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10/3: Canada Covered

Feb 27, 2019

Quebec’s rookie premier, Francois Legault, promised some major immigration reforms as part of his election plan last fall.

But a judge this week struck down part of a bill that would have seen 18,000 applications to a skilled workers program shredded.

We look at why the judge ruled against the province, why the move...

Feb 26, 2019

People who want to see a new pipeline carrying Alberta oil to the west coast got a bit of good news last week.

The National Energy Board released another ruling on the Trans Mountain project that says it’s in the national interest to get the pipe built.

But how far does that get us in the process?

We look at what the...

Feb 22, 2019

Western Canadians, many of them upset with Justin Trudeau, his carbon tax and inaction on pipelines, took to the highway over the last week.

The United We Roll convoy did just that, they rolled from Red Deer Alberta to Ottawa, where they stayed for a couple of days.

But the movement did come with a bit of a muddled...

Feb 19, 2019

We have known for nearly half a century that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can harm an unborn child.

But the rate of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is higher than expected, and could outpace more widely understood disorders such as autism.

But because of the cause, this is a disorder that comes with...

Feb 15, 2019

Months before a federal election, the Liberal government is embroiled in a potentially damaging scandal. 

This one surrounds a major Canadian company, SNC Lavalin, that is facing charges related to business dealings in Libya, and whether the Prime Minister’s office applied political pressure on then Justice Minister...