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Past articles by Michelle:

In visits to Canada, Queen Elizabeth left her mark as British history’s most travelled monarch

Expo 67 and constitutional patriation in 1982 were just some of the highlights of the Queen’s Canadian travels over the decades → Read More

Ottawa acknowledges it underestimated surge in demand for passports

Families Minister Karina Gould says 600 new hires was ‘not sufficient’ to deal with the passport demand, but hopes waiting times will improve by the end of summer → Read More

Ottawa under pressure to cancel ArriveCan app, increase airport staffing as travel chaos continues

The blame for the chaos plaguing Canada’s major airports is falling on staff shortages and the ArriveCan app → Read More

Afghan-Canadians, aid advocates urge Canada to support earthquake relief efforts

Last week’s 5.9-magnitude earthquake killed an estimated 770 people and injured 1,500, but Canada has not yet contributed to disaster-relief efforts → Read More

YouTube ‘disappointed’ by amendments to Liberals’ online-streaming bill

Many of the amendments to the online-streaming bill appear to be aimed at ensuring the legislation supports racialized communities and Canadians from diverse ethnocultural backgrounds → Read More

Heritage minister says online-streaming bill’s progress ‘important’ as Tories warn of ‘undemocratic’ fast-tracking

House of Commons heritage committee sat into the early hours of Wednesday morning voting on dozens of amendments to the Online Streaming Act → Read More

Ottawa still silent on Afghans seeking refuge in Canada

Having worked – or had close family members who worked – for Canada before the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan last year, Afghan refugees and their pleas to Ottawa for help have since been ignored → Read More

Ottawa says it won’t press senators to pass online-streaming bill by summer after moving to shut down Commons debate

Senators have been sending strong signals in recent days that they would resist any requests to quickly pass the Online Streaming Act → Read More

Afghan lawyer asks Ottawa to prioritize resettlement of colleagues who served embassy in Kabul

A Kabul lawyer tells members of Parliament his firm’s staff are still trapped in Afghanistan, months after applying for resettlement → Read More

Heritage minister accuses Conservatives of spreading misinformation about online streaming bill

Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez pointed to a tweet from last week in which Conservative MP Rachael Thomas accused the Liberals and NDP of trying to control what Canadians see and say online → Read More

Majority of Canadians comfortable or somewhat comfortable with Liberal-NDP power-sharing deal: poll

The NDP agreed to the power-sharing deal in exchange for parliamentary co-operation and progress on key New Democratic priorities → Read More

Heritage Minister accuses Conservatives of filibustering hearing on online streaming bill

Pablo Rodriguez says Conservatives filibustered a heritage committee hearing after lengthy bickering between Liberals and Conservatives delayed his scheduled appearance → Read More

Liberals’ Online Streaming Act generates polarized reaction at Parliamentary committee hearings

Canadian heritage committee is in the midst of a flurry of hearings that appear to be aimed at getting the Liberals’ Online Streaming Act through the House of Commons before the summer recess → Read More

Canadian veterans waiting too long for disability benefits, Auditor-General finds

A report found that veterans applying for disability benefits for the first time waited nearly 10 months for a decision, while applications from some subgroups took even longer → Read More

Auditor-General report finds Indigenous and Black offenders remained in custody longer

Correctional Service of Canada failed to address systemic barriers that persistently disadvantaged certain groups identified in previous audits, report says → Read More

Serious risk of genocide in Ukraine as Russia breaches international treaty, report says

A 47-page Centre for Human Rights report provides evidence for ‘genocidal intent’ during the Russian invasion of Ukraine → Read More

UN agency concerned about impact of Canada’s immigration backlog on refugees

Refugee advocates and the opposition parties in Ottawa have repeatedly expressed concern that Canada’s overrun immigration system is delaying resettlement for refugees → Read More

Public Safety Minister stands by statements that law enforcement recommended using Emergencies Act

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino has faced questions in recent days from Conservative MPs over which police force asked for the invocation of the never-before-used Emergencies Act → Read More

Passport officers facing verbal abuse, stress, long hours as demand for passports skyrockets: Union

Travellers have taken to social media to complain about the slow turnaround times for passport renewals and long lines at passport offices → Read More

Afghan man hoping for resettlement in Canada shot dead by Taliban, advocacy group says

Yama Naseemi, who was urgently seeking refugee protection from Canada, was shot outside of his Kabul home Saturday → Read More