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OTTAWA — World leaders are not yet ready to call and end to the economic crisis, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Monday, stressing there is no evidence a sustained recovery is under way despite recent gains.
OTTAWA — Industry Minister Tony Clement denied Monday he directed his department to give any special scrutiny to gay-themed tourism events, and lashed out angrily at opposition suggestions that homophobia motivated government funding decisions.
EDMONTON — Some energy industry players say a new Greenpeace-sponsored report uses unfair comparisons in claiming Alberta’s oilsands are generating more greenhouse gas emissions than some European countries.
OTTAWA — The NDP is likely to support the Conservative minority government in a confidence vote this Friday and avert another federal election — at least for now — party sources told The Canadian Press.
OTTAWA — Michael Ignatieff is casting himself as an international statesman who would reassert Canada’s role on the world stage as a peacekeeper, honest broker and poverty fighter.
The death of another young Canadian soldier has provided the kindling to reignite the debate over the usefulness of Canada’s role in Afghanistan — and even Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean waded into the issue Monday.
Canada’s election agency is stockpiling hand sanitizer as it prepares for a possible election and a potential swine flu outbreak.
The “young, clear eyes” of another Canadian soldier were closed forever by the blast of an improvised explosive device but his efforts in Afghanistan have not been “futile,” his commander said.
Crews contended with deteriorating weather and five-metre seas on Monday as they searched off Newfoundland’s rugged east coast for a fisherman forced to abandon a sinking shrimp boat on the weekend.
Two fallen Mounties who died more than a century apart were honoured during the RCMP’s national memorial service Sunday.
OTTAWA — Industry Minister Tony Clement’s office directed bureaucrats to “scrutinize activities” of major tourism events up for stimulus funding, just two weeks after Toronto’s Gay Pride festival received a federal grant.
QUEBEC CITY — The controversial spoken-word marathon on Quebec City’s Plains of Abraham that came to a close Sunday afternoon was a resounding success, say event organizers.
OTTAWA — Consider the week ahead in Parliament a trailer to the fall blockbuster that’s about to be released, a sort of loud, tense collection of soundbytes competing for the public’s attention and affection.
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff is vowing not to form any coalition with the NDP or Bloc Quebecois — a move aimed at reassuring voters wary of another opposition pact as an election looms.
The federal government doesn’t yet have a long-term maintenance contract for its new air force transport planes because it’s balking at the high costs and arguing about benefits to Canadian industry.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says Ottawa will run deficits for two years longer than originally forecast and the country will be in the red at least until 2015. As well, he said the deficit for this year will be over $5 billion more than originally thought, moving up to a projected $55.9 billion from $50.2 billion.
One party’s hand grenade may be another party’s rocket booster. Government opponents worked themselves into a lather Thursday over Stephen Harper’s closed-door pitch for a majority mandate, but others suggest his recent appeal to partisans was no gaffe, but rather a sneak preview of Conservative campaign messaging.
Stephen Harper’s behind-closed-door musings about winning a majority, stamping out separatists and socialists, and keeping liberals out of the courts prove he’s two-faced, his rivals say.
Five Canadians were among the passengers caught up in a bizarre hijacking in Mexico.
MONTREAL — Economic woes are pushing more Canadians to the edge, suicide prevention groups say as they try to raise awareness of the problem on Thursday’s World Suicide Prevention Day.