News/Politics

Trudeau set to sign New Zealand PM’s pledge to tackle violent, extremist online content

May 14, 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to sign an international pledge in Paris Wednesday aimed at getting governments and social media companies working together to curb the spread of violent and extremist content online.

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Harper government told Mark Norman to talk to Quebec shipyard about leasing deal

May 13, 2019

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman not only had the blessing of the former Conservative cabinet to deal with a Quebec shipyard, he was authorized to speak with it directly in the run-up to the signing of a $668 million leasing contract, CBC News has learned.

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In historic first, Supreme Court of Canada to hold hearings outside Ottawa

May 13, 2019

For the first time in its history, the Supreme Court is taking its hearings on the road to give more Canadians a close-up view of the top court at work.

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Independent senator under fire for $15K poll on Liberal reforms to the upper house

May 12, 2019

The Senate’s internal economy committee is probing Independent Sen. Donna Dasko’s decision to bill taxpayers for a $15,000 poll of Canadians’ opinions of the Liberal government’s changes to the upper house.

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How a Green breakthrough could redraw the electoral map

May 9, 2019

The Greens have the momentum – but how much further do they need to go to reach their goals?

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Information from former Conservative cabinet ministers helped put an end to Norman case

May 9, 2019

The Crown’s case against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman unexpectedly began to collapse in March partly under the weight information from former Conservative cabinet ministers and staffers, CBC News has learned.

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Federal prosecutors drop breach of trust charge against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman

May 8, 2019

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada has dropped a single breach of trust charge against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman.

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Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan arrives in Canada

May 8, 2019

A lawyer representing a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan says she has arrived in Canada.

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Scheer rolls out an ambitious defence agenda, but critics ask: Where’s the money?

May 8, 2019

On Monday, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer rolled out an ambitious foreign and defence policy program that would buy Canada a new submarine fleet and bring us into the U.S. missile defence program – but defence policy analysts question whether the plan would survive an austerity budget.

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Ethics committee votes to subpoena Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to testify

May 7, 2019

Parliament’s ethics committee voted Tuesday to subpoena Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg to testify before an international committee of parliamentarians meeting later this month to probe the spread of disinformation online and the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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