CBC Canada Politics
Former employee sues MP Yasmin Ratansi, claims she fired him for attending abortion
News/Politics: A former employee of Yasmin Ratansi is suing the member of Parliament for $2 million, claiming Ratansi verbally abused him on multiple occasions, made a derogatory remark about his girlfriend and fired him for attending an abortion in 2017.
Ottawa opens new pathway to permanent status for temporary essential workers and graduates
News/Politics: The federal government will introduce a new pathway to permanent residency for foreign nationals working in Canada in essential jobs such as personal support and health workers, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced today.
Threat of election interference likely higher now than in 2019: LeBlanc
News/Politics: Canadians should "assume" the threat of foreign interference likely will be higher in the next general election than it was in 2019, said President of the Queen’s Privy Council Dominic LeBlanc.
Immigration minister announces plan to allow essential workers to stay in Canada permanently
News/Canada: Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announces plan to provide a path to permanent residency or citizenship to foreign nationals working in Canada in essential jobs such as personal support and health workers.
After safety review, Health Canada says people shouldn't hesitate to get AstraZeneca vaccine
News/Politics: Following reports of rare blood clotting events among some who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine, Health Canada officials said Wednesday they still believe the product is safe — and Canadians should have no qualms about rolling up their sleeves for it when the time comes.
MPs call on Ottawa to make face masks, work-related PPE tax-deductible
News/Politics: Opposition critics are calling on Canada to follow the lead of countries like the United States and Australia by making work-related purchases of COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) tax-deductible.
Liberals propose enshrining the right to a healthy environment in legislation
News/Politics: The Liberal government is proposing long-awaited changes to an environmental protection law that includes a recognition that everyone living in Canada has a right to a healthy environment.
Yukon's election shows why every vote matters — especially for Justin Trudeau's Liberals
News/Politics: The Yukon territorial election ended in a tie, but the performance of the conservative Yukon Party could mean the federal Liberals end up struggling to hold the territory's federal seat.
Trudeau says Canada 'closely monitoring' Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause in the U.S.
News/Politics: With 10 million doses of the one-shot vaccine on order, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today Canadian officials are closely monitoring the U.S. decision to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson product.
State actors are looking to join political parties to 'exert influence,' chair of security committee warns
News/Politics: Foreign governments are looking to meddle in Canada's democratic institutions and the government's foreign interference warning system should alert Canadians to state actors' "traditional" election tricks, says the chair of one of Canada's national security committees.
Defence minister denies withholding funds for security conference over Taiwan award
News/Politics: Canada's defence minister has denied withholding funding from a major security conference over its plan to give Taiwan's president a major international award. Harjit Sajjan says the Halifax Security Forum can bestow the prize on anyone it wishes.
Ottawa has agreed to financial relief package for Air Canada, sources say
News/Politics: The federal government has reached an agreement with Air Canada that will provide the pandemic-battered airline with financial support in exchange for refunds to customers who had their flights cancelled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Government promises new regulator to fight online sexual exploitation
News/Politics: The Liberal government will introduce legislation to create a new regulator that will ensure online platforms remove harmful content, including depictions of children and intimate images that are shared without consent.
Canada cancels permits for high-tech arms exports to Turkey
News/Politics: The federal government has cancelled arms export licences for Turkey’s high-tech drone systems after a review found “credible evidence” that Canadian technology was diverted to Azerbaijan without Ottawa’s consent and was used in fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh last fall, Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau said today.