International Development Minister Karina Gould says Canadian aid to respond to the devastating explosion in Beirut will be funnelled to “trusted” humanitarian organizations and not be directed to the Lebanese government. The federal government announced Wednesday that it was contributing up to $5 million in humanitarian aid to Lebanon, including $1.5Read More →

The federal government’s COVID-19 exposure notification app is facing criticism for its download requirements, which restrict some Canadians from accessing and using the app. The free “COVID Alert” app, which became available on Friday, is designed to track the location of phones relative to each other, without collecting personal dataRead More →

Laurie Dennison remembers hearing the voice of her 13-year-old daughter’s boyfriend coming from her bedroom as they talked over FaceTime late at night. “They had it on 24/7 when they weren’t together,” Dennison said. “He was essentially her best friend.” Their young love was torn apart last year when Devan Selvey, 14,Read More →

The Senate finance committee says significant gaps remain in the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic despite efforts to adjust and improve emergency support programs rolled out over the previous several months. The upper chamber released an interim report Tuesday recommending the Liberal government make further improvements to existing programs and betterRead More →

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion has launched an investigation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the government’s decision to task the WE Charity — which has ties to Trudeau’s family — with administering a $900 million summer student grant program. Trudeau and his government have been underRead More →