In a sign that Independent senators are continuing to assert that independence, some in the Red Chamber are attempting to force the government to split off the infrastructure bank from the budget implementation bill, threatening to delay not only the creation of the bank but the government’s budget plans.
Naval officer Laura Nash claims she was told she had too many "family issues" and was given a choice between her career and her child — a choice that led to depression, an impending medical release from the military and an uncertain future.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau has warned his British counterpart that Canada does not have the ability to exchange information on the real owners of corporations operating in offshore tax havens because of weak laws and split jurisdictions with the provinces. Critics say Canada has become a global laggard in this area,
Liberal MP Arnold Chan, who has been battling cancer, made an emotional address to MPs on Monday, calling on his colleagues to elevate their behaviour and listen to each other and asking Canadians to cherish their democracy.
As the federal government seeks more time to remove gender-based discrimination from the Indian Act, some First Nations women say they’ve waited long enough.
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says Ottawa is considering a NATO request to send police trainers to Afghanistan, but he says Canada's military focus remains in Iraq.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada and the United States remain "quite far apart" on negotiating a softwood lumber settlement.
In partnership with most provinces and territories, the federal government has announced a new framework to create "fully inclusive" early education and child-care systems, respecting the needs and circumstances of each province and territory.