In defiance of a House of Commons committee, the president of the Public Health Agency of Canada still won't explain why two government scientists were fired 18 months after being escorted from Canada's highest-security laboratory.
Opposition parties panned a plea Friday from the minority Liberal government to speed up passage of a bill aimed at ensuring a federal election could be held safely if need be during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the help of the Bloc Quebecois, the minority Liberal government has passed a revised bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying — including eventually to people suffering solely from mental illnesses.
Patrick Johnston has been having flashbacks about his own unhappy experience in federal politics as he watches attempts by anti-abortion groups to influence the outcome of next week's Conservative convention.
WE Charity co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger are proposing to testify after being summoned by a House of Commons committee, but the charity's lawyer says they won't answer questions about their organization's dealings with donors.
All federal party leaders maintain they don't want an election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic but the Conservatives appear to be pursuing a strategy that could give the Liberals justification for calling one.