‘Freedom Convoy’ anniversary may draw 500 people to Parliament Hill, security warns

The Parliamentary Protective Service said Friday it expects around 500 people to gather this weekend on Parliament Hill to mark one year since the so-called “Freedom Convoy” rolled into downtown Ottawa. The PPS, which provides security for the parliamentary precinct, said it will curtail some access to Parliament Hill over the weekend as a precaution. … Read more

Doug Ford ‘confident’ of reaching a health-care deal with Ottawa

Premier Doug Ford is hinting the 35 per cent federal funding the provinces and territories are seeking to bolster struggling health-care systems is not set in stone. As the clock ticks toward a Feb. 7 meeting in Ottawa between premiers, territorial leaders and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ford told reporters “there’s always a little give … Read more

We Gave People In Toronto A Pop -Quiz On The City & Here’s How They Did (VIDEO)

How well do you know Toronto? Toronto is a massive city with millions of people and a rich history, but that doesn’t mean everyone has brushed up on their facts. Narcity hit the streets of Toronto to give everyday people a pop quiz on basic facts on politics, transit and even the history of the … Read more

Trudeau, premiers to meet next month to discuss health-care deal  – National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with Canada’s premiers next month to hammer out a deal on health-care funding following months of significant pressure from the premiers for a summit. Trudeau said Wednesday he has invited the premiers to a “working meeting” on Feb. 7 in Ottawa to share the federal government’s plans to support … Read more

A TikToker Found A Syrian Man In A Toronto Value Village Who Named His Kid Justin Trudeau

Naming your children can be tricky and stressful because it’s a name they will carry around forever, so you better make it great. But what are some names you should probably avoid? On Monday, a TikToker named Sara posted a video with a Syrian man and his children at a Value Village in Toronto. The … Read more

One year since the ‘Freedom Convoy’: a look back at Star stories over a year

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year, but on the weekend of Jan. 28, thousands of people began descending on the nation’s capital, many in trucks, to protest COVID-19 restrictions. They set up shop in downtown Ottawa in front of Parliament Hill, where they remained for three weeks. Ottawa police Chief Eric Stubbs told … Read more

Premiers urge Ottawa to reform bail system after killing of OPP officer

Canada’s premiers are unanimously urging Ottawa to take “immediate action” to strengthen the country’s bail system. The premiers from all 13 provinces and territories signed a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, dated Friday, that says the time for action is now and “our heroic first responders cannot wait.” The letter, which originated in Ontario … Read more

Ottawa OKs lithium mine project as Trudeau visits rare earth elements plant

Ottawa on Monday approved an environmental assessment for a lithium mine project in Quebec that will produce 5,480 tonnes of ore per day once completed amid a growing global push to secure supplies of critical minerals. The James Bay Lithium Mine Project, which is located about 100 kilometres east of James Bay in the Eastmain Cree … Read more

Ottawa to spend $9.1 billion to end climate change losing streak

OTTAWA — The federal government expects the oil and gas sector to significantly drive down greenhouse gas emissions as part of a new plan to ensure Canada finally stops breaking promises to fight climate change. Billed as a road map to meet Canada’s emissions target for 2030, the plan tabled Tuesday in the House of … Read more

Premiers urge Ottawa to reform bail system after killing of OPP officer – National

Canada’s premiers are unanimously urging Ottawa to take “immediate action” to strengthen the country’s bail system. The premiers from all 13 provinces and territories signed a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, dated Friday, that says the time for action is now and “our heroic first responders cannot wait.” The letter, which originated in Ontario … Read more