OTTAWA—Anyone who wants to buy political ads on Facebook in the lead-up to the federal election will have to be approved by the company, but unpaid content that simply blurs lines—like a recent doctored video of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi—will still be permitted on the social-media site.
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OTTAWA—Federal Justice minister David Lametti publicly is musing about whether Canada should consider separating the offices of its attorney general and its minister of justice in the wake of the SNC-Lavalin controversy—an idea that has backing from others who know the job intimately.
The woman at the centre of the political storm herself has called for this separation to be studied.
OTTAWA—The Conservative party has removed all Heritage Minute branding from an online video released over the weekend that took aim at the Trudeau government for a handful of ethics breaches.
OTTAWA—Canada's parliamentary budget watchdog says the Liberal government paid the “sticker price” when it bought the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan for $4.4 billion.
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux estimates the Trans Mountain pipeline and planned expansion project are worth between $3.6 billion and $4.6 billion.
OTTAWA—Canada's new food guide does away with food groups and portion sizes, focusing instead on broader guidelines that include eating more plant-based protein and drinking more water.
The food-guide facelift unveiled today reflects a new approach by Health Canada aimed at promoting healthier eating and lifestyle choices, rather than emphasizing serving sizes and specific foods.
KINGSTON, Ont.—Speaking to a small crowd of well-dressed Liberal donors, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke out against division and polarization even as a larger crowd of angry protesters was kept far away from the posh event.
OTTAWA—Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is promising more money for police to combat gun and gang violence and says he will audit Canadian jail programs to make sure inmates are ready to rejoin society when their sentences are up.
Scheer released the third and final part of his public-safety policy yesterday.
OTTAWA—Brynn Vincent was only 13 when she started experimenting with drugs and alcohol.
Two years later, she was addicted and had run away from home, and then she found out she was pregnant.
She sought treatment for addiction at a rehab facility, then moved into a homeless shelter.
OTTAWA—Spiritual leaders yesterday reflected on the horrors of the First World War while calling for a world of tolerance and peace as thousands of Canadians braved the biting cold to remember and honour those who fought to defend such ideals.
OTTAWA—Confusion over the number of irregular migrants that have been removed from Canada led to an apology yesterday from Border Security minister Bill Blair—and attracted fresh calls from Opposition MPs for more action to address ongoing border woes.