Gov. Gen. Julie Payette today encouraged Canadians to get outside and enjoy the winter in her annual New Year’s message. Canada’s “breathtaking beauty” deserves to be celebrated and explored, she said. “This time of year, we tend to cuddle inside and seek warmth,” said Payette. “But once outside, it is so worth it.” ForRead More →

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police should have recused themselves from deciding whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should be investigated in connection with his controversial vacation on the Aga Khan’s island because the national police service owed the island’s managers money and its officers took part in the trip, says ConservativeRead More →

The Liberal government is facing renewed political pressure from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to increase defence spending to meet the benchmark established by NATO. Robert O’Brien, the new U.S. national security adviser, said it is an “urgent priority” to get allies across the board to set asideRead More →

Two more senators are leaving their caucuses to join the upstart Canadian Senators Group — with Conservative Quebec Sen. Jean-Guy Dagenais citing his discontent with Andrew Scheer’s leadership as the reason for his defection. The other defector, P.E.I. Sen. Percy Downe, is also joining the CSG — only days after he agreed to disbandRead More →