Skip to content

National News

O'Toole says national security committee being used to cover up scientists' firing

O'Toole says national security committee being used to cover up scientists' firing

OTTAWA — Erin O'Toole pulled Conservative MPs from a special national security committee Thursday, accusing the government of using it to cover up an incident that caused two scientists at Canada's highest security laboratory to be fired.
Abusive conditions in Canada's immigration detention system: human rights groups

Abusive conditions in Canada's immigration detention system: human rights groups

OTTAWA — Canada detains thousands of asylum seekers every year in often-abusive conditions where people of colour appear to be held for longer periods, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a joint report Thursday.
Remove non-consensual content, enforce existing laws: ethics committee on Pornhub

Remove non-consensual content, enforce existing laws: ethics committee on Pornhub

Canadians who have their image posted to Pornhub or other online streaming platforms without their consent should have the right to have it taken down immediately, a parliamentary committee said in a report released Thursday that pushed Ottawa to get
Commons committee calls for reshaping of EI to cover gig workers, self-employed

Commons committee calls for reshaping of EI to cover gig workers, self-employed

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is recommending a boost to the value and duration of employment insurance benefits, and expanding the system to cover gig workers and the self-employed.
Informant loses bid to sue Canada over delay in handling refugee claim

Informant loses bid to sue Canada over delay in handling refugee claim

OTTAWA — An Australian who fed information to police about outlaw bikers and later won refugee status in Canada has lost a bid to sue federal officials over delays in processing his asylum application.

APTN wins Michener Award for series on First Nations child-welfare system

OTTAWA — The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network is the winner of the 2020 Michener Award for a series on the child-welfare system.
Ottawa pledges $115 million in humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees

Ottawa pledges $115 million in humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees

OTTAWA — The federal government will provide $115 million in aid over two years for millions of Venezuelan asylum seekers living in countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean, said International Development Minister Karina Gould.
Greens' Annamie Paul asks party execs for 'space to unify,' tells PM to 'back off'

Greens' Annamie Paul asks party execs for 'space to unify,' tells PM to 'back off'

OTTAWA — Green Leader Annamie Paul is asking party brass and the prime minister to give her "the space to unify" the party ahead of a general meeting that could serve as a referendum on her leadership.
Vaccine hesitancy in the Prairies, abuse of asylum seekers : In The News for June 17

Vaccine hesitancy in the Prairies, abuse of asylum seekers : In The News for June 17

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 17 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, June 17, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 17, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 476,411 new vaccinations administered for a total of 30,377,864 doses given.