Ryan Maloney

Senior Writer

Ryan Maloney is a senior writer with CBC News. He previously worked at HuffPost Canada, where he was the senior politics editor.

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Young Canadians launch court challenge to lower federal voting age from 18

Thirteen young people from across the country, ranging in age from 12 to 18, are going to court to argue that the section of the Canada Elections Act which bars Canadians under 18 from voting in federal elections is unconstitutional.

Liberal House leader says multiple vaccine exemptions for Tory MPs 'statistically' unlikely

Government House Leader Mark Holland says it would be "statistically improbable" for several Conservative MPs to have valid medical exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination — and those who do have them should provide "assurances" they were given for legitimate reasons.
MINORITY REPORT

New Parliament, old traditions: Here's what to expect when MPs return this week

The opening days of the 44th Canadian Parliament this week will be steeped in age-old British traditions that might seem a little strange.

Erin O'Toole says all Conservative MPs vaccinated or granted exemptions ahead of reopening of House

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole said today that all 119 Conservative members of Parliament will be in the House of Commons next week for the opening of a new session — either because they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or because they have received exemptions.

Kamal Khera, Trudeau's youngest minister, says she'll draw on her pandemic experiences in cabinet

Last month, 32-year-old Kamal Khera became the youngest member of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new cabinet, tasked with tending to Canada’s aging population as the seniors minister.

Decision on Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids coming within two weeks: Health Canada

Canada’s review of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 5 to 11 should be completed within the next “one to two weeks,” Health Canada’s chief medical adviser said today.
MINORITY REPORT

Trudeau is about to name some parliamentary secretaries. So what do they do, exactly?

It’s a job that can be seen as both a promotion and consolation prize — a reward for loyal members of Parliament and rising stars on the government benches and a way to soothe the sting of being left out of cabinet.

Federal government to keep Canadian flags raised after Remembrance Day ceremonies

The federal government will keep Canadian flags at full mast on government buildings after commemorating Remembrance Day next week.
MINORITY REPORT

Steven MacKinnon wants to create 'space' for Liberal MPs in new role as chief government whip

Steven MacKinnon, appointed government whip Thursday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, says he sees himself as a “facilitator” of the governing caucus and the smooth functioning of Parliament.

'Senator-in-waiting' who topped Alberta vote applying for job through federal process

The top vote-getter in Alberta's so-called "Senate election" says she's prepared to wait years, if necessary, to get named to Canada's upper chamber.

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