Doug Ford government cuts Toronto city council in half

“We have 25 MPs, 25 MPPs and we’re going to have 25 councillors,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford said in the legislature on Tuesday, emphasising again how Bill 5, also named the Better Local Government Act, is set to align the the number of wards in Toronto with the number of provincial and federal electoral districts.
Maxime Bernier, Ottawa

Mad Max loses his marbles over diversity

Maxime Bernier's immigrant bashing wouldn’t be so offensive and worrisome if it were coming from some marginal political figure, but this isn’t some random, fringe member of the Conservative Party. He has been a long-standing member of Parliament, representing the Quebec riding of Beauce, has served in Harper’s administration for years, and came in a close second in the party's leadership race.

Heiltsuk Nation says one per cent for "Aboriginal content" is unacceptable

Heiltsuk leadership say the federal government put its reconciliation process “on thin ice” by failing to adequately consult Indigenous communities and collaborate with them in developing its Oceans Protection Plan (OPP). They voiced concern after the government announced on Thursday the winner of an open competition for a $67 million three-year contract.