The Supreme Court of Canada has finally catapulted this country into the modern age of securities regulation — a decision that could have direct implications for the federal government's major policy initiatives on gender diversity and the environment. The top court's green light for a unified, pan-Canadian securities regulator to govern the country's financial industry…
It was a rough ride for the loonie in 2018. The Canadian dollar fell nearly eight per cent against its U.S. counterpart last year — with much of its slide worsening in the fourth quarter — plunging almost six per cent since October. In fact, the loonie was the second worst performing major currency in the world against the U.S. dollar in the…
Uneventful is not a word you would use to describe U.S. politics in 2018. The National’s U.S. political panel is here to answer your questions about what happened, what’s changed and what’s to come. Join National co-host Adrienne Arsenault and political insiders David Frum, Patti Solis-Doyle and Jai Chabria for live Q&A. »»» Subscribe to…
The Fredericton shooting that left four people dead on Friday, including two municipal police officers and two civilians, has brought back painful memories for many New Brunswickers of the fatal Moncton Mountie shootings four years ago. And while it's not yet clear whether there are any similarities between the cases that led to their deadly outcomes, some of the same questions about…
It started when Andi Dreher was only three years old. Her head slumped over, her face went blank. It was the first of many epileptic seizures that the Ontario child would endure. At the beginning, Andi would have a couple of seizures a year, but the condition slowly progressed. By the time she turned seven, she was…
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr wants to be  granted a Canadian passport to travel to Saudi Arabia and permission to speak to his controversial sister. Khadr, who is now 32, will be back in the Court of Queen's Bench in Edmonton Thursday to apply for changes to his bail conditions which were imposed while…
The Opposition Conservatives are asking Parliament to examine Canada's security screening process following two CBC investigations that pointed to flaws in system. "Recently, there have been a number of concerning incidents that have shown clear gaps in our immigration screening system," Conservative MP Michelle Rempel, the immigration, refugees, and citizenship critic, said in a statement. "That is…
The Supreme Court of Canada will deliver a ruling Thursday on an issue that has become increasingly fraught: the Crown's constitutional duty to consult with Indigenous peoples — and a decision in favour of the First Nation in question could have sweeping consequences for Canada's legislative process. The Mikisew Cree First Nation, a band in northern Alberta,…
The Liberal government is curtailing its plan to price carbon pollution after hearing concerns from industry officials about how the tax would impact competitiveness. As the Globe and Mail first reported Wednesday morning, Environment and Climate Change Canada plans to release new guidelines that lower the percentage of emissions some polluters will have to pay…
From coast to coast, families are welcoming some of the first Canadians born in 2019. Here's a look at some of Canada's New Year's Day babies: New Brunswick's first Baby Calum, born at Saint John Regional Hospital, may have only made his appearance at 12:42 a.m. AT, but that made him New Brunswick's first baby of…
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