New privacy guidelines issued for political parties in wake of blanket text messages

April 2, 2019

Canada’s privacy commissioner and chief electoral officer have issued guidelines intended to help federal political parties develop legally required privacy policies in advance of the next federal election.  On Monday, Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien and Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perrault released a set of guidelines to help prevent federal political parties from running afoul of privacy […]

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Canada sanctioned 17 Saudis over the Khashoggi killing – but is it enough?

November 30, 2018

The Canadian government announced sanctions today against 17 Saudi nationals in connection with the brutal killing of Jamal Khashoggi. It’s the first concrete action taken by Canada on the file since the Saudi journalist was allegedly killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. But what impact will these sanctions actually have? And […]

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‘I wish we had known’: Peter MacKay defends record over transfer of child killers to healing lodges

November 15, 2018

Two former top Tory cabinet ministers said Wednesday they simply didn’t know so many child killers had been transferred to Indigenous healing lodges to serve out their sentences — even though some of those transfers happened on their watch while in government. The federal Conservative Party launched blistering verbal attacks on the Liberal government in recent […]

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Bernier says he doesn’t need to be a feminist: ‘I believe in people’

November 7, 2018

Maxime Bernier says he does not see himself as a feminist — and the former Conservative Party leadership contender also argues that policies aimed at increasing women’s representation in the workplace and in politics act as a form of discrimination. “I believe in people, and you don’t need to be a feminist for that,” Bernier, […]

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