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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.

Rideau Hall spent over $110,000 on legal fees in response to bullying, harassment claims

Rideau Hall has spent more than $110,000 in public money so far on legal representation in response to allegations of a toxic workplace and verbal harassment at the Governor General's office, Radio-Canada has learned.

Gov. Gen. hires former Supreme Court justice as adviser during outside probe of 'toxic workplace' claims

The Governor General of Canada has hired former Supreme Court of Canada justice Michel Bastarache as a "constitutional adviser" following multiple reports alleging the work climate at Rideau Hall has become toxic, Radio-Canada has learned.

Ottawa spending another $600M to help businesses survive lockdowns

The federal government is giving $600 million to help small- and medium-sized businesses deal with possible lockdowns during a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Liberal government will use throne speech to roll out electric vehicle strategy

The Liberal government will use the speech from the throne to lay out a plan to create tens of thousands of jobs by connecting Canada’s resource sector with its manufacturing base to produce the batteries used in zero-emission cars, Radio-Canada has learned. 

Federal government reaches out to private sector for 'big ideas' to restart the economy

The federal government is reaching out to the private sector in an urgent hunt for “big ideas” that will help the Canadian economy bounce back from the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Cities grappling with COVID-19 costs call for federal, provincial co-operation for emergency aid

Canada’s cities are continuing to appeal to Ottawa and the provinces for emergency funding to absorb mounting costs associated with COVID-19 — something mayors say is necessary to avoid taking drastic measures to make up for revenue shortfalls brought on by the crisis.

Federal government prepares to introduce nationwide conversion therapy ban

The Trudeau government is set to introduce legislation Monday amending the Criminal Code to ban conversion therapy, a controversial practice that aims to change the sexual orientation, gender identity or expression of LGBTQ people.