OTTAWA—More fish habitat in Canada will be protected from harmful activities under broad changes to the Fisheries Act scheduled to be proposed today by the federal government.
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OTTAWA—The federal government says it immediately will begin fully funding the actual costs for child welfare agencies to allow them to help indigenous families without having to take kids away from their parents.
Indigenous Services minister Jane Philpott has written to 105 indigenous child welfare agencies to make the commitment, which she says will be retroactive to Jan. 26, 2016.
OTTAWA—Green Party leader Elizabeth May says she asked for an independent investigation into allegations she harassed and verbally abused former staff in a bid to prove she's done nothing wrong.
The party yesterday hired Toronto lawyer Sheila Block to undertake the investigation after three former staff told The Toronto Star and The Hill Times that May was a bully.
OTTAWA—Gerald Lavallee was just three months old when he had his first contact with the child welfare system.
By the time he was eight, he was a permanent ward of the system in North Bay, Ont. By 14, he had been in more than 40 foster homes.
Lavallee, now 25, says all he ever wanted was someone to love him.
OTTAWA—Almost 90 percent of the ships that passed through the Gulf of St. Lawrence over the last five months complied with an emergency speed limit to help protect the whales that plied those same waterways—and the department will reimpose the limit immediately if the whales return this year.
OTTAWA—Newly-independent Sen. Lynn Beyak is refuting Andrew Scheer's version of the facts surrounding his decision to kick her out of the Conservative caucus—and blasting his inexperienced leadership.
OTTAWA—Mother Nature drowned out Canada Day on Parliament Hill and now it's frozen out part of the planned New Year's Eve celebrations there.
Organizers were checking the forecast every hour earlier today hoping to see some improvement but the polar vortex that has turned Ottawa into a living icicle shows no sign of lifting until at least Jan. 2.
OTTAWA—A Canadian energy think-tank says the world is less than a decade away from the tipping point at which electric cars will cost the same as conventional gas-powered vehicles.
OTTAWA—Canada's national clean fuels strategy will apply to every kind of fuel—be it liquid, solid, or gas, Environment minister Catherine McKenna said yesterday.
McKenna released the broad brushstrokes of the standard, which aims to eliminate at least 30 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually by 2030.
Ottawa has set aside nearly 60 square kilometres of seabed off the coast of Nunavut to keep gawkers and scavengers away from one of Canada's most famous shipwrecks.
The HMS Terror is one of two ships from the Franklin expedition that became trapped in ice in the Arctic in 1845, ultimately leading to the deaths of all 129 men on board, including expedition leader Sir John Franklin.