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

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

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

Holocaust denial — and downplaying the Nazis’ murder of Jews — to be outlawed

Holocaust denial — and downplaying the Nazis’ murder of Jews — to be outlawed

OTTAWA – Holocaust denial is to be outlawed in Canada, in a further effort to stamp out rising anti-Semitism. The federal government is set to make it a criminal offense to make a statement denying the Holocaust took place or condoning or downplaying the killing of Jews by the Nazi regime, except in a private … Read more