‘Freedom movement’ rallies planned for Ottawa all summer: organizer

OTTAWA – Events are set to take place in Ottawa in late June through Canada Day and the rest of the summer for what organizers say are to protest remaining COVID-19 pandemic-era restrictions. 19. Veterans for Freedom steering committee member Andrew MacGillivray said in an interview posted on YouTube that he will be holding a … Read more

Ottawa urged to act amid ongoing privacy leaks in military sexual misconduct deal

Ottawa is facing calls to respond to a growing number of privacy breaches involving service members who have been victims of sexual misconduct in uniform, with experts and opposition parties calling the mistakes unacceptable. Epiq Class Action Services has admitted to leaking the personal data of more than 100 current and former members of the … Read more

BoC set to outline financial system risks and vulnerabilities as inflation weighs

OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada will outline what it considers to be the key vulnerabilities and risks to the Canadian financial system later this morning. The central bank’s annual review of the financial system comes as decades-high inflation rates are straining deeply indebted households following a sharp rise in the housing market. The Bank … Read more

A man seeking historical records said it would cost the federal government $21 million to process the request

OTTAWA – A researcher seeking documents about an RCMP investigation in the National Archives of Canada has been told it will cost the government more than $21 million to process his request under the Access to Information Act. ‘information. The man filed an access request with Library and Archives Canada in January after learning that … Read more

Supreme Court of Canada to rule on Quebec mosque shooter’s sentence

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada is set to rule Friday on the sentencing of a man who carried out a deadly shooting at a Quebec mosque. The decision in the Alexandre Bissonnette case will determine the constitutionality of a key provision on parole eligibility in multiple murder cases. As a result, this will … Read more

Hedley frontman’s sexual assault trial set to resume in Toronto today

TORONTO – The sexual assault trial of Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard is set to resume in Toronto today. The Crown finished presenting its case early last week, and the defense is expected to begin arguing its case today. Hoggard, the leader of the Hedley band, pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual assault causing … Read more

Parks Canada recovers 45 fossils stolen from the Burgess Shale and imposes a $20,000 fine

LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA — A Quebec resident has been fined $20,000 for taking 45 fossils from three Rocky Mountain national parks, including an internationally renowned fossil site. Parks Canada says in a news release that park rangers in Lake Louise, Alberta, received a tip in 2020 from a member of the public about fossils being … Read more

Five Conservative leadership candidates face off tonight in Ottawa

OTTAWA – Five of the six candidates running for the leadership of the Conservatives will take the stage tonight for a debate in front of a hall of loyal Conservatives. This is not an official leadership debate, but is organized by the Canada Strong & Free Network as part of an annual conference held in … Read more

BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon wins seat in Legislative Assembly by by-election

VANCOUVER – The leader of the BC Liberals says he will use his new seat in the Legislative Assembly to look NDP government leaders “straight in the eye and ask the tough questions.” Kevin Falcon won the Vancouver-Quilchena by-election in a landslide victory on Saturday with 6,200 votes, more than double the 2,590 ballots of … Read more

Convoy organizer warns of ‘chance for all’ if police ban demonstration in downtown Ottawa

OTTAWA – One of the organizers of a planned motorcycle convoy warns of a “chance for all” on Friday if Ottawa police do not allow hundreds of protesters to take their bikes to the streets around the Parliament Hill. The “Rolling Thunder Ottawa” convoy plans to loop through downtown next weekend, with a scheduled stop … Read more