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    Canada experimenting with new approach to foreign aid: Giving cash directly to poor people

    Canada experimenting with new approach to foreign aid: Giving cash directly to poor people


    Canada has been experimenting with a new method for spending tens of millions of dollars worth of foreign aid: handing cash directly to people in poverty-stricken or war-torn countries, according to two senior officials with Global Affairs...

    Canada has been experimenting with a new method for spending tens of millions of dollars worth of foreign aid: handing cash directly to people in poverty-stricken or war-torn countries, according to two senior officials with Global Affairs Canada.

    'I wish we had known': Peter MacKay defends record over transfer of child killers to healing lodges

    'I wish we had known': Peter MacKay defends record over transfer of child killers to healing lodges


    Two former top Tory cabinet ministers said Wednesday they simply didn't know so many child killers had been transferred to Indigenous healing lodges to serve out their sentences — even though some of those transferred happened on their watch while in...

    Two former top Tory cabinet ministers said Wednesday they simply didn't know so many child killers had been transferred to Indigenous healing lodges to serve out their sentences — even though some of those transferred happened on their watch while in government.

    Liberals appoint a new veterans 'ombudsperson'

    Liberals appoint a new veterans 'ombudsperson'


    Canada has a new veterans ombudsman — or rather (to use the Liberal government's preferred title), a new veterans...

    Canada has a new veterans ombudsman — or rather (to use the Liberal government's preferred title), a new veterans 'ombudsperson'.

    Kevin O'Leary suing Elections Canada over fundraising limits

    Kevin O'Leary suing Elections Canada over fundraising limits


    Failed Conservative leadership contender and reality TV star Kevin O'Leary is suing the federal elections commissioner and Elections Canada over fundraising rules that limit how much of his own money he can spend to clear up outstanding campaign debts...

    Failed Conservative leadership contender and reality TV star Kevin O'Leary is suing the federal elections commissioner and Elections Canada over fundraising rules that limit how much of his own money he can spend to clear up outstanding campaign debts — rules O'Leary says infringe upon his Charter rights.

    Midweek podcast: Calgary Olympics' failure to launch

    Midweek podcast: Calgary Olympics' failure to launch


    This week on The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall hears from two Calgary city councillors with differing opinions on the city's failed Olympics bid, and an Olympics expert weighs in on whether the Games' reputation is too tarnished for...

    This week on The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall hears from two Calgary city councillors with differing opinions on the city's failed Olympics bid, and an Olympics expert weighs in on whether the Games' reputation is too tarnished for taxpayers.

    Patrick Brown cites sexual misconduct allegations against Ontario finance minister in new book

    Patrick Brown cites sexual misconduct allegations against Ontario finance minister in new book


    A new book released by former PC leader Patrick Brown raises allegations of spying by members of his former party and sexual misconduct against a current cabinet minister. He describes the night he was forced to resign as 'The Night of...

    A new book released by former PC leader Patrick Brown raises allegations of spying by members of his former party and sexual misconduct against a current cabinet minister. He describes the night he was forced to resign as 'The Night of Knives.'

    Promised Indigenous rights recognition legislation won't be in place before next election

    Promised Indigenous rights recognition legislation won't be in place before next election


    One of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's key promises on Indigenous rights — delivered on Valentine's Day — won't come to pass before the next federal election, CBC News has...

    One of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's key promises on Indigenous rights — delivered on Valentine's Day — won't come to pass before the next federal election, CBC News has learned

    Probe of Conservatives' handling of sexual assault claim against ex-MP nearing its end

    Probe of Conservatives' handling of sexual assault claim against ex-MP nearing its end


    More than 10 months after Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer first ordered an investigation, it appears the third party probe into Rick Dykstra's candidacy in the 2015 election could soon be coming to a...

    More than 10 months after Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer first ordered an investigation, it appears the third party probe into Rick Dykstra's candidacy in the 2015 election could soon be coming to a close.

    Whistleblower tips expose federal workers behaving badly

    Whistleblower tips expose federal workers behaving badly


    Five federal government workers in one department have been fired or reprimanded following complaints about their conduct made under whistleblower...

    Five federal government workers in one department have been fired or reprimanded following complaints about their conduct made under whistleblower legislation.

    NASA wants Canadian boots on the moon as first step in deep space exploration

    NASA wants Canadian boots on the moon as first step in deep space exploration


    The head of the U.S. space agency said today he wants to see Canadian astronauts walking on the moon before long — part of a first step toward the farther reaches of...

    The head of the U.S. space agency said today he wants to see Canadian astronauts walking on the moon before long — part of a first step toward the farther reaches of space.

    Halifax-based naval officer charged with 3 counts of sexual assault

    Halifax-based naval officer charged with 3 counts of sexual assault


    A female member of the Canadian navy faces charges of sexual assault and assault against two people, allegations linked to their time serving on the Canadian Patrol Frigate HMCS Charlottetown in the...

    A female member of the Canadian navy faces charges of sexual assault and assault against two people, allegations linked to their time serving on the Canadian Patrol Frigate HMCS Charlottetown in the Mediterranean.

    Trudeau and Chinese premier reveal progress, even without formal trade talks

    Trudeau and Chinese premier reveal progress, even without formal trade talks


    Canada may not be in comprehensive trade negotiations with China, but a laundry list of outcomes from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's hour-long meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday hints at what may be accomplished even without official...

    Canada may not be in comprehensive trade negotiations with China, but a laundry list of outcomes from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's hour-long meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday hints at what may be accomplished even without official talks.

    More than 20 child killers sent to healing lodges since 2011, figures show

    More than 20 child killers sent to healing lodges since 2011, figures show


    More than 20 child murderers have been transferred to Indigenous healing lodges since 2011, according to numbers from the Minister of Public Safety's...

    More than 20 child murderers have been transferred to Indigenous healing lodges since 2011, according to numbers from the Minister of Public Safety's office.

    10 people die from illicit drug overdoses every day in Canada, study suggests

    10 people die from illicit drug overdoses every day in Canada, study suggests


    An average of 10 people died from an illicit drug overdose every day in Canada in the two years leading up to March 2018, according to a federal analysis aimed at giving a better picture of those at greatest risk from the burgeoning overdose...

    An average of 10 people died from an illicit drug overdose every day in Canada in the two years leading up to March 2018, according to a federal analysis aimed at giving a better picture of those at greatest risk from the burgeoning overdose crisis.

    Journalists barred from Morneau speech in Beijing a day after Trudeau praises free press

    Journalists barred from Morneau speech in Beijing a day after Trudeau praises free press


    Just a day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke out in Paris in support of a free press — an institution he said needs to be "free-thinking, independent, rigorous, robust, respected" — Canada's finance minister gave a key speech in Beijing...

    Just a day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke out in Paris in support of a free press — an institution he said needs to be "free-thinking, independent, rigorous, robust, respected" — Canada's finance minister gave a key speech in Beijing behind closed doors.

    'The people have spoken': Calgary mayor confirms 2026 Olympic dream is dead after vote

    'The people have spoken': Calgary mayor confirms 2026 Olympic dream is dead after vote


    The majority of Calgarians do not want the city to proceed with a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to the unofficial result of a non-binding...

    The majority of Calgarians do not want the city to proceed with a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to the unofficial result of a non-binding plebiscite.

    Trudeau's Singapore pitch:  Canada 'just getting started' on trade

    Trudeau's Singapore pitch: Canada 'just getting started' on trade


    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Singapore on Tuesday afternoon primed to make his pitch to a Singapore business audience: Amid new barriers to trading with the U.S., why not consider...

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Singapore on Tuesday afternoon primed to make his pitch to a Singapore business audience: Amid new barriers to trading with the U.S., why not consider Canada?

    'Canada is a welcoming country,' says Trudeau on case of Pakistani woman acquitted of blasphemy

    'Canada is a welcoming country,' says Trudeau on case of Pakistani woman acquitted of blasphemy


    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says talks are underway about the future of a Pakistani woman who was recently released from death row, emphasizing that "Canada is a welcoming...

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says talks are underway about the future of a Pakistani woman who was recently released from death row, emphasizing that "Canada is a welcoming country."

    Canada's key satellite system hit with another launch delay

    Canada's key satellite system hit with another launch delay


    It began as a $600-million space project, with the first satellite scheduled for orbit in 2014. But the RADARSAT Constellation Mission has yet to get into space, and the budget already has hit more than $1 billion. Technical and launch delays have held...

    It began as a $600-million space project, with the first satellite scheduled for orbit in 2014. But the RADARSAT Constellation Mission has yet to get into space, and the budget already has hit more than $1 billion. Technical and launch delays have held up the completion of the project.