Month: July 2021

Singh hopes to build ‘momentum’ on tour of Indigenous communities

When the evacuation of Neskantaga First Nation due to tainted water made international headlines last fall, then-chief Chris Moonias encouraged the prime minister and other federal politicians to visit the remote northwestern Ontario community to see for themselves how people live under Canada’s longest on-reserve boil water advisory. On Monday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh became the first federal leader to […]

CP Rail urges Kansas City Southern shareholders to oppose CN takeover next month

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. is urging Kansas City Southern shareholders to vote against the proposed merger with Canadian National Railway Co. because of the regulatory uncertainty of its rival’s $33.6-billion US bid. The Calgary-based railway made the request in a regulatory filing ahead of the U.S. railway’s special meeting on Aug. 19. It says shareholder […]

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 […]

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