Laura Osman


Laura Osman is a reporter for The Canadian Press.

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Conservative MP's bill on violence against pregnant women revives abortion debate

A private member's bill from a Conservative backbench MP is stirring up debate over abortion in Canada, even though the proposed legislation does not mention it once.

Following deaths of 8 near Akwesasne, Trudeau says orderly immigration system is needed

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reiterating the importance of an orderly immigration system as police investigate the deaths of eight people, including two children, near the Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne last week.

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau introduces Jill Biden to curling during first lady's visit

The first lady of the United States got a sweeping introduction to Canadian sports culture in Ottawa Friday when Sophie Gregoire Trudeau took Jill Biden to the curling rink during her first trip to Ottawa.

Singh says he could abandon deal to support Liberals if PM doesn't take action on health crisis

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says his party is prepared to withdraw from the supply and confidence agreement he signed with the Liberals if there is no federal action to address the health-care crisis.

Liberals aim to secure long-term role for feds in national child-care system

Families Minister Karina Gould introduced legislation today to strengthen child care in Canada, which is likely to include an effort to secure a long-term role for Ottawa in the new national daycare system.

Government to un-redact text messages, PMO staff notes at Emergencies Act inquiry

Lawyers for "Freedom Convoy" organizers have won their bid to get access to unredacted versions of 20 documents at the Public Order Emergency Act.

Social media tools were key to 'Freedom Convoy' protest, expert tells inquiry

Social media acted as the "central nervous system" of the "Freedom Convoy" protest in Ottawa last winter, the Public Order Emergency Commission heard Tuesday as it considered the role played by misinformation in the lead-up to the invocation of the Emergencies Act.

Emergencies Act inquiry studies fundamental rights and freedoms at stake in protests

The Public Order Emergency Commission, tasked with determining whether the federal government was justified in its invocation of the Emergencies Act, must now grapple with some central questions. Where should the line be drawn on limits to Canadians' right to freedom of peaceful assembly? And what are governments and courts to do when that freedom conflicts with the rights of others?

Lawyer collapses during Emergencies Act inquiry, delaying proceedings

Proceedings were paused at the public inquiry looking into the federal government's use of the Emergencies Act on Thursday afternoon after a medical incident.

Freedom, politics, control and money — the many motivations of the 'Freedom Convoy'

Months before thousands of protesters rolled into Canada's capital with the "Freedom Convoy," gridlocking streets to protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates, Canada Unity founder James Bauder had already staged a similar, but much smaller, protest in Ottawa.