Joan Bryden

Canadian Press

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Trudeau seeks NDP, Bloc support to prevent Conservative 'obstructionism'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is open to working with the NDP and Bloc Québécois to pass his legislative agenda, arguing the Conservatives are choosing to obstruct government business.

No national security issue in Chinese takeover of Canadian lithium company: Liberals

The federal Liberals say the pending takeover of a Canadian lithium mining company by a Chinese state-owned company raises no national security concerns.

Trudeau beset by series of crises as PM, 2022 promises to be no different

Of Justin Trudeau's six years as prime minister, only one — his first — has been what might be considered a normal year of governing, with the usual ups and downs.

Tories boycott security committee over refusal to release documents on fired scientists

Conservative leader Erin O'Toole is refusing to name Conservative members to the national security and intelligence committee of parliamentarians.

Liberals open to amending paid sick leave bill they want passed by week's end

Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan says the government is open to amending legislation that would provide 10 days of paid sick leave for federally regulated workers.

Tories reject proposed compromise to allow MPs to see documents on fired scientists

The Conservatives have rejected a proposed compromise to resolve a long-running dispute over the disclosure of secret documents related to the firing of two scientists at Canada's highest-security laboratory.

Ottawa needs support from majority of provinces to guarantee Quebec's share of Commons seats

Constitutional experts say the federal government has a bit of wiggle room to maintain Quebec's 78 seats in the House of Commons — or even add one or two — but it can't guarantee the province's influence in the chamber won't wane over time without a constitutional amendment approved by at least seven provinces.

Alberta to gain 3 seats, Quebec to lose 1 in redrawing of ridings

Quebec is slated to lose one seat in the next redrawing of federal ridings in Canada, seeing its 78 seats reduced to 77 — the first time since 1966 that a province has lost a seat when the electoral map is reconfigured.

Another minority government looks likely, but it could be very different from the last one

Canadians have chosen minority governments in four of the last six federal elections, and Monday's vote seems likely to produce a fifth.

Ethics watchdog says Trudeau didn't further interests of lifelong friend Pitfield

The federal ethics watchdog has concluded Justin Trudeau was not involved in a decision that saw Liberal MPs using their taxpayer-funded budgets to hire the services of a company run by one of the prime minister's lifelong friends.