PARIS—Politicians working to harness the power of social media to connect with voters need to figure out how to do so positively in the face of leaders using those platforms to undermine democracy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.
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ASTRA, Ont.—A senior Ontario cabinet minister was forced to step down last week after facing an allegation of sexual misconduct, Premier Doug Ford said yesterday, breaking his government's days-long silence on the controversial matter.
OTTAWA—Longtime Conservative MP Tony Clement was forced out of his party caucus yesterday, the day after he admitted to sending someone sexually-explicit images and a video.
TORONTO—Canada Post publicly admitted to a privacy breach involving thousands of Ontario's online cannabis customers yestersday after the province's only outlet for legal recreational marijuana notified clients of the problem.
REGINA—Police in Saskatchewan soon could be allowed to release information about someone's abusive past if they believe that person's partner may be at risk.
Dubbed “Clare's Law,” the proposed legislation is said to be the first of its kind in Canada and is aimed at reducing the province's high domestic violence rates.
Postmedia Network Inc. no longer will be delivering newspapers to schools across Canada in order to comply with federal laws that restrict how cannabis is advertised to minors, the company said yesterday.
OTTAWA—Repaying hundreds of thousands of disabled veterans and their survivors for a calculating error that deprived them of some of their pensions for seven years will cost $165 million, the federal government says.
BURNABY, B.C.—A rare duck native to East Asia is making a splash in a lake east of Vancouver and experts believe he is an escaped pet.
The Mandarin duck, with his vibrant golden, green, and blue plumage, is attracting visitors to Burnaby Lake and first was seen in May, says Irene Lau, chair of the Burnaby Lake Park Association.
A similar fowl in New York has drawn crowds, too.
OTTAWA—The federal Liberals are promising more money to more cities through their cornerstone homelessness strategy—pledging $1.25 billion over the next nine years to cities looking to tackle poverty.
Social Development minister Jean-Yves Duclos also said yesterday that there will be dedicated funding for the territories of $43 million over the same period.
OTTAWA—Canada's spy agency says many members of the environmental and Indigenous communities see the federal purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline as a betrayal, and suggests that could intensify opposition to expanding the project.