Liberals target NDP seats in opening phase of election campaign

Liberals target NDP seats in opening phase of election campaign

Justin Trudeau’s election bus rolled into Saint-Hubert, Que. on Friday as he sought to woo NDP voters in a riding where even the sitting MP has abandoned the New Democrats. The New Democrats’ sliding fortunes in Quebec prompted the incumbent here, Pierre Nantel, to defect to the Greens on the eve of the election call. […]

How a suspected Iran-based campaign tried to get Canadian media to spread fake news

How a suspected Iran-based campaign tried to get Canadian media to spread fake news

An online disinformation campaign believed to originate from Iran tried to get Canadian media to amplify fake news, a CBC/Radio-Canada analysis has found. And in at least one instance, it was successful. The campaign was first discovered by researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, who detailed their findings in a report published last week. […]

Federal government launches campaign to boost support for immigration

Federal government launches campaign to boost support for immigration

With immigration shaping up to become a wedge issue in next year’s federal election, the Liberal government is trying to promote the upside of immigration to Canada. Amid the rise of anti-immigrant sentiment in Canada and abroad, Ottawa is hoping its new online initiative can spark a constructive conversation on immigration that is based on […]

U.S., U.K. accuse Russia of launching cyber espionage campaign

U.S., U.K. accuse Russia of launching cyber espionage campaign

The United States and Britain on Monday alleged that Russian government-backed hackers had infected computer routers around the world in a cyber espionage campaign that targeted government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators. U.S. and British officials told reporters in a conference call that they planned to issue a joint alert on the attacks, which […]