As Indo-Pacific strategies move forward, little known about Canada’s plans

VANCOUVER — Canada has fallen behind other nations in developing an Indo-Pacific strategy to help counter China’s influence, diversify trade and bolster democratic values in the region, experts say. Stephen Nagy a research fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute said while Ottawa is working on an Indo-Pacific vision, progress has been slow and Canada … Read more

Man charged with first-degree murder in death of Nunavut actress Emerald MacDonald

KUGLUKTUK, NUNAVUT — Mounties in Nunavut have charged a man with first-degree murder in the May death of actress Emerald MacDonald. RCMP say Scott Hala was arrested Friday, and is also charged with attempted murder of another woman. His arrest comes more than five months after MacDonald was found dead at a cabin outside Kugluktuk, … Read more

PHAC advice behind feds’ decision to keep requiring negative tests to enter Canada: Blair

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the government will continue to require travellers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test upon entry into the country so long as the Public Health Agency of Canada advocates for it. In an interview on CTV’s Question Period airing Sunday, Blair said the federal government is … Read more

Military’s human resources officer under investigation for ‘historic’ sex misconduct allegations

OTTAWA — Military police say they are investigating “historic” allegations of sexual misconduct involving yet another senior commander, this time the officer responsible for human resources in the Canadian Armed Forces. The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service revealed the investigation involving Lt.-Gen. Steven Whelan on Friday night, five months after he was installed as the … Read more

33-year sentence for U.S. man in case of fentanyl ring run from Canadian prison

TORONTO — An American man has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for his role in an international fentanyl trafficking ring that was operating out of a Canadian prison. In a press release published Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Steven Barros Pinto, 40, of Rhode Island, would have to serve 400 … Read more

Transplant programs reviewing policy on recipients being vaccinated against COVID-19

Transplant centres in Western Canada have stopped short of requiring organ recipients to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but they say conversations about such a policy are ongoing. Some centres in other parts of the country, including Ontario, are requiring proof of vaccination before a patient is approved for the life-saving surgery. BC Transplant, located … Read more

Indigenous artist Alanis Obomsawin honoured with sound and light show in Toronto

TORONTO — Alanis Obomsawin can’t help but get emotional as she reflects on how the treatment of Indigenous people has changed over the years. “To see our people respected, and see they count, it’s a very different time,” the longtime artist and filmmaker told CTV National News. Obomsawin has used her work to grow the … Read more

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton admitted to hospital

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has been admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center for a non-Covid-related infection. He is “on the mend” and “in good spirits,” according to a statement from Clinton spokesman Angel Urena. This story is breaking and will be updated. var addthis_config = {services_exclude: “facebook,facebook_like,twitter,google_plusone”}; jQuery(document).ready( function(){ window.fbAsyncInit = … Read more

‘I have not done anything wrong’: Top military commander says he wants his job back

OTTAWA — Canada’s top military commander Admiral Art McDonald wants his job back, saying that he has “been exonerated,” and remains a “champion of culture change” within the Canadian Armed Forces. McDonald is currently on leave as commander of the Canadian Armed Forces, but speaking to CTV National News’ Genevieve Beauchemin for the first time … Read more