Category: Politics

COVID-19 crisis cascading in U.S. as presidential election drama recedes
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COVID-19 crisis cascading in U.S. as presidential election drama recedes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Just as America’s political crisis begins to ease, the COVID-19 pandemic is back rattling the country’s windows with a vengeance.  New cases and hospitalization rates are setting daily records across the United States, and the death toll is steadily tracking towards 250,000.  States and cities are imposing rigid new restrictions on bars...

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As setbacks beset Trump’s efforts to contest election, supporters gather in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Diehard Donald Trump supporters are gathering in the national capital in solidarity with the president’s efforts to defy last week’s election results. Trump himself returned the favour this morning, directing the presidential motorcade to loop around Freedom Plaza where supporters have already gathered.  His devotees are hoping to mount a spectacle reminiscent...

Trudeau ‘deeply disappointed’ by Liberal MP’s employing her sister in riding office
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Trudeau ‘deeply disappointed’ by Liberal MP’s employing her sister in riding office

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is “deeply disappointed” by how Toronto MP Yasmin Ratansi handled her office.  Ratansi said Monday she’s leaving the Liberal caucus after admitting she employed a relative at her constituency office. Speaking at a news conference in Ottawa, Trudeau said Ratansi’s behaviour is unacceptable and he expects a...