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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.

Ford says social media allows politicians to circumvent mainstream journalists

Premier Doug Ford says mainstream journalists have become irrelevant because social media allows him to speak directly to Ontarians.

Singh calls for ethics probe into alleged political direction in SNC-Lavalin case

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau found himself in the opposition's crosshairs Thursday following a report that he pressed former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to intervene in the prosecution of construction giant SNC-Lavalin on charges of fraud and corruption.

Chief electoral officer worries parties are weak link in cybersecurity chain

Canada's chief electoral officer is "pretty confident" that Elections Canada has good safeguards to prevent cyberattacks from robbing Canadians of their right to vote in this year's federal election.

Scheer warns of unaffordable tax increases if Liberals re-elected

In a speech to his caucus and nominated candidates, Conservative Leader Andew Scheer warned that Canadians will wind up paying more taxes if they re-elect Trudeau's government.

Trudeau to make it harder for future PM to reverse Senate reforms

​Justin Trudeau says his government hopes to make legal changes that will cement his transformation of the Senate into a more independent, non-partisan chamber, making it harder for a future prime minister to turn back the clock.

Apology for Canada's past anti-Semitism was personal for some cabinet ministers

The federal government's apology for one of Canada's most shameful anti-Semitic episodes was personal for some of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet ministers.

Ontario Proud's arrival on federal scene renews fears about third party collusion

A conservative political advocacy group that was instrumental in taking down the Liberals in Ontario is going national, aiming to do to Justin Trudeau what it did to Kathleen Wynne.

Trudeau says Canadians expect 'consequences' for Khashoggi murder

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared to be inching closer Wednesday to cancelling Canada's $15-billion deal to sell light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia.

Chrétien predicts common sense will prevail in Quebec debate over religious symbols

Former Liberal prime minister Jean Chrétien says Quebec's political class is "trapped" in a pointless debate over a non-existent problem: how to accommodate religious minorities.

Baloney Meter: Is flow of asylum seekers at Canada-U.S. border a 'crisis'?

For the better part of two years, federal Conservatives have been blasting Justin Trudeau's Liberal government for failing to stem the tide of asylum seekers flowing across unofficial border crossings from the United States. They call it a 'crisis.' Is it?

Ex-Tory Senate leader blasts former colleagues for gutting impaired driving bill

A former leader of the Conservatives in the Senate is blasting her erstwhile colleagues for spearheading a move to gut a bill aimed at cracking down on impaired driving.

Embassy angered by Tory MP linking Mexican visitors to illegal drug trade

The Mexican government is taking a Conservative MP to task for implying that many Mexican visitors to Canada are involved in the illegal drug trade.