Families of Nova Scotia mass shooting victims find optimism, disappointment in commission report

Harry Bond, son of Joey and Peter Bond, who was killed on the night of April 18, 2020, said the Mass Casualty Commission’s investigation was more of a “review” than what he and other victims’ families wanted nasty public inquiry.Carolina Andrade/The Globe and Mail Harry Bond’s trust in the RCMP began to erode almost three … Read more

Donald Trump indictment takes US politics into uncharted waters

Supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump protest outside the Manhattan District Attorney’s office in New York City on March 21.Leonardo Munoz The President of the United States defames civil liberties, commits perjury, obstructs justice, and promotes corruption. They defied Congress, condoned arms smuggling and violated campaign spending laws. They committed crimes and covered them … Read more

Grand jury votes in Manhattan court to indict Trump in bribery probe

Additional bike rack barricades are in place as U.S. Capitol security officials prepare for possible indictments against former U.S. President Donald Trump, March 21, 2023.Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Donald Trump has become the first former U.S. president to face criminal charges after he was indicted for making payments to porn star Stormy Daniels to cover up an … Read more

The federal budget’s grocery rebate, and who could get it

The 2023 federal budget announced a grocery tax rebate to help with rising food costs amid persistently high inflation.Carlos Osorio/Reuters the government announced Federal Budget 2023 Tuesday, Billions in new spending announced For green technology projects and expansion of the National Dental Care Program.In addition to these measures, it was announced that Canadians can expect … Read more

What lessons were learned from the Nova Scotia mass shooting investigation?

Brenda Forbes, a former neighbor of Gabriel Wortman in Portapique, Nova Scotia, who died in the mass casualty on July 12, 2022 Commission attorney Emily Hill is questioned by the Commission as it investigates the 2020 mass murders in rural Nova Scotia.Andrew Vaughn/The Canadian Press On the morning of April 19, 2020, pregnant nurse Kristen … Read more

Federal Budget 2023: 7 takeaways on climate, dental care and the deficit

A reporter reads a copy of the federal budget during the federal budget lockdown in Ottawa, Tuesday, March 28, 2023.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press The federal government announced its Budget 2023 Tuesday pledged to spend on climate and dental care and increase taxes on high-income Canadians. Here are the main elements of the budget. Family Savings … Read more

2023 federal budget: Ottawa offers $20.9 billion in tax credits over five years to stay competitive with US in clean economy spending

Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer Chrystia Freeland won applause when she presented the federal budget in the House of Commons on March 28.Sean Kilpatrick/CP The federal government is banking on a slew of new tax credits, a clean grid and a carbon tax to spur the transition to a clean economy and counter massive US … Read more

Russia targets Ivory Coast to expand military influence in Africa

Demonstrators march in Bangui with banners in support of the Russian and Chinese presence in the Central African Republic on March 22.Barbara Debt/AFP/Getty Images In propaganda cartoons on social media in West Africa, Russian mercenaries are muscular and heroic. Fearless, he disembarks from a helicopter and runs to rescue besieged Mali and Burkina Faso soldiers, … Read more

Investment Industry Regulator of Canada Seeks Ontario Approval for Members to Use Financial Advisor Title

Canada’s new investment industry self-regulatory agency is seeking authorization to certify individuals in Ontario who are approved to sell securities or mutual funds so they can call themselves financial advisers. Canada’s New Self-Regulatory Organization (New SRO), the merger of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada … Read more