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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces billions to build Canada’s AI capacity

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces billions to build Canada’s AI capacity

Apr 7, 2024 | 11:56am
The federal government is setting aside $2.4 billion in the upcoming budget to build capacity in artificial intelligence, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Sunday.  The bulk of that — $2 billion — is going into a fund that will aim to provide access to computing capabilities and technical infrastructure. Trudeau made the announcement in Montreal […]
Brian Mulroney, 18th prime minister and Progressive Conservative titan, dead at 84

Brian Mulroney, 18th prime minister and Progressive Conservative titan, dead at 84

Feb 29, 2024 | 7:54pm
There was no in-between with Martin Brian Mulroney. Canadians loved him: In 1984, they handed the youthful charmer a blank cheque and the largest majority mandate in history so he could change the country. Canadians hated him: When he announced his departure from politics in 1993, his charm was dismissed as blarney, his youth faded into a […]
Trudeau in D.C. to talk hemispheric trade, migration at White House summit

Trudeau in D.C. to talk hemispheric trade, migration at White House summit

Nov 3, 2023 | 7:30am
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in the U.S. capital today to represent Canada at the inaugural Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity summit.  The White House meeting, hosted by President Joe Biden, marks the first official gathering of all 12 countries in the hemispheric trade framework.  The partnership, known as APEP, marks the earliest beginnings of a north-south […]
SaskEnergy could face steep fines and jail for not remitting carbon tax

SaskEnergy could face steep fines and jail for not remitting carbon tax

Nov 1, 2023 | 6:01am
Saskatchewan’s natural gas utility could face hefty fines for not remitting the carbon tax to the federal government, and its executives may also face jail for failing to do so, federal legislation says.  Premier Scott Moe announced this week that SaskEnergy would not remit the carbon tax on natural gas starting Jan. 1, unless Ottawa […]
Canada marks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with events across country

Canada marks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with events across country

Oct 1, 2023 | 8:48am
Seas of orange flooded events across the country on Saturday as Canadians gathered to acknowledge systemic oppression of Indigenous people and observe the third annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The federal statutory holiday, adapted from the grassroots Orange Shirt Day, recognizes the abuse suffered by Inuit, First Nations and Metis people at hundreds […]

Trudeaus announce separation after 18 years of marriage

Aug 2, 2023 | 10:48am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau are separating after 18 years of marriage. In statements posted to Instagram on Wednesday they each say that “after many meaningful and difficult conversations, we have made the decision to separate.” “As always we remain a close family with deep love and respect for each […]

Four ministers won’t seek re-election, federal cabinet shuffle expected as soon as Wednesday

Jul 25, 2023 | 11:39am

With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expected to shuffle his cabinet as early as Wednesday, a string of Liberal ministers have confirmed they will not run in the next federal election. Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, Public Services and Procurement Minister Helena Jaczek and Mental Health and Addictions Minister Carolyn Bennett all announced this […]

PM Trudeau, premiers to meet in February to move health care talks along

Jan 25, 2023 | 5:53am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s premiers will meet in Ottawa February 7th  in a bid to find a new funding deal for health care. The prime minister and his cabinet are on the third and final day of a retreat in Hamilton, Ont. ahead of the return of Parliament next week. Ongoing negotiations towards a […]

Trudeau visits rare earth elements processing plant in Saskatoon

Jan 16, 2023 | 2:55pm

Justin Trudeau pressed Saskatchewan’s government on its record for clean energy projects after Premier Scott Moe expressed disappointment he was not made aware of the prime minister’s visit to a rare earth elements processing plant. “There’s work to be done on encouraging the government of Saskatchewan to see the opportunities that companies, and indeed, workers, […]

Trudeau visits First Nation in Saskatchewan rocked by stabbings that killed 11

Nov 28, 2022 | 1:40pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Monday the graves of victims of a deadly stabbing rampage at a Saskatchewan First Nation before he was to meet with family members in private. The Sept. 4 stabbings left 11 people dead and 18 injured in James Smith Cree Nation, as well as in the nearby village of Weldon, Sask., northeast […]