John Paul Tasker

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Conservative MP attacked online after praising police for arrest in alleged homophobic crime

Conservative MP attacked online after praising police for arrest in alleged homophobic crime

Con­ser­v­a­tive MP Michelle Fer­reri is prais­ing the Peter­bor­ough Police for…

Biden's poor debate performance renews questions about Trump, Trudeau and Canada's future

Biden's poor debate performance renews questions about Trump, Trudeau and Canada's future

U.S. Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s uneven — and at times inco­her­ent — debate per­for­mance…

Sajjan says he relayed information on rescuing Sikhs in Afghanistan during chaotic fall of Kabul

Sajjan says he relayed information on rescuing Sikhs in Afghanistan during chaotic fall of Kabul

Then-defence min­is­ter Har­jit Saj­jan relayed infor­ma­tion to the Cana­di­an Armed…

Liberals need to give their 'heads a shake,' minister says after byelection loss

Liberals need to give their 'heads a shake,' minister says after byelection loss

Marc Miller, a per­son­al friend of Trudeau, says PM should ​‘absolute­ly stay on’…

Conservatives win longtime Liberal stronghold Toronto-St. Paul's in shock byelection result

Conservatives win longtime Liberal stronghold Toronto-St. Paul's in shock byelection result

Stun­ning result rais­es ques­tions about Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau’s future.…

NDP MP Niki Ashton pays back some expenses related to trip with her family

NDP MP Niki Ashton pays back some expenses related to trip with her family

NDP MP Niki Ash­ton has paid back some of the expens­es relat­ed to a trip she took…

Toronto voters say federal byelection is a referendum on Justin Trudeau's future

Toronto voters say federal byelection is a referendum on Justin Trudeau's future

The upcom­ing Toron­to-St. Paul’s fed­er­al byelec­tion will be a crit­i­cal test…

NDP MP rarely on Parliament Hill billed taxpayers for travel with family over Christmas

NDP MP rarely on Parliament Hill billed taxpayers for travel with family over Christmas

An NDP MP who fre­quent­ly joins par­lia­men­tary pro­ceed­ings remote­ly from her…

Government won't commit to releasing names of MPs who allegedly conspired with foreign actors

Government won't commit to releasing names of MPs who allegedly conspired with foreign actors

Senior cab­i­net min­is­ters would­n’t say Tues­day if the gov­ern­ment is pre­pared to…

Pierre Poilievre disagrees with Conservative MP who wants to vote against same-sex marriage

Pierre Poilievre disagrees with Conservative MP who wants to vote against same-sex marriage

Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre says he dis­agrees with a mem­ber of his…

Emigration to the U.S. hits a 10-year high as tens of thousands of Canadians head south

Emigration to the U.S. hits a 10-year high as tens of thousands of Canadians head south

Tens of thou­sands of Cana­di­ans are emi­grat­ing to the Unit­ed States and the num­ber…

Trudeau's promised made-in-Canada vaccine plant hasn't produced any shots

Trudeau's promised made-in-Canada vaccine plant hasn't produced any shots

At the height of the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic, Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau made…

Another would-be Conservative nominee alleges 'irregularities' in race to carry party banner

Another would-be Conservative nominee alleges 'irregularities' in race to carry party banner

A town coun­cil­lor run­ning for the Con­ser­v­a­tive nom­i­na­tion in an Ontario rid­ing…

Poilievre still won't say if he'll scrap government's capital gains tax hike

Poilievre still won't say if he'll scrap government's capital gains tax hike

Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre was non­com­mit­tal Thurs­day when asked what…

Feds blame Ontario as some daycare centres pull out of national child care program

Feds blame Ontario as some daycare centres pull out of national child care program

Fam­i­lies Min­is­ter Jen­na Sud­ds said Mon­day some Ontario day­care cen­tres have…

Hours on hold and endless queues: Canadians still grappling with poor passport service

Hours on hold and endless queues: Canadians still grappling with poor passport service

Cana­di­ans rou­tine­ly wait hours on the phone and in per­son when deal­ing with…

'We are getting closer' to cutting interest rates, Bank of Canada governor tells MPs

'We are getting closer' to cutting interest rates, Bank of Canada governor tells MPs

The Bank of Cana­da is get­ting clos­er to cut­ting inter­est rates as infla­tion shows…

Poilievre blasts budget, won't commit to keeping new social programs like pharmacare

Poilievre blasts budget, won't commit to keeping new social programs like pharmacare

Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre deliv­ered an hour-long rebut­tal to the…

Bill Morneau slams Freeland's budget as a threat to investment, economic growth

Bill Morneau slams Freeland's budget as a threat to investment, economic growth

Finance Min­is­ter Chrys­tia Free­land’s pre­de­ces­sor Bill Morneau says there was talk…

Freeland's new federal budget hikes taxes on the rich to cover billions in new spending

Freeland's new federal budget hikes taxes on the rich to cover billions in new spending

Finance Min­is­ter Chrys­tia Free­land’s fourth bud­get deliv­ers a big-tick­et…

Freeland tables her fourth federal budget — this time with a tight focus on housing

Freeland tables her fourth federal budget — this time with a tight focus on housing

Finance Min­is­ter Chrys­tia Free­land will table her fourth fed­er­al bud­get today,…

Climate warrior Jane Goodall isn't sold on carbon taxes and electric vehicles

Climate warrior Jane Goodall isn't sold on carbon taxes and electric vehicles

World-renowned pri­ma­tol­o­gist and cli­mate activist Jane Goodall says car­bon pric­ing…

MPs kill bill that would have made oath to King Charles optional

MPs kill bill that would have made oath to King Charles optional

A cross-par­ti­san group of MPs vot­ed to kill a bill Wednes­day that would have…

Liberals survive non-confidence vote on carbon tax with Bloc, NDP backing

Liberals survive non-confidence vote on carbon tax with Bloc, NDP backing

The Lib­er­al gov­ern­ment sur­vived a non-con­fi­dence motion on the car­bon tax…

Liberals say Poilievre 'doesn't care' about the housing shortage and mock his record

Liberals say Poilievre 'doesn't care' about the housing shortage and mock his record

Fed­er­al Hous­ing Min­is­ter Sean Fras­er said Mon­day that Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader…

Canada still hasn't released its official portrait of King Charles

Canada still hasn't released its official portrait of King Charles

The fed­er­al gov­ern­ment still has not released an offi­cial Cana­di­an por­trait of…

Conservative, Bloc MPs prompt 'emergency' probe of Paul Bernardo's prison conditions

Conservative, Bloc MPs prompt 'emergency' probe of Paul Bernardo's prison conditions

After a Con­ser­v­a­tive MP toured the Que­bec prison where noto­ri­ous mur­der­er…

Conservatives riding high after a lopsided victory in Durham federal byelection

Conservatives riding high after a lopsided victory in Durham federal byelection

Con­ser­v­a­tive can­di­date Jamil Jivani, a com­men­ta­tor and activist, scored…

Trudeau takes a swipe at Poilievre over his stance on age verification for porn

Trudeau takes a swipe at Poilievre over his stance on age verification for porn

Poilievre sup­ports a law that would require age ver­i­fi­ca­tion before access­ing…

Asked about online harms bill, Poilievre raises Trudeau's past use of blackface

Asked about online harms bill, Poilievre raises Trudeau's past use of blackface

Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre said Wednes­day his par­ty is vehe­ment­ly…

Meet some of the 6 million Canadians who don't have a family doctor

Meet some of the 6 million Canadians who don't have a family doctor

More than six mil­lion Cana­di­ans say they do not have reg­u­lar access to pri­ma­ry…

Feds will stop investing in 'large' road projects, environment minister says

Feds will stop investing in 'large' road projects, environment minister says

Steven Guil­beault revised his com­ments after say­ing Ottawa would stop invest­ing in…

Pierre Poilievre asks RCMP to expand investigation of ArriveCAN app

Pierre Poilievre asks RCMP to expand investigation of ArriveCAN app

Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre sent a let­ter to the RCMP com­mis­sion­er…

Facing a severe physician shortage, feds to offer loan forgiveness for some doctors, nurses

Facing a severe physician shortage, feds to offer loan forgiveness for some doctors, nurses

In a bid to increase the num­ber of doc­tors and nurs­es prac­tis­ing in rur­al and…

Pierre Poilievre defends Alberta Premier Smith on transgender policies

Pierre Poilievre defends Alberta Premier Smith on transgender policies

Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre defend­ed Alber­ta Pre­mier Danielle Smith and…

Danielle Smith, Liberals trade shots over transgender policies during her trip to Ottawa

Danielle Smith, Liberals trade shots over transgender policies during her trip to Ottawa

Alber­ta Pre­mier Danielle Smith faced an icy recep­tion in Ottawa Mon­day as…

Federal justice minister accuses Alberta Premier Danielle Smith of 'demonizing' trans kids

Federal justice minister accuses Alberta Premier Danielle Smith of 'demonizing' trans kids

Fed­er­al Jus­tice Min­is­ter Arif Virani said Thurs­day he has seri­ous reser­va­tions…

Conservative Party reports report-breaking fundraising haul in 2023

Conservative Party reports report-breaking fundraising haul in 2023

The Con­ser­v­a­tive Par­ty report­ed a record-break­ing fundrais­ing haul in the…

Top Liberal ministers duck questions about replacing Trudeau as Parliament returns

Top Liberal ministers duck questions about replacing Trudeau as Parliament returns

With polls sug­gest­ing the Lib­er­al Par­ty’s sup­port is still in freefall, some of…

Liberal ministers blast Alberta Premier Danielle Smith for hosting Tucker Carlson

Liberal ministers blast Alberta Premier Danielle Smith for hosting Tucker Carlson

Four of Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau’s cab­i­net min­is­ters appeared before reporters…

U.K. walks away from trade talks with Canada

U.K. walks away from trade talks with Canada

British nego­tia­tors walked away from trade talks with Cana­da…

Canada's population is booming — access to family doctors hasn't kept pace

Canada's population is booming — access to family doctors hasn't kept pace

Cana­da is going through an unprece­dent­ed growth spurt, hav­ing added well over…

Rebel News personality arrested after an encounter with Chrystia Freeland

Rebel News personality arrested after an encounter with Chrystia Freeland

Rebel News per­son­al­i­ty David Men­zies was arrest­ed Mon­day for alleged­ly…

Politicians' oath of allegiance to King Charles could be history if Liberal MP gets his way

Politicians' oath of allegiance to King Charles could be history if Liberal MP gets his way

Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment and sen­a­tors may be able to dodge the cen­turies-old oath of…

Provinces are reviewing their own dental care programs as Ottawa announces federal plan

Provinces are reviewing their own dental care programs as Ottawa announces federal plan

When he announced the fed­er­al gov­ern­men­t’s $13-bil­lion den­tal care insur­ance…

Tensions emerge in the Liberal caucus over Canada's UN vote for a Gaza ceasefire

Tensions emerge in the Liberal caucus over Canada's UN vote for a Gaza ceasefire

The fed­er­al gov­ern­men­t’s deci­sion to back a UN res­o­lu­tion call­ing for…

National pharmacare plan is in limbo as health minister calls pending deadline 'arbitrary'

National pharmacare plan is in limbo as health minister calls pending deadline 'arbitrary'

Health Min­is­ter Mark Hol­land sig­nalled Tues­day the gov­ern­ment is unlike­ly to meet…

With layoffs looming, CBC execs want foreign streaming giants to pay more to support Cancon

With layoffs looming, CBC execs want foreign streaming giants to pay more to support Cancon

A day after CBC/Ra­dio-Cana­da announced it plans to slash its staff by about 10 per cent…

Thousands of pro-Israel demonstrators gather on Parliament Hill in a show of solidarity

Thousands of pro-Israel demonstrators gather on Parliament Hill in a show of solidarity

Thou­sands of pro-Israel demon­stra­tors from across the coun­try gath­ered on…

Trudeau defends his economic track record as new data shows GDP contracted last quarter

Trudeau defends his economic track record as new data shows GDP contracted last quarter

Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau defend­ed his gov­ern­men­t’s eco­nom­ic per­for­mance…

Hostages' families plead for help as Ottawa faces pressure to back a ceasefire in Gaza

Hostages' families plead for help as Ottawa faces pressure to back a ceasefire in Gaza

The fam­i­lies of some of those tak­en hostage by Hamas dur­ing its Oct. 7 attack on…

Trudeau not ready to accept U.S. finding that Palestinian militants' rocket was behind Gaza hospital blast

Trudeau not ready to accept U.S. finding that Palestinian militants' rocket was behind Gaza hospital blast

Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau said Thurs­day that Cana­di­an offi­cials are still…

Foreign doctors take up more medical residency spots as Canadians struggle to get in

Foreign doctors take up more medical residency spots as Canadians struggle to get in

Cana­da has an acute short­age of doc­tors — a staffing cri­sis that is expect­ed to…