Darren Major

CBC journalist

Darren Major can be reached via email darren.major@cbc.ca or by tweeting him @DMajJourno.

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Freeland says government 'talking about' reopening embassy in Kyiv

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says the government is talking with Ukraine about the possibility of reopening the Canadian embassy in Kyiv, which was shuttered just before Russia invaded.

Trudeau says Canada is sending artillery to Ukraine. Here's what that could mean

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said earlier this week that Canada will send artillery to Ukraine in response to a request from President Volodymyr Zelensky — which would mark a shift in the nature of the military aid Canada is offering the embattled nation.

Canada's vaccine advisory body strongly recommends boosters for all adults as virus resurges

Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now strongly recommending that all adults and children aged 12 to 17 years at high risk of severe outcomes of COVID-19 be offered a first COVID-19 booster shot as Canada experiences a resurgence of the virus.

Canada sending heavy artillery to Ukraine, imposing sanctions on Putin's daughters

The government has announced a round of new sanctions targeting individuals with ties to the Russian government — including President Vladimir Putin's daughters — and plans to send heavy artillery to Ukraine as Russian forces step up their attacks in the country's eastern regions.

Canadian troops being deployed to Poland on humanitarian mission

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces are going to be deployed to Poland on a humanitarian mission to support Ukrainain refugees who have fled the Russian invasion.

Veterans Affairs minister vows to help find resolution to Juno Beach condo dispute

Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay is vowing to do "everything possible" to resolve a dispute over a proposed condo development at Juno Beach in France, the site of the D-Day landing during which hundreds of Canadian soldiers died.

Emergencies Act passes crucial House of Commons vote with NDP support

A motion affirming the Liberal government's decision to invoke the Emergencies Act passed a crucial House of Commons vote Monday, ensuring the expansive powers contained in the act remain in use by authorities thanks to parliamentary support from the New Democrats.

Pierre Poilievre becomes first MP to bid for Conservative Party leadership

Ottawa-area MP Pierre Poilievre has announced he will officially seek the leadership of the federal Conservative Party.

Limited COVID-19 data means unpredictable January, experts say

People should prepare for an unpredictable month as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 outpaces the ability of public health officials to test and report cases, but the turn of the calendar could signal better days ahead, experts say.

6 members of PM's staff, security test positive for COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he's taking all precautions and following all public health guidelines after three members of his staff and three members of his security team tested positive for COVID-19.