'We have hope': Ottawa pledges to support First Nations suicide prevention strategies

'We have hope': Ottawa pledges to support First Nations suicide prevention strategies

In the wake of a 10-year-old girl’s suicide on his reserve, the Chief of Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation flew more than 3,000 kilometres to Ottawa to sit face-to-face with the federal minister of Indigenous services. In that meeting Wednesday morning, Chief Ronald Mitsuing received confirmation from Minister Mark Miller that the federal government would financially support a […]

Human rights tribunal critical of Ottawa for actions in child welfare case

Human rights tribunal critical of Ottawa for actions in child welfare case

OTTAWA—The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal is pushing back the deadline for Ottawa to get rolling on compensation for First Nations children and their families over child welfare services, but the delay comes with a sharp rebuke for the federal government over its actions in the case. The tribunal sent a letter to the government, as […]

Canadian youths to sue Ottawa over government's role in climate change

Canadian youths to sue Ottawa over government's role in climate change

Young Canadian activists are planning to sue the federal government over climate change, claiming Ottawa’s role in perpetuating the crisis violates their fundamental rights. The impending lawsuit from 15 youths across Canada will claim they have “suffered specific, individualized injuries” due to climate change, interfering with their constitutional rights to life, liberty and security of the person. “They each have compelling […]

Ottawa artist's work to hang alongside Rembrandt

Ottawa artist's work to hang alongside Rembrandt

An Ottawa artist will soon have his one of his paintings featured in an exhibition at Amsterdam’s famed Rijksmuseum commemorating the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt. Michael Goodson’s portrait of his father, Baroque Dad, was chosen to be part of an exhibition called Long Live Rembrandt — a survey of Rembrandt’s continuing power to […]

Ottawa earmarks $60M for school retrofits in provinces that fought carbon tax

Ottawa earmarks $60M for school retrofits in provinces that fought carbon tax

While attacking premiers who refuse to adopt a carbon tax, Canada’s environment minister today announced millions of dollars in funding for energy retrofits in schools in provinces that have resisted or abandoned the Liberal climate change plan. Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna announced Tuesday in Ottawa her government will fund $ 60 million in energy retrofits for schools in […]

Ottawa to issue apology to Italian Canadians mistreated during Second World War

Ottawa to issue apology to Italian Canadians mistreated during Second World War

VAUGHAN, ONT.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is committed to issuing a formal apology to Italian Canadians mistreated in the country during the Second World War. “We have to face the dark chapter in our country’s history,” he said Friday. “Italian Canadians have lived with these memories for many years and deserve closure.” […]

This Ottawa trophy home is a head-turner

This Ottawa trophy home is a head-turner

The house at 418 Roger Rd., in a swanky suburb of Ottawa, turned heads even while it was being built. A parade of luxurious materials going in and out kept neighbours agog as the bungalow, designed in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright, took shape between 1958 and 1960. The family room, illuminated with large […]

Ottawa hosted confidential talks with North Korea on de-nuclearization

Ottawa hosted confidential talks with North Korea on de-nuclearization

Canada quietly hosted high-level officials from North Korea back in the fall — a low-profile effort to convince the police state to respect human rights and abandon its quest for a nuclear arsenal. CBC News has confirmed that in late September, a five-person delegation from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) arrived in Ottawa for […]

Ottawa to announce $1.6B for battered energy sector

Ottawa to announce $1.6B for battered energy sector

Canada’s battered energy industry will get a $ 1.6-billion boost from Ottawa on Tuesday to try to slow the political and economic bleeding. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi and International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr will be at an Edmonton college campus to unveil a support package for oil and gas companies, which are reeling […]

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