Politics

Trudeau's India mission mixes global business with local politics

Former B.C. Premier Ujjal Dosanjh believes one thing has remained constant since his time in office as the first Indian-Canadian to govern a province. “Trade still doesn’t amount to much,” he said. “Since the time I was premier, prime ministers and premiers have been going over and yet trade just hasn’t grown as much as it could.” Two-way trade between Canada and India amounts to ...

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Lynn Beyak 'inflamed attitudes against Indigenous citizens': Manitoba senator

The senator from Barren Lands First Nation, Man., is taking Ontario colleague Lynn Beyak to task over her controversial defence of Canada’s residential school system, and her refusal to strip letters supporting that stance from her Senate website. “No amount of good times can ever override the bad times in the institution, especially if it involves sexual abuse,” Sen. Mary Jane ...

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Canada set to open free trade talks with South American bloc

On March 8, Canada’s minister of international trade, Francois-Philippe Champagne, will sign the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership — the CPTPP, formerly known as the TPP. CBC News has learned that the following day, if all goes as planned, Canada’s delegation will board a plane and fly over the Andes to Asuncion, Paraguay, to launch free trade talks with the Mercosur bloc ...

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CRA raids locations in Toronto, Calgary and West Vancouver in Panama Papers probe

Canada Revenue Agency officers, backed up by police, raided locations in three provinces Wednesday as part of a criminal tax-evasion probe stemming from the Panama Papers, the agency said. About 30 criminal investigators from the CRA executed three search warrants in the Toronto area, Calgary and West Vancouver, with assistance from the RCMP and the West Vancouver police, the CRA ...

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Conservatives also reviewing internal policy in wake of Rick Dykstra

The president of the federal Conservatives says the party is reviewing all internal policies in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against former MPs. Scott Lamb says the review is on top of a promised third-party investigation into how one, Rick Dykstra, remained a candidate in 2015 despite senior party officials knowing he’d been accused of sexual assault. Conservative leader ...

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Emergency request made to stop deportation of Abdoul Abdi

The Federal Court will hear an emergency request Thursday in Halifax to stop the deportation of Abdoul Abdi, a 23-year-old former child refugee from Somalia. The request comes after the federal minister of public safety refused to pause a deportation hearing while the court hears a constitutional challenge to the minister’s decision to deport. Abdi’s lawyer Ben Perryman said an order to be ...

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Petitpas Taylor to unveil new food warning labels

Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is expected to announce proposed new warning labels for foods high in salt, sugar or saturated fats Friday afternoon. Health Canada has been conducting public consultations to come up with the new labels.The announcement is expected to begin at 1:30 p.m. You can watch it live here. A document obtained by CBC News shows the new warning symbols ...

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