Federal Politics

Anthony Rota is escorted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Erin O’Toole to the Speakers chair after being elected as the Speaker of the House of Commons Monday, November 22, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Board exceeded its authority in imposing vaccine mandate for Commons: Speaker

Anthony Rota says only the House itself can make a decision to restrict access

 

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole questions the government during Question Period in the House of Commons, Thursday, November 25, 2021 in Ottawa. Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole will once again allow his caucus to have a free vote on a government bill seeking to ban conversion therapy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Liberals thank Conservatives who championed conversion therapy ban as it passes House

MPs unanimously adopted a motion presented by a Conservative MP to fast-track the passage

 

Gemma Hickey poses for a photograph in Toronto, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. Federal Ministers are preparing to announce the publication of a new bill which would ban practices designed to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity, commonly called “conversion therapy”. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Canada introduces beefed-up bill banning conversion therapy outright

Previous bill only banned conversion therapy for children and unconsenting adults

 

Green Party Interim Leader Amita Kuttner poses for a photograph in Vancouver, on Thursday, November 25, 2021. Kuttner, a nonbinary astrophysicist who is an expert in black holes, was appointed Wednesday by the Greens’ Federal Council to lead the party until a new leader is elected next year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Amita Kuttner says party must stop infighting, focus on environmental issues

Newly named interim leader of the Green Party of Canada aims to heal fractures

Green Party Interim Leader Amita Kuttner poses for a photograph in Vancouver, on Thursday, November 25, 2021. Kuttner, a nonbinary astrophysicist who is an expert in black holes, was appointed Wednesday by the Greens’ Federal Council to lead the party until a new leader is elected next year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Centre Block of Parliament Hill is pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberals, NDP pass motion to resume hybrid format in House of Commons

O’Toole calls Liberal move ‘hypocrisy of the highest order’

The Centre Block of Parliament Hill is pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Newly elected Conservative MP Leslyn Lewis adjusts her mask as she arrives for the first party caucus since the federal election, in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

MP to fight Liberal plan to axe charity status for anti-abortion pregnancy centres

Former Conservative leadership contender Leslyn Lewis calls plan an ‘illiberal, anti-women policy’

Newly elected Conservative MP Leslyn Lewis adjusts her mask as she arrives for the first party caucus since the federal election, in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Emissions reduction fund poorly designed, misleads on emissions cuts: audit

$675-million Onshore Emissions Reduction Fund not working, review finds

A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health Carolyn Bennett at a news conference after the federal cabinet was sworn in, in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. Some provinces are pushing back against an election promise by the Liberals to offer a new mental heath transfer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Provinces take issue with proposed federal mental health transfer

Despite differing approaches to mental health care, neither Alberta, nor B.C. favour the program

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health Carolyn Bennett at a news conference after the federal cabinet was sworn in, in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. Some provinces are pushing back against an election promise by the Liberals to offer a new mental heath transfer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Amita Kuttner, the new interim leader of the Green Party of Canada. (Amita Kuttner/Facebook)

Astrophysicist Amita Kuttner chosen as interim leader of Green Party of Canada

Expert in black holes, youngest and first trans person to lead a federal political party

Amita Kuttner, the new interim leader of the Green Party of Canada. (Amita Kuttner/Facebook)
Chrystia Freeland Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance speaks at the Toronto Global Forum in Toronto, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Liberals introduce bill with targeted pandemic aid for businesses, workers

Proposal: $300 per week to workers off the job because of a pandemic-related lockdown

Chrystia Freeland Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance speaks at the Toronto Global Forum in Toronto, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A page makes preparations in The House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Conservatives say virtual Commons proceedings allow government to dodge scrutiny

Hybrid proposal that will allow virtual representation being tabled today

A page makes preparations in The House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Gov. Gen. Mary Simon delivers the Throne Speech in the Senate in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

COVID-19 recovery top priority in throne speech, but GG provides little detail

Government vows to work on myriad health-care issues highlighted or exacerbated by health crisis

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon delivers the Throne Speech in the Senate in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Gov. Gen. Mary Simon delivers the Throne Speech in the Senate in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Governor General centres ‘lifelong journey’ of reconciliation in throne speech

‘I encourage you to seek out the truth, and to learn about the lived realities’

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon delivers the Throne Speech in the Senate in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the House of Commons following the election of the Speaker of the House of Commons Monday, November 22, 2021 in Ottawa. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will outline the agenda for his third Liberal mandate in a speech from the throne today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Short, no-surprise throne speech expected to recap Liberal election promises

The speech is expected to sketch the broad strokes of a plan to finish the fight against COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the House of Commons following the election of the Speaker of the House of Commons Monday, November 22, 2021 in Ottawa. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will outline the agenda for his third Liberal mandate in a speech from the throne today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Flood waters cover highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Tories, NDP call for House of Commons to have emergency debate on B.C. floods

MPs: debate could send a message to B.C. that the federal government is ‘seized with this crisis’

Flood waters cover highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Pages makes preparations in The House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

New Parliament opens looking a lot like the old one, facing same issues

COVID-19, rebuilding the battered economy, climate change, Indigenous reconciliation top of mind

Pages makes preparations in The House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question as he takes part in a forum at the Wilson Center, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau calls Three Amigos summit ‘extremely effective,’ but Biden unmoved on EVs

Trudeau hoped to convince Biden that his proposed tax incentive would kneecap Canada’s auto industry

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question as he takes part in a forum at the Wilson Center, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Island NDP MPs are concerned about seniors and low-income families losing supports as the cost of living rises. (Black Press Media File)

Island MPs concerned about cuts to benefit programs

Cuts come as Statistics Canada show rising cost of living

Island NDP MPs are concerned about seniors and low-income families losing supports as the cost of living rises. (Black Press Media File)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau departs on a government plane, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Ottawa. Trudeau is flying to Washington for meetings at the White House. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau to stress Canada-U. S. supply chain, critical minerals in meeting with Biden

PM says U.S. “could do worse” than rely on its closest friend during pandemic recovery

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau departs on a government plane, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Ottawa. Trudeau is flying to Washington for meetings at the White House. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, sits beside U.S. President Joe Biden at an event about the Global Methane Pledge at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Business leaders in Canada are urging Trudeau to show some tough love when he visits the White House this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Experts call on Canada to take harder line with U.S. at Three Amigos summit Thursday

It’s the prime minister’s first visit to Washington since Biden was sworn in

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, sits beside U.S. President Joe Biden at an event about the Global Methane Pledge at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Business leaders in Canada are urging Trudeau to show some tough love when he visits the White House this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick