Federal study details workers hit hardest by tax, benefit system for extra earnings
News/Politics: Newly released documents show Finance Department officials calculated that workers near the bottom of the income ladder are dinged hardest for extra earnings than anybody else, including those at the top.
Sipekne'katik chief says facilitation with commercial fishers can wait
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: A federally appointed facilitator says he’s ready to start talking to First Nations and commercial lobster fishers to settle tensions in southwest Nova Scotia, but the chief of the band embroiled in the conflict says those talks are not a priority.
B.C. Liberal Party faces leadership questions after worst night in a generation
News/Canada/British Columbia: Andrew Wilkinson spent a lot of the election campaign holding compensating for physical distancing rules by standing on top of trucks at small rallies, only to get rolled over when the votes were counted.
Trudeau government pressed to shield secret operational information in court
News/Politics: Failing to address questions about intelligence-sharing in courtrooms could put a number of national security court cases at risk and undermine Ottawa's national security efforts, warns a grim briefing note prepared for the public safety minister.
N.S. university president named federal rep to rebuild trust between Mi'kmaw, other fishers
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: Allister Surette, president of Université Sainte-Anne, has been named as the federal special representative to rebuild trust between commercial and Indigenous fishers after violent opposition to a rights-based Mi'kmaw lobster fishery.
Party strategists brace for a long winter of cliffhangers in the Commons
Radio/The House: Federal politicians pulled back from the brink of an election this week — but three political strategists say they believe the brinkmanship in the Commons is likely to continue as the Liberals and opposition parties grapple over the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bombardier suspends delivery of aircraft engines used on military drones
News/Politics: Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) says it has suspended the delivery of aircraft engines to "countries with unclear usage" in the wake of reports that some of those engines are being used on Turkish combat drones deployed by Azerbaijan in fighting against Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Canada and its manufacturing sector face harm if PPE documents are released, says industry group
News/Politics: Releasing confidential documents detailing the federal government's business deals with suppliers of personal protective equipment and testing devices could hurt Canadian manufacturers and sully Canada's global business reputation, a major industry association says.
AFN chief calls for resignation of RCMP commissioner over N.S. fishery dispute
News/Politics: Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde is calling on RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki to resign after she defended the response of RCMP officers to an ongoing dispute between Mi'kmaw lobster harvesters and non-Indigenous commercial fishers in Nova Scotia.
Trudeau announces plan to purchase 76 million doses of Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine
News/Politics: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced another contract to buy a promising COVID-19 vaccine now in development — part of a plan to secure millions of vaccine doses to inoculate Canadians from the novel coronavirus.
Blanchet's defence of N-word used by professor condemned by NDP and Greens
News/Politics: Federal political parties are condemning the Bloc Québécois for defending the academic use of the N-word after a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa was suspended in September for using the word in class.
Work has started on inquiry into N.S. mass shooting, public safety minister says
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: The commissioners conducting a public inquiry into the April 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia have started their work, federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Thursday.
Beijing erupts at Canada after parliamentary committee says China's Uighur policy amounts to 'genocide'
News/Politics: China’s foreign ministry is lashing out at Canada after a House of Commons subcommittee concluded that the state's mistreatment of Uighurs living in Xinjiang province is tantamount to genocide.