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Ottawa to post $343B deficit as spending hits levels not seen since Second World War

By | July 8, 2020

Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled a fiscal snapshot today that shows the federal government’s deficit is expected to hit $343 billion this year — an eye-popping figure largely attributed to pandemic-related support programs that have pushed federal spending to a level not seen since the Second World War. The 168-page snapshot offers a short-term economic analysis and a… Read More »

Singh says Rideau Hall incident would have ended differently if suspect was person of colour

By | July 8, 2020

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said he believes last week’s incident at Rideau Hall — in which a Canadian Armed Forces member allegedly breached the grounds while carrying several firearms — would have ended differently if the suspect had been a person of colour. Corey Hurren, 46, was charged with 22 criminal charges on Friday, a day after he allegedly drove a truck onto… Read More »

Andrew Scheer, Brian Pallister spotted without masks at Toronto’s Pearson airport

By | July 7, 2020

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was seen at a departure gate at Toronto’s Pearson Airport today without a mask on — an apparent contravention of the rules that apply to all travellers passing through the terminal. The airport’s website stipulates that “all passengers and airport employees” must wear a mask or a face covering “at all times.” The mandatory mask rule… Read More »

Ottawa, AFN agreement to map out funding for First Nations child welfare overhaul

By | July 7, 2020

The federal government will enter an agreement on Tuesday with the Assembly of First Nations to outline how it will fund an overhaul of the First Nations child welfare system — a detail that was left out of recent legislation. The Trudeau government passed Bill C-92 — officially known as An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and… Read More »

Ottawa, AFN pen agreement to map out funding for First Nations child welfare overhaul

By | July 7, 2020

The federal government signed an agreement with the Assembly of First Nations Tuesday to outline how it will fund an overhaul of the First Nations child welfare system — a detail that was left out of recent legislation. The Trudeau government last year passed Bill C-92 — officially known as An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children,… Read More »

Corey Hurren had multiple firearms, uttered threat against Trudeau, court documents allege

By | July 6, 2020

The Canadian Armed Forces member facing a long list of charges after breaching the grounds at Rideau Hall last week allegedly had multiple firearms in his possession at the time, and is accused of uttering a threat against the prime minister, according to recently filed court documents. Corey Hurren, 46, was charged with 22 criminal charges, mainly firearm-related, on Friday… Read More »

CAF member arrested on Rideau Hall grounds faces 22 charges, including multiple firearm violations

By | July 3, 2020

The Canadian Armed Forces member who allegedly gained access to the grounds at Rideau Hall while carrying a firearm Thursday morning now faces a long list of charges. The RCMP said Corey Hurren, 46, faces 22 criminal charges, including careless use of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm and uttering… Read More »

CAF member arrested on Rideau Hall grounds to face multiple charges: RCMP

By | July 3, 2020

The Canadian Armed Forces member who gained access to the grounds at Rideau Hall early Thursday morning will face multiple charges, says the RCMP​​​​​​.  RCMP Deputy Commissioner Mike Duheme said a bail hearing has been scheduled for this morning, and the accused will face multiple charges, although it’s not clear yet what those charges are. “As soon as… Read More »

Corey Hurren, CAF member arrested on Rideau Hall grounds, remains in custody

By | July 3, 2020

The Canadian Armed Forces member who allegedly gained access to the grounds at Rideau Hall while carrying a firearm Thursday morning faces several charges and will remain in custody for at least another two weeks. RCMP Deputy Commissioner Mike Duheme said little this morning about the charges facing Corey Hurren, 46. “As soon as the RCMP is in a position to… Read More »

CAF member arrested on Rideau Hall grounds faces 22 charges

By | July 3, 2020

The Canadian Armed Forces member who allegedly gained access to the grounds at Rideau Hall while carrying a firearm Thursday morning now faces a long list of charges. The RCMP said Corey Hurren, 46, faces 22 criminal charges, including careless use of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm and uttering… Read More »