Politics

Newfoundland and Labrador residential school survivors prepare for federal apology

Survivors of the residential school system in Newfoundland and Labrador are bracing themselves for an emotional event Friday, when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will apologize for the federal government’s role in the residential school system. Trudeau will deliver the apology at the Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay at 10:30 a.m. AT.  “No apology will ever take this pain that I ...

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Health Canada doesn't know if its dental programs benefiting Indigenous Canadians: report

Health Canada does not know whether its dental programming for Indigenous Canadians is actually improving their oral health. That’s one of the findings of the auditor general of Canada’s fall 2017 report, released on Tuesday. Michael Ferguson said First Nations and Inuit populations have nearly twice as much dental disease as other Canadians. Ferguson’s audit sought to determine whether Health ...

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Defence spending as a share of economy set to shrink as economy booms

The red-hot Canadian economy is throwing many of the Liberal government’s carefully-crafted defence spending projections out the window, a recently-released Parliamentary Budget Office analysis shows. Prior to the release of the government’s defence policy last spring, Canada was under enormous pressure, notably by U.S. President Donald Trump, to meet the NATO benchmark of setting aside two per cent of the ...

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15,000 on Canada's deportation list, but some 'uncooperative' countries won't take their citizens back

More than 15,000 foreign nationals are on Canada’s deportation list, but some can’t be removed because their home country won’t take them back. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) confirms some countries either delay or refuse to repatriate their citizens who are here illegally, but will not divulge which ones as it might “impact diplomatic negotiations.” “If a country won’t ...

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Slow start to fifth round of NAFTA talks in Mexico City

NAFTA talks are off to a slow start in Mexico City, where the fifth round of discussions are underway. A source with direct knowledge of the talks tells CBC News about a dozen different topics have come up so far, with little movement following the first full day of discussions. The source pointed out that, so far, there have been no ...

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'Canada does not engage in death squads,' while allies actively hunt down their own foreign fighters

Even the interviewer seemed surprised at the answer Rory Stewart, the U.K. minister of international development, gave about how Britain should deal with citizens who chose to leave the country to join ISIS. “I’m afraid we have to be serious about the fact these people are a serious danger to us, and unfortunately the only way of dealing with them will be, ...

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Baloney Meter: How much is the government going to collect from tax cheats?

“Our investments have already yielded results. We are on track to recuperate $25 billion from our efforts against tax avoidance and tax evasion.” — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. There are two certainties in life, and one of them the government doesn’t want you cheating on. The depth of Canada’s tax evasion and avoidance problem erupted in overwhelming detail last week ...

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Trade ministers back away from NAFTA negotiating table

The politicians overseeing the renegotiation of NAFTA won’t be meeting face to face at the end of this round of talks, unlike the previous four rounds of discussions. According to a news release, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal do not see the need to meet, since they held bilateral talks on the sidelines of the ...

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