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Ryan Tumilty

National Post

Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Ryan:

COVID-19: Trudeau to address nation Wednesday night to warn of situation's urgency

A spokesperson from the prime minister said the address will speak to the need to take the virus seriously → Read More

Non-Indigenous fishermen, N.S. First Nations urge more federal involvement in lobster dispute

A 1999 Supreme Court said some restrictions could be put in place for conservation, but generally said Indigenous people had a right to fish → Read More

Can the NDP get what it wants? Singh says he will work with Liberals, but isn't sure he can trust Trudeau

The NDP leader warned his party is fully prepared to take the country to the polls, pandemic or not. ‘We are absolutely prepared to fight an election’ → Read More

'A pandemic is job one': Trudeau says COVID will be main focus of throne speech

The Liberals will face a confidence vote on the throne speech soon after it is introduced and will need support from at least one of the major opposition… → Read More

Freeland says fighting pandemic is government's top economic priority, above deficit concerns

'Let me assure Canadians that we understand the value of wise and prudent fiscal management and that is a policy our government will continue' → Read More

Canada may soon enact rules forcing Facebook to pay news outlets for content

Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault has said he is looking to bring in rules similar to those proposed in France and Australia → Read More

Health minister hopeful Canada can avoid sweeping lockdowns during second wave

New COVID cases in several provinces have reached numbers not seen since May and there have been long lineups at testing centres → Read More

Liberals propose move to House of Commons voting by app as throne speech approaches

If parties representing a majority of MPs agree, the app could be used to cast votes going forward in Parliament following the throne speech → Read More

Canada spent $147M on a public health surveillance system that isn't being used during COVID pandemic

Kicked off in 2004 following the deadly SARS outbreak, Panorama was designed to share public health information, spot outbreaks and track vaccination efforts → Read More

Trudeau promises 'ambitious' throne speech, but says he doesn't want fall election

Little on the throne speech is known, but reports indicate the government aims to bring in billions in new spending on top of the record-setting COVID related deficits → Read More

Tam preaches caution as students return to school and COVID numbers rise

'Although Canada is striving to maintain a slow burn, the average daily case count has been increasing in recent days. This is concerning' → Read More

Liberals spending millions on home-grown industry to shore up Canada's PPE supply

As of Friday, Canada has received 61 million N95 masks, about a third of what the government has ordered, and most of those have come from overseas → Read More

Champagne talks with China, but no action on detained Canadians Kovrig and Spavor

Canada has not imposed sanctions against Chinese officials for their role in the Canadians' detention, which a growing number of people are calling for → Read More

Up to $22 billion in COVID aid may have gone to high-income Canadians: Fraser Institute study

'There's a whole lot of people, who don't need assistance or whose need is much less, who are not only getting assistance, but they're actually being made better off' → Read More

Venezuela's foreign minister says Canada causing his country's collapse to 'take control' of its wealth

'Canada has been in the centre of these events and this means that they want to create the conditions in order to attack Venezuela, to invade Venezuela' → Read More

Federal prosecutors told not to seek criminal penalties for minor drug charges

Prosecutors are being directed to use drug treatment courts and other programs with the goal of trying to spare people criminal records for simple possession → Read More

Future of parliamentary committee on China uncertain following Trudeau's prorogation

Prorogation halts all committee work and establishes effectively a new Parliament in late September. The committee will need support in the Commons to get back → Read More

Liberals to prorogue parliament until fall

Proroguing will shut down the House of Commons committees investigating the WE charity scandal → Read More

Canadian consulate promotes visit to controversial TikTok firm's head office in Shanghai

In addition to TikTok, the company has a similar app that runs exclusively in China called Douyin, which is largely the same, but complies with Chinese censorship rules → Read More

Trudeau releases statement supporting Morneau after reports PM was considering shuffle

Trudeau releases statement supporting Morneau after reports PM was considering shuffle → Read More