Category: Canadian Politics

Justin Trudeau’s February trip to India cost $1.5M, documents show

OTTAWA—New documents suggest the bills for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s troubled trip to India in February exceed $ 1.5 million. The latest figures released by the government include $ 323,000 for hotel stays, $ 485,070 to fly and staff the VIP Airbus for 43.7 hours over the nine-day trip, $ 5,235 for cell phone fees,…

Health Canada seeking social media influencers to warn teens about vaping

By Janice DicksonThe Canadian Press Sat., June 16, 2018 OTTAWA—Wanted: social media celebrities to warn teens of the risks of vaping. Health Canada is looking for a contractor to develop, implement and report on a national vaping awareness program, including finding social media influencers that teens might be willing to listen to. The Canadian Tobacco,…

Quebec calls on Doug Ford to reverse plan to scrap cap-and-trade program

MONTREAL—Ontario’s partners in a North American emissions-trading market are hoping to convince Premier-elect Doug Ford to scrap an election pledge to pull out of the program. Quebec Environment Minister Isabelle Melançon said she is anxiously awaiting the swearing-in of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative cabinet so that she can take up the defence of the trading scheme…