Federal Politics

A medical staff member prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Tudor Ranch in Mecca, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Provinces set back COVID-19 vaccinations as deliveries grind to halt

Vaccine deliveries are expected to be slow in Canada for the next few weeks, officials confirm

 

Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and Finance Minister Rod Phillips trade places at the microphone during an announcement in Ajax, Ont., on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Painful Truth: Political egos feel free to fly from COVID restrictions

The backlash against vacationing politicians is richly deserved

 

NDP Ethics critic Charlie Angus speaks during a news conference on Parliament hill in Ottawa, Wednesday December 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

O’Toole walks back words on residential schools amid backlash

He said modern Conservatives have a better record on the schools than Liberals

NDP Ethics critic Charlie Angus speaks during a news conference on Parliament hill in Ottawa, Wednesday December 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Cloverdale – Langley City Conservative MP Tamara Jansen speaks in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. to support a proposal to halt audits of small businesses who received federal pandemic relief funds. (video image)
Cloverdale – Langley City Conservative MP Tamara Jansen speaks in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. to support a proposal to halt audits of small businesses who received federal pandemic relief funds. (video image)
Conservative member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on October 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberals say Tory effort to set up COVID-19 committee will be a confidence matter

The Tories were originally proposing an ‘anticorruption’ committee

Conservative member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on October 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Jansen rises during question period in December of 2019. (File photo by Christian Diotte, House of Commons Photo Services)

Cloverdale -Langley City MP Jansen was not allowed to speak by Liberal finance chair

After the We charity controversy was raised, finance committee meeting was suspended

Jansen rises during question period in December of 2019. (File photo by Christian Diotte, House of Commons Photo Services)
Randall Garrison

Federal NDP looks to criminalize domestic emotional abuse with new law

MP Randall Garrison introduces private member’s bill

Randall Garrison
Tamara Jansen chats with a police officer at an informal “Coffee with Cops” chat session in Cloverdale in 2019. Jansen was appointed to the Finance Committee Oct. 6. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Jansen appointed to finance committee

Cloverdale -Langley City MP joins several other MPs on bipartisan committee

Tamara Jansen chats with a police officer at an informal “Coffee with Cops” chat session in Cloverdale in 2019. Jansen was appointed to the Finance Committee Oct. 6. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
(The Canadian Press)

Here’s what to do as Canada Student Loan payments resume, starting today

Graduates like Cytko have a range of options, from requesting to postpone payments to tackling them on a budget

(The Canadian Press)
Governor General Julie Payette delivers the most recent throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa, in pre-pandemic times, Dec. 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Virtual voting tests underway as House of Commons set to return for throne speech

The House of Commons sat in a modified hybrid form over the summer

Governor General Julie Payette delivers the most recent throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa, in pre-pandemic times, Dec. 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh listens to a question during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Singh blasts Trudeau, O’Toole for helping big business, super-rich during pandemic

Jagmeet Singh wants the Liberals to extend benefits for unemployed Canadians that he says they are planning to curtail

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh listens to a question during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Premier of Saskatchewan Scott Moe in his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he wants to hear the federal government make a commitment to the oil and gas industry in next week’s throne speech. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Moe asks Trudeau to make oil and gas commitment in upcoming throne speech

Carbon tax case is to be heard at the country’s top court next week

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Premier of Saskatchewan Scott Moe in his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he wants to hear the federal government make a commitment to the oil and gas industry in next week’s throne speech. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, a protesters holds a Q sign waits in line with others to enter a campaign rally with President Donald Trump in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Facebook says on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, it will restrict QAnon and stop recommending that users join groups supporting it, but the company is stopping short of banning the right-wing conspiracy movement outright. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Painful Truth: Damaged reality a real danger

Whether it’s QAnon or tax-avoidance schemes, too many people believe firmly in total nonsense

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, a protesters holds a Q sign waits in line with others to enter a campaign rally with President Donald Trump in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Facebook says on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, it will restrict QAnon and stop recommending that users join groups supporting it, but the company is stopping short of banning the right-wing conspiracy movement outright. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Langley-area MPs Tamara Jansen and Tako van Popta backed different candidates for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada (file)

Langley Conservative MPs welcome new leader

Erin O’Toole wasn’t first choice of both the party representatives in Langley

Langley-area MPs Tamara Jansen and Tako van Popta backed different candidates for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada (file)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives a COVID-19 update in front of Rideau Cottage on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (CPAC)

WEB POLL: Ready for a snap election?

Do you think we’ll go to the polls soon?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives a COVID-19 update in front of Rideau Cottage on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (CPAC)
FILE – Centre Block is shown through the gates of Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Feb. 11, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Federal parties see drop in donations during height of pandemic

Despite significant financial impacts, political donations have not entirely dried up

FILE – Centre Block is shown through the gates of Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Feb. 11, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The BC Fruit Growers’ Association said the federal aid package announced on May 5 is ‘underwhelming’. (Black Press file photo)

‘Underwhelming’ support for agriculture industry: BC Fruit Growers’ Association

The association said the federal government doesn’t address the sector’s immediate needs

The BC Fruit Growers’ Association said the federal aid package announced on May 5 is ‘underwhelming’. (Black Press file photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (CPAC)

WEB POLL: Is emergency benefit enough?

The government is giving $2,000 a month to people left without work by COVID-19

  • Apr 6, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (CPAC)
Tako van Popta on election night in 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley-Aldergrove MP donates pay boost to local charities

Many MPs are donating the automatic pay increase to coronavirus-related causes

  • Apr 6, 2020
Tako van Popta on election night in 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)