Replacing Phoenix pay system cheaper than fixing its mess will be, PBO reports

OTTAWA — The cost of building and putting in place a new pay system for federal civil servants should pale in comparison to the...

Baloney Meter: Has every single refugee claimant in Canada been screened?

OTTAWA — "We have made sure that every single person crossing our borders, whether legally or illegally, gets processed according to all our rules....

End of U.S. tariffs on Canadian, Mexican steel and aluminum close: Mnuchin

OTTAWA — A top Trump administration cabinet member says the end of punishing steel and aluminium tariffs on Canada and Mexico is close at hand. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin...

Canadian inflation rises in April; gas prices strengthen from carbon pricing

OTTAWA — Canada's annual inflation rate picked up its pace in April — a month that saw stronger price pressures from gasoline in provinces that have new...

NDP opposes Ford cutting nine Northern Ontario health units down to just two

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP Health critic France Gélinas said that Doug Ford’s scheme to cut the number of northern Public Health Units to just...

Liberals push Tories to show climate-policy hand with climate-change motion

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is pushing Parliament to declare that Canada is in a "climate change emergency." Her new motion, which is to be debated...

Freeland to meet Lighthizer in Washington to push for tariff removal

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is bound for Washington to meet with Trump trade czar Robert Lighthizer in a renewed push to...

OPP officers, civilians employees get wage increase over four-year contract

TORONTO — Ontario Provincial Police officers and civilians employees with the force will see their salaries increase under a new four-year contract reached through arbitration. Officers will...

Ontario plans to eliminate enhanced driver’s licences used at border crossings

TORONTO — Ontario is proposing to eliminate an enhanced driver's licence that allows people to enter the United States at land and water border...

Small communities grapple with ‘huge challenge’ of opioid crisis

OTTAWA — In the small town of Arnprior, nestled into the Ottawa Valley, at least five suspected opioid overdoses in the span of week prompted...