OTTAWA—The Conservative opposition forced the Liberals onto the defensive yesterday as the governing party watched one of their own abruptly cross the floor to join the chorus of Tories declaring this was the prime minister's “summer of failures.”
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OTTAWA—Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says the Ontario government is well within its legal rights to use the Constitution's notwithstanding clause to cut the size of Toronto's city council but would not say whether he thinks it is a good move—or whether he would ever use the clause himself.
OTTAWA—A dragon, a marijuana activist, and a former Tory MP who backed maverick MP Maxime Bernier's leadership campaign now are throwing their weight behind his fledgling new political party.
OTTAWA—Maxime Bernier yesterday claimed he has raised more than $90,000 for his new political venture and says the party he intends to lead will be in place by the time his political rivals return to Ottawa.
OTTAWA—In the past, public health campaigns warning of the harmful effects of drugs delivered one resounding message: don't do it.
But now that the federal government has decided to legalize marijuana, Health Canada has undertaken new strategies to try and land on teens' screens and in the places they hang out.
OTTAWA—Maxime Bernier's closest caucus ally says he has no plans to join the renegade Quebec MP's new party.
Conservative MP Alex Nuttall played a key role in Bernier's unsuccessful Conservative leadership campaign last year that saw him lose by the narrowest of margins to Andrew Scheer.
And he's continued to be a close ally of Bernier's since then.
OTTAWA—The federal government says it will not consider decriminalizing drugs beyond marijuana, despite calls from Canada's major cities to consider the measure.
As the opioid epidemic washes over the country, Montreal and Toronto are echoing Vancouver and urging the federal government to treat drug use as a public health issue, rather than a criminal one.
OTTAWA—Under mounting pressure from opposition MPs, the House of Commons immigration committee will meet at least two times before early August to study the simmering issue of asylum seekers crossing into Canada from the United States.
OTTAWA—Greyhound Canada, for decades a critical link connecting the country's small towns and isolated communities with bigger urban centres, is pulling away for good in the Prairies, B.C., and Northern Ontario, leaving activists and Indigenous leaders fearing for the health and welfare of those who live in remote locales.
OTTAWA—The Liberal government has unveiled a six-member advisory council that will consult Canadians and inform plans for a national pharmacare program—but it offered few details on the process yesterday, including when consultations officially get underway.