After another attack targeting Muslims, critics demand promised online hate legislation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that online hate likely contributed to the radicalization of the man accused of killing members of a Muslim family in London, Ontario, over the weekend, prompting human rights advocates to criticize his government for failing to meets its promise to deliver anti-hate legislation. 

Justyn Knight aims for competitive run against top field in potential Olympic preview

Toronto native Justyn Knight says he’s a more confident and strong runner than at 2019 world championships as he prepares to face a similarly elite field in his 5,000-metre season debut at Thursday’s Diamond League Golden Gala meet (CBCSports.ca, 2 p.m. ET).

Press Conference and Media Technical Briefing 

Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, and Joël Lightbound, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness for a press conference on legislation.

Government of Canada launches call for applications for Own-Source Revenue in Indigenous Communities Initiative

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities have taken actions to protect their communities and have shut down or reduced operations, resulting in declines in their own-source revenue. In responding to partners’ calls for support to address these declines, and to continue supporting communities that provide core programs and important services,… Continue reading Government of Canada launches call for applications for Own-Source Revenue in Indigenous Communities Initiative

Groups founded by Putin-critic Alexei Navalny declared ‘extremist,’ outlawed by Moscow court

A Moscow court on Wednesday outlawed organizations founded by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by labelling them extremist, the latest move in a campaign by authorities to silence dissent and bar Kremlin critics from running for parliament in September.

Girls hockey coach still on ice despite permanent suspension for punching threats

In March, the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association permanently banned Jenya Feldman for verbal abuse and threats of violence against players. But the private hockey academy owner is still on the ice with teen girls, and authorities say they can do little about it.

Government of Canada invests $2.8 million to help prevent human trafficking and support survivors and victims in British Columbia

Human trafficking is an unconscionable crime that impacts the most vulnerable in Canada and around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it even more difficult to keep people safe, and help victims escape situations of human trafficking and access the supports they need. Indigenous women and girls, newcomers to Canada, Black and racialized women… Continue reading Government of Canada invests $2.8 million to help prevent human trafficking and support survivors and victims in British Columbia

Pandemic has left backlog of almost 16 million medical procedures in Ontario, doctors say

The COVID-19 pandemic has left an estimated backlog of 15.9 million surgeries in Ontario, including MRIs, cataract surgeries, joint replacements and coronary bypass surgeries, according to the Ontario Medical Association. Doctors say they’re also worried about a decline in preventative screenings.

Federal, Provincial, Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors prioritize work on seniors abuse, housing and technology to age in place

The Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum met today to discuss key priorities and meaningful ways to support current and future generations of older Canadians. The meeting was co-chaired by Minister of Seniors, Deb Schulte and Minister of Seniors and Housing for Alberta, Josephine Pon.

Government of Canada takes action to remove bulk oil from the MV Schiedyk shipwreck in British Columbia

Nootka Sound, British Columbia – The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canada’s oceans and waterways, and is taking action to address the threat posed by wrecked, abandoned and hazardous vessels, including the MV Schiedyk, a historic shipwreck leaking oil off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

What we know about the accused in the fatal attack on a Muslim family in London, Ont.

The man facing murder charges after a truck jumped a London, Ont., curb and ran into a Muslim family of five, killing four of them, has left no traces on social media about his life. But a neighbour who spoke to CBC News said while the 20-year-old tended to keep to himself, he’d have frequent… Continue reading What we know about the accused in the fatal attack on a Muslim family in London, Ont.

Investing in safer recreation infrastructure for Cape Breton residents

Today, Jaime Battiste, Member of Parliament for Sydney—Victoria, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development; the Honourable Derek Mombourquette, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, on behalf of Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Suzanne Lohnes-Croft; and Her Worship Amanda McDougall, Mayor of the Cape… Continue reading Investing in safer recreation infrastructure for Cape Breton residents

Media Advisory – Montague, Prince Edward Island

Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure announcement regarding COVID-19 response for public infrastructure in Eastern PEI with the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities,… Continue reading Media Advisory – Montague, Prince Edward Island

Canada and FCM invest in asset management in Saskatchewan communities

The Government of Canada is investing over $1.1 million in 27 new projects in Saskatchewan communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on behalf of the federal government. The program helps municipalities strengthen local infrastructure planning and decision-making by increasing local asset management capacity through investments in… Continue reading Canada and FCM invest in asset management in Saskatchewan communities

Canada’s oilsands producers form alliance to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050

Canadian oilsands producers said on Wednesday they would form an alliance to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from their operations by 2050, as the cash-rich firms come under pressure to meet the country’s goal on energy transition.

The NFB at the 25th Festival REGARD. Four productions and co-productions in the lineup, including Mauvaises herbes (Bad Seeds), the latest animated short from Claude Cloutier.

The National Film Board of Canada is back at the REGARD – Festival international du court métrage au Saguenay with a strong and diverse crop of titles: four productions and co-productions, including works that have screened to acclaim at prestigious festivals around the world.

Government collaboration supporting the future of Alberta’s clean hydrogen sector  

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Premier of Alberta, and His Worship Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton, announced that their governments are working closely with Air Products Canada Ltd. to advance clean energy in Canada and jointly pursue a transformative $1.3 billion net-zero hydrogen production investment.… Continue reading Government collaboration supporting the future of Alberta’s clean hydrogen sector  

Media Advisory – Scarborough, Ontario

Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement in Toronto with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Jean Yip, Member of Parliament for Scarborough–Agincourt; Gary Anandasangaree, Member of Parliament for Scarborough–Rouge Park; Aris Babikan, Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough–Agincourt on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s… Continue reading Media Advisory – Scarborough, Ontario