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The federal government announced Friday that Vanessa Lloyd will lead CSIS for a term of six months or until a new director is appointed.

For the first time in its 40-year history, a woman will lead the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) — on an interim basis.


The Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed the federal government does not have absolute immunity from liability when Parliament enacts laws that are later overturned as unconstitutional.


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Gatineau MP Steve MacKinnon is replacing outgoing Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan, who announced his resignation from cabinet Thursday. 


A man speaks at a podium with an American flag in the backdrop to his right.

Canada has already begun talks with members of Donald Trump’s circle about avoiding new trade tariffs if he’s elected U.S. president this fall.


The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has led, inevitably and justifiably, to calls for reflection on the state of Canada’s political culture. But such calls for reflection predate the latest outbreak of political violence in the United States.


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The head of the RCMP unit responsible for protecting politicians says her division needs to grow in order to address a rising tide of threats and harassment targeting MPs.


Two shoppers coming from opposite directions cross a cross walk with their shopping carts.

All major retailers have now agreed to sign onto an industry-developed Canadian grocery code of conduct, the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announced Thursday.


The Department of Canadian Heritage has released the official Canadian portrait of King Charles. The photo was taken in June 2024 at Buckingham Palace.

More than a year after his coronation following the death of the late Queen, the department responsible for all things royal in Canada has finally released an official photographic portrait of King Charles.


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Former public safety minister Marco Mendicino is calling for the creation of ‘protective zones’ around political constituency offices to shield members of Parliament and their staff from a rising tide of threatening behaviour.


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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with his cabinet on Friday for the first time since a surprise byelection loss in a Toronto-area riding, multiple sources have told CBC News.