Category: Canadian Politics

The NDP and the road back to relevance: Tim Harper

HAMILTON—For federal New Democrats, this exercise is not about winning. Oh, there were lots of calls about winning in 2019 as leadership candidates delivered their final pitches here Sunday. First, they have to yet again find relevance. Loftier aspirations will have to wait. As online voting begins in the NDP leadership race Monday, it is…

International trade and security issues will dominate Ottawa meeting between Trudeau and British PM Theresa May on Monday

OTTAWA—It is billed as a meeting of allies but it may not necessarily be a meeting of minds. When British Prime Minister Theresa May, leader of a minority Conservative government, meets Monday in Ottawa with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the global poster boy for liberalism, they’ll hash over issues of international relations, trade, and national…

UBC students trek across Canada on $9.99

VANCOUVER—A travel fund of only $ 150 may not sound like enough to spend much more than a day out of town, but two students from the University of British Columbia managed to cross the country for a total of $ 9.99 thanks to the generosity of strangers. Philippe Roberge, 22, and Ori Nevares, 23,…

30 death investigations are being re-examined in Thunder Bay

Investigators probing the Thunder Bay police for allegations of systemic racism are re-examining 30 death investigations and nine cases of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls that date to the 1990s. The Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) has been under investigation by the Office of the Police Review Director since November. More than 100…

Elite snipers gather in New Brunswick to take shot at title

CFB GAGETOWN, N.B.—Some of the world’s best snipers are gathered at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown to compete against their peers in an elite profession that is the stuff of movies and myths. “I thought it was the coolest thing in the world, basically,” said Sgt. Steven Thompson, of the United States Marines reserve. Thompson spent…