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Floor-crossing MP praised Trudeau government in weeks before departure | CBC News

Floor-crossing MP praised Trudeau government in weeks before departure | CBC News

Leona Alleslev heaped public and private praise on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his senior ministers in the weeks before she started a secret process to defect to the opposition Conservatives, according to an email and an audio recording obtained by CBC News. On July 11 — when Alleslev was part of the Canadian delegation at…
How Jeremy Dutcher crafted the fascinating album that won the Polaris Music Prize | CBC News

How Jeremy Dutcher crafted the fascinating album that won the Polaris Music Prize |...

Jeremy Dutcher's first words after learning he'd won the Polaris Music Prize were yelled out in his traditional Wolastoq language. "Psiw-te npomawsuwinuwok, kiluwaw yut! All of my people, this is for you!" When Dutcher switched to English, his words were measured, focused and sent a strong message to the crowd packed inside The Carlu Theatre…
‘There is a growing frustration’: Top Republican slams Canada’s NAFTA negotiating tactics | CBC News

‘There is a growing frustration’: Top Republican slams Canada’s NAFTA negotiating tactics | CBC...

The third most senior Republican in Congress fired a shot across Canada's bow today, urging Canadian negotiators to either drop some of their hardball tactics or risk being left out of a new NAFTA entirely. In a statement sent to reporters, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise said he and other U.S. lawmakers are growing increasingly frustrated…
Trump ‘totally supporting’ Brett Kavanaugh, doesn’t think FBI needs to be involved | CBC News

Trump ‘totally supporting’ Brett Kavanaugh, doesn’t think FBI needs to be involved | CBC...

Wrestling for advantage, Democratic and Republican senators argued Tuesday over who could, should or would testify at next Monday's hearing with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of a sexual assault when they were in high school. Doubts were even raised whether she would appear. Meanwhile, Kavanaugh was at the…
Flooding from Florence expected to continue into next week as storm moves northeast | CBC News

Flooding from Florence expected to continue into next week as storm moves northeast |...

Residents of the Carolinas struggled to return to normal on Tuesday after taking a beating from Hurricane Florence, but those efforts were hindered by standing water and the anticipation of more flooding from swollen rivers. The death toll from the storm rose to at least 34 in three states, with 26 fatalities in North Carolina,…
The Liberals’ fall strategy just hit a brick wall named Leona Alleslev | CBC News

The Liberals’ fall strategy just hit a brick wall named Leona Alleslev | CBC...

There are times when no amount of planning can prepare you for the completely unexpected. The Liberals returned Monday for the fall sitting of Parliament with a plan to highlight what they see as their success over the past three years in making life better for the middle class, to focus attention on their efforts…
The dangers of not vaccinating are horrifying and graphic. Government warnings must show that: Opinion | CBC News

The dangers of not vaccinating are horrifying and graphic. Government warnings must show that:...

Back in April, the Canadian government announced a national awareness campaign and earmarked almost $3.4 million in additional funding to increase Canadian vaccination rates – a significant supplement to the $18 million it already spends annually on immunization initiatives. During the announcement, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor noted that this was a significant public health priority to…
Federal audit of corporate database finds thousands of ‘deficiencies’ | CBC News

Federal audit of corporate database finds thousands of ‘deficiencies’ | CBC News

A public registry of federal corporations is riddled with thousands of errors and omissions because too many business owners are failing to keep the federal government in the loop about basic corporate information, says an audit by Corporations Canada. And when the federal agency confronted the delinquent corporations with those problems, fewer than half fixed…
‘I’m getting ripped off’: A look inside Ticketmaster’s price-hiking bag of tricks | CBC News

‘I’m getting ripped off’: A look inside Ticketmaster’s price-hiking bag of tricks | CBC...

Buying a ticket for Saturday's Bruno Mars concert in Toronto was probably never going to be cheap, but what many of the star's 17,000 fans who scored a seat might not realize is it wasn't just scalpers driving up prices. A CBC News and Toronto Star investigation reveals how box-office behemoth Ticketmaster uses its own…
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will take SpaceX rocket around the moon | CBC News

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will take SpaceX rocket around the moon | CBC News

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said Monday that he plans to blast off on the first-ever commercial trip around the moon and will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on the weeklong journey. The SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket is scheduled to make the trip in 2023, Maezawa and company founder Elon…
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