1 in 3 Canadians believe Trudeau should stay in power as Tories edge ahead: poll – National

The proportion of Canadians who believe Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deserves to remain in power appears to be slightly lower than it was one year ago amid the federal election, a new poll suggests. Polling done by Ipsos exclusively for Global News indicates 33 per cent of Canadians say Trudeau deserves to be re-elected, which … Read more

Canadian airlines will pivot to sustainable fuels under new plan, federal minister says

Canada’s aviation industry is betting big on sustainable aviation fuel, and plans to go from powering a few planes a year to sourcing 10 per cent of all jet fuel from sustainable sources by 2030. The plan announced Tuesday by federal Transportation Minister Omar Alghabra, will require a massive scaling-up of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) … Read more

Committee endorses Calgary single-use plastics reduction strategy and bylaw – Calgary

A Calgary city committee has given an early approval to the city’s plan to address single-use plastics, but some councilors feel the plan doesn’t go far enough and others felt it needs more work. According to a study conducted by the city in 2019, approximately 3.5 million plastic shopping bags, 6.4 million plastic utensils, 2.4 … Read more

Small publishers warn Ottawa’s online news bill could leave them out in the cold

OTTAWA—Indigenous, independent and small media outlets are raising red flags about Ottawa’s online news bill, arguing the proposed legislation could freeze them out of deals intended to toss them a lifeline in Canada’s shrinking media landscape. The Liberal government’s bill, known as C-18 or the Online News Act, would compel tech giants like Google and … Read more

Stage set for election rematch in Toronto’s battle for Etobicoke-Lakeshore – Toronto

Six candidates may be running for Toronto city council in Ward 3, but the race has the potential for political fireworks with a second-round bout playing out between two 2018 contenders, and other challengers looking for a change in the ward’s representation after nearly two decades . Incumbent councillor Mark Grimes will once again be … Read more

Quebec election: Liberal leader goes on media blitz in final week of campaign

Quebec Liberal Leader Dominique Anglade is on a media blitz Tuesday to raise her profile ahead of next week’s election. Anglade is scheduled to conduct no fewer than six media interviews in Montreal and Quebec City before attending a gala in the evening in the provincial capital for young student achievers. Meanwhile, Coalition Avenir Québec … Read more

Kennedy Stewart challenged on ‘Vancouver Loop’ SkyTrain election pledge – BC

With fewer than three weeks to go before Vancouver’s municipal election, incumbent mayoral candidate Kennedy Stewart has dropped a bold public transit promise. Stewart and his Forward Together team released plans Monday to accelerate completion of the “Vancouver Loop” SkyTrain expansion. If completed, it would connect 18 neighborhoods with a mix of expansions that are … Read more

Giorgia Meloni, far-right ‘Christian mother,’ is Italy’s new leader. Here’s how that might change Europe and the world

A party with neo-fascist roots, the Brothers of Italy, has triumphed in Italy’s snap general elections, setting up Giorgia Meloni as the country’s first far-right leader since the fall of Benito Mussolini. Meloni, 45, now likely to become Italy’s first female prime minister, praised Mussolini in her early career, saying in 1996 on French television … Read more

Poilievre denounces ‘abuse’ against wife allegedly from Diagolon founder who shook his hand – National

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre says he is denouncing “abuse” and sexually threatening language against his wife allegedly made by Jeremy Mackenzie, the de-facto leader of a far-right group called Diagolon whose adherents have waged a social media campaign against female journalists for abuse months. In a statement posted on Twitter Monday morning, Poilievre said he … Read more

Alberta diploma exams to be weighted at 20% this year: education minister

Alberta Education is reducing the weighting of diploma exams this school year. For the 2022-23 school year, diploma exam weighting will be reduced to 20 per cent. The province said the decision comes as students continue to address pandemic-related learning challenges. Alberta Education said it received feedback from students, parents and education partners about learning … Read more