Politics

Australian cardinal takes leave amid sexual assault charges

Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis’ top advisers, took a leave of absence as the Vatican’s financial czar on Thursday to fight multiple criminal charges in his native...

Prince Charles, Duchess of Cornwall begin Canadian tour in Iqaluit

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall begin a three-day Canadian tour today in Iqaluit, which will include a speech by the member of the Royal Family and a...

Union, public safety minister push for action at 'toxic' Edmonton prison

Canada’s public safety minister has ordered the federal corrections service to prepare a report on what it’s doing to prevent harassment by and of employees — a move that...

Cash-for-jobs immigration consultant under scrutiny by federal and provincial officials

The company at the centre of an undercover CBC investigation, which unearthed evidence of a cash-for-jobs immigration scheme, is now being reviewed by federal and provincial officials. Source: CBC...

'We are already dead:' Power-deprived Gazans struggle with life in dark

The worst power crisis in recent memory has left most Palestinians in Gaza with less than four hours of electricity a day, while rival political factions battle for supremacy...

Tim Hortons offering poutine doughnut on Canada Day — but only in the U.S.

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Tim Hortons is serving up patriotic food. But only U.S. customers will get to try the poutine doughnut or the maple bacon Iced Capp....

B.C. Liberal tactics set up difficult decision for lieutenant governor

If the B.C. Liberals lose the confidence of the house today, Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon will decide to either dissolve parliament and thrust the province into an election or ask...

Peter Mansbridge signs off from The National: How to watch

Peter Mansbridge’s last official week with The National will include several highlights including an extensive video tribute, a Facebook Q&A and Canada 150 celebrations. Find out when and where...

Having your smartphone nearby can be a 'brain drain' — even if it's off

Research suggests a ‘smartphone-induced brain drain’ among people who keep their devices close by — even though they’re not using them. Source: CBC Feeds Link: Having your smartphone nearby...

'We used to be savers': Why Canadians ignore warnings about debt

Canadians have heard the message over and over again: Personal debt levels are alarmingly high, especially in light of interest rates that are only poised to increase. Source: CBC...