Day: July 30, 2021

Acting defence chief’s notes reveal weeks of intense discussions of how to handle Fortin allegation

Handwritten notes by Canada’s acting chief of defence staff before Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin’s removal as head of the country’s vaccine rollout reveal weeks of intense discussions between top government and military officials over how to handle the situation that was creating “anxiety” across the government. The heavily redacted notes taken by Lt.-Gen. Wayne Eyre are among more than […]

Canada’s troubled efforts to resettle Afghan military interpreters ‘insulting’ to veterans: O’Toole

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is accusing the Liberal government of making a sloppy and half-hearted attempt to resettle Afghan interpreters who worked alongside the Canadian military. “To our Afghanistan veterans, this is a critical loose end from that war that we need to address,” O’Toole said today. “It is insulting to our military community and […]

First Nations and Ottawa agree to $8 billion settlement on drinking water advisories

A proposed settlement agreement worth nearly $8 billion has been reached in two national class action lawsuits launched against the federal government by First Nations living under drinking water advisories. The settlement, which is awaiting court approval, would offer $1.5 billion in compensation to individuals deprived of clean drinking water and modernize Canada’s First Nations […]

ArcelorMittal Dofasco getting $400M from Ottawa to cut greenhouse gas emissions

The federal government has announced $400 million for a project at ArcelorMittal Dofasco that the company says will help it cut carbon emissions by more than half. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, along with Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne and Minister of Labour Filomena Tassi, made the announcement at the Hamilton steelmaker on Friday. The government said its investment is […]

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