OTTAWA—The share of the population that can speak both of Canada's official languages hit an all-time high in 2016, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday in its latest batch of census numbers—a modest shift upward in a rate that barely has budged over the last 15 years.
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OTTAWA—International Monetary Fund researchers say the federal government can afford to spend $8 billion annually to reduce the cost of child-care spaces nationwide because the program would pay for itself.
The proposal is more than 10 times what the Liberals have promised to spend annually over the next decade on child care.
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is refusing to say what he knew—and when he knew it—about a dismissed, non-felony charge against his choice for Governor General.
Julie Payette is calling the six-year-old incident a case of an “unfounded" allegation for which she was "immediately cleared” without any prosecution.
OTTAWA—The Governor General says he's become convinced more than ever of the importance of the monarchy in Canadian democracy, but regrets too few in the country understand the unique role of the Crown.
OTTAWA—Former astronaut Julie Payette appeared emotional yesterday after officially being declared Canada's next Governor General, taking a moment to salute her family, friends, and colleagues on Earth—and a few above the planet.
OTTAWA—Peter McAuslan was 21 in 1967 when he took three weeks to hitchhike from Vancouver to Montreal, stopping in local pubs to watch the Stanley Cup final along the way.
The trip across the country tied together hockey, beer, and Canada's centennial.
OTTAWA—A national coalition of anti-poverty groups is asking the Trudeau government to boost the basic amount it provides in child benefits in hopes of cutting child poverty rates in Canada in half by the end of the decade.
OTTAWA—The federal government is pouring more money into the bug-addled Phoenix payroll system in hopes of getting closer to solving the ongoing boondoggle—and it's blaming the previous Conservative government for the extra cost.
OTTAWA—The Liberal government is blaming its Conservative predecessor for the fact Don Meredith will be able to collect an annual pension now that the disgraced Ontario senator formally has resigned his seat in the upper chamber.
Meredith's resignation became official yesterday afternoon after it arrived at Rideau Hall, putting an end to his time in the Senate.
OTTAWA—Daniel Derksen was, by all accounts, the model of perfect health.
Then one day, he complained about stomach pains and went to see a doctor.
He died four months later—the result of an aggressive cancerous tumour that didn't respond to chemotherapy, radiation, or multiple surgeries.
He was just 38.