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Fin Donnelly joins list of NDP MPs not seeking re-election in 2019

​New Democrat MP Fin Donnelly has added his name to the growing list of incumbent NDP MPs who will not be seeking re-election in 2019.

Philpott says child services bill can be a 'turning point' in Crown-Indigenous relationship

Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says the federal government's proposed legislation on Indigenous child services can be a clarion call across Canada to stop scooping children from families needlessly.

Trudeau criticized for tweet to Trevor Noah pledging $50M charity gift

Canada will contribute $50 million to a global charity for children's education, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted to comedian Trevor Noah, a pledge that quickly drew criticism both for its content and its form.

Yazidi refugee woman urges government for help navigating new world

A Yazidi refugee woman who was among the 1,200 Yazidis the Liberal government vowed to resettle in Canada says the women who have arrived here have been all but left on their own.

Alberta minister Shannon Phillips says Bill C-69 inadequate in current form

Alberta's energy minister urged senators Wednesday to amend federal legislation that would overhaul energy project reviews.

Kennedy Stewart says there's 'overlap' between his mayoral campaign and MP duties

New Democrat Kennedy Stewart has continued to collect his MP's salary while campaigning for mayor of Vancouver.

Bernier says he has raised over $90K since quitting the Conservative party

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier says he has raised more than $90,000 since quitting the Conservative party. In a fundraising email to supporters today, Bernier says his campaign has "momentum" and that he plans to unveil his party's name and logo next week.

Scheer going to India to 'repair' relationship after 'disastrous' Trudeau trip

Six months after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's foreign policy prowess was pummelled by a disorganized state visit to India, his chief opponent is heading to New Delhi to try to "repair and strengthen" Canada-India relations.

Bernier touts himself as the only politician to want truly free trade with U.S.

Conservative MP Maxime Bernier says he's the only politician in Ottawa who supports truly free trade with the U.S., and while it's not his role to negotiate NAFTA with U.S. President Donald Trump, he thinks it's "sad" he's the only one who wants to put supply management on the trading table.

Veterans' access to benefits a persistent problem, ombudsman says

Canada's veterans ombudsman says that while the federal government has implemented a number of his recommendations over the years, veterans are having difficulty accessing some of the benefits and services they've been entitled to for a long time.

Federal government threatens to bypass Queen's Park, accuse Ford of fostering chaos in Toronto

The federal government says it will do whatever it can to protect Torontonians from the "vindictive and destructive" actions taken by the new Ford government.

Critical federal review fuels new calls for immigration detention reforms

A highly critical federal audit is fuelling calls for fundamental reforms to Canada's border agency and the way it deals with detainees during investigations and immigration hearings.

Conservative leader rejected calls to kick Maxime Bernier from caucus

A Conservative MP says he wanted Andrew Scheer to kick the openly defiant Maxime Bernier out of the federal caucus last month, but the Tory leader refused, insisting that his outspoken former leadership rival has an important role to play within the party.

Ottawa to make it 'fair' for those with criminal records for marijuana possession

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the government will look at ways to make things fair for those who have criminal records for marijuana possession after legalization comes into force.

Canada not doing enough on issues facing Indigenous women, UN human rights council says

Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council are urging Canada to improve its treatment of Indigenous people, in particular women and girls.