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    Fire watch: Officials have plans to prevent a Notre-Dame blaze on Parliament Hill

    Fire watch: Officials have plans to prevent a Notre-Dame blaze on Parliament Hill


    With images of Notre-Dame Cathedral engulfed in flames still fresh in people’s minds, officials in Ottawa are assuring Canadians a plan is in place to protect one of this country’s most famous landmarks from a similar...

    With images of Notre-Dame Cathedral engulfed in flames still fresh in people’s minds, officials in Ottawa are assuring Canadians a plan is in place to protect one of this country’s most famous landmarks from a similar tragedy.

    Ontario NDP asks federal elections watchdog to look into Ontario carbon tax sticker campaign

    Ontario NDP asks federal elections watchdog to look into Ontario carbon tax sticker campaign


    The Ontario NDP wants Canada’s federal elections watchdog to look into whether Ontario Premier Doug Ford is violating federal election advertising rules with his anti-carbon tax sticker...

    The Ontario NDP wants Canada’s federal elections watchdog to look into whether Ontario Premier Doug Ford is violating federal election advertising rules with his anti-carbon tax sticker campaign.

    New NAFTA could add $62B to U.S. GDP, boost jobs, Congress told

    New NAFTA could add $62B to U.S. GDP, boost jobs, Congress told


    The case for ratifying the revised North American trade agreement got a boost Thursday with the release of a new analysis by the U.S. International Trade Commission that predicted economic gains for all three partners if its changes are...

    The case for ratifying the revised North American trade agreement got a boost Thursday with the release of a new analysis by the U.S. International Trade Commission that predicted economic gains for all three partners if its changes are implemented.

    The Pollcast: Is P.E.I. ready to give the Greens a try?

    The Pollcast: Is P.E.I. ready to give the Greens a try?


    On the latest episode of The Pollcast, the CBC's Kerry Campbell breaks down next week's vote in Prince Edward...

    On the latest episode of The Pollcast, the CBC's Kerry Campbell breaks down next week's vote in Prince Edward Island.

    Canada exempts $110M more of U.S. imports from retaliatory tariffs

    Canada exempts $110M more of U.S. imports from retaliatory tariffs


    Earlier this week, the Finance Department quietly added $110 million worth of products and businesses to its list of exemptions from Canada's retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports. While this relief protects jobs, it undermines pressure the Trudeau...

    Earlier this week, the Finance Department quietly added $110 million worth of products and businesses to its list of exemptions from Canada's retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports. While this relief protects jobs, it undermines pressure the Trudeau government wants to keep on the Trump administration.

    Ottawa plans to make Trans Mountain decision by June 18

    Ottawa plans to make Trans Mountain decision by June 18


    The federal government will make a final decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project by June 18 — missing the original 90-day deadline set by the National Energy...

    The federal government will make a final decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project by June 18 — missing the original 90-day deadline set by the National Energy Board.

    PBO launches new service to cost out party platforms, despite the political risks

    PBO launches new service to cost out party platforms, despite the political risks


    The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) is gearing up for a new experiment in democracy. Beginning June 23, it will be providing an independent costing service to political parties that want to attach a reliable price tag to their election promises - but...

    The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) is gearing up for a new experiment in democracy. Beginning June 23, it will be providing an independent costing service to political parties that want to attach a reliable price tag to their election promises - but the exercise comes with considerable political risks.

    Rachel Notley helped strike a grand bargain on oil and the climate. Can Trudeau save it?

    Rachel Notley helped strike a grand bargain on oil and the climate. Can Trudeau save it?


    If not for Alberta's first NDP premier, Justin Trudeau likely would have had an even harder time crafting a national climate plan. If not for Rachel Notley, Ottawa also might not own a pipeline right now. At the very least, the prime minister would have...

    If not for Alberta's first NDP premier, Justin Trudeau likely would have had an even harder time crafting a national climate plan. If not for Rachel Notley, Ottawa also might not own a pipeline right now. At the very least, the prime minister would have had a much harder time justifying his support for that pipeline's expansion.

    Supreme Court rules that police don't need warrant to carry out child luring sting operations

    Supreme Court rules that police don't need warrant to carry out child luring sting operations


    The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that sexually explicit online messages exchanged with a minor are not private and can be used in undercover police operations without a...

    The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that sexually explicit online messages exchanged with a minor are not private and can be used in undercover police operations without a warrant.

    Mark Norman's defence points to SNC-Lavalin testimony in bid to unlock secret documents

    Mark Norman's defence points to SNC-Lavalin testimony in bid to unlock secret documents


    The country’s soon-to-be-former top bureaucrat may have given lawyers for Vice-Admiral Mark Norman an opening to scrub away some of the black ink covering up federal documents submitted to the court as part of his breach of trust...

    The country’s soon-to-be-former top bureaucrat may have given lawyers for Vice-Admiral Mark Norman an opening to scrub away some of the black ink covering up federal documents submitted to the court as part of his breach of trust case.

    Pass it on, provinces: Cities say provincial governments hoarding marijuana tax cash

    Pass it on, provinces: Cities say provincial governments hoarding marijuana tax cash


    Some of Canada's largest cities are not getting the money they were promised from taxes on cannabis, despite the increased costs they face from dealing with legal recreational marijuana use in their...

    Some of Canada's largest cities are not getting the money they were promised from taxes on cannabis, despite the increased costs they face from dealing with legal recreational marijuana use in their communities.

    Kenney's election win prompts reactions from B.C., Quebec, Ontario leaders

    Kenney's election win prompts reactions from B.C., Quebec, Ontario leaders


    Although Jason Kenney appealed in French to Quebec in his victory speech to help Alberta get its oil to market, Quebec Premier François Legault isn't...

    Although Jason Kenney appealed in French to Quebec in his victory speech to help Alberta get its oil to market, Quebec Premier François Legault isn't playing.

    'Leaders have a responsibility to tackle climate change,' McKenna says day after Kenney victory

    'Leaders have a responsibility to tackle climate change,' McKenna says day after Kenney victory


    One day after Alberta voted in a premier who promised that his first act in office would be to repeal his province's carbon pricing plan, Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna reminded Jason Kenney that fighting climate change is as much...

    One day after Alberta voted in a premier who promised that his first act in office would be to repeal his province's carbon pricing plan, Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna reminded Jason Kenney that fighting climate change is as much his responsibility as it is hers.

    Canada pushes back after U.S. clears the way for lawsuits over seized Cuban property

    Canada pushes back after U.S. clears the way for lawsuits over seized Cuban property


    Canada is "deeply disappointed" with the Trump administration's decision to allow lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties Cuba seized from Americans after the 1959 revolution, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia...

    Canada is "deeply disappointed" with the Trump administration's decision to allow lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties Cuba seized from Americans after the 1959 revolution, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says.

    Jason Kenney won big — and the Ottawa-Alberta relationship is about to get unruly

    Jason Kenney won big — and the Ottawa-Alberta relationship is about to get unruly


    The New Democrats' defeat in last night's Alberta provincial election marked the end of a remarkable chapter in the province's politics — Alberta's first-ever NDP government. The arrival of a new provincial conservative government, meanwhile, could...

    The New Democrats' defeat in last night's Alberta provincial election marked the end of a remarkable chapter in the province's politics — Alberta's first-ever NDP government. The arrival of a new provincial conservative government, meanwhile, could mark the start of a new chapter in federal politics.

    Ruling in Trudeau-Aga Khan case could change rules for unpaid lobbyists

    Ruling in Trudeau-Aga Khan case could change rules for unpaid lobbyists


    A Federal Court ruling in a case that centres on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's controversial vacation on the Aga Khan's private island in the Bahamas has opened the door to bringing unpaid lobbyists under Canada's lobbying...

    A Federal Court ruling in a case that centres on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's controversial vacation on the Aga Khan's private island in the Bahamas has opened the door to bringing unpaid lobbyists under Canada's lobbying law.

    Jason Kenney rides UCP wave to majority government in Alberta

    Jason Kenney rides UCP wave to majority government in Alberta


    Jason Kenney has capped his three-year goal of uniting Alberta’s political right, leading his United Conservative Party to a majority win over the province’s first NDP...

    Jason Kenney has capped his three-year goal of uniting Alberta’s political right, leading his United Conservative Party to a majority win over the province’s first NDP government.