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Trudeau revisits blackface embarrassment during Black History Month

Justin Trudeau acknowledged his own past history of unconscious racism during a celebration Monday of Black History Month.

Elections Canada reports no serious cyberthreats to last fall's federal election

Elections Canada can't let its guard down, says Canada's chief electoral officer Stephane Perrault, despite getting through last fall's federal election campaign with no significant cybersecurity threats.

Travel restrictions during outbreak needless and illegal, global law experts say

Global health law experts say dozens of countries — including the United States and Australia — are breaking international law by imposing travel restrictions during the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Jody Wilson-Raybould is Canadian Press newsmaker of the year for 2019

The SNC-Lavalin affair cost Justin Trudeau two cabinet ministers, his most trusted aide, the top federal public servant and possibly a second majority mandate; and now the woman at the centre of it all — Jody Wilson-Raybould — is the 2019 Newsmaker of the Year.

Ethics law forbids ex-minister Philpott from paid work for First Nation

The federal ethics law has put a crimp in Jane Philpott's plan to put her experience as a former minister of health and Indigenous services to work for the benefit of a northern Ontario First Nation.

Trudeau's minority Liberal government survives first confidence vote

Justin Trudeau's Liberals survived Tuesday their first test of confidence in the House of Commons but got a pointed reminder of how opposition parties can still make life complicated for a minority government.

Independent senators want rule changes to prevent partisan stalling on bills

The largest group of independents in the Senate wants some rule changes to reflect the new reality of a less partisan chamber of sober second thought — and to rein in obstruction tactics by Conservative senators, who make up the last remaining unabashedly partisan caucus in the upper house.

Poll suggests plenty of Canadians voted strategically to stop a party from winning

More than one-third of Canadians voted strategically in last week's federal election to stop another party from winning, a new poll suggests.

Untested legal options could give feds ways to intervene on Bill 21

National party leaders' reluctance to intervene in a court challenge to Quebec's controversial Bill 21 may have left the erroneous impression that there's nothing the federal government can do to try to stop the law that bans teachers, police and certain other public servants from wearing religious symbols at work.

Canada takes centre stage in Bannon film based on Huawei exec Meng's detention

Canada plays a starring role in a soon-to-be-released film aimed at exposing China's bid for world domination through technology.

Ambrose disagrees with Scheer's assertion that Trudeau caved to Trump on NAFTA

The Conservatives' former leader doesn't agree with the current leader's assertion that Canada got taken to the cleaners by Donald Trump on the renegotiated NAFTA.

Mysterious group behind mass texts seeking Canadians' views on carbon tax

Many Ontarians received an automated text message over the weekend, asking if they agree that the carbon tax must be scrapped.

Majority of Canadians agree Indigenous women victims of 'genocide,' new poll suggests

Most Canadians agree that the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women amount to genocide, a new poll suggests. But the Leger poll also suggests there's disagreement about when it occurred and who is responsible.

Wrongfully convicted Halifax man's case sat on Wilson-Raybould's desk for months

The lawyer of a wrongfully convicted Halifax man says his client suffered "every single day" as he waited to be exonerated for a murder he didn't commit — a wait that was prolonged for months as his case sat on former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould's desk.

Trudeau rejected Wilson-Raybould's conservative pick for high court, CP sources say

Jody Wilson-Raybould recommended in 2017 that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau nominate a conservative Manitoba judge to be chief justice of the Supreme Court, even though he wasn't a sitting member of the top court and had been a vocal critic of its activism on Charter of Rights issues, The Canadian Press has learned.