People Over Profits: A new Co-operative Housing Program

By the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada   Today, the federal government launched a new Co‑operative Housing Development Program to support a new generation of co-op housing in Canada and help make housing more affordable.  For decades, co-ops have provided Canadians with secure, affordable, and community-oriented homes. The new $1.5 billion program – co-designed with […]

National coordination team is helping advance multiple extortions investigations throughout Canada

A nation-wide alliance of various police departments across Canada is in place to help coordinate and advance a series of threat/extortion investigations underway. The RCMP National Coordination and Support Team (NCST) has been established and is working with police departments in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and outside of Canada to address a number of similar […]

Court criticizes Minister Stephen Guilbeault's interpretation of law

A Federal Court Justice has ruled in favour of conservation groups that challenged the federal Environment Minister for failing to take action to protect the critical habitats of at-risk migratory birds across the country. This includes the threatened Marbled Murrelet, a seabird that relies on coastal old-growth forests in B.C. for nesting. Ecojustice lawyers, on […]

Survey Shows More Than 50 per cent of Canadians At Risk Of Missing Mortgage Payment Within 3 Months

A new survey has found 51 per cent of Canadians would miss their mortgage payment within three months if they lost their primary source of income, while 16 per cent of mortgage holders would fall behind on their payments within 30 days. The survey, which was commissioned by online mortgage marketplace ratefilter.ca, also found that […]

Will the federal government go ahead with a one-click citizenship oath?

By Katrya Bolger, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter/New Canadian Media A petition to stop the federal government from allowing new Canadians to take their citizenship oath by clicking a button online is set to be tabled in Parliament. The petition (Petition (e-4511), which was launched in July of this year, garnered more than 1,500 signatures. It […]

OPINION: It’s time to banish the notwithstanding clause, the slow killer of Canada’s rule of law

By Jeffery B. Meyers, for The Conversation I have written before that the far-right populist nationalism of the sort that fuelled the events of Jan. 6, 2021 in the United States and the so-called “freedom convoy” of February 2022 in Canada are not outlier events. We live in a period in which the validity of […]

Shiprider check of floundering boat leads to arrest and stolen property

A police check of a vessel with no power or wind near the Canada/U.S. marine border lead to the arrest of a man on outstanding warrants and the seizure of the boat and other stolen property. On May 4, a Shiprider crew, comprised of RCMP and U.S. Coast Guard personnel, was conducting patrols in a U.S. Coast Guard vessel when...

Join the 2nd Annual Lake Biodiversity Photo Challenge

Living Lakes Canada is inviting lake enthusiasts across Canada to submit photos of their favourite lakes to the 2nd Annual Lake Biodiversity Photo Challenge. This contest celebrates the beauty of Canada’s 2 million lakes while raising awareness around the climate change impacts that are threatening their incredible biodiversity....

Letter: The promise parties keep making -- and breaking

Dear Editor: Monday, February 1 marked the four year anniversary of Trudeau's broken promise on electoral reform.  “We are committed to ensuring that the 2015 election will be the last federal election using FPtP” It was a key campaign promise which Trudeau repeated over 1800 times. An all party parliamentary committee, ERRE,...

Letter: We must be vigilant

Dear Editor. We fought global wars, and millions of people died to defend and protect our human rights, including our right to have democratic governments. Last week’s invasion of the Capital Hill in DC was nothing but a stunning attack on democracy, perpetrated by none other than the President of the United States. It was ...

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