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Ottawa preparing to charter 3 flights for Ukrainian refugees

Faced with growing pressure to evacuate Ukrainian refugees, Ottawa will soon organize three charter flights to Winnipeg, Montreal and Halifax. 

Ottawa has secured exit routes for Canadians still in Ukraine, minister's office says

The federal government says it has secured escape routes through four neighbouring countries to allow Canadians to evade a Russian military incursion into Ukraine.

Impatience growing as Liberal MPs wait for 1st post-election caucus meeting

Radio-Canada spoke to several Liberal MPs, on the record and on background, who said they are eager to make their voices heard on issues at an official gathering, the first since the September election.

'It's not enough': Money at the heart of child-care disagreement between Ontario and Ottawa, sources say

Doug Ford's government has not yet signed a deal with Ottawa on child care in part because of a "money" disagreement, says a senior Ontario Progressive Conservative official.

Radio-Canada's deep-dive interviews with 5 party leaders delivers more than canned answers

The five federal party leaders took part on Sunday evening in Radio-Canada's special program where the leaders were asked focused questions that prompted some of them to step out of their well-rehearsed campaign lines. 

Dozens of MPs stand to lose access to pensions if they're defeated in an early election

Dozens of members of Parliament could lose access to the generous MP pension plan if they lose their seats in an early election because they would not have the required six years of service.

Canada's new climate change target will exceed 40% cut in emissions: Radio-Canada sources

The Trudeau government is expected to announce a new target for greenhouse gas emissions — at least a 40 per cent reduction from 2005 levels by 2030.

Polytechnique victims' loved ones accuse Trudeau of 'betraying' them with new gun control bill

Survivors and family members of victims of the Polytechnique massacre say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has abandoned and betrayed them with his government's firearms legislation Bill C-21.

Legislation to establish assault-style gun buyback program expected soon

The Liberal government is expected to table a bill in the coming days that will set up a program to buy back assault-style weapons that were blacklisted last spring, Radio-Canada has learned.

Ottawa to assist Olympic athletes, staff with costs of pandemic travel restrictions

The federal government has agreed to offer 750 Olympic and Paralympic athletes — along with members of their support staff — exemptions from some quarantine-related travel restrictions in the lead-up to the Olympics, Radio-Canada has learned.