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Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Althia:

Canada Not Joining U.S. In Warning Against TikTok, Bill Blair’s Office Says

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is hinting about restrictions on the popular video-sharing app. → Read More

Justin Trudeau Faces Ethics Probe Over Government’s WE Charity Contract

The charity and feds pulled the plug Friday on a $900-million partnership amid backlash. → Read More

Green Party Leadership Debate Exposes Fault Lines Over Party’s Future

The TVO-hosted event featured 10 candidates seeking to replace Elizabeth May. → Read More

Trudeau: Canada’s Losing Bid For UN Security Council Seat Wasn’t A Waste

Delayed campaign hurt Canada’s chances against Ireland and Norway, he says. → Read More

Tory Leadership Debate Spotlights Bad French, Social Conservative Issues

The first leadership debate didn’t really move the needle for new ideas. → Read More

Your Conservative Leadership Debate Cheat Sheet: Where Candidates Stand On Issues So Far

Peter MacKay, Erin O’Toole, Leslyn Lewis, and Derek Sloan are campaigning for the Tory crown. → Read More

Derek Sloan May Face Expulsion From Conservative Caucus Over Attacks On Dr. Theresa Tam

At least 25 MPs in caucus support the Conservative leadership hopeful’s removal. → Read More

CERB Eligibility Rules Expanded For Self-Employed Canadians Amid Pandemic

Owners who pay themselves through dividends will have access, and those with business expenses will be able to earn more money. → Read More

Self-Employed Canadians Left Out Of Feds’ Coronavirus Aid Say They Feel Ignored

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has repeatedly promised those in need during the pandemic won’t be left behind. → Read More

Yves-François Blanchet, Bloc Québécois Leader, Bemoans ‘Political Games’ Amid COVID-19 Crisis

He invoked the French expression of “tataouinage.” → Read More

Scheer 'Irresponsible' For Wanting To Resume Parliament Amid COVID-19: Trudeau

The Conservative leader refused to sign an agreement that would keep MPs in line with social distancing measures. → Read More

Justin Trudeau Tells Canadians Ineligible For CERB To Keep Waiting

“We expect people to apply for the programs for which they qualify," the prime minister said. → Read More

Elizabeth May Slams Andrew Scheer's ‘Partisan’ Push For In-Person House Sittings Amid Pandemic

The Conservative leader wants "regular opportunities" to question Trudeau in the House. → Read More

Asymptomatic Coronavirus Cases Reinforce Need To Keep Your Distance: Dr. Theresa Tam

The CDC urged Americans Friday to wear cloth masks in public to protect themselves against COVID-19. → Read More

Front-Line Workers Risking Coronavirus Should Get A 'Courage Bonus': NDP

Critic Peter Julian called on the government to raise minimum wage to at least $15 during pandemic. → Read More

Green Party Leadership Race Is Full Steam Ahead Despite COVID-19 Uncertainty

Interim leader Jo-Ann Roberts says the party has time on its side. → Read More

Trudeau, Trump In Sharp Contrast Amid Fight Against Coronavirus

The U.S. president suggested he wants to scale back social-distancing measures to boost the economy. → Read More

Peter Mackay Calls On Tories To Move Up Conservative Leadership Vote

Many of Mackay's opponents have called for the race to be postponed. → Read More

Weeks Until We Know COVID-19 Social Distancing Is Working: Top Doctor

Dr. Theresa Tam called incoming health data “like watching the lights coming from a star.” → Read More

More Headaches Expected For Trudeau After Parliament's Sleepy Start

Everyone's trying to find their best footing in a minority parliament. → Read More