News - Ottawa

Feds Offer of Help on Sick Leave, Long-Term Care Gets Mixed Provincial Reaction

The Team Canada spirit that has prevailed among first ministers during the COVID-19 crisis will be put to the test today as Justin Trudeau broaches with premiers two topics… Read more »

Ontario Municipalities Say Request for Federal, Provincial Aid Unanswered

Some municipalities fear they are stuck in the middle of a lingering stand-off between the federal and Ontario governments over an aid package for hard-hit civic services, as… Read more »

If an MP Heckles in a Virtual House of Commons, Does It Make a Sound?

Conservative MP Cathy McLeod tried gamely Wednesday to adhere to a long-standing parliamentary tradition, heckling her rivals across the aisle in the House of Commons for an… Read more »

Firearm-Rights Group Challenges Liberal Assault-Style Gun Ban in Federal Court

A firearm-rights group is heading to Federal Court to challenge the constitutionality — and basic logic — of the Liberal government’s recent ban of many assault-style guns. The… Read more »

Ontario Says More Heath Providers Can Reopen Including Dentists, Optometrists

The province says over two dozen different health-care providers who were closed because of the pandemic lockdown can reopen. Dentists, optometrists and massage therapists are among several dozen providers… Read more »

COVID-19 Aid Programs Like CERB Will Have to End or Canada Could Be Looking at Tax Levels Not Seen for Generations

The federal government is in talks with business and labour groups to figure out the future of billions in emergency aid, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said one day after… Read more »

CMHC Says Housing Prices Won’t Have Fully Recovered by End of 2022

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says it expects home prices and sales to decline substantially this year and still won’t have recovered by the end of 2022. The federal housing agency… Read more »

Military Report on Quebec Senior Homes Less Critical Than Ontario Report

The military’s report into its mission inside Quebec’s long-term care homes reveals many facilities in the network continue to struggle to bring down the number of COVID-19 infections. Members of… Read more »

Make Fruit Scones Served during Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace – Recipe

On Queen’s Elizabeth’s 94th birthday, the Royal Family has shared a chocolate birthday cupcake recipe. Last week, the Royal Pastry Chefs shared their recipe for fruit scones… Read more »

Ontario Extends Emergency Orders for COVID-19 Pandemic until June 9

The provincial government is extending its emergency orders for COVID-19 until June 9. Premier Doug Ford said the extension is meant to keep people safe during the… Read more »

How Much Will Be Enough When It Comes to Canada’s COVID-19 Supply?

A high-profile announcement by the Liberals this week that automotive giant General Motors would make 10 million medical masks omitted a detail that speaks to the long… Read more »

Restaurant Owners to Bang Pots and Pans in Old Montreal in Bid to Reopen

Some Montreal restaurant owners are planning to take their pots and pans to the streets Wednesday morning, demanding answers on when they can reopen their restaurants. The provincial… Read more »

NHL Unveils Return-To-Play Format in the Event Season Can Resume

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the league and the NHL Players’ Association have agreed on a return-to-play format in the event the 2019-20 season can resume. The… Read more »

A List of Some of the Allegations in a Military Report on Ontario Long-Term Care Homes

Members of the military called in to assist five long-term care homes in Ontario dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks wrote a report on some of the troubling observations… Read more »

Federal Deficit Likely Now at $260 Billion Due to COVID-19, PBO Says

Parliament’s spending watchdog says the estimated federal deficit for the year has likely risen to about $260 billion with new measures rolled out in recent weeks. Budget officer Yves Giroux… Read more »

Military Report Details ‘Disturbing’ Allegations on Ontario Long-Term Care Homes

A military report on five long-term care homes in Ontario details troubling allegations such as rooming COVID-19 positive patients with uninfected ones, insect infestations and aggressive resident feeding that led to choking.

Ikea Reopens Stores in Ontario & Montreal

IKEA Canada has announced that it is reopening stores in Ontario and Montreal. In Ontario, this includes Burlington, Etobicoke, Ottawa, North York and Vaughan locations. In Quebec,… Read more »

Porter Airlines Extends Suspension of Flights to July 29

Porter Airlines is extending the suspension of all of its flights by another month until July 29. Chief executive Michael Deluce says the ongoing uncertainty due to… Read more »

Canada Pension Fund Manager Posts 3.1 Per Cent Annual Return for 2019-20

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says it earned a return of 3.1 per cent after expenses during the financial year ended March 31. Net assets for the Toronto-based fund… Read more »

Half of Canadians Say Governments Are Hiding Something about COVID-19: Poll

Half of Canadians believe they’re not getting the whole truth from their governments about COVID-19, a new poll suggests, and some also believe conspiracy theories about where… Read more »

Ontario Used Auto Dealers Expect Tough Year Ahead, Prices Already Down

Used car dealers in Ontario are starting to recover from the near total shutdown in April, but a survey released Monday suggests they expect sales and prices to be under pressure for… Read more »

Transat Extends Air Canada Takeover Timing Following European Regulatory Review

Transat AT has extended the timing of its acquisition by Air Canada after European regulators launched an in-depth investigation into the deal over concerns it may reduce… Read more »

No Mask, No Service? Businesses Have the Right to Require Masks on Customers

If you were hoping to get out of putting on a face mask to visit stores and other businesses demanding customers wear one, think again. Experts agree with remarks Ontario Premier Doug… Read more »

Ontario Health Minister: Mother’s Day Gatherings Boosted COVID-19 Cases

Mother’s Day gatherings contrary to physical distancing rules helped boost Ontario’s COVID-19 cases, the health minister said Monday, and those rising numbers plus concern over a large… Read more »