Justin Trudeau caught off-guard or doing Canada proud?

Was Justin Trudeau caught off-guard or doing Canada proud?

OTTAWA—Was China’s president dressing down Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or was Canada standing up to China? Reactions Wednesday to the brief but tense encounter between the two men suggests both interpretations are possible and the incident serves up a taste of the complex China-Canada relationship, highlighting the struggle of crafting a foreign policy approach for … Read more

Lawyer collapses at Emergencies Act inquiry

Lawyer collapses at Emergencies Act inquiry

OTTAWA—A lawyer for the Emergencies Act inquiry collapsed while he was questioning a witness on Wednesday. Gabriel Poliquin, lawyer for the Public Order Emergency Commission, was leading an Ontario bureaucrat through his evidence when he suddenly fell down from the podium where he stood. Several people attending the inquiry rushed to attend to him while … Read more

Chrystia Freeland backs away from ‘out of touch’ comment about Disney+

Justin Trudeau slammed for response after allegations of Chinese interference in 2019 election

Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland admitted her own privilege Monday as she acknowledged Canadian families’ struggles with the skyrocketing cost of living, after facing criticism over her family’s cost-cutting decision to cancel its Disney+ subscription. “I am a very privileged person, for sure. Like other elected federal leaders, I am paid a really significant salary. I … Read more

Judge struggles at inquiry as convoy organizers testify

Trudeau adviser contradicts Brenda Lucki at ‘Freedom Convoy’ inquiry

OTTAWA—A judge who gave the floor to key “Freedom Convoy” organizers to vent about personality conflicts, power struggles and fights over who controlled millions raised for their cause wrestled to keep Thursday’s hearing on track, as witnesses broke into tears recounting their frustrations — and their pride — about what they achieved in last winter’s … Read more

‘It’s a constitutional crisis’: NDP loses bid for emergency debate into Ontario’s proposed use of the notwithstanding clause

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

OTTAWA—The federal NDP has lost its bid to hold an emergency debate over Premier Doug Ford’s controversial use of the notwithstanding clause in a provincial bill that would block school support staff from striking and impose contracts on them. “There needs to be a debate (in the House of Commons) on the use of the … Read more

Justin Trudeau says Doug Ford is ‘wrong’ to use legislation that would suspend school workers’ rights

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

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of his cabinet railed against the Ontario government’s pledge to use the notwithstanding clause to stave off legal challenges to a bill that would impact the rights of tens of thousands of education workers. “Using the notwithstanding clause to suspend workers’ rights is wrong. I know that collective bargaining … Read more

Patrick Brown fined $100,000 by federal Conservative party

Patrick Brown fined 0,000 by federal Conservative party

OTTAWA—Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown has been fined $100,000 by the federal Conservative party amid the ongoing probe by Elections Canada into his ill-fated campaign for the party’s leadership, the Star has learned. The party sent Brown a letter informing of him of the fine last Thursday, just days before Brown won re-election as mayor — … Read more