Category: Special Sections

Mi’kmaq stay ashore as commercial lobster season opens in largest N.S. fishing area

As the commercial inshore lobster fishing season begins in one of the largest and most lucrative fishing areas in Canada, Mi’kmaw fishers who’d typically be out on the water will remain ashore, looking for ways to make ends meet. The fishing area LFA 34 on the southwest shore of Nova Scotia has been a national focal point since Sept. 17, when Sipekne’katik […]

Lametti urges MPs to pass assisted death bill as disability groups demand a halt

As disability advocates call on parliamentarians to take more time to consider the law’s possible consequences, time is running out on the Trudeau government’s push to pass new legislation expanding access to medical assistance in dying (MAID) to meet a court-imposed Dec. 18 deadline. Justice Minister David Lametti is calling on the Conservatives to stop filibustering the bill and is urging all MPs to […]

Trudeau set to make announcement as O’Toole pushes for details on vaccine rollout plan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make an announcement today at a news conference on Parliament Hill, joined by key players in the COVID-19 vaccine procurement and distribution process. Trudeau is scheduled to hold a news conference at 11:30 a.m. ET along with Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand, who has been leading the government’s […]

Strange pandemic recession means retailers’ biggest season is only a bust for some

Boarded-up shop fronts and well-publicized cries of pain from retailers might leave you thinking the pandemic is the Grinch that stole Christmas shopping. But in what is the most peculiar recession in at least a century — and despite research by accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) that suggests Canadians planned to spend 31 per cent less this holiday season — some of the results so […]

Back To Top