Ottawa to use regulations to ban handgun imports until legislation passes

Ottawa to use regulations to ban handgun imports until legislation passes

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino speaks alongside minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly, left, and MP Yvan Baker, during a press conference announcing new gun control laws, in Toronto, on Aug. 5.Cole Burston/The Canadian Press The federal government is banning the import of most handguns into Canada through a regulatory mechanism that will come … Read more

Mélanie Joly invites committee to study whether Ottawa knew of Russian threat to Ukrainian embassy staff

Mélanie Joly invites committee to study whether Ottawa knew of Russian threat to Ukrainian embassy staff

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly speaks at a news conference as she meets with her counterparts from the Baltic region in Quebec City on June 2.Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly said she would welcome an investigation into whether Ottawa knew before Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine that locally hired staff at … Read more

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says she didn’t know Kyiv embassy staff faced threat from Russia

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says she didn’t know Kyiv embassy staff faced threat from Russia

The Canadian Embassy building in Kyiv on Jan. 25.ANTON SKYBA/The Globe and Mail Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says she and her department were unaware of intelligence reports delivered weeks before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in which diplomats in Kyiv were told Ukrainians who worked for the Canadian embassy there were likely on lists … Read more

Vancouver council approves controversial Kitsilano social housing project

Vancouver council approves controversial Kitsilano social housing project

People attend a rally on June 21 to protest a proposal for supportive housing to be built in the Kitsilano neighbourhood in Vancouver.Jimmy Jeong/The Globe and Mail Vancouver’s city council has approved one of the city’s largest social-housing buildings in the expensive west side neighbourhood of Kitsilano, after one of the most contentious and lengthy … Read more

Money spent on private plane to attend commerce lunch was cost of doing business, Saskatchewan’s Harpauer says

Money spent on private plane to attend commerce lunch was cost of doing business, Saskatchewan’s Harpauer says

Saskatchewan’s finance minister says it was worth spending nearly $8,000 on a private plane to attend a chamber of commerce lunch days after she tabled a budget that contained tax hikes. Donna Harpauer says the price tag for the March 25 flight from Regina to North Battleford, Sask., and back was high, but it’s the … Read more