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Past articles by Daniel:

Census to gather information on commuting, part-time work to prepare for post-pandemic economy

Canadians will be asked to fill out the census in May, 2021 → Read More

Ottawa adding new census questions on gender, Indigenous people, linguistic and ethnic minorities

The new questionnaires are intended to address long-standing requests from groups who said the previous census did not count everyone in their communities or that the numbers were imprecise → Read More

Fiscal update: Morneau projects $343.2-billion deficit; federal debt to climb above $1-trillion

Figures released Wednesday provide the first estimate of Ottawa’s bottom line since a December report that was released prior to the pandemic. → Read More

Morneau expected to reveal federal deficit in excess of $300-billion

The projection raises concerns about how the government plans to phase out heavy spending that has allowed the deficit to grow more than tenfold in seven months → Read More

Armed Rideau Hall intruder made threat toward Justin Trudeau, RCMP say

The incident raises questions about the security in place to protect the Prime Minister and will put pressure on the federal government to upgrade Rideau Hall → Read More

RCMP lays 22 charges against Manitoba man over security breach at Rideau Hall

An individual who allegedly rammed a truck through a fence to enter the grounds of Rideau Hall is being charged with uttering threats and firearms offences → Read More

Quebec objected to using the word ‘systemic’ in joint statement against racism

A spokesman for the government of Premier François Legault said Quebec City will not budge from its position → Read More

RCMP Commissioner Lucki faces scrutiny from MPs over systemic racism comments

Brenda Lucki faced criticism from all three major federal political parties and some Indigenous leaders over her understanding of systemic racism within the force → Read More

RCMP Commissioner faces grilling on systemic racism

Commissioner put on the spot in front of House of Commons Public Safety Committee two weeks after she backtracked on comments denying RCMP recruitment was racist → Read More

RCMP Commissioner seeks to revive morale among Mounties

Commissioner Brenda Lucki laid bare the internal turmoil in her organization after a series of controversial cases of use of force by Mounties against Indigenous Canadians → Read More

Erin O’Toole, Peter MacKay drop the gloves in first Conservative leadership debate

The two front-runners fought over their respective experience in government and their ability to lead the party to victory in the next election → Read More

Trudeau vows to keep working with RCMP Commissioner to combat systemic racism

The Prime Minister says there are many organizations and institutions struggling to deal with systemic racism → Read More

Systemic racism not present in RCMP, commissioner says, though some members may have bias

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki says she has struggled with definition of ‘systemic racism’ as protests continue about police brutality → Read More

Liberals directing regional-development funding in downtown Montreal and Toronto

Urban small businesses gutted by empty office towers to receive funds normally earmarked for manufacturing sector → Read More

Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault delving deeper on environmental files

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Ottawa to readjust its priorities, leading Mr. Guilbeault to take a greater role in environmental matters, according to government officials and environmental activists → Read More

Trudeau taps bank CEOs to help chart course for economic recovery plan

The government is preparing a diagnosis of the economic damage inflicted by COVID-19 and has started to determine the sectors of the economy that will need the most help in the next phase → Read More

Ottawa needs to do more to help the media industry, Globe publisher tells finance committee

Phillip Crawley said the COVID-19 crisis has contributed to the continuing decline in advertising revenue, which jeopardizes the ability of news organizations in Canada to provide high-quality content → Read More

Quebec re-opens border to Ontario cottagers and other non-essential travelers

Starting next week, non-essential activity will be allowed enabling Ontarians to visit secondary properties in Quebec → Read More

Manitoba judge criticized for advising Liberal government on judicial appointments

Justice Colleen Suche has been rebuked by her superiors and the Canadian Judicial Council for inappropriately giving advice on judicial appointments to the federal government and her husband, Liberal MP Jim Carr → Read More

Liberals set to break promise to buy back ‘all’ assault weapons in Canada

Under grandfathering, new weapons sales will be stopped, but current owners will be allowed to keep their banned weapons at home under certain conditions → Read More