The New Democrats won a majority government in the British Columbia election on Saturday as voters rewarded John Horgan with a second term after he took a gamble on calling an election during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The New Democrats have won a majority government in the British Columbia election as voters have given John Horgan a second term after he took a gamble on calling an election during the COVID-19 pandemic.
OTTAWA - Soon Jenny Wiebe will drive from her Fredericton home to the Maine town where she was born, to retrieve the mail-in ballot her parents are holding for her.
CALGARY - An inquiry into who is funding environmental opposition to the province's oil and gas sector will be completed some time next year, at least six month later than its original target, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Saturday.
The chief of a First Nation in a remote part of northwestern Ontario says he's moving to a full evacuation after test results showed high levels of hydrocarbons in the water supply.
Canada's top physician painted a bleak picture Saturday of the toll the COVID-19 pandemic may take on the country, expressing fears the number of pandemic-related hospitalizations and deaths could increase in the coming weeks as the second wave drives the national death toll toward 10,000.
OTTAWA - Canadian companies that answered the government's call to produce ventilators and other desperately needed equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic say they're worried opposition MPs are now demanding disclosure of the contracts they signed with Ottawa.
OTTAWA - The federal information ombudsman says she's disappointed by Health Minister Patty Hajdu's comments dismissing the need to bolster access to government records.
Saskatchewan's two main political leaders criticized each other's track records Friday as they urged people to vote in the home stretch of the provincial campaign.
OTTAWA - More than 4.6 million people have arrived in Canada since the border closed last March but fewer than one-quarter of them were ordered to quarantine — the rest were deemed "essential" travellers and exempted from the requirement.
OTTAWA - The Assembly of First Nations has "lost confidence" in RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki after months of unrest, National Chief Perry Bellegarde said Friday as he called for her resignation.
EDMONTON - Canada and Alberta have signed a deal on caribou protection that gives them years to take action but could allow energy drilling to resume on some ranges.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walked back a promise to lift all on-reserve boil-water advisories by 2021 on Friday, as the First Nation with Canada's longest-standing drinking water advisory learned it needs to wait for more tests before it can turn the taps back on.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is trying to offer Canadians modest hope about progress in testing and vaccine development after Canada notched an all-time high of new COVID-19 cases in a day.
IQALUIT, Nunavut - Basic information about young people who have used government services in Nunavut isn't being tracked because of "complacency and a lack of accountability," says the annual report from the territory'srepresentativefor children and youth.
OTTAWA - The Trudeau government says there will be upheaval at the Canada-U.S. border early next year if a refugee pact between the two countries is allowed to expire.
TORONTO - Under pressure to address rising commercial insurance rates blamed on the pandemic, Premier Doug Ford promised this week to take action to stop what he called "gouging" by some companies in the sector.
TORONTO - An Iranian-Canadian human rights advocate found dead in his home north of Toronto this week was a kind, polite gentleman who never argued with anyone, friends of his said Friday as police asked for help with the investigation.
VANCOUVER - Voters in British Columbia go to the polls on Saturday. Here's some of what you need to know about B.C. politics:
VANCOUVER - Voters go to the polls Saturday to determine who will lead British Columbia through the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery, marking the end of a campaign unlike any in the province's recent history.
IQALUIT, Nunavut - Nunavut's legislature members have voted former housing and Nunavut Arctic College minister Patterk Netser out of cabinet over a post he made on social media.
MONTREAL - A priest sentenced in 2019 for abusing two boys has been formally stripped of his priesthood, Montreal's archdiocese said Friday.
HALIFAX - Mi'kmaw fisherman Robert Syliboy says he dreams of peacefully trapping lobster off the shores of southwestern Nova Scotia.
WASHINGTON, Wash. - When people in the United States talk about moving to Canada to escape four more years of Donald Trump, it's usually either a punchline or a pipe dream.
Hospitals and long-term care homes are nearly at capacity and won't be able to handle a surge in COVID-19 patients during the second wave of the pandemic, an independent commission has heard.
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 23...
VANCOUVER - The B.C. election campaign is in its last day with the main opponents to the NDP sounding a familiar refrain in their final pitch for votes.
A COVID-19 outbreak at a Quebec pork-processing plant grew Thursday as Manitoba expanded its restrictions and Alberta announced a testing pilot at two international border crossings that it hopes will eventually boost its ailing travel industry.
OTTAWA - The Liberals will not turn a Conservative motion into a test of confidence in their minority government — despite arguing the motion is so broad and its demand for documents so massive that it could get in the way of running the country.
OTTAWA - A controversy over a suspended professor who used a notoriously derogatory word for Black people in class has stirred strong emotions on Parliament Hill, over whether, if ever, the term should be used.
MONTREAL - The crash-prone ferry MV Apollo, which officials on Quebec's North Shore had hoped to sink and turn into an underwater diving attraction, is likely headed for the scrapyard.
OTTAWA - A much-heralded program to grant permanent residency to some asylum seekers working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to accept a single application.
The chief and council of a First Nation in a remote part of northwestern Ontario said Thursday that they won't send evacuees home until the community has access to running water 24/7.
OTTAWA - Canada's chief public health officer says messages on how to keep safe during the COVID-19 pandemic might seem inconsistent, but that’s because the epidemiology is different across the country and the science on the virus has evolved.
HALIFAX - The joint public inquiry in response to the April mass shooting in Nova Scotia has announced a mandate that includes a probe of the RCMP response as well as the role of gender-based violence in the tragedy.
OTTAWA - The European Union's council has reimposed a travel restriction on Canada as it battles a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
OTTAWA - The Royal Canadian Navy is investigating an unexplained breakdown on its brand-new, $400-million Arctic patrol ship.
OTTAWA - Canada's chief electoral officer says that in the event of a snap election during the pandemic, Canadians would have better access to the polls with a longer campaign — even though a shorter one appears more likely.