More than 69,000 public servants caught up in the Phoenix pay system debacle are now victims of a privacy breach after their personal information was accidentally emailed to the wrong people, says Public Services and Procurement Canada. The problem-plagued electronic payroll system has improperly paid tens of thousands of public servants sinceRead More →

The federal government is asking for an extension on a looming court deadline requiring it to update the country’s medical assistance in dying law. Attorney General David Lametti filed a motion asking for a four-month extension of the Superior Court of Quebec’s September 2019 Truchon ruling, which said the current law is too restrictive.  The ruling gaveRead More →

Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne says he and his counterparts from countries that lost citizens in last month’s Ukrainian jetliner downing in Tehran pressed Iran for compensation today at a meeting in Germany. The ministers met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Munich Security Conference, and ChampagneRead More →

Former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose says she expects all-party support to finally pass legislation to require judges to undergo sensitivity training before they can preside over sexual assault cases. The Liberals introduced Bill C-5, an Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code, on Tuesday morning. If passed,Read More →

As the U.S. continues to paralyze the World Trade Organization’s system for appealing trade disputes, 17 members of the trade organization announced Friday they will collaborate on an alternative initiated by Canada and the European Union to resolve complaints that emerge between them in the meantime. The announcement was made onRead More →

Canada’s auditor general is examining how the government manages billions of dollars in the Canada Student Loans program, and whether it’s helping students be smarter about their financial decisions, newly disclosed documents show. The audit, expected by April, will look at how efficiently two departments involved in the program — EmploymentRead More →