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Rideau Hall spent over $110,000 on legal fees in response to bullying, harassment claims

Rideau Hall has spent more than $110,000 in public money so far on legal representation in response to allegations of a toxic workplace and verbal harassment at the Governor General's office, Radio-Canada has learned.

Gov. Gen. hires former Supreme Court justice as adviser during outside probe of 'toxic workplace' claims

The Governor General of Canada has hired former Supreme Court of Canada justice Michel Bastarache as a "constitutional adviser" following multiple reports alleging the work climate at Rideau Hall has become toxic, Radio-Canada has learned.

Ottawa spending another $600M to help businesses survive lockdowns

The federal government is giving $600 million to help small- and medium-sized businesses deal with possible lockdowns during a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Liberal government will use throne speech to roll out electric vehicle strategy

The Liberal government will use the speech from the throne to lay out a plan to create tens of thousands of jobs by connecting Canada’s resource sector with its manufacturing base to produce the batteries used in zero-emission cars, Radio-Canada has learned. 

Federal government reaches out to private sector for 'big ideas' to restart the economy

The federal government is reaching out to the private sector in an urgent hunt for “big ideas” that will help the Canadian economy bounce back from the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Cities grappling with COVID-19 costs call for federal, provincial co-operation for emergency aid

Canada’s cities are continuing to appeal to Ottawa and the provinces for emergency funding to absorb mounting costs associated with COVID-19 — something mayors say is necessary to avoid taking drastic measures to make up for revenue shortfalls brought on by the crisis.

Federal government prepares to introduce nationwide conversion therapy ban

The Trudeau government is set to introduce legislation Monday amending the Criminal Code to ban conversion therapy, a controversial practice that aims to change the sexual orientation, gender identity or expression of LGBTQ people.

Olympic champion Sylvie Fréchette to run as Conservative candidate

Sylvie Fréchette, an Olympic medalist in synchronized swimming, will be running for the Conservative Party of Canada in the riding of Rivière-du-Nord in this fall's election, Radio-Canada has learned.

Conservatives ask CSIS to investigate John McCallum's comments

The Conservative Party is asking Canada's spy agency to investigate whether recent comments by Ottawa's former ambassador to China pose a threat to the upcoming fall election.

MPs warned Singh in June that he's through as leader if he can't win Burnaby South

Two senior members of the federal NDP caucus warned NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh back in June that he won't be able to hang on as party leader if he loses next month's byelection in Burnaby South, CBC News has learned.

NDP wants Steve Bannon debate cancelled

The federal NDP is calling on organizers of a Toronto debate series to cancel an event which is set to include U.S. President Donald Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon.

At least a dozen websites are selling cannabis edibles illegally and with impunity

While marijuana for recreational use will be legal in a week, a burgeoning segment of the cannabis market — THC-infused edibles — will be off-limits to consumers.

Julia Sanchez to carry NDP banner in Tom Mulcair's Outremont seat

Julia Sanchez is getting ready for a fierce battle to hold the Montreal riding of former NDP leader Tom Mulcair.

Police chiefs studying decriminalizing drugs as possible solution to opioid crisis

As the opioid crisis continues to kill thousands of Canadians, the country's police chiefs are taking a closer look at the possibility of decriminalizing — or even legalizing — illicit drugs, CBC News/Radio-Canada has learned

International Narcotics Control Board remains troubled by Canada's pot legalization plan

The International Narcotics Control Board is expressing concerns about the Trudeau government’s plan to legalize recreational pot use in Canada, warning the move will place Canada in violation of international drug control conventions.