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A man in a suit and tie stands in front of a microphone outise the House of Commons.

The Liberal government had to delay its long-promised regulations to cap emissions from oil and gas production in Canada because of two recent court decisions forcing Ottawa to tread more carefully on climate policy affecting provinces, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said Friday.

A photograph of the Google on the side of a glass building.

This week, Google struck an agreement with the federal government that will see it pay $100 million in financial support to news outlets across the country. Detailed regulations on how the money will be managed and distributed have not yet been published. Here is what we know so far.

Canada Border Services Agency members are pictured at Pearson International Airport, in Toronto, on Aug. 6, 2021. The union representing some 8,500 border workers began work to rule job action Monday while The Public Service Alliance of Canada and the government negotiate a new contract just days before borders reopen to vaccinated U.S. travellers.

The national spy watchdog says Canada’s border agency needs to do a better job of documenting how and why it singles out certain air passengers for possible additional scrutiny.

Canadian employers added more than 270,000 jobs in the last five months.

Canada’s economy added 25,000 new jobs in November, Statistics Canada reported Friday.

A woman stands behind a podium that reads "Standing up for Alberta."

If you haven’t been following this debate closely, it can be difficult to suss out exactly what everyone is talking about when it comes to Ottawa’s net-zero rules. Here’s why Alberta is upset, and what’s really in the draft regulations.

A red dress hangs from a lamppost in front of a legislature.

Ottawa is beginning consultations today on creating a public alert system for missing Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people, as some advocates call on the federal government to expand emergency notifications for all Indigenous people.

Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne speaks during a news conference on the next phase of the government’s economic plan at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023.

The federal government will await the results of another investigation into a controversial green fund before it decides whether to allow the organization to resume distributing funds to companies in the clean tech sector.

A man in a blue suit stands and gestures.

It seems that personal views of the Senate’s rights and privileges can depend on where one happens to be sitting in Parliament at the time. At least one major aspect of the Senate has changed in the past 13 years — it has a mind of its own now.

Mike Medeiros is the co-owner of Carleton Mushroom Farms in southeast Ottawa.

A heated exchange in the House of Commons thrust one south Ottawa mushroom farm into the spotlight earlier this week.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers remarks

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his government’s economic performance Thursday by touting investments in housing and dental care when asked about new data showing the economy actually contracted in the last quarter.