Marie Woolf

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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he plans on taking paternity leave after daughter's birth

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has become a father for the first time, to a baby daughter.

2 years after Trudeau pledged to plant 2 billion trees, only 8.5 million have been planted

The federal government has planted less than half a per cent of the two billion trees it pledged to put in the ground across Canada by 2030, The Canadian Press has learned.

Greens pick astrophysicist Amita Kuttner as interim leader, 1st leader who is trans

The Greens have chosen a nonbinary astrophysicist as the interim leader of their party. Amita Kuttner, an expert in black holes, was appointed Wednesday by the Greens' Federal Council to lead the party until a new leader is elected next year.

Conservatives say virtual Commons proceedings allow government to dodge scrutiny

Conservative MPs will oppose a government proposal today to return to a hybrid format in the House of Commons, which has allowed MPs to participate virtually in proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wrangling over language may slow online harm bill, anti-hate groups say

A group of anti-hate organizations is concerned that the passage of a bill dealing with online hate could be delayed for years by debates over wording.

Nunavut MP Lori Idlout to take oath in Inuktitut in virtual ceremony

Lori Idlout, the new member of Parliament for Nunavut, will be sworn in as an MP in Inuktitut, her mother tongue. The swearing-in will take place virtually on Friday, from Iqaluit's Astro Theatre.

Quebec premier says Trudeau must ensure province does not lose a seat

The number of Quebec MPs would go from 78 to 77 in a planned redistribution of parliamentary ridings in Canada.

Knife found beneath Parliament to be returned to Algonquin nations in historic move

An ancient stone knife recovered during renovations on Parliament Hill will be returned to Algonquin nations. It's estimated to be 4,000 years old.

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.

Afghan women ministers warned Canada of Taliban atrocities in June: senator

Afghan women ministers made pleas to Canadian politicians for help two months before the Taliban took control of Kabul, Sen. Salma Ataullahjan says.

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