Federal Politics

Pierre Poilievre’s Conservatives are 1 points ahead of the Liberals in a new Leger survey. (Canadian Press)

Poilievre, Tories maintaining lead according to Leger survey

26% think Poilievre would be the best prime minister, 20% preferred Trudeau, 14% Singh

 

The retired BC Ferries vessel Queen of Sidney, top, that was in operation from 1960 to 2000, and another derelict vessel are seen moored on the Fraser River, in Mission, B.C., on Tuesday, July 18, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada slowly creating wreck inventory as it tackles derelict vessel issue

Coast guard’s list of wrecks has nearly 1,500 entries, roughly two thirds of which are in B.C.

 

B.C. Premier David Eby speaks during a news conference in Kamloops, B.C., on September 11, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. will get info it needs to protect people after Sikh killing: Eby

Premier says Ottawa has offered no new information, but commitments made

 

Workers lay pipe during construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on farmland, in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Trans Mountain pipeline shift raising reconciliation questions

Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation opposes the route change approved by Ottawa

Workers lay pipe during construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on farmland, in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland arrives for a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Feds free up another $20B for national rental construction push

Federal government says new funding will boost rental construction by 30,000 units annually

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland arrives for a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh responds to a question during a news conference on Parliament Hill, Tuesday, September 26, 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Singh echoes Trudeau: intelligence India behind killing ‘clear’ and ‘credible’

NDP leader makes statements after intelligence briefing related to killing of B.C.man

New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh responds to a question during a news conference on Parliament Hill, Tuesday, September 26, 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Anthony Rota leaves the speakers entrance of West Block after announcing his resignation as Speaker of House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Speaker Rota resigns over inviting man who fought for Nazis to Parliament

Conservatives have said prime minister should take responsibility for the invitation

Anthony Rota leaves the speakers entrance of West Block after announcing his resignation as Speaker of House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Victoria Mayor Marianne Alto outside city hall on Sept. 25 as she calls on the federal government to release housing funds that, in her view, are owed to the city. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)

Victoria to feds: we’re ready, where’s our $28M for housing?

B.C. capital says it’s done more than what’s necessary to qualify for national accelerator funding

Victoria Mayor Marianne Alto outside city hall on Sept. 25 as she calls on the federal government to release housing funds that, in her view, are owed to the city. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)
B.C. Premier David Eby in Ottawa to discuss wildfires, infrastructure, clean energy (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Housing, flooding, wildfires on the table as B.C. premier visits Ottawa

David Eby and 6 ministers discuss the clean-energy sector and critical infrastructure needs

B.C. Premier David Eby in Ottawa to discuss wildfires, infrastructure, clean energy (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
The Speaker of the House of Commons Anthony Rota shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. During Zelenskyy’s visit to Ottawa, MPs in the House of Commons honoured 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka, who fought for the First Ukrainian Division. Hunka was invited by Rota, who introduced him. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

‘Deeply embarrassing’: speaker’s resignation called for after Nazi scandal

Anthony Rota apologized for inviting man who fought for Nazis to Zelenskyy’s address

The Speaker of the House of Commons Anthony Rota shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. During Zelenskyy’s visit to Ottawa, MPs in the House of Commons honoured 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka, who fought for the First Ukrainian Division. Hunka was invited by Rota, who introduced him. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A flock of birds flies past as Moninder Singh, front right, a spokesperson for the British Columbia Gurdwaras Council (BCGC), waits to speak to reporters outside the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, September 18, 2023, where temple president Hardeep Singh Nijjar was gunned down in his vehicle while leaving the temple parking lot in June. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Eby suspects feds holding back info in India case that could protect B.C.

Premier says people in B.C. ‘feeling pressure from India,’ Ottawa has info that might help

A flock of birds flies past as Moninder Singh, front right, a spokesperson for the British Columbia Gurdwaras Council (BCGC), waits to speak to reporters outside the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, September 18, 2023, where temple president Hardeep Singh Nijjar was gunned down in his vehicle while leaving the temple parking lot in June. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his wife Olena Zelenska arrive at the Ottawa airport for a visit to Canada, on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

President Zelenskyy brings Ukraine update to Canada in person

Leader speaking in Parliament among several Canadian stops

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his wife Olena Zelenska arrive at the Ottawa airport for a visit to Canada, on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Tensions between Canada and India worsened today following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s claim that India may have been involved in the killing of a Canadian citizen. The Indian flag is seen flying at the High Commission of India in Ottawa, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle

Trudeau wants India’s help in B.C. killing probe, India says it knows nothing

India accuses Canada as being haven for extremists, PM says his public statement ‘not made lightly’

Tensions between Canada and India worsened today following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s claim that India may have been involved in the killing of a Canadian citizen. The Indian flag is seen flying at the High Commission of India in Ottawa, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle
The interim leader of Canada’s newest federal party says they want to be an option for those tired of the both the governing Liberals and the “rage farming” coming from the Conservatives. Dominic Cardy releases the province’s back to school plan, in Fredericton, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kevin Bissett

Canadian Future promises no rage-farming or money-shoveling

From Centre Ice Conservatives to Canadian Future, a new federal party takes shape

The interim leader of Canada’s newest federal party says they want to be an option for those tired of the both the governing Liberals and the “rage farming” coming from the Conservatives. Dominic Cardy releases the province’s back to school plan, in Fredericton, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kevin Bissett
The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to consider an appeal from a South Korean man who was fighting extradition to his home country where he is wanted for fraud related to a Metro Vancouver property development. A man walks past the Supreme Court of Canada, Friday, June 16, 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Extradition appeal tied to B.C. development rejected by Supreme Court

Order to release Jung Myung Soo to authorities in his home country of South Korea stands

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to consider an appeal from a South Korean man who was fighting extradition to his home country where he is wanted for fraud related to a Metro Vancouver property development. A man walks past the Supreme Court of Canada, Friday, June 16, 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Labour and Seniors Minister Seamus O’Regan arrives to a Liberal caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. The Atlantic Liberal caucus is slamming the Conservative Party for opposing new legislation that would extend the Atlantic accords to include renewable energy and not fossil fuels.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Tories concerned bill gives politicians power to kill offshore oil drilling in protected areas

The Atlantic Liberal caucus is slamming the Conservative party for opposing new…

Labour and Seniors Minister Seamus O’Regan arrives to a Liberal caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. The Atlantic Liberal caucus is slamming the Conservative Party for opposing new legislation that would extend the Atlantic accords to include renewable energy and not fossil fuels.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
People hold signs during a demonstration on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. Protests and counter-protests for and against Canada’s trans and LGBTQ community are being planned across Canada on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Conservative MPs told not to comment on ongoing gender policy clashes

Members of Pierre Poilievre’s caucus warned not to speak publicly about the issue

People hold signs during a demonstration on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. Protests and counter-protests for and against Canada’s trans and LGBTQ community are being planned across Canada on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Police stand between protesters opposed to gender diversity in schools, right, and counter-protesters advocating for trans rights, left, in Halifax on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Protests and counter-protests for and against Canada’s trans and 2SLGBTQIA+ community were planned across Canada by “1MillionMarch4Children” who are against so-called “gender ideology” being taught in schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Gender identity policies spark rallies and counter-rallies across Canada

Crowds gather to yell and chant at each other about the way schools instruct sexuality

Police stand between protesters opposed to gender diversity in schools, right, and counter-protesters advocating for trans rights, left, in Halifax on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Protests and counter-protests for and against Canada’s trans and 2SLGBTQIA+ community were planned across Canada by “1MillionMarch4Children” who are against so-called “gender ideology” being taught in schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
The familiar red tag from a pair of Levi's 550 jeans is seen Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, in San Francisco. Canada's corporate ethics watchdog has launched an investigation into allegations that Levi Strauss Canada is working with companies that use forced labour in China. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ben Margot

Levi Strauss targeted by federal corporate ethics czar in probe

Company denies allegations it is working with firms that use forced Uyghur labour in China

The familiar red tag from a pair of Levi's 550 jeans is seen Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, in San Francisco. Canada's corporate ethics watchdog has launched an investigation into allegations that Levi Strauss Canada is working with companies that use forced labour in China. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ben Margot
FILE - Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, walks past Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi's cremation site, during the G20 Summit in New Delhi, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023. Trudeau said that Canada wasn't looking to escalate tensions, but asked India on Tuesday, Sept. 19, to take the killing of a Sikh activist seriously after India called accusations that the Indian government may have been involved absurd.(Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Caution urged: Citizens of India warned about travelling to Canada

Indian government cautions of ‘growing anti-India activities and politically condoned hate-crimes’

FILE - Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, walks past Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi's cremation site, during the G20 Summit in New Delhi, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023. Trudeau said that Canada wasn't looking to escalate tensions, but asked India on Tuesday, Sept. 19, to take the killing of a Sikh activist seriously after India called accusations that the Indian government may have been involved absurd.(Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP, File)