U.S. hits back with WTO challenge against Canada’s retaliatory tariffs

OTTAWA — The United States says it's firing back at the Canadian government's recent retaliatory tariffs on American imports by launching a formal challenge with the World Trade Organization. The federal...
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John Vanthof Responds to Ford’s Throne Speech

NDP MPP John Vanthof said that Doug Ford’s Throne Speech on Thursday left out northern and rural communities from his government’s plans. “While northern and...

Ontario government cancels 758 renewable energy deals, says it saves millions

TORONTO — Ontario's new Progressive Conservative government is cancelling 758 renewable energy contracts in what it says is an effort to reduce electricity bills...

“We all better buckle-up”. Michael Mantha’s News from the Park.

First and foremost I want to say how honoured I am to again have the privilege of bringing the voices of the people of...

Threatened Indigenous curriculum in Ontario disappointing, but Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief remains hopeful

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (July 13, 2018)— The Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Glen Hare is disappointed in the recent decisions of the Ontario...
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Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha’s response to PC throne speech

ELLIOT LAKE – After listening to the first PC’s throne speech, Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha said, “I am definitely disappointed but unfortunately not surprised....

Supreme Court of Canada rules against tobacco firm in health data privacy case

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada says British Columbia does not have to give a tobacco company access to detailed provincial health databases...

NATO Emerges Battered, Bruised but still Alive after Tense Summit

OTTAWA — After two days spent serving as a soapbox for Donald Trump, the 69-year-old military alliance known as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization...

Child poverty remains a huge problem for Canada. Carol Hughes, MP

In 1989 parliament unanimously passed a motion calling for the end of child poverty in Canada by the year 2000.  That led to the...

Liberal promise to set strict rules for unpaid interns pushed to 2019

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau's Liberals won't make good on their vow to crack down on unpaid internships until next year — almost four years after the issue...