Ottawa is preparing to announce a proposal to create yet another new pension scheme designed to occupy a middle ground between defined-benefit plans, generally favoured by workers, and defined-contribution plans favoured by employers.
The federal government’s decision to phase out unsafe rail tank cars and immediately prevent 5,000 of them from carrying dangerous goods is 'a big step forward' in rail safety, the president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities said Wednesday.
Herb Gray, a Liberal fixture on Parliament Hill whose four decades in the House of Commons made him one of Canada's longest-serving parliamentarians, won't be getting a state funeral, the Prime Minister's Office says.
At least sixteen Canadian soldiers who are being deployed to Kabul for a special mission next month have been told not to expect danger pay, despite frequent attacks in the Afghan capital, CTV News has learned.
A Royal Proclamation, a moment of silence in schools, and the heavy beating of helicopter rotors over Parliament Hill are slated for May 9, but the Harper's government attempt to turn commemoration of the Afghan mission into a national event is facing delays, confusion and the sting of politics.
Afghanistan's election commission delayed a planned release of full results from the April 5 presidential election to allow for recounts and audits, officials said Wednesday, a development that adds to the confusion surrounding the balloting to replace President Hamid Karzai.
Russia has expelled a Canadian diplomat from Moscow, government sources confirm to CTV News, after Canada forced out a Russian military attache earlier this month over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.