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‘Done being patient’: Treaty 4 First Nations suing Ottawa over $5 annuity payments

‘Done being patient’: Treaty 4 First Nations suing Ottawa over $5 annuity payments

Feb 11, 2024 | 8:44am
Chief Lynn Acoose says she’s taking a step elders and past Indigenous leaders in her community have long been reluctant to. The chief of Zagime Anishinabek, home to several First Nations in southeastern Saskatchewan, has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the federal government. The suit alleges Ottawa has not kept its end of the […]
Freeland announces $199 million in support for low-income renters, shelters

Freeland announces $199 million in support for low-income renters, shelters

Feb 6, 2024 | 11:37am
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says the federal government is putting nearly $200 million in new money toward supporting low-income renters and shelters. Ottawa is pouring an additional $99 million into the Canada Housing Benefit, which offers financial support for low-income renters in partnership with provinces and territories. Freeland says another $100 million will go toward […]
No evidence of grocery profiteering, researcher tells House of Commons food committee

No evidence of grocery profiteering, researcher tells House of Commons food committee

Feb 6, 2024 | 11:37am
Dalhousie University food researcher Sylvain Charlebois told MPs that there is no substantiated evidence of profiteering within the food retail industry in Canada. The government should be more concerned with price co-ordination within the industry, said Charlebois, noting a recent example where Loblaw reduced the level of discounting on last-day sale items, citing alignment with […]
New AFN chief looks to turn page with Pierre Poilievre from Harper-era tensions

New AFN chief looks to turn page with Pierre Poilievre from Harper-era tensions

Feb 4, 2024 | 9:44am
The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is trying to make inroads with Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, hoping to forestall the tensions and angst that marked the party’s last time in power. The legacy of the Idle No More movement has shaped how young Indigenous activists and leaders view the Conservatives, an image […]
U.K. suspends trade negotiations with Canada, as each accuse the other of not budging

U.K. suspends trade negotiations with Canada, as each accuse the other of not budging

Jan 25, 2024 | 2:21pm
The United Kingdom is hitting the brakes on trade talks with Canada after Ottawa decided to not extend two temporary measures put in place after Brexit. London announced the pause in negotiations today, less than a month before the next round of talks towards a permanent trade deal was expected to take place. A special […]
More Canadians to feel pinch of high rates in 2024, making way for lower inflation

More Canadians to feel pinch of high rates in 2024, making way for lower inflation

Dec 24, 2023 | 9:53am
As another inflation-fighting year wraps up, the Bank of Canada’s quest to restore price stability is expected to begin drawing to a close in 2024. The central bank’s hefty rate hikes are finally bearing fruit, allowing it to hold its key interest rate steady at five per cent over the last few months. Higher borrowing […]
Between burger bites, Christmas card-writing and constant voting, MPs lose a work day

Between burger bites, Christmas card-writing and constant voting, MPs lose a work day

Dec 9, 2023 | 10:19am
Members of Parliament lost an entire day of work in the House of Commons after a voting marathon forced by the Conservatives, after sneaking in bites of burgers and Christmas card-writing overnight. The voting ended late Friday, with the House adjourned until Monday. The non-stop voting on 135 spending measures, which happened both in person […]
1 in 9 Canadian adults have had long-term symptoms from COVID infection, StatCan says

1 in 9 Canadian adults have had long-term symptoms from COVID infection, StatCan says

Dec 8, 2023 | 11:23am
About one in nine Canadian adults have had long-term symptoms from COVID-19 infection, according to a Statistics Canada report issued Friday. That amounts to 3.5 million Canadians, it said. Almost 80 per cent of those people with long-term symptoms have them for six months or more, the report said. In addition, more than half of […]
Turpel-Lafond removed from Order of Canada after Indigenous identity discredited

Turpel-Lafond removed from Order of Canada after Indigenous identity discredited

Nov 5, 2023 | 8:14am
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, a high-profile former judge whose claims to Indigenous identity have been discredited, is no longer a member of the Order of Canada. A notice in Saturday’s Canada Gazette, the federal government’s official newspaper, said her appointment was terminated on Sept. 26 following her own request and the Governor General’s subsequent approval. She […]
Doctors say we need the updated COVID-19 shot. So why haven’t we heard more about it?

Doctors say we need the updated COVID-19 shot. So why haven’t we heard more about it?

Oct 29, 2023 | 10:52am
When vaccines against COVID-19 first became available in Canada, public service announcements flooded radio and TV broadcasts and repeatedly popped up online and across social media feeds. More than 80 per cent of people in Canada responded, lining up at mass vaccination clinics or booking appointments for their first two doses. Federal, provincial and territorial […]