Ottawa’s lack of military aid to Ukraine in new budget sparks concern

On March 30, in the residential area of ​​Druzhkivka in eastern Ukraine, a resident is checking the crater left by the shell.MAURICIO LIMA/The New York Times News Agency A major Ukrainian-Canadian advocacy group says it’s concerned about the federal government’s Budget 2023 New military aid to Ukraine says wants Ottawa to spend more on stockpile … Read more

Snapping up diabetes and diet drug Ozempic puts cross-border sales in focus

Brett Skinner, founder and CEO of the Canadian Health Policy Institute, said the British Columbia government’s efforts to limit sales of the diabetes drug Ozempic to prevent non-Canadian residents from depleting the supply were the right move and needed a long time. Nearly two decades ago, Skinner warned that Canadian policymakers must be wise to … Read more

Former Canadian Soccer president swiftly apologizes to star Kristin Sinclair

Nick Bontis speaks during a press conference in Vancouver on June 5, 2022. Former Canadian Football Federation president and current CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani attended the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage as part of its ongoing review of the labor dispute involving the Canadian national team and their management agency.Daryl Decker/The Canadian Press In his … Read more

Ottawa in talks with Aboriginal groups over Trans Mountain pipeline ownership

Part of the Trans Mountain pipeline project sits in a warehouse outside Hope, British ColumbiaColburston/AFP/Getty Images Indigenous title for the Trans Mountain pipeline system is still being negotiated, with federal officials holding face-to-face talks with potential title groups as recently as February, according to people involved in the discussions. But uncertainty about the structure of … Read more

Turpel-Lafond returns with honorary degree awarded by Simon Fraser University in BC

Officials at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, have accepted the return of an honorary degree awarded to Mary Ellen Tepper-Laffont, a former judge and a law professor whose claims of her Aboriginal ancestry have been called into question. SFU President Joy Johnson issued a statement saying Turpel-Lafond opted to return the 2016 award … Read more

What keeps interest rates and mortgage rates high?Unemployment near record lows

If you’re taking out an adjustable-rate mortgage, you may be wondering when prime rates will drop. Canada’s prime rate hit a 22-year high, causing financial hardship for many — including a more than 50 per cent increase in repayments on most adjustable-rate mortgages. Most households with variable-rate mortgages are paying more than $700 more per … Read more

Grand jury votes to indict Donald Trump, first for former US president

Donald Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury following an investigation into hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels, becoming the first former U.S. president to face criminal charges even as he re-runs for the White House on Thursday, the New York Times reported. The charges, which stem from an investigation led by … Read more

Evening update: RCMP urged for sweeping reforms in final report of Nova Scotia mass shooting inquiry

Good evening, Let’s start with today’s headlines: The Mass Casualty Commission (MCC), which is investigating the 2020 mass shooting that killed 22 people in Porta Peake, North Carolina, released a 3,000-page report today Call for sweeping reforms within the RCMP. Months of inquiries and investigations have revealed that the national police service is unprepared to … Read more

Toronto Star owner urges Canadian firms to invest in local media

The Toronto Star Building was on display in Toronto on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Canadian Press/Eduardo LimaEduardo Lima/The Canadian Press The publisher of the Toronto Star is calling on Canadian companies to spend at least 20 percent of their ad budgets on local media. Jordan Bitove made the request at a Canada Club luncheon in … Read more

Politics Briefing: PM says ‘there will have to be changes’ as a result of the Nova Scotia mass shooting inquiry report

Hello, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says “there will have to be changes” as a result of the report into the worst mass shooting in Canadian history. “We will take the time now to properly digest and understand the recommendations and the conclusions and the opportunities that the commission has put forward for us to take … Read more