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'He had it all': Former PM Brian Mulroney, political leaders reflect on John Turner's legacy

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney says he will remember his friend and former political rival John Turner as a rare gentleman who brought a “great sense” of dignity to his long career as a politician.

Conservatives request ethics probe into Telford, senior adviser as PMO denies wrongdoing

The federal Conservatives have asked Canada’s ethics watchdog to launch an investigation into allegations of improper lobbying related to the government’s emergency wage subsidy program.

Global rally against COVID-19 safety measures comes to Parliament Hill

Flouting public health guidance to wear masks in public areas, avoid large gatherings and practise physical distancing, hundreds of demonstrators gathered on Parliament Hill Saturday to protest pandemic safety measures they say infringe on their personal rights.

How votes for the Conservative leadership race are being counted — and when to expect results

The race to crown Andrew Scheer’s successor as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada will come to an end tonight following an unprecedented contest that saw a record number of votes cast despite a nationwide public health crisis.

CRA shuts down online services after thousands of accounts breached in cyberattacks

The Canada Revenue Agency has temporarily shut down its online services after the agency confirmed it was recently hit by two cyberattacks that compromised thousands of accounts linked to its services.

Conservatives demand probes into administration of commercial rent relief program

The federal Conservatives are calling for an investigation into the Liberal government’s commercial rent relief program to find out why it could not be delivered by the public service — and how it came to be contracted out to a company with ties to a top PMO staffer.

Ottawa to match Beirut relief donations as unrest in Lebanese capital grows

Ottawa has launched a dollar-for-dollar matching fund to send additional aid to Lebanon following Tuesday’s deadly blast in Beirut, a contribution that comes from the federal government’s previous commitment of $5 million to provide relief to the region.

Commons to convene Monday to debate wage subsidy extension, disability payments

The House of Commons will meet Monday to debate legislation on extending the emergency wage subsidy and providing one-time payments to Canadians with disabilities struggling during the pandemic — a bill the Bloc Québécois says it intends to support.

Conservatives call on Trudeau to appear before committee studying WE controversy

Opposition Conservatives are demanding that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau testify before the House of Commons finance committee as it prepares to study how much the government spent in awarding a now-cancelled contract to WE Charity.

Financial scrutiny, back-to-work bonus among Conservative demands ahead of fiscal snapshot

Uncovering what's become of Canada's deficit, implementing a bonus for workers returning to their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic and boosting funding for the auditor general are among the Official Opposition's priorities ahead of Wednesday's fiscal snapshot.

Concerns grow that Iran will use downed Flight 752 to reopen ties with Canada

Iran's efforts to resume diplomatic relations with Canada — while the country is under international pressure to release flight information and conduct a transparent investigation into the downing of Flight 752 — has some worried that Iran is using the tragedy as a bargaining tool.

Canada's airlines ease into expanded summer service with added safety protocols

Canada’s beleaguered airline industry is taking cautious steps to restart operations after travel restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic grounded much of the sector — but getting planes back in the air will be a costly and risky undertaking.

Public safety minister broached systemic racism with RCMP head before course reversal

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair spoke with RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki about systemic racism in Canada’s federal police force one day after she struggled to define the term and dodged questions about whether it existed within her organization, CBC News has learned.

Ottawa health unit backtracks after issuing misleading advice on COVID-19 immunity

Ottawa's public health agency is walking back some public health advice after it told recovered COVID-19 patients that they might be safe from reinfection for two years or more — information that goes against what federal health officials have cautioned through the entire COVID-19 pandemic. 

Meet the 'forgotten Canadians' stranded in remote corners of the world demanding help to get home

They are the outliers — the last 10 per cent of Canadians stranded abroad who want to come home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But the Canadian government may not be able to repatriate all of them.