Darren Major

CBC journalist

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Power & Politics

Former finance minister says he'll be looking for fiscal anchor in upcoming budget

Former finance minister John Manley says he'll be looking to see if the federal government proposes a new fiscal "anchor" in the upcoming budget.

Canada shouldn't take vaccine doses from COVAX partnership, says Canada's former UN envoy

Canada's former ambassador to the UN is questioning Canada's decision to accept COVID-19 vaccines from the global vaccine sharing initiative known as COVAX.

Canada's chief science adviser 'stressed' by slow roll out of rapid tests in provinces

Canada's top science adviser says she is "surprised and occupied with stress" after CBC News revealed that millions of rapid tests delivered to the provinces are gathering dust.

Racist slurs directed at Green Party leadership candidates during virtual town hall

Two Green Party leadership candidates were the targets of racist slurs during an all-candidates virtual town hall hosted by the party on Tuesday night.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney accuses feds of getting in the way of fixing contact tracing app

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is accusing the federal government of preventing tech companies like Google and Apple from working with provinces to improve their contact tracing apps.

MPs grill grocery store execs over pandemic pay cancellations

Executives of Loblaws, Metro and Empire Company faced tough questions during a virtual meeting of the House of Commons industry committee. over their decision to cancel a $2-an-hour pay bump they put in place in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Airlines and aerospace firms call for aid package to help them recover from pandemic

Organizations representing a large portion of Canada's aerospace manufacturing and service industry are calling on the federal government to implement a sector-specific strategy that would include a financial aid package to help the industry recover from the pandemic.

Singh says Rideau Hall incident would have ended differently if suspect was person of colour

Corey Hurren, 46, was charged with 22 criminal charges on Friday, a day after he allegedly drove a truck onto the official residence grounds and set out on foot toward the prime minister's home.

Trudeau says cabinet will look at policies to address systemic racism

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his cabinet has drafted a summer work plan that will look at policies to address systemic racism in Canada — including racism in policing and the justice system.

Brewery received licence to make hand sanitizer the same day PM held photo op

An Ottawa brewery praised by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for making hand sanitizer during the pandemic was given a licence to do so on the same day Trudeau visited for a photo op.