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Trudeau government unveils long-awaited plan to confront an ‘increasingly disruptive’ China

Canada’s long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy describes China as “an increasingly disruptive global power” on the world stage — a social and economic force that’s too big to ignore but is also increasingly focused on bending international rules to suit its own interests. Using some surprisingly blunt language, the strategy says the Canadian government needs …

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Inquiry to probe legal advice government received on Emergencies Act as justice minister testifies

Justice Minister David Lametti is expected to field questions about the legal advice the federal government got before invoking the Emergencies Act to deal with anti-public health measure protests last winter when he testifies before the public inquiry later today. The attorney general is one of three federal ministers before …

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Hockey Canada scandal is not an isolated event. Forceful government action is past due

This column is an opinion by Alison Clement and Sandrine Desforges, Master of Public Policy candidates at the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. For more information about CBC’s Opinion section, please see the FAQ. Safe and inclusive sports should always be the primary goal ahead of winning medals, gaining sponsorships or …

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Alberta government to re-index AISH, seniors benefits to inflation

The Alberta government will re-index benefit payments to inflation for nearly 300,000 people, the minister of seniors, community and social services announced Wednesday. Minister Jeremy Nixon said he’s working to get Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH), income support benefits and seniors’ financial assistance unfrozen “as soon as possible,” …

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The Ford government wants to open up the Greenbelt for housing. Here’s what it’s proposing

Premier Doug Ford is justifying a proposal to build tens of thousands of new homes on land that is now part of Ontario’s Greenbelt by saying the province’s housing crisis has worsened — and that it will become more dire now that the federal government has unveiled a plan to bring in half a million …

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Ford government was warned it has ‘limited options’ to enforce municipal housing targets

Just days before it announced sweeping housing legislation, Ontario civil servants warned Premier Doug Ford’s government it has “limited options” to force municipalities to comply with a key part of its new plan.  Provincial bureaucrats provided the advice last month in a draft document, which was obtained by CBC Toronto. They took issue with …

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Courts, government bills are unravelling Harper-era crime laws

The list of criminal laws passed by the Stephen Harper government that have since been struck down by Canadian courts is growing steadily. The trend’s latest casualty came Friday, when the Supreme Court of Canada overturned a 2011 change to the Criminal Code that required sex offenders to be automatically added to the National Sex …

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TransAlta sues Alberta government to prevent oilpatch fracking near hydro dam

Calgary-based electricity producer TransAlta Corp. is suing the Alberta government and the Alberta Energy Regulator to prevent oil and gas companies from fracking near its largest hydroelectric dam in the province because the technique can cause earthquakes. The court action, which was filed in September in the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta, takes …

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Alberta non-profit ‘quite appalled’ that federal government redirected carbon tax proceeds 

A non-profit society that advocates for solar energy in Alberta is questioning why a promised chunk of federal carbon tax revenue hasn’t flowed to municipalities, schools, hospitals and non-profits in Alberta.  After Alberta repealed its own carbon tax in 2019, Ottawa announced its intent to start applying the federal charge on fossil …

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First Nations, environmentalists tired of government stonewalling over selenium probe

First Nations and environmentalists say they are angry the federal and British Columbia governments continue to stonewall American requests for a joint investigation of cross-border contamination from coal mining as meetings of the panel that mediates such issues wrap up. “They can sit on every fence they want, but at …

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