A new special parliamentary committee created to examine Canada’s fraught relationship with China will hold its first meeting today in Ottawa. The committee’s creation was the result of a Conservative motion passed in December, thanks to support from other opposition parties in the minority Parliament. The motion authorizes the committeeRead More →

Canadian social conservatives who say they’re tired of being written off and ignored by Conservative Party politicians are searching for a leadership candidate they can get behind. “We have people that we’re talking to. Nobody has come out to say, ‘Yes. I’m going to [run],’” said Jeff Gunnarson, national president of CampaignRead More →

Canada has a significant presence in Iraq, both as part of the anti-ISIS Operation Impact and as the nation commanding NATO’s mission in Iraq. A source at National Defence HQ told CBC News there are probably about 500 Canadian military personnel in the country, which accounts for most of the Canadians nowRead More →

The political war-of-words around the national economy took another turn on Sunday’s political talk shows as the federal finance minister warned Conservatives to cease claims of a looming recession. Finance Minister Bill Morneau also suggested in separate broadcast interviews that the country’s economic track will have a bearing on howRead More →

With government figures showing a spike in the number of young people vaping, the federal government is preparing to place stricter limits on advertising and make health warnings on vaping products mandatory, CBC News has learned. However, Ottawa is not yet ready to go as far as many health advocates want by further restricting the flavoured vape products known to appealRead More →