OTTAWA—The federal Liberal government wants to make it easier for Canadians to cast a ballot while making it harder for political parties—or foreign entities—to violate their privacy or persuade them who to vote for using falsehoods or vast sums of money.
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OTTAWA—The Liberal government has given Status of Women Canada a major role to play in its feminist agenda.
And now that the federal agency is set to grow into a full-size department, it also could be changing its name.
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning to overhaul the way the federal government relates to indigenous peoples, proposing a new legislative framework designed to pave the way toward stronger rights and greater control over their own destiny.
“We need to both recognize and implement indigenous rights,” Trudeau said yesterday in a speech in the House of Commons.
OTTAWA—The Liberal government wants its proposed stricter rules to crack down on harassment in federal workplaces to reflect the fact that colleagues no longer restrict their interactions to daytime hours at the office.
OTTAWA—The Conservatives now are ready to ask potential candidates specifically whether they have ever been accused of inappropriate sexual behaviour.
Party spokesman Cory Hann said the questionnaire that anyone seeking to join a nomination contest must complete was updated Jan. 31.
OTTAWA—The Justice Department is asking Canadians to think beyond their preconceived notions about crimes—and the people who commit them—as the Liberal government readies long-promised reforms to the criminal justice system.
OGDENSBURG, N.Y.—Crow Smith greets the deliveryman there to unload a pile of packages from his truck.
The parcels and padded envelopes, many likely to contain holiday gifts, are loaded onto a trolley and rolled to the front of the warehouse.
Ottawa is coming under fresh pressure to find a way to save the ailing Canadian newspaper industry, although the Liberals remain steadfast in their argument that the solution lies in the transition to digital platforms and more viable business models.
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should not be the only one to say sorry for state-sanctioned discrimination against LGBTQ people, say advocates who long have demanded the federal government apologize for years of persecution.
OTTAWA—As Liberal MPs spend this week in their ridings, they are tasked with reminding Canadians what they have done since the last election as they start boosting their efforts to convince voters they deserve to stay.