Federal Conservatives make use of a COVID-19 test not sanctioned by Health Canada
News/Politics: The Ontario caucus of the federal Conservative Party made use of a COVID-19 serological test that has not yet been approved by Health Canada, according to Conservative MP Scot Davidson.
COVID-19 limits possibilities for former prime minister John Turner's state funeral
News/Politics: Planning for a state funeral for former prime minister John Turner is proceeding in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, as his family and the government decide how to honour his public life while public events are restricted.
Immigration services to reopen gradually after pandemic shut down many programs
News/Politics: Immigration officials are beginning to gradually resume in-person services after the pandemic forced many programs to shut down, frustrating many immigrants whose lives were put on hold.
Liberals pledge $1 billion for cities to buy motels, hotels for rapid-housing program
News/Politics: The federal Liberals plan to spend $1 billion over the next six months so cities and housing providers can buy properties being sold because of the COVID-19 pandemic and use them to keep people from becoming homeless.
Liberal government will use throne speech to roll out electric vehicle strategy
News/Politics: The Liberal government will use the speech from the throne to lay out a plan to create tens of thousands of jobs by connecting Canada’s resource sector with its manufacturing base to produce the batteries used in zero-emission cars, Radio-Canada has learned.
PMO failed to check with key former employers before Payette's appointment as Governor General: sources
News/Politics: Simple checks with past employers, including federally regulated agencies, could have turned up troubling evidence of Julie Payette's treatment of subordinates before she was appointed governor general, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or his officials never made those calls, CBC News has learned.
Trudeau taps National Research Council head to lead Public Health Agency of Canada
News/Politics: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tapped the president of the National Research Council to lead the Public Health Agency of Canada after the abrupt resignation of PHAC's current president last week.
B.C. premier expected to announce snap election for Oct. 24
News/Canada/British Columbia: The B.C. NDP has announced that Premier John Horgan will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. PT, following a meeting with Lieutenant-Governor Janet Austin, where he will "address how British Columbians deserve a say in our economic recovery and will decide the future of the province."
Federal, provincial battle over carbon tax goes before Supreme Court this week
News/Politics: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's carbon tax is going on trial Tuesday. The Supreme Court of Canada is set to hear appeals in three separate cases to determine if the federal carbon-tax legislation is constitutional or if it encroaches unacceptably on areas of provincial jurisdiction.
Business groups warn 'clock is ticking' for Canada-U.K. trade deal
News/Politics: Businesses that trade between Canada and the United Kingdom are worried about post-Brexit trade rules remaining in flux, adding more uncertainty to a year already made difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Liberals say a new climate plan is still in the works despite pandemic
News/Politics: Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says he doesn’t know why it was suggested recently that the Liberal government had shelved a green recovery plan ahead of Wednesday's throne speech. But he says he is working on an “ambitious” climate plan — just as the Liberals promised during last year’s election.
Woman suspected of mailing ricin to White House arrested at U.S.-Canada border
News/World: Three U.S. law enforcement officials say a woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to White House and President Donald Trump, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border.
Canada's 1st female chief justice recalls 'wonderful moments' with Ruth Bader Ginsburg
News/Politics: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s quiet eloquence, incisiveness and victories for women’s rights is what the former head of Canada’s top court says she will remember most about the U.S. Supreme Court justice, who died Friday at the age of 87.
Alberta couldn't sell bonds earlier this year, Kenney says, as he continues push for federal reform
News/Canada/Calgary: As part of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's push for Ottawa to recalculate its fiscal stabilization fund, he cited government bonds Sunday as a dire indicator of the necessity for federal aid.