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Federal Court orders 'Product of Israel' labels off West Bank wines

A new Federal Court ruling calls it misleading and deceptive to characterize wines from the West Bank as "products of Israel."

Behind-the-scenes work on skills policy detailed in election-tinged documents

Government documents have revealed that top civil servants were told their departments don't know what the jobs of the future will look like, and employers' demands for skills will change more frequently.

Federal government redoes child-benefit forms amid concerns 'at-risk' families missing payments

The federal government will roll out a simplified application form for the Canada Child Benefit this month — just as it gets a bump in value — after hearing about barriers for newcomers and Indigenous people who are eligible but don't go through the paperwork needed to get it.

Liberals look at short-term changes to expand rural broadband

The federal government is promising to piggyback on existing projects and networks as much as possible to expand broadband access to rural communities as part of two reports being made public today.

Via gets $71M in federal money toward faster service in Ontario, Quebec

The money will go toward making sure Via trains can seamlessly move between any new dedicated tracks and local transit systems in Montreal and Toronto.

Officials take look at zones for EI rules, hoping to avoid political pitfalls

A federal department is reconsidering the boundaries that determine how workers in different areas qualify for employment insurance, a move that could send political ripples through the country as some workers benefit while others find themselves with tougher hurdles to getting benefits.

MPs across party lines call for new housing subsidy to help homeless veterans

A cross-party group of MPs is asking the federal Liberals to create a new housing stipend to help thousands of this country's veterans get off the streets.

From Hawkesbury to Estevan, documents show towns to be hit hardest by automation

An internal government presentation from last August listed Hawkesbury as having the largest share of workers at high risk of being affected by automation.

Settlement groups fighting anti-Muslim backlash in Kingston, Ont.

Officials in Kingston, Ont., are planning a large community meeting to head off anti-Muslim sentiment following last week's terrorism-related arrests.

Federal watchdog says 4-year-old victims rights regime falling short

The new federal watchdog for victims of crime says rules meant to give victims and their families louder voices in the justice system have fallen short.

Mike Duffy appeals ruling blocking him from suing Senate for suspension

Sen. Mike Duffy is asking Ontario's Court of Appeal to overturn a decision blocking him from suing the Senate for millions of dollars over his dramatic and protracted suspension without pay more than five years ago.

Liberals drop contentious anti-abortion test for summer jobs funding

Contentious wording in Ottawa's summer jobs program that tied pro-choice beliefs on abortion to funding eligibility is being dropped after a backlash to what was styled last year as a values test. Instead, the federal Liberals have retooled the 2019 version of the Canada Summer Jobs program.

Housing watchdog at risk as Liberals worry about too much bureaucracy

Worried that they'd create too much new bureaucracy by hiring a new watchdog and setting up an adjudication system to enforce a right to housing they've promised, the federal Liberals appear ready to back off both.

Republican lawmakers question protection for LGBTQ and pregnant workers in USMCA

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn't saying what he is willing to do to keep a provision protecting labour rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer workers inside a renewed North American free trade pact.

Canadian spy chief has heard audio of Khashoggi murder, CSIS says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadian intelligence officials have listened to a recording of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.